Tell Congress: Don't shortchange kids with disabilities
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Tell Congress: Don't shortchange kids with disabilities

    1. Sponsored by

      Easter Seals

There is a crisis in our country that affects millions of children and can prevent them from walking, talking, playing and succeeding in school.

Every year, we as a nation fail to identify 1.45 million children under the age of five who have learning and health issues. These children often have completely treatable developmental delays, but may never receive the proper diagnosis for their special needs nor the qualified treatment they need to catch up.

It's a crisis that you have the power to end.

Send your message to lawmakers today before another child is deprived of crucial treatment that she needs to start school with other kids her age. Help us send 20,000 letters!  

Budget cuts at the state and federal level threaten the ability for young children with undiagnosed special needs to receive the right treatment at the right time – before they reach their fifth birthday.  With the number of children with special needs growing every year, we can’t cut funding for crucial services for these kids now – we must increase resources for programs in the coming years.

With Congress preparing to negotiate next year’s budget, it’s critical that they hear our voices too.

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    • Brittany Correa BRONX, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      I think it is terrible that wheelchair users can’t have the same sense of freedom and dignity as their peers. that’s is why I have started a petition which asks officials to mandate wheelchair accessible taxis in New York State. Please check it out, Thank you.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/ask-new-york-state-to-mandate-and-subsidize-wheelchair-accessible-taxicabs

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    • Erin Warren WILMINGTON, DE
      • over 3 years ago

      I work for Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore and I see first hand the effects our programs have on people with disabilities. Please help us continue to provide all of those great services & programs!

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    • Rutilia Bautista CORAL SPRINGS, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      I had a daughter in school with learning disabilities that were not treated early on. She later as a teen was diagnosed with bipolar. She always struggled in school and never finished, now does nothing as 21 year old , but collect disability. Perhaps if this was treated early on, her outcome would have been different

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      In order to satisfy the insatiable greed of their rich puppetmasters, Republi-Cons and "Blue Dog" Demon-crats across the nation are proposing cutting funing to all kinds of social services and educational programs, including those that serve our most vulnerable citizens.

      I encourage everyone to sign this and any similar petitions and recruit your friends to do the same and to call your "representatives," write letters to the editor and demonstrate. One such action can be found at the link below:

      http://www.change.org/petitions/people-with-disabilities-need-your-support

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