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** 2016 BUDGET UPDATE **
ACTS thanks the many, many people who responded to our e-mails last month to protest some of the harmful Early Intervention proposals made by the Governor in the State budget. Thanks in large part to your efforts we are delighted to report that NO CHANGES were made to the program that will hurt or impede services to at risk children, their families and the providers who render services. In REJECTING these proposals the Legislature understood that the Early Intervention Program does not need more complicated changes, and especially ones that will undermine providers.

However, the Legislature was unable to include any rate increase for hard strapped providers this year. That is a matter of great concern to ACTS and something that we will continue to advocate and fight for. But we ARE grateful to the Legislature for ensuring that the integrity of the Early Intervention Program and the vital services we provide was maintained in this year's State budget.

About A.C.T.S. - Agencies for Children's Therapy Services 

Formed in 2002, Professional Agencies for Children's Therapy Services (ACTS) is an association of 35 agencies providing Early Intervention, Pre-K, Special Education, and School Age Special Education service.  These collective agencies are located on Long Island and in New York City.  We serve over 25,000 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, the Mid-Hudson Region, the Capital District, and the North Country.

The agencies of ACTS predominantly provide service in home and community settings, through sub-contracts with independent therapists, though we also provide facility-based individual/collateral, parent-child group, group developmental intervention, and family/caregiver support group services.  The clinical focus includes the full spectrum of services, including evaluations, therapy, and service coordination. 

ACTS is the first and most active organization that solely represents the views of Early Intervention Providers who predominantly serve children and families in their home and community settings.

Representatives of ACTS are actively involved in many professional organizations, including:



Best Practices Committees



NYSEIP Operational Issues Work Group

Quality Assurance Committees





Needy Family Fund


University Conference

World Wide Orphans Foundation