Special Needs Organizations

Learn more about services that can help your special needs child by reading our
Special Needs Directory.


Local Organizations
A Very Special Place
avspny.org
(718)987-1234Committee on Preschool
Special Education
(718)420-5788

Community Resources
cr-si.org
(718)447-5200

Cooley’s Anemia Foundation
cooleysanemia.org
(212)279-8090

Crossroads Unlimited, Inc.
(718) 420-6330
www.crossroadsunlimitedinc.org 

Department of Education
schools.nyc.gov
(718)390-1662

Eden II and Genesis Programs
eden2.org
(718)816-1422

Elizabeth W. Pouch Center
for Special People
simhs.org
(718)448-9775

Families Helping Families
Resource Recreation Center
fhfnyc.org
(718)227-2171

Grace Foundation of New York
graceofny.org
(718)983-3800

Institute for Basic Research
in Developmental Disabilities
opwdd.ny.gov
(718)494-0600

Jewish Community Center
Special Needs Department
sijcc.org
(718)508-5291

Lifestyles for the Disabled
lfdsi.org
(718)983-5351

NY Public Library
nypl.org
(212)206-5400

NYC Department of Education School Based Support Team (Special Education)
schools.nyc.gov
(718)935-2000

NYS Speech-Language-
Hearing Association
nysslha.org
(800)697-7542

On Your Mark
onyourmark.org
(718)720-9233

P.A.N.D.A.S. Network
pandasnetwork.org/

Parent to Parent NY, Inc.
S.I. Special Education Parent Center
parenttoparentnyinc.org
(718)494-4872

Parent to Parent NYS
Support and Connect Families of
Individuals with Special Needs
parenttoparentnys.org
(718)494-3469

Person Centered Care Services
150 Granite Avenue, 10303
pccsny.org
(718)370-1088

Sunny Days, Inc.
sunnydays.com
(718)556-1616

Staten Island Developmental
Disabilites Council
siddc.org
(718)983-5276

Vocational & Educational
Services for Individuals
with Disabilities
vesid.nysed.gov
(800)222-5627

Wishes of Literacy Inc.
wishesofliteracy.webs.com
(718)568-4177


National Organizations
AHRCC New York City
ahrcnyc.org
(212)780-2500

Attention Deficit
Disorder Association
add.org
(856)439-9099

Autism Asperger Syndrome
(219)662-1311

Autism Society of America
autism-society.org
(800)328-8476

Cerebral Palsy Support
www.cerebralpalsyguide.com
(855)329-1008

Children and Youth
with Disabilities
nichcy.org

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
cff.org
(800)344-4823

Dyslexia Association -
NY Branch
nybida.org
(212)691-1930

Epilepsy Foundation
epilepsyfoundation.org
(800)332-1000

Feingold Resource Center
for Attention Deficit Disorder
feingold.org
(800)321-3287

Learning Disabilities
Association of NY
lda.org
(212)645-6730

Lighthouse International
lighthouse.org
(212)821-9200

March of Dimes
modimes.org
(212)353-8353

Muscular Dystrophy
mda.org
(800)572-1717

National Deaf
Education Center
clerccenter.gallaudet.edu
(202)651-5206

Resources for Children
with Special Needs, Inc.
resourcesnyc.org
(212)677-4660

Spina Bifida Association
sbaa.org
(518)399-9151

Stuttering Foundation
of America
stutteringhelp.org
(800)992-9392

Tourette’s Syndrome Association
tsa-usa.org
(646)389-1872

United Cerebral Palsy
ucpnyc.org
(800)UCP-CONNECT

Center for Independent Living
470 Castleton Avenue, 10301
siciliving.org
(718)720-9016



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  1. Opera Classes

    October 18
    October 18, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
    Lou Barrella. Class meets weekly from October 11 to November 15. Please contact the museum for more details.
  2. THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

    October 18 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    October 18, 2017  |  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Staten Island Mall
    Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of
  3. Greenbelt Peepers

    October 19 @ 9:45 am
    October 19, 2017  |  9:45 am - 9:45 am
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy
  4. THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

    October 19 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    October 19, 2017  |  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Staten Island Mall
    Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of
  5. Greenbelt Tree Tots

    October 19 @ 11:00 am
    October 19, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, three and four year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for
  6. Tot’s Time Plus

    October 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    October 19, 2017  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.
  7. Bouncing Babies

    October 19 @ 11:15 am
    October 19, 2017  |  11:15 am - 11:15 am
    West New Brighton Library
    Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers.
  8. Science Time

    October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    October 19, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  9. Homework Help

    October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    October 19, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Need help completing your homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours. We are here to help with basic questions!
  10. Art Around the World

    October 19 @ 3:30 pm
    October 19, 2017  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    West New Brighton Library
    Educators journey around the world with students exploring unique artistic styles and mediums from different countries and cultures. CMOM’s creative arts programs support the student’s own creativity and nurture a love of the arts. Using a variety of art media,