OUR PROGRAMS

PARENT AND FAMILY SERVICES

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Direct Help
Help Line delivers in-depth, one-to-one assistance with special education or disability-related issues by phone to parents, young people, and professionals.

Community Support brings specialists to locations throughout New York City to answer questions in person.



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Education
Workshops for parents and trainings for professionals provide information in person or remotely through webinars and live streams. Popular topics include understanding IEPs (Individualized Education Programs), special education process, school placement, accessing work and public benefits, and parent advocacy.

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CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF POPULAR WORKSHOPS.
BOOK A WORKSHOP.

Multilingual Information includes tip sheets, contact sheets, news and event emails, and web links on disability topics such as learning and school, parenting and advocacy, friendship and social relations, family support, and working and adult life.



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Special Events
The INCLUDEnyc Fair is New York City’s largest activities fair for young people with disabilities, where families can meet face-to-face with nearly 100 camps, arts, sports, social, and recreational programs.

Outdoors for Autism is an afternoon of fun and connection, with sporting events, music, arts activities, and informational resources for young people with autism ages 5 - 18 and their families.

Citywide Disability Conference presents leading experts speaking on a topic of particular interest to the community.

 

YOUTH & TRANSITION SERVICES

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Direct Help
Project Possibility provides intensive, direct support for youth who are transitioning into adult life. Participants create and implement a practical plan designed to lead to job training, employment, higher education, or other community engagement.

REFER A YOUNG PERSON TO PROJECT POSSIBILITY.



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Education
High School Launch teaches special education students about how to participate meaningfully in their Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and advocate for the accommodations they need to be successful in school. Each student sets personal goals and creates a thoughtful plan to achieve them.

Bridges uses workshops and activities to develop social-emotional competencies and life skills critical for independent living for young adults.



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Special Events
College Is Possible offers parents and special education students the opportunity to learn about the admissions process and tour campuses.