Early Intervention is a state-funded program that helps children ages 0-3 get physical or occupational therapy if they were born premature or with disabilities. The program is at a budget deficit and is struggling to, firstly, get the word out to parents, and then to provide services. I was really glad to be able to work on this story and work with some actual families who have benefitted from the program. I was especially excited when, the day after this ran, I heard the local NPR affiliate discuss the topic, using two of the sources in the story! Who knows if our story is what lead them to their piece, but I like to tell myself that it did.