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ABA Center Based Services available in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn

Challenge Early Intervention Center is enrolling children in ABA Center Based Services available in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. The ABA Program at Challenge is supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and implemented by highly skilled, experienced staff. Call 718-851-3300, ext 436 in Queens, ext 208 in Brooklyn, or ext 482 in Staten Island for a tour.


Immediate classroom openings:

  • 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • 2 to 4 p.m. (Brooklyn)

ABA Center Based Services available in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn - FLYER

Auditory Oral School of New York

A preschool in Brooklyn teaching auditory oral method and all therapies to deaf, hearing impaired and auditory processing disorder children from birth to age five. (718) 534-0396

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Brooklyn Public Library Inclusive Services

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The Brooklyn Public Library offers Inclusive Services which provide unique programs for children and teens with and without disabilities. These programs foster an inclusive environment. The sessions are open to children, parents, caregivers and educators. For more information or a list of upcoming children's events or adult workshops visit the BPL Inclusive Services website.

Bros UniteD is accepting applications

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Autism Society, Greater Region's Bros UniteD is accepting applications for High School aged boys in grades 9-12. Bros UniteD (abbreviated B.U.D.) is an extension of Theta Delta Chil's interantional service effort and to take a more direct approach besides simply raising money. We want to share the rich experiences of our fraternal bonds with teenage boys with autism with the hope of leaving a special and lasting positive influence in their lives and in the lives of every participating Theta Delta Chi. The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region will be partnering with us to make the program a success.

The 2018 Spring program will take place on or near the State University at Albany. While independence is part of being a "cool teen", Parents are welcome to stay and observe any of the activities.


To apply for this free program complete the attached application and return to Jane Kruiswijk by email:


Bros UniteD Applicaiton

eiFamilies Website; Part of the Family Initiative Coordination Services Project at the Just Kids

EiFamilies.jpgThe Bureau of Early Intervention and the Family Initiative Coordination Services Project announces a redesigned and updated website for the Family Initiative Coordination Services Project, known as Partners. This website, a part of New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention sponsored contract with Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Center.

The website redesign includes:

  • New and updated information, resources and supports on a variety of Early Intervention related topics for families
  • A drop box feature which allows a user to view content translated instantly into one of 104 different languages
  • Information on Early Intervention Partners Training for parents
  • Helpful links to State and National programs and organizations
  • Early Intervention Program Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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Free Psychological, Psychosocial and Autism Assessments for Manhattan

YAI may perform free Psychological, Psychosocial and Autism Assessments for Manhattan* residents who are uninsured or underinsured.** For more information call YAI LINK at 212-273-6182 or email to find out more about how to apply for free evaluations.

*YAI may also be able to assist with free evaluations for Brooklyn and Queens residents as well. Call to find out more information.

**Must meet New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene program criteria.

This program is funded by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene through a conract with Public Health Solutions.

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Grandmothers as Mothers Again (G.A.M.A.)

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Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens presents Grandmothers as Mothers Again (G.A.M.A.) on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. G.A.M.A. is a support group for grandparents. A safe place to meet, discuss, share, and plan. G.A.M.A. believes that caregivers will not promise more than they do, but do all that they can. G.A.M.A. will engage in advocacy work, preventative workshops and community.

The meetings will take place at 55 Pierrepoint Street, Vanilla Room in Brooklyn, look for a building with a red awning.  

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Reimbursement Funding through YAI

Reimbursement funding through YAI is available for eligible Manhattan families to help pay for good and services which are not reimbursed or obtained through other sources.

Applications for family reimbursement are reviewed by a parent committee and original receipts for goods and services purchased are required. Expenses which may potentially be covered include clothing, furniture, recreation and respite care. For more information contact YAI LINK at 212-273-6182 or">email

Support Groups

NAMI-NYC Metro offers a broad array of supports for family members and mental health consumers.

NAMI-NYC Metro Office
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1103
New York, New York 10018

(212) 684-3264

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The Parent Help Guide to Public Education New York City

The purpose of this guide is to provide instant access to both webistes and phone numbers at the Department of Education that will help you find your way to the services you need.

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YAI Transition to Independence

YAI logo.pngYAI presents Transition to Independence group meetings for young adults ages 17-21 on the Autism Spectrum who reside in Manhattan. Sessions will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the late afternoon and evening. Topics include Yoga and Mindfulness, Life Skills and Kitchen Skills. 

Mondays will feature Yoga and Mindfulness where young adults may engage in calming physical and mental activities that promote movement, relaxation, self-awareness, stress reduction and socialization.


The Wednesday group will focus on Life Skills where participants will develop and enhance life skills that focus on judgement, decision making, risk-taking, problem-solving and self-advocacy. Group topics include money management, community safety, self-care, relationships, and more!


On Fridays YAI will offer a class on Kitchen Skills where individuals will be introduced to cooking fundamentals like measuring, safety, and knife skills that are necessary to be able to prepare meals independently.


Participants must meet NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene program criteria. For more information call YAI LINK at 212-273-6182 or email YAI is located at 460 West 34th St., 11th Floor in Manhattan.

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