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Learning Disabilities

Mayor's Office for People with 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.

National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center
Academy for Educational Development
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW. Suite 800
Washington D.C. 20009-1201
V (202) 884-8185
Fax (202) 884-8422

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Learning Disabilities Association of New York City
27 W. 20th Street, Suite 303
New York, NY 10011
V (212) 645-6730
Fax (212) 924-8896

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National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
V (212) 545-7510
Fax (212) 545-9665
http://www.NCLD.org

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Mayor’s Office of Adult Literacy
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
V (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
V (718) 796-8700

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Mount Sinai Medical Center
Communication Disorders Center
100 Street & Madison Avenue, Box 1254
New York, NY 10028
V (212) 241-6153
Fax (212) 426-7781
http://www.mountsinai.org

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Manhattan Reading Institute
236 W. 27th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
V (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
V (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
V (212) 879-4900
Fax (212) 744-0206
http://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
V (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
V (212) 722-0610
Fax (212) 722-1384
http://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
http://www.nyu.edu

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The A.D.D. Resource Center, Inc.
215 W. 75th Street
New York, NY 10023
V (212) 721-0049; 724-9699
Fax (212) 724-4519

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SUNY State College of Optometry
Learning Disabilities Unit

100 E. 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
V (212) 780-4987

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International Center for the Disabled
Speech & Hearing Department

340 E. 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
V (212) 585-6245


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