Preschool for children with developmental disabilities

Able 2 in Elmira will end operations of its Children’s Services Preschool Program this year. The agency said it can “no longer afford to subsidize the losses of operating the program” which has been in operation since 1970.


At Happiness House in Geneva, NY.

Tom Reed wrote:

The Happiness House in Geneva is all about giving children and adults with and without disabilities opportunities to learn and grow together. We visited the Happiness House this week, spending time with children in their pre-K program and talking with teachers and staff about what federal funding they rely on to continue providing services and programs to the 1,000+ families they serve in our area. The Finger Lakes region is lucky to have such a strong resource in the Happiness House.

Talking isn’t enough; if Congress can do nothing else this year, it should find money to keep these programs in operation.

© William Hungerford – June 2014



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3 Responses to Preschool for children with developmental disabilities

  1. solodm says:

    “We” = Tom Reed and his camera. Though he could try, he will do nothing to alleviate this loss of needed services.
    “The EI program, under the auspices of the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C, provides vital services for children with disabilities and developmental delays. The EI program has only received one increase in the 23 years since the rates were established and been in crisis for some time, as costs for the service continue to rise. With the 5% cut four years ago, more providers are opting out of continuing to provide these life-changing services to families in their community.”


  2. whungerford says:

    Deb, thanks for the information. Here is what Able 2 has to say:


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