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Special Ed Therapists to Protest in Front of Treasury Department

By on March 29, 2016

SAN JUAN – The Therapy Professionals and Provider Association (APPST by its Spanish initials), which offers provisional services, as well as the Health Professionals Movement (MPS by its Spanish initials), which comprises Education Department therapists, have convened a demonstration Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Treasury Department to demand payment of services rendered for special education children.
APPST President Víctor Moreno stated it is “a sad day for our children with special needs,” adding that “fellow provisional therapists and those of the Education Department who provide therapy services to [special ed children] have been forced to begin discontinuing the provision of services.”
“It’s sad, very sad, but if the government does not fulfill its obligation and pay the services that through vocation and sacrifice have been provided for months, we cannot avoid the closure of most corporations and the flight of health professionals to United States. Soon there will be no one to provide therapy to our children,” Moreno said.
He explained that the current debt is of “about $25 million. We demand an explanation as to where the money budgeted for our children’s special education services is. We demand an investigation because the checks have been made out but not released by the Treasury.”

APPST protest

(Photo via APPST’s Facebook page)

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