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Because of COVID-19, 3-year-olds may lose services next week without state action

06.23.2020 | Democrat & Chronicle | An unspecified number of New York 3-year-olds with developmental delays and disabilities may lose their state-provided services next week if the state does not extend a key deadline, according to a group of 80 advocacy organizations.

"Unless the State acts quickly, we are deeply concerned that young children with developmental delays and disabilities across the State will experience a gap in services in violation of their legal rights," the coalition of 80 organizations wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week. "We need to make sure that the efforts of the EI program and the progress children have made are not undone due to a gap in services." Read article