Sunday, November 26, 2017

Forced to wait for help, or get none at all, Maine kids with disabilities risk starting school behind

The state system that provided services to Sophie, called Child Development Services, or CDS, represents Maine’s biggest push to intervene early in the lives of Maine children with disabilities and reduce their need for costly special education services when they reach school. Over the past three years, CDS has expanded its services for children with autism like Sophie. But the system has also fallen short of its legal obligations, according to interviews with school officials, experts and parents, and based on a review of program data.

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