Most Kids Lack Early Intervention Services
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Just a fraction of the nation’s children with disabilities and developmental delays may be accessing the early intervention services they need, a new advocacy group report suggests.
An analysis released Tuesday by Easter Seals indicates that fewer than 3 percent of kids are participating in the government-funded Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C program, which offers early intervention services to children up to age 3.
At the same time, estimates suggest that almost 13 percent of children across the country should qualify.
The report offers a state-by-state profile of the number of children served by the early intervention program. Six states stood out — Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Wyoming, New York and New Hampshire — for serving at least 4 percent of children.
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