Budget cuts cause child development agency to close in July - WSFX - FOX Wilmington, NC

Budget cuts cause child development agency to close in July

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The Cape Fear office is located off Randal Parkway in the city of Wilmington. The Cape Fear office is located off Randal Parkway in the city of Wilmington.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Some families with developmentally disabled toddlers and infants in Southeast North Carolina will have to go somewhere else for assistance in a few months.

Children's Developmental Services Agency for the Cape Fear Area, which is based in Wilmington, will be one of three locations to close in July because of budget cuts.

A $10 million dollar cut for the next fiscal year is just the latest reduction in state money in recent years, according to a spokesperson for North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services.

She said the department will work closely with East Carolina University to make sure there is not delay in service through North Carolina's Early Intervention Program.

The other Child Development Services Agencies (CDSA) to close are in New Bern and Rocky Mount, according to DHHS.

Agencies across the state work with local service providers to help more than 20,000 families and their special needs children.

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