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.
Extreme Kids & Crew is a welcoming space where children with disabilities, their friends, and their families, socialize, create and play. Through arts- and play-based programming, kids discover their talents and forge friendships. Their family education and advocacy services equip parents with the knowledge and emotional resources they need to advocate for their children and themselves.
A new state law now makes identification cards available to people who have a medically diagnosed developmental disability. These new I/DD ID cards are meant to be presented to law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel to aid in the communication process. You can request an I/DD ID Card on OPWDD's website.
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.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability can obtain a free, lifetime pass that provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites and National Parks. The pass provides entrance or access to the pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federal operated recreation sites across the country.
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.