AUSTIN, Texas --The number of young children receiving help through Early Childhood Intervention programs across Texas has dropped 17 percent because of more stringent eligibility requirements launched last summer.
with the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services — which
oversees the state-funded program for children with disabilities and
developmental delays — said they have gone from serving an average of
30,000 children each month to 25,000. The agency expects that number to
approach the target of 28,000 as it moves through the two-year budget