Updated: 10/04/2013 12:12 PM
Created: 10/04/2013 11:31 AM WHEC.com
Helping families with special needs -- changes have been made to the Early Intervention Program. That was the topic of a forum Friday morning at the Rochester Musuem and Science Center.
Two major changes were implemented to the program because of this year's state budget. The forum was aimed helping people understand the changes and ask any questions they had.
Early Intervention is a voluntary service that helps the families of children three and under who have special needs like developmental delays. The new changes include the state taking over fiscal administration of the program.
Annmarie Stephan of the Monroe County Department of Public Health said, “The County's responsible for providing early intervention services and formally we would contract directly with the providers but now the state contracts directly with the providers and they're the ones who actually deliver the services to the children.”
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