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RESOURCES

The sooner a child is connected to resources, the greater potential they have to thrive.

We frequently update the below list as we learn of resources.

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The New York City Youth and Vision Loss Coalition

The Youth and Vision Loss Coalition provides information and resources to young people who are blind or experiencing vision loss including parents, guardians and caregivers.

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The Center for Hearing and Communication – NYC

Hearing health care from The Center for Hearing and Communication. Audiology services include (NYC hearing test, hearing aids, custom ear plugs), speech-language therapy, counseling, and more.

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Special Education Services for Children ages 3-5

Preschool special education services are available for children ages 3 to 5 who have disabilities or delays in development that affect learning. These services are provided to eligible children free of charge by the NYC Department of Education.

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Special Education Services for Children Ages 0-2.5

Children should be referred to Early Intervention when they have a suspected developmental delay or when they have a diagnosed physical or mental condition that likely will result in a developmental delay.

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Special Education Evaluations

The Department of Education (DOE) must assess students in all areas of suspected disability, but parents may request more extensive evaluations from the DOE or seek out an independent evaluation.

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Section 504

Section 504 is a Federal regulation that requires all school districts to provide appropriate education to students with disabilities.

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Reaching for the Stars

Prevent. Treat. Cure. Improving the lives of children with Cerebral Palsy.

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Pediatric Seating and Mobility Clinics List from the NYC DOE

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PBS Parents: Choosing a Preschool

PBS Parents offers ideas for questions to ask and what to look for to ensure that a school is the right fit for your child and family.

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NYU Langone’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities

NYU Langone’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities at the Elly and Steve Hammerman Health and Wellness Center provides primary gynecological care and wellness services.

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NYC Preschool and Kindergarten Enrollment

Learn about NYC school enrollment for 4 and 5 year olds.

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New York Families for Autistic Children

New York Families for Autistic Children provides support, education, recreational and socialization programs to families of children with ASD.

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

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National Association of the Deaf

NAD offers information about the educational rights of deaf and hard of hearing students and other issues important to deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families.

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My Child Without Limits

Are you worried that your child isn't developing like other children? Has your child been diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability? You are not alone. We are here to help you find answers to your questions. Other parents and therapists are here with you.

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March of Dimes

If your baby is born with a birth defect or other health condition, he may need special care at birth and later in life.

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to provide a free appropriate public education. Learn more about how IDEA applies to services for infants and young children.

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Individual Education Program Facilitation Pilot Program

IEP Facilitation is a voluntary early dispute resolution option that is available when the presence of a neutral third party would assist with communication and problem solving during a special education meeting.

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FamilyConnect: for parents of children with visual impairments

FamilyConnect is an online community for parents of visually impaired that offers families a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and link to resources.

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Family Support Services

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) supports New York City youth and their families by funding a wide range of high-quality Family Support Programs, youth and community development programs.

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Early Childhood Direction Centers

Map showing locations of programs.

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Daycares in the Bronx

The New York City Administration for Children's Services ACS provides child care to eligible families through EarlyLearn NYC and Privately-run programs.

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Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association. (CHASA)

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) exists to help children.

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CHADD: National Resource on ADHD

CHADD has compiled a list of New York clinics in University and hospital settings which have expertise in diagnosing and treating ADHD.

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Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

Learn about cerebral palsy and other common birth injuries here.

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Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.

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Cerebral Palsy Group

The Cerebral Palsy Group is dedicated to providing information, material and resources that is available to both families as well as those who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

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Cerebral Palsy Foundation

People with Cerebral Palsy rarely get the interventions and supports they need at the moments they need them. As such, their lives are often deeply and unnecessarily affected.

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Bronx Tutoring

Map showing locations of centers.

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Bronx Parent Support Groups

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Bronx Camps

Map showing locations of camps.

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Bronx After School Programs

Map showing locations of programs.

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ASHA: Child Speech and Language

Children's speech and language development follows a typical pattern. Read more about developmental milestones, communication options and other resources.

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American Society for Deaf Children

ASDC's website is a quality and trustworthy source of information for parents, advocates and educators.

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AHRC

A family governed organization committed to finding ways for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to build full lives as defined by each person and supported by dedicated families, staff and community partners.

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Advocacy Skills for Parents

INCLUDEnyc offers an array of resources including guides and tipsheets on advocating for appropriate services or obtaining independent evaluations for your child.

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ADAPT Community Network

ADAPT Community Network, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, offers a breadth of more than 75 comprehensive programs including medical, clinical, educational, technological, residential and rehabilitative services to over 14,000 New York City residents with disabilities and families annually.

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ABOUT US

The Early Childhood Direction Center is a program of Bronx Independent Living Services. Established in 1983, BILS is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to empowering all people with disabilities to understand and exercise their civil and human rights in order to live fully integrated lives in mainstream society.

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4419 Third Avenue
Suite 2C
Bronx, NY 10457

info@ecdcbronx.org
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