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. Birds of Prey – Falconry

    February 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Zimmer Club
    Red Tail Hawk. Goshawk, Harris Hawk (ages 5 and up). Please join us on Saturdays from January 20th to April 21st (except March 31st) at 9:00AM for the 2018 Zimmer Youth Conservation Classes. The classes are from 9AM – 12
  2. Zentangle the Mind

    February 24 @ 11:00 am
    February 24, 2018  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    South Beach Library
  3. Outdoor Skills: Fire Making

    February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Clove Lakes Park
    Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want
  4. Homework Help

    February 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.
  5. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Storytime

    February 24 @ 11:00 am
    February 24, 2018  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Barnes & Noble
    Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! In celebration of the beloved author’s birthday on March 2nd, join us for a special Storytime featuring coloring, activities, and more. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled Storytime!
  6. Kids Free at the Staten Island Museum!

    February 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Staten Island Museum
    Kids enter the museum for free over the break! Please note: admission is free for the Staten Island Museum only, NOT the Staten Island Children’s Museum (also located at Snug Harbor).
  7. Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

    February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Conference House Museum
    It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part
  8. Imagination Studio: Into the Woods

    February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Staten Island Museum
    This week our classroom transforms into a studio for dynamic imagination! Join us as we explore various techniques to make creative projects using wooden materials. This workshop is ideal for those who want to learn how to cut, pin, and
  9. Korean Drama Club

    February 24 @ 1:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    South Beach Library
  10. Art Studio

    February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum