A recent agreement means that, despite the budget impasse, Illinois will fund services for disabled babies. But therapists and children who rallied at the Statehouse today say their worries aren't over.
Illinois stopped funding Early Intervention from July until last week. Maggie Lay says therapists who couldn't afford to work without paychecks stopped seeing her daughter, Tessa.
Tessa is 21 months old and has Down Syndrome. During the rally to preserve those services, Tessa hugged her mom and munched on a Ritz cracker.