Advocacy in Action
Attention All Families and Caregivers ~ Budget Cuts & Early Intervention
Posted on 06/01/2009
There are some very important budget and resource decisions being made in Salem that could have a significant impact on services for children and young people with disabilities.
Recognizing the important of this issue, the Northwest Down Syndrome Association (NWDSA) sent the attached letter to the State of Oregon highlighting the importance of funding for State and Federally mandated Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) programs.
These services are very important to our children, and we urge you to take a moment to email (or phone or write) to your Senators and Representatives listed below.
It will only take a moment of your time, and every email or letter they get provides them with powerful evidence that parents need these services for their children.
Your email or letter can make a real difference at this crucial time, as Senators and Representatives must know that enough people care, in order for them to step out and support EI/ECSE. It won’t be easy with the significant budget issues facing the State. But we can prevail if enough of us make our voices heard!
Please refer to the summary below and the attached letter from NWDSA for more information and guidance. Thank you for supporting EI/ECSE.