The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 128,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological impairments.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Early Childhood Program is a service 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.