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Special Needs Programs Shut Down Following State Cuts

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LOWER MANHATTAN -- Programs that help developmentally delayed children have started closing across the city, with managers saying state budget cuts made it all but impossible for them to operate.

Even though the state restored half of the $11 million that was slated to be cut from Early Intervention programs this spring, the ultimate $5.5 million reduction was still too big a burden for many city programs to bear, operators said.

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