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Developmental Disability

NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 128,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological impairments. It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 750 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services.

  • OPWDD information line and complaints: 866-946-9733
  • Main Phone: 866-946-9733

OPWDD Website

NYC Offices

  • Bronx Phone: 718-430-0885
  • Brooklyn Phone: 718-642-6000
  • Manhattan Phone: 646-766-3222
  • Queens Phone: 718-217-5890
  • Staten Island Phone: 718-983-5233

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OPWDD Front Door

OPWDD Front Door is a person centered approach for people with developmental disabilities that prioritizes individual choices, needs, and desires in making decisions.

OPWDD Front Door Phone: 718-642-8576

OPWDD Front Door Website

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NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has many services for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
For children under 3 years of age, contact the Early Intervention program.

The Early Intervention Program supports families with children ages birth to three who have disabilities or developmental delays. After a child is evaluated and found eligible for the Program, a team of professionals works with the family to create a service plan that meets their needs.
Early Intervention Website

For children ages 3 to 5, contact the Department of Education, Special Education Hotline at 718-935-2007.
DoHMH Developmental Disabilities Resources

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Alma Cache' Social Adult Day Care Center

A Day Care Center for Adults that offers a calm, comfortable, unique environment that stimulates the mind and body. They offer several activities, including but not limited to, exercises, board games, bingo, dominoes, karaoke, meditation, indoors and outdoors activities, etc. They also provide nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks.  Alma Cache' helps assist with personal needs.

1930 Patterson Avenue
Bronx, New York 10473

Phone: 1-347-597-7680

Alma Cache Social Adult Day Care Center Website

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YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities

YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities is an award-winning organization that strives to help people with developmental disabilities reach their fullest potential. They provide a wide range of services for people of all ages in and around New York and New Jersey.

YAI offers residential programs, employment training and support, day services, opportunities for recreation and socialization, and a variety of services that support and empower people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.

220 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-273-6182

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National Autism Association (NAA) NY Metro Chapter

Their mission is to educate and empower those in the autism community in the New York Metro area. They will never give up in the search to help affected individuals reach their full potential and to provide support to individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder, their families and caregivers and the professionals who work with them.

200 Cabrini Blvd.
New York, NY 10033

Phone: 347-766-3120

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AHRC New York City

AHRC meets the needs of its individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by offering a wide range of programs, services and supports tailored to meet their specific needs.

Phone: 212-780-4491

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Guide to Independent Living

"What does it mean to live in my own place?" an illustrated guide to independent living for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Created by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and AHRC.

More Information on Independent Living Guide

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

CARD programs include comprehensive and cutting-edge curricula that can be tailored to the specific needs of the individuals from birth to 21 years of age. These programs help children learn to communicate, develop friendships and lead happy, healthy lives.

NYC Address: 204 East 35th Street
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 646-964-5913

CARD Website

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

The solutions-focused Resource Center was designed to meet the growing need for individualized education, advocacy and specific skills training for individuals with ADD/ADHD and their families, schools and employers. Hal is both the Executive Director of the Resource Center and a ADHD/personal/business coach, working with children and adults to maximize their potential.

Address: 215 W. 75th Street
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 646-205-8080

The A.D.D. Resource Center Website

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Children and Adults with ADHD - (CHADD)

CHADD provides education, advocacy and support for those with ADHD and their families. Find out about national conferences, connect with others in your area, or become a member and receive Attention magazine.

Phone: 301-306-7070

CHADD Website

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WellLife Network

The WellLife Network provides Family Support services such as family reimbursement. They also provide Home and Community Based (HCBS) Waiver services such as Community habilitation, and In-home respite.

The programs are available to persons caring for a loved one with Intellectual/developmental disabilities in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.

142-02 20 Ave, 3rd Floor
Flushing, NY, 11351

  • Phone: 866-727-9355
  • Corporate Office Phone: 718-559-0516
  • General Information Email:
  • Family reimbursement programs and Home community based (HCBS) Waiver services email:  

WellLife Website

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