We are asking everyone to share this link to the action alert urging our legislators to provide a 3% increase in funding for the Early Intervention Birth to Three program. The House and Senate leadership are currently preparing the 2018/19 budget. We need to encourage our local legislators to communicate to their leadership the need to address this critical funding for Early Intervention, especially considering there have been no rate increases in 8 years.
Our providers are truly struggling to retain therapists as they compete with higher paying hospitals. They are also challenged to find therapists to provide Early Intervention services to children in more rural areas of the state. Please feel free to broadly share this action alert.
Thank you to our partners at The Arc of PA for sharing this very important information!