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Staten Island Resources

Rainbow’s Reach Moms Support Group

Rainbow's Reach Moms Support Group takes place on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Christina Silva-Soto, call 908-0791 or email Meetings will take place at Rainbow's Reach, 971 Rossvile Avenue, Staten Island.

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The GRACE Foundation is committed to support, educate and enhance the quality of life for children/adults and their families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The GRACE Foundation provides innovative and progressive programs and services for individuals impacted by ASD.  Each and every day they pride themselves on embracing the capabilities and talents of their participants.  They believe that anything is possible...together... with... teamwork.  Some of the programs the GRACE Foundation offers are:  

  • Music & Movement
  • Art
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Skills
  • Your Choice
  • Acting, Dance
  • Art & Artists
  • Sensory Art & Discovery
  • Gym
  • Swim
  • Day Habilitation without Walls
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Proud Moments ABA's experienced Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapists offer a unique, personalized approach to helping each child succeed. Each child brings a distinctive set of sensitivities, abilities, and preferences to the therapy experience. A customized ABA plan, designed and monitored by a BCBA/LBA (Board Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analyst), will include appropriate short and long-term treatment goals, with ongoing assessments and adjustments made as your child progresses. They combine positive consequences with environment modification to minimize problem behaviors, while simultaneously teaching your child vital skills and behaviors to appropriately meet his or her needs. As your family is a critical part of your child’s environment, Proud Moments ABA also provides parents and siblings with training and support. Together, they can help your child learn, grow, and succeed. " target="_blank">Visit the site


Eden II strives to provide as much help as possible to the autism community through education, adult day programs, residential care, family support, respite, and a number of other services.  Eden II, a not-for-profit organization, serves over 500 participants in New York City and Long Island. The mission of Eden II Programs is to support people with autism through service, science and passion so they may achieve their full potential. Eden II Programs provides a variety of services using the evidence-based principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat the delays and challenges associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

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The Department For People With Disabilities seeks to provide developmental opportunities for a wide spectrum of individuals with disabilities through recreation and other social activities. They have a myriad of programs to support individuals from ages 6 through early adulthood.  Their mission is to provide opportunities for participants to improve social skills thereby enhancing their overall well being.  Their staff consist of professionals and college students working together to provide stimulating experiences for these children and young adults.

If you have any questions, you can contact Jessica Mullins, the Director of the Department for People with Disabilities at 718-475-5250 or

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The SIMHS is a private, not-for-profit children's mental health services agency that has been serving Staten Island children with special needs and their families since 1895. Our goal is to help these children and their families improve the quality of their lives.

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The FSS Advisory Council (FSSAC) is open to anyone living on Staten Island who has a family member with a developmental disability living full time in their family home, as well as to individuals with developmental disabilities. A family member may remain a member even if their family member with a developmental disability no longer lives in their home, or is deceased.

     The FSSAC represents the needs of local individuals and families and works in partnership with the local Office of People with Developmental Disabilities office, known as the Developmental Disabilities Regional Office (DDRO), to plan, develop and monitor Family Support Services (FSS) programs on Staten Island.

     The FSSAC works with the DDRO to evaluate current FSS programs to determine whether they meet the needs of families and individuals. They also provide direct input regarding program viability and whether or not programs should be renewed based on merit and performance. The Council may also make recommendations about how to improve the quality and effectiveness of FSS programs.

     The local FSSAC also seeks to increase community outreach and to promote awareness of FSS programs on Staten Island.

     Join the FSSAC if you want to have a voice in advocating for services for your loved one.

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The Staten Island ECDC provides free information, referral, support and training for families and professionals regarding services for young children with suspected or diagnosed developmental delays or disabilities. Services are always provided in a confidential manner.

The Staten Island ECDC is one of 14 ECDC technical assistance centers covering every county and borough in New York State and is funded by the New York State Education Department. Children referred to the ECDC should be five years of age or younger.

The Staten Island ECDC provides free educational workshops on a variety of topics:

  • Early Intervention Services
  • Preschool Special Education Services
  • Special Education Services in Kindergarten
  • Least Restrictive Environment
  • Early Childhood Development

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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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Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council

Established in 1969, the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council (SIDDC) assists in the planning, promotion and development of services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members. An association of self-advocates, family members, service providers, professionals and other interested individuals, the SIDDC works together in an effort to ensure the quality of life for Staten Islanders with special needs by sharing relevant information and advocacy.

Monthly meetings are held at the Elizabeth A. Connelly Center (930 Willowbrook Road, Bldg. 41A) and include guest speakers/special presentations to keep members informed about current issues. In addition, each of the SIDDC standing committees provide reports, which highlight the work and advocacy efforts being conducted for the purpose of educating and better informing all interested parties on issues and trends impacting individuals with developmental disabilities. 

The SIDDC also ensures that public and elected officials are informed on the concerns and needs of the people we represent through quarterly Legislative Information Exchange and an annual Legislative Breakfast. A Family Resource and Transition Conference is held each year, which provides a forum for relevant information regarding available supports and services and development in the field.

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