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Learning Disabilities



Learning Disabilities (LD) are manifested by significant problems in listening, understanding, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical ability. The LD may be mild or severe. Some people with LD have trouble performing tasks when instructions are too rapid to process; this is sometimes mistaken for carelessness or lower intelligence. While children may have LD detected at school, many adults struggle without receiving the proper diagnosis and help. Due to the many forms of LD, it is important that an individual receive proper testing and treatment.

The following links will take you to resources for evaluation and other appropriate services.

NAA NY Metro Chapter
National Adult Literacy And Learning Disabilities Center
National Center For Learning Disabilities
Mayor’s Office Of Adult Literacy
Learning Center At Postgraduate Center For Mental Health
Jewish Board Of Guardians
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Manhattan Reading Institute
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Ackerman Institute For The Family
Laguardia Community College–Cuny
The Churchill Center For Learning Disabilities
New York University
The A.D.D. Resource Center, Inc.
Suny State College Of Optometry
International Center For The Disabled

NAA NY Metro Chapter


630 First Avenue, #8R
New York, NY 10016
Attn. Sabeeha Rehman

NAA New York Metro is a chapter of the National Autism Association. Our mission is to educate and empower those in the Autism community in the New York City area. We provide parent mentoring for newly diagnosed families, advocate for autism related legislation and have autism related monthly support groups, lectures and other workshops and events, free of charge. You may find information about these programs and more at our website, www.naanyc.org.

 

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National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center


Academy for Educational Development
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW. Suite 800f
Washington D.C. 20009-1201
Voice 1 (202) 884-8185
Fax (202) 884-8422

 

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National Center for Learning Disabilities


381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
Voice 1 (212) 545-7510
Fax (212) 545-9665
www.ncld.org

 

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Mayor’s Office of Adult Literacy


100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Voice 1 (212) 788-0283
Fax (212) 788-2527

 

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Learning Center at Postgraduate Center for Mental Health


124 E. 28th Street
New York, NY 10016

 

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Jewish Board of Guardians


The Learning Center
4049 Henry Hudson Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471
Voice 1 (718) 796-8700

 

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Mount Sinai Medical Center


Communication Disorders Center
100 Street & Madison Avenue, Box 1254
New York, NY 10028
Voice 1 (212) 241-6153
Fax (212) 426-7781
www.mountsinai.org

 

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Manhattan Reading Institute


236 W. 27th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Voice 1 (212) 727-7760

 

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Adult Literacy Program
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461
Voice 1 (718) 430-2000

 

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Ackerman Institute for the Family


LD, Attention Disorders & Family Program
149 E. 78th Street
New York, NY 10021
Voice 1 (212) 879-4900
Fax (212) 744-0206
www.ackerman.org

 

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LaGuardia Community College–CUNY


Office for Students with Disabilities
The Learning Project
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room M120B
Long Island City, NY 11101-3071
Voice 1 (718) 482-5278
TTY (718) 482-6056
Fax (718) 482-6055

 

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The Churchill Center for Learning Disabilities


22 E. 95th Street
New York, NY 10128
Voice 1 (212) 722-0610
Fax (212) 722-1384
www.churchillschool.com

 

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New York University


LD Support Services Unit
566 LaGuardia Place, Suite 701
New York, NY 10012
V/TTY (212) 998-4980
Fax (212) 995-4114
www.perceptions4people.org/component/content/article/86-general/324-new-york-university-ld-support-services-unit.html

 

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The A.D.D. Resource Center, Inc.


215 W. 75th Street
New York, NY 10023
Voice/Fax  646-205-8080
www.addrc.org

 

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SUNY State College of Optometry


Learning Disabilities Unit
100 E. 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Voice 1 (212) 780-4987

 

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International Center for the Disabled


Speech & Hearing Department
340 E. 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Voice 1 (212) 585-6245

 

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