Children with special needs (Niños con necesidades especiales)

Center for Independence of the Disabled,
New York
841 Broadway, Room 301, Manhattan 10003
(212) 674-2300 Mon.-Fri., 9:30 am -5:30 pm
Provides help with getting insurance and public benefits, and housing searches. Offers programs on advocacy. Holds social events.
Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Bengali, Hindi, Tagalog, Urdu Mandarin, Toysanese, and American Sign Language.


Early Childhood Direction Center (Bronx Independent Living Services )
4419 Third Avenue Suite 2C, Bronx, NY 11432
Phone: (347) 271-8159,
Video Phone:  (347) 269-1792  
Fax:(718) 515-2844 Mon.-Fri., 9 am – 5 pm
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Provides information about programs and services for young children from birth through 5 years old who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. Helps families in the Bronx to get services for their children.
Languages: English, Spanish.


Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Van Etten Building (Building 5), Jacobi Medical Center
1225 Morris Park Ave. (near Seminole Ave.), Bronx 10461
(718) 430-8500 Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am - 5 pm
Offers many kinds of diagnosis, medical care, and counseling
for infants, children, and teenagers with all types of disabilities
(physical, hearing, speaking, and learning). Children do not need
to be referred by doctors; parents can call for an appointment.
Languages: English, Spanish (French, Creole, Polish and
Mandarin at certain times)