Information about NYC Services
There are many services mentally retarded or developmentally delayed children and adults over 5 years of age. For children under 5 years of age, contact the Early Intervention program.
Call 311 for more information.
Types of Treatment Services
Work readiness is an intensive pre-employment program for individuals with developmental disabilities who are not ready for Supported Employment. The goal is to prepare Consumers for employment.
Transitional employment offers individuals whose primary interest is employment and who have the ability to move into the workplace with intensive but time-limited assistance lasting about 12 to 18 months
The specialty clinic offers a full range of primary care services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Related services include: psychological testing; psychosocial evaluation; sibling counseling & support groups; nutritional counseling; and home care.
Socialization/Recreation Programs (Children & Adults)
Socialization and recreation programs offer a planned program of social, recreational, and leisure activities for individuals with developmental disabilities that include opportunities to interact with and participate as part of a community.
Home care services offer families who have family members living at home with developmental disabilities support on addressing behavioral and activities of daily living issues and concerns.
Adult Classroom Education
Adult classroom education programs provide in-class room activities for individuals with developmental disabilities in various academic areas.
Counseling and Information/Referral programs
Counseling and information/referral programs offer services to parents, siblings, and care-givers, as well as to individuals with developmental disabilities. These services may be helpful for individuals and families who are looking to gain insight, resolve problems, develop alternate approaches to services, and to address other issues of concern.
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Last Updated: May 29, 2012