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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