WPRI: RI worker shortage a ‘full-blown crisis,’ say providers of social services

by: Eli Sherman Posted: Sep 24, 2021 / 06:46 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 24, 2021 / 06:46 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — When Tina Spears’ son had a traumatic brain injury as a young child, he was sent to the newborn intensive care unit for a month. After he was released, doctors told Spears he needed the Early Intervention Program, a government-funded program administered through nongovernmental providers that offers a slate of physical, occupational and speech therapies to infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

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