Advocacy and Independent Living
The following links will take you to information about some of the groups in New York City that provide help with enaltments, employment, education, independent living, housing, health care and other issues.
260 Washington Avenue
Provides public education on mental illness, including publications, information, referral, and support groups for friends and family members of the mentally ill.
122 E. 42nd Street
Offers information and referrals on vocational rehabilitation, job placement, and accommodations.
10 Colvin Avenue
The Association provides information and referral services for individuals with traumatic brain injury.
845 Central Avenue
Provides people who are disabled with technical assistance, referrals, vocational training, assistive technology, rehabilitation, and job-site analysis.
75-20 Astoria Boulevard
While benefits to veterans is their chartered concern, the EPVA advocates for all people with disabilities. The EPVA provides advocacy, benefits services, hospital liaisons, and public relations for people with disabilities.
4351 Garden City Drive
Provides guidance on individuals legal rights with disabilities and refers them to appropriate local legal assistance.
257 Park Avenue South
Provides advocacy and legal services to people discriminated against because of epilepsy. They also offer counseling referrals and conduct community education.
340 E. 24th Street
Provides multiple services for people with a variety of disabilities. These services include rehabilitation, vocational training, independent-living skills, counseling, and a learning disability clinic.
New York City Chapter
Offers help to people with Multiple Sclerosis in areas such as housing, Supplemental Security Income, job discrimination, and insurance. The Society also has an educational program to increase awareness of MS issues.
111 E. 59th Street
Provides services to people with vision loss (services are described in more detail under Services for the Blind and Low Vision). It conducts education and research programs that help people who are blind or visually impaired and advises them of the ADA laws.
38-40 Church Street
Provides information and services to veteran and civilian amputees and employers, as well as job training and placement for amputees.
120 E. 23rd Street
Provides employment information and referral services to individuals with cerebral palsy and other severe disabilities, as well as assists with site accommodations, environmental controls, and assistive technology. UCP is located in all five boroughs.