This database is of resources most commonly referred to when someone calls the LINK department. Search resources using the search box, or target resources by categories and tags listed to the right. YAI does not intimately know all the programs on this list. Availability and service changes are beyond our control. If you are trying to understand what an acronym might mean, check out our Acronym Guide. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please feel free to call us at 212.273.6182.
eParent.com has compiled an online directory of resources available across the US for people with a variety of diagnoses, including developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, and mental health diagnoses.
New York City agencies are required to appoint a Disability Service Facilitator (DSF) in efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under the ADA and other federal state and local laws and regulations concerning accessibility for persons with disabilities. The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities has compiled a full list of Disability Service Facilitators for all NYC agencies to contact regarding disability specific questions and issues.
The NYC Department of Education (DOE) Preschool Special Education Services Guide describes the services and supports available to preschool children It is designed to help parents understand the rights of their children who have been identified as having a disability. It also contains recommendations on how to best collaborate with a child’s school and Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).
Inclusive Services at Brooklyn Public Library provides unique programs for children and teens with and without disabilities. Fostering an inclusive environment, they open their doors to all children, parents, caregivers, and educators.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Their goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance. They provide information and resources on a variety of topics, including understanding a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, daily living skills, special education, transitioning to adulthood, and recreation programs.
Bronx House Special Needs specializes in working with children with developmental disabilities. Their Sunday programs provide children and teens, ages 4-17, with developmental disabilities, therapeutic activities in a small group setting. Activities such as, yoga, soccer, music therapy, drama therapy, capoeira, and socialization classes are provided. They also have free parent workshops and special events monthly.