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Tell Congress: Don't shortchange kids with disabilities

This petition had 16,890 supporters

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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