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If Carranza really wants to boost racial justice, he’d look here

12.08.2019 | NY Post | Under federal law, every child who needs it is entitled to free speech therapy and similar services — but first parents have to get the system to acknowledge the need.

Analysis by Advocates for Children and the Citizens’ Committee for Children found that the more black and Hispanic children in a neighborhood’s referral base, the lower the overall rates of evaluation. That raises the odds that those kids will get services early, when they can make the biggest difference.

A child’s first three years are a period of rapid cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and motor development. It’s an especially critical time for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Read article