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. Escape Room – Kids edition

    December 14
    December 14, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Follow clues and solve riddles to escape the room before the time runs out! Limited space, please call for the exact time and to register in advance.
  2. Greenbelt Peepers

    December 14 @ 9:45 am
    December 14, 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
  3. Toddler/Preschool Story Time

    December 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
    December 14, 2017  |  10:30 am - 11:15 am
    St. George Library
    Songs, rhymes, picture book stories, & a craft activity are all part of this story time. Registration required.
  4. Tot’s Time Plus

    December 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    December 14, 2017  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.
  5. Greenbelt Tree Tots

    December 14 @ 11:00 am
    December 14, 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. Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

    December 14 @ 11:00 am
    December 14, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Tottenville Library
    Songs, rhymes, stories and playtime for infants ages 0-18 months along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other babies in the neighborhood!
  7. Bouncing Babies

    December 14 @ 11:15 am
    December 14, 2017  |  11:15 am - 11:15 am
    West New Brighton Library
    Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers.
  8. Staten Island Babywearers

    December 14 @ 12:00 pm
    December 14, 2017  |  12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
    West New Brighton Library
    Want to learn the skills to being a good babywearer? Join us as we host Staten Island’s first peer to peer babywearing group, led by a certified babywearing educator! For parents and caregivers. Feel free to bring your babies!
  9. Baby/Toddler Social

    December 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    December 14, 2017  |  12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    St. George Library
    Playground is too cold or it’s rainy? Do you and your baby need to get out of the house? Come to the library! A safe, indoor space for babies 0-23 months and their caregivers to play and socialize. Baby toys
  10. Paint Day

    December 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    December 14, 2017  |  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Plenty of time for experimenting with paints and other media.