There is concern, at least among some, that there is not enough funding for early childhood interventions and special education services for young children.
The article states, "the state does not invest enough in the Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) children need once they are diagnosed with disabilities and delays. As a result, more children are referred for EI/ECSE, but most receive less than the recommended levels of service."
It would appear, given the substantial and well-researched benefits of early intervention, there is work to be done in the state legislature. Funding should be increased.
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Children's Institute (childinst.org)
Ed. Note: Supporting Education LLC has no affiliation with the Children's Institute)
David Parnes, M.Ed.
Founder, Supporting Education LLC