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)983-5351NY 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)780-2500Attention 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)821-9200March 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. Marian T. Zinicola AKA “Marty the Psychic”

    April 29
    April 29, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
    Marty, a native Staten Islander of Italian descent, will discuss her new book, “Soul Bonding.”
  2. Movies Under the Stars: Doctor Strange

    April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    April 29, 2017  |  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Clove Lakes Park
    Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Know Before You Go You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit
  3. The World’s Largest Game of Musical Chairs

    April 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    April 30, 2017  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    South Beach
    This is an all borough event. We’re getting together at the South Beach Boardwalk to break The Guinness World’s record & raise funds to promote awareness for Protecting One Young Heart at a Time in memory of Frank J. Reali
  4. NYRR Open Run

    April 30 @ 9:00 am
    April 30, 2017  |  9:00 am - 9:00 am
    Conference House Park
    Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. Cost: Free, no advance registration required. Sign up here.
  5. Nature Photography

    April 30 @ 11:00 am
    April 30, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Silver Lake Park
    Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter. Registration Required: www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register On Wednesday, April 19th
  6. Kayak Tour

    April 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    April 30, 2017  |  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Freshkills Park
    Join Freshkills Park staff and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park’s waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park’s varied
  7. Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

    April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    April 30, 2017  |  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Alice Austen House Museum
    Join in a global event! Take your own pinhole photos on the museum’s grounds and process them in our pop-up darkroom. First exposure free; $5 per additional exposure.
  8. Farm Day & Shear Madness

    April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    April 30, 2017  |  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Staten Island Zoo
    It’s hard work running a farm, especially with all the animals that need attention! And spring is sheep shearing time, removing the heavy winter coats from our flock at the Children’s Center! Professional sheep shearers will demonstrate how the wool
  9. Puzzles

    April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    April 30, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Arts Vocabulary; create your own jigsaw puzzle.
  10. Animal Time

    April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    April 30, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program and meet one of the animals from our living collection. Check the white board at the museum for details.