early intervention

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announces $40.2 million for early childhood care in NY

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an over $40 million federal grant to improve prekindergarten and child care services over the next three years. Hochul....
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:49am
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Connections: How voters and candidates can prioritize children's issues in the upcoming election

Election Day is just over three weeks away. Voters have a wide range of issues that they prioritize. This hour, our guests are asking you to think about...
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Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:31am
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Connections: Discussing the reimbursement rate for preschool special education services

Providers of preschool special education say Monroe County went back on its promise to raise the reimbursement rate for services across the board by 15...
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Fri, 05/31/2019 - 10:39am
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Pay increase for early intervention providers passes state Assembly

The budget proposal approved Wednesday by the New York state Assembly includes a pay increase for therapists who work with the state’s youngest...
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Thu, 03/14/2019 - 1:37pm
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Pay hike proposed for preschool special education providers

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo proposed an increase in pay Tuesday for special education providers who haven’t seen one in almost a decade....
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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 2:58pm
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Children wait months for legally required therapy as waitlists grow longer

When Monroe County scrapped a planned waitlist for families looking to get their children evaluated for developmental delays late last year, advocacy...
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Sat, 02/09/2019 - 5:40am
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Connections: Dialogue on Disability - An update on early intervention services in Monroe County

We continue our Dialogue on Disability Week with an update on the state of early intervention (EI) services in Monroe County. In early December, county...
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Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:19am
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County cancels planned waitlist for early childhood intervention

Monroe County has averted running afoul of state and federal law -- at least temporarily -- by reshuffling employees in the public health department and...
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Fri, 12/07/2018 - 5:54am
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Monroe County ‘a canary in the coal mine’ for looming state crisis in early childhood therapy

Pia Stampe is unsure how long she’ll be able to stay in business. “If we don’t get referrals, then we can’t operate,” Stampe said. “We were better paid...
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Mon, 12/03/2018 - 2:06am
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