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Advocacy

Advocacy services help people with Developmental Disabilities and their families obtain the rights and privileges to which they are enaltd. The following agencies have such help available.

New York State Commission on the Quality of Care (CQC)
270 Broadway, Room 2808
New York, NY 10007
Voice 1 (718) 923-4307
TTY--Hotline to register a complaint or allegation of abuse: (800) 624-4143
http://www.ldanyc.org

Advocates for Children of New York
151 West 30th Street 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
212-947-9779

Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC)
55 Washington Street, Floor 16
Brooklyn, NY
Voice 1 (718) 246-9034
Fax (718) 246-8419

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
841 Broadway, Suite 205
New York, NY 10003
Voice 1 (212) 674-2300
Fax (212) 254-5953

Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC)
435 E. 70th Street, Suite 2A
New York, NY 10021
Voice 1 (212) 746-6175
Fax (212) 746-8895

Epilepsy Institute
257 Park Avenue South, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10010
Voice 1 (212) 677-8550
Fax (212) 677-5825

National Jewish Council for the Disabled/Yachad
333 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Voice 1 (212) 613-8235
Fax (212) 613-0796
http://www.njcd@ou.org

Karen T. Schlesinger
Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
116 East 16th Street 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10003
United States
Work Phone #: 212-677-4650
Email Address: ktschlesinger@resourcesnyc.org
http://www.resourcesnyc.org

Self-Advocacy Association of New York
75 Morton Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10014
Voice 1 (212) 627-2104

Sinergia
15 W. 65th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Voice 1 (212) 678-4700
Fax (212) 749-5021

The Williams Syndrome Association
PO Box 297
Clawson, MI 48017
Voice (800) 806-1871
http://www.williams-syndrome.org

Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in 1/7,500 births) which causes medical and developmental problems.

Williams syndrome was first recognized as a distinct entity in 1961. It is present at birth, and affects males and females equally. It can occur in all ethnic groups and has been identified in countries throughout the world.

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