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Disability-Specific Resources

Learning Disability

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.

  • Phone: 888-575-7373
  • Email:

National Center for Learning Disabilities Website

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LD Resources Foundation Inc

The Foundation's mission is to enable individuals with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders to fully participate in academic, library and museum programs, and to successfully engage in employment through assistive technology awareness. Individual services, some of which are limited to individuals with financial need, include testing, mentoring, and providing the latest assistive technology and instruction.

14 Horatio Street
New York, NY 10014

  • Phone: 646-701-0000
  • Email:

LD Resources Foundation Website

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NYC Adult Literacy Program

The Adult Literacy Program is a partnership with the New York City Adult Literacy Initiative (NYCALI), the City's system for providing literacy and English language services for adults and out-of-school youth over the age of 16.

  • Phone if calling within NYC: 800-246-4646
  • Phone if calling outside of NYC: 646-343-6800

Email the Youth and Community Development Commissioner
NYC Adult Literacy Program Webpage

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Jewish Board of Guardians

The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services strengthens families and communities throughout New York City by helping individuals of all backgrounds realize their potential and live as independently as possible.

135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020

  • Phone: 212-582-9100
  • Toll-free phone: 888-523-2768

Jewish Board of Guardians Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Website

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The New York Center for Child Development

The New York Center for Child Development is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the optimal development of young children. They offer educational and therapeutic services for children from birth through age five and for their parents and the professionals and institutions that serve them.


159 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027

  • Phone: 212-752-7575
  • Fax: 212-752-7564
  • Email:

East Harlem Office:

51A East 117th Street
New York, NY 10035

  • Phone: 212-289-6100
  • Fax: 212-289-6779
  • Email:

Bronx Office:

2336 Andrews Ave, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10468

  • Phone: 718-561-5300
  • Fax: 718-561-5305
  • Email:

The New York Center for Child Development Website

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The Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC)

The Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) is the clinical arm of The Rose F. Kennedy Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It provides a broad spectrum of clinical services for infants, children, and adolescents and, despite its name, adults, with problems that include physical, developmental, language and learning disabilities.

Phone: 718-430-8500 

Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center Programs

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All Kinds of Minds

All Kinds of Minds is a Parent Toolkit offers tips on appreciating, celebrating, and managing differences. The Resources section provides tips and resources for students and parents.

All Kinds of Minds Website

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NYU Child Study Center

NYU Child Study Center focuses primarily on learning disabilities and mental health of children, the AOK Library has many helpful articles, a glossary of terms and a list of print resources and organizations a monthly e-mail newsletter provides current information on parenting and mental health topics.

NYU Child Study Center Website

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Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program for People who have learning disabilities and are struggling with substance abuse

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse and has a learning disability, there are resources available that can help.

Phone number: 1-888-991-8580

Information on Dual-Diagnosis Recovery Programs for people with learning disabilities

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