ACTS advocates for support of early childhood special needs programs to ensure young children receive the help they need

ACTS is an association of Agencies that provide Early Intervention, Pre-K, and School-Age Special Education Services

ACTS advocates for support of early childhood special needs programs to ensure young children receive the help they need

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About ACTS

Formed in 2002, Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services (ACTS) is an association of 31 agencies providing Early Intervention, Pre-K, and School-Age Special Education services.

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. We serve over 30,000 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.

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Read the latest news about how we help agencies, children, and families through Early Intervention, Pre-K, and School Age Special Education services.

Advocacy Alert for 2024 NYS Budget

Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services (ACTS) is an association of 31 agencies providing Early Intervention, Pre-K, Special Education, and School Age Special...

Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services SFY 2023-2024 State Budget Testimony Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health

Good afternoon, Chairs Krueger, Weinstein, Rivera and Paulin, and committee members. I am Scott Mesh, a Board Member of the Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services...

Public Comments in Response to NYSDOH Revised Regulations for the Early Intervention Program – HLT-39-22-00020-RP

Public Comments from Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services in Response to NYSDOH Notice of Revised Regulations for the Early Intervention Program –...

ACTS Fights to Protect Professional Scope of Practice AND Parent Choice

The Department of Health issued proposed regulations that would create havoc in the evaluations and services of children who require Early Intervention. Over the...

ACTS, Health Care, and Social Services Organizations: A Common Cause

ACTS filed a detailed set of objections and recommendations to the Governor’s and the Department of Health’s (DOH) proposed regulations to arbitrarily limit Industry...

NY Daily News: Tens of thousands of NY young children with developmental delays are not getting critical EI services

In this NY Daily News article, ACTS leads the urgent call for a long overdue rate increase in the NYS Early Intervention Program.

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