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Student Support Advisory

Living in New York City can be exciting and challenging. At ASA, we want you to be successful in life, as well as in school. For those times when the challenges seem as if they are too much for you to handle, we have developed a list of support services that may be of help to you.

The following support services are available to you, free of charge, through New York City agencies as needed:

  • Health Services

    AccessNYC Benefits Information

    • Access NYC: a free service that helps you find out if you may qualify for over 30 City, State and Federal benefit programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps or help with utility bills.
      www.nyc.gov/accessnyc

    • NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA): Providing temporary cash assistance, help in paying for food, heating assistance; overseeing New York State’s child support enforcement program; determining certain aspects of eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits; supervising homeless housing and services programs; and providing assistance to certain immigrant populations.
      http://otda.ny.gov/about/

    Health Insurance

    HIV/AIDS Services

    • Brooklyn AIDS Task Force: Provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS related services to underserved racial /ethnic minority communities in the borough.
      25 Chapel Street, Room 605, Brooklyn, NY 11201
      Tel: (718) 596-3635
      http://www.bac-ny.org/ny/index.php

    • Chelsea Health Center: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Free HIV and STD Testing. HIV Testing is anonymous and confidential. Clinic opens Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-4:00pm Sat., 8:30am-12:00noon. Extended HIV testing only: Tue.-Thurs., 5:00pm-7:00pm.
      303 9th Ave. 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001
      Tel: (877) 364-8191 or call HIV hotline (800) 825-8448

    • HIV Law Project: is the only organization of its kind in NYC dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services exclusively to low-income people living the HIV/AIDS. Some of the services provided include housing and eviction prevention, family law, employment law and benefit issues, immigration law, HIV related confidentiality and discrimination issues.
      15 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10038
      Tel: (212) 577-3001

    • Housing Works: provides comprehensive services to homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Supportive services include but are not limited to housing, healthcare, meals and nutritional counseling, mental health and substance use treatment, job training, and legal assistance.
      Women’s Health Center
      57 Willoughby Street, Lower Level, Brooklyn, NY 11201
      Tel: (212) 577-3001

    Family Health

    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention-College Health and Safety- College is full of exciting new experiences, from meeting people to living away from home. But, college can also be stressful as you try to develop new routines, maintain a healthy diet, and manage responsibilities on your own. Provides tips and information to stay safe and healthy in college.
      http://www.cdc.gov/family/college/index.htm

    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Kids and Teens- Information to help you guide your kids in making choices that will lead to healthier lives.
      4770 Buford Highway MS E-89, Atlanta, Georgia 30341
      Tel: (770) 488- 8190
      http://www.cdc.gov/family/kids/index.htm

    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention-College Health and Safety- College is full of exciting new experiences, from meeting people to living away from home. But, college can also be stressful as you try to develop new routines, maintain a healthy diet, and manage responsibilities on your own. Provides tips and information to stay safe and healthy in college.
      http://www.cdc.gov/family/college/index.htm

    Mental Health

    • LIFENET (Crisis Intervention Contact Information): New York City's only toll-free, multilingual, multi-cultural, confidential referral hotline network available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week for anyone seeking help for mental health and/or substance abuse treatment. For additional information contact: 1-800-LIFENET (800 543-3638)
      http://www.mhaofnyc.org/lifenet.html

    • Mental Health Treatment Locator: Lists facilities providing mental health services to persons with mental illness across the United States.
      Tel: (800) 662-HELP
      http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/addressSearch.jspx?state=NY
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:Lifeline centers are actively involved in providing referrals to mental health professionals who can help you work through whatever issues you are dealing with, no matter how large or small. Learn more about mental health, how to find a therapist or support group, and how to develop a safety plan. By calling (800) 273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
        http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

    • New York State- Office of Mental Health: Promotes the mental health of all New Yorkers with a particular focus on facilitating hope and recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances.
      44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12229
      Tel: (800) 597-8481
      http://www.omh.ny.gov/index.html


    • The Trevor Project: organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
      The Trevor Lifeline: (866) 488-7386
      NY Office Tel: (212) 229-1510

    Men’s Health

    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Men: Provide information and awareness of preventable health problems, promote healthy living, and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
      Tel: (800) 232-6348
      http://www.cdc.gov/men/

    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention Gay and Bisexual Men’s Health: Provides information on health topics affecting gay and bisexual men.
      Tel: (800) 232-4636
      http://www.cdc.gov/men/



    • HIV/AIDS: Please refer to HIV/AIDS Services above

    Women’s Health

    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Women: Promotes and protect health, safety, and quality of life of women at every stage of life.
      Tel: (770) 488-8190
      http://www.cdc.gov/women/

    • National Organization for Women: Aims to end violence against women, advance women in the workplace, promote reproductive freedom, transform images of women in the media, and secure equality for LGBTQ people.
      150 W 28th Street, Suite 304, New York, NY 10001
      Tel: (212) 627-9895
      http://www.nownyc.org/women/index.php/resource.php


    • Women’s Health.gov-Women: Offers tools to help women of all ages and backgrounds live stronger, healthier, and even longer lives.
      Tel: (202) 690-7650
      http://www.womenshealth.gov/

    • HIV/AIDS: Please refer to HIV/AIDS Services above

    Veterans

    • Veterans Health Administration: Home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million Veterans each year.
      Tel: (800) 827-1000
      http://www.va.gov/health/default.asp

    • Veterans Crisis Line: The Veterans Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified VA responders—many who are Veterans themselves. They understand what Veterans have been through and the challenges Veterans of all ages and service eras face. Whatever’s got you down—chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger, or even homelessness—a Veterans Crisis Line responder can provide support, day or night.
      Tel: (800) 273-8255 Press 1
      http://veteranscrisisline.net/ForVeterans.aspx
  • Food and Housing Services

    Emergency Disasters

    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.
      Disaster survivors can contact: (800) 621-FEMA (3362)
      http://www.fema.gov/

    • NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Ready NY Guides: The guides offer tips and information designed to help New Yorkers prepare for all types of emergencies. The brochures available are on general preparedness, pandemic flu, flooding, hurricanes, beat the heat, pets, kids: k-12, kids: middle school & high school, among others.
      http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/ready/ready_guides.shtml

    • NYC Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Provides information on how to be prepared for emergencies. Personal & family safety, home safety, seniors and disabled, coping in a disaster and helping others are some of the topics you are able to search for on this site. For all NYC inquiries, you can call 311 or visit 311 Online
      http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/em/emergency-homepage.shtml

    Food and Nutrition Programs


    • GrowNYC: Provides information about food market locations. Each market is an anchor to its community providing not only fresh, locally-grown food, but a gathering place where neighbors can come together, share recipes, watch a cooking demonstration, take a tour with a chef and learn about local agriculture
      51 Chambers Street, Room 228, New York, NY 10007
      Tel: (212) 788-7900
      http://www.grownyc.org/ourmarkets


    • NYS Department of Health-Nutrition Division: Provides information about nutritious food and educating people about making healthy lifestyle choices.
      Child and Adult Care Food Program: Tel: (800) 942-3858
      Growing Up Healthy Hotline: Tel: (800) 522-5006
      http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/index.htm

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): SNAP can help you put healthy food on the table. SNAP monthly benefits can be used to purchase food at authorized retail food stores. SNAP benefits help low-income working people, seniors, the disabled and others feed their families.
      Human Resources Administration
      Tel: (718) 557-1399 or (877) 472-8411
      http://otda.ny.gov/programs/snap/

    Housing/Shelter Programs

    Emergency Shelter

    • Earn Benefits.org Emergency Shelters: locations where you can go to get immediate shelter, food, and other resources to help you get back on your feet, find jobs and housing.
      • MANHATTAN
        • MainChance: 120 E 32nd St. NY, NY 10017
        • Jonh Heuss House: 42 Beaver St. NY, NY 10004
        • Olivieri Center for Women: 257 W 30th St. NY, NY 10001
        • Neighborhood Center for Homeless People: 237 E 77th St. NY, NY
        • Peter’s Place: 123 W 23rd St. NY, NY 10011
        • Project Rescue: 315 Bowery NY, NY 10003
      • BRONX
        • The Living Room: 890 Garrison Ave. Bronx, NY 10011
      • BROOKLYN
        • Bond Street Drop: In Center 39-41 Bond Street BK, NY 11201
        • The Gathering Place: 2402 Atlantic Ave. BK, NY 11233
      • STATEN ISLAND
        • Project Hospitality Drop-In-Center: 25 Central Ave. Staten Island, NY 10036
      http://newyork.earnbenefits.org/page.php?pageID=1512

    For Families
    NYC Department of Homeless Services- defines a family as 1. Legally married couples with or without children; 2. Single parents with children; 3. Pregnant women; 4. Unmarried couples, with or without children, who have cohabited for a substantial period of time and demonstrate a need to be sheltered together.

    • Intake Facility for Families with Minor Children (Under 21) and Pregnant Women Prevention: Assistance & Temporary Housing (Path)
      346 Powers Avenue Bronx, NY 10454
      Tel: (917) 521-3900 or 311
    • Intake Facility for Adult Families with No Children: Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC)
      400 E 29th St. (1st Avenue) New York, NY 10016
      Tel: (212) 481-4704 or 311
      http://www.hud.gov/local/ny/homeless/familiesshelters.cfm

    Men

    • The Bowery Mission: Men’s Shelter: offers a broad range of services to help those who are hungry, homeless or in need of medical care. The Bowery Mission also provides help for those struggling with addictions.
        227 Bowery New York, NY 10002
      Tel: (212) 674- 3456 or (800) Bowery-1
      http://www.bowery.org/get-help/

    • Homes & Communities: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Homeless Men-Intake Shelter- This is an intake and assessment shelter for single homeless men. The stay at an Assessment Shelter could be about ninety days. During the initial or "intake" period the homeless individual receives a comprehensive evaluation, including a medical examination, assistance with entitlements applications, if needed, an employment evaluation and, where applicable, a substance abuse and/or psychiatric evaluation. Sometimes, as a result of these evaluations, a homeless person may be transferred to a shelter where his/her particular needs will be addressed.
        400-430 E 30th Street (Near 1st Avenue) NY, NY 10016
      Tel: (212) 481-4730 or (212) 637-5350
      http://www.hud.gov/local/ny/homeless/menshelters.cfm
      Or
      http://newyorkcity.ny.networkofcare.org/mh/services/agency.aspx?pid=DepartmentofHomelessServicesHomelessMenIntakeShelter_754_2_0

    Single Adults


    • Earn Benefits.org-Emergency Shelters - locations where you can go to get immediate shelter, food, and other resources to help you get back on your feet, find jobs and housing.  MANHATTAN
      -MainChance: 120 E 32nd St. NY, NY 10017
      -Jonh Heuss House: 42 Beaver St. NY, NY 10004
      -Olivieri Center for Women: 257 W 30th St. NY, NY 10001
      -Neighborhood Center for Homeless People: 237 E 77th St. NY, NY
      -Peter’s Place: 123 W 23rd St. NY, NY 10011
      -Project Rescue: 315 Bowery NY, NY 10003
      BRONX
      -The Living Room: 890 Garrison Ave. Bronx, NY 10011
      BROOKLYN
      -Bond Street Drop: In Center 39-41 Bond Street BK, NY 11201
      -The Gathering Place: 2402 Atlantic Ave. BK, NY 11233
      STATEN ISLAND
      -Project Hospitality Drop-In-Center: 25 Central Ave. Staten Island, NY 10036
      http://newyork.earnbenefits.org/page.php?pageID=1512

    Women


    • HELP Women’s Shelter: Serves single homeless women, age 18 and older. The center has 40 transitional living beds and 135 assessment beds. The assessment center is designed to help clients create and implement a plan to move into transitional or permanent housing. All clients receive medical and psychiatric attention.
      116 Williams Avenue (b/w Liberty Ave. and Glenmore Ave.), Brooklyn, NY
      Subway: C to Liberty Ave.
      Tel: (718) 483-7700
      http://www.helpusa.org/Housing/Transitional/HELP_womens_center

    • Urban Pathway, Inc. Olivieri Drop-in Center for Homeless Women: This is a 24/7 drop-in center for adult homeless women. Services include: access to meals, clothing, showers and rehabilitation and recovery programs. Also provide on-site medical, mental health and substance abuse assessments. The center also provides individual counseling, entitlement assistance, banking facilities; vocational training, money management and instruction in other independent living skills, with the end goal of helping clients successfully transition to housing.
      257 West 30th Street (9th Floor) New York, NY 10011
      Tel: (212) 736-7385
      http://www.urbanpathways.org/olivieri.asp

    • Project Rescue Drop In Centers - Bowery Residents Committee, Inc.: Bowery Safe Haven- Serves all homeless individuals ages 18 and over. Depending on circumstances, clients are offered on-site medical care (PPD testing, physical exam, HIV testing) including detoxification and long term rehabilitation referrals, psychiatric assistance, as well as assistance with entitlements and vocational training. The center provides meals and clothing and also specializes in working with veterans.
      315 Bowery St. 2nd Floor New York, NY 10003
      Tel. (212) 533-5656
      http://newyorkcity.ny.networkofcare.org/mh/services/subcategory.aspx?tax=BH-1800.3500

    Youths Under 21

    • Covenant House: Serves youth that are running away from home, were thrown out by a family member, or are coming from the subways or the streets. Covenant House serves over 400 homeless youth daily. Services provided include health, mental, mother and child programs, transitional housing, substance abuse, vocational training among others.
      460 West 41st Street New York, NY 10036
      Tel: (212) 613-0300
      http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

    Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention

    • Alcoholics Anonymous: Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
      A.A. World Services Inc.
      P.O. Box 459 New York, NY 10163
      Tel: (212) 870-3400
      (http://www.aa.org/?Media=PlayFlash)


    • Al Anon Support for family members & friends of alcoholics:
      Al-Anon Family Intergroup of Greater New York, Inc.
      4 West 43rd Street, Suite 617, New York, NY 10036
      Tel: (212) 941-0094
      http://www.nycalanon.org/about.php

    • Anchor House, Inc.: Substance Abuse Treatment
      1041-47 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
      Tel: (718) 771-0760


    • Anchor House - Substance Abuse Center for Women: helps those that are disenfranchised, homeless, those that are in prison and chemically dependent lead drug-free productive and meaningful lives.
      http://www.anchorhousenyc.org/583783

    • Interfaith Medical Center: Chemical Dependency Outpatient Services: This is an outpatient alcoholism and substance abuse program for adults (18+). The treatment is focused on helping patients achieve abstinence through a variety of educational, cognitive-behavioral and creative art therapy groups. Groups focus on educating patients about substance abuse, relapse prevention and health issues.
      1545 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11213
      Tel: (718) 613-4000 (718) 613-4450 or (718) 613-4330
      http://www.interfaithmedical.com/patientservices.html

    • Narcotics Anonymous: The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol and membership is free.
      http://www.na.org/


    • New Directions Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program: an out-patient chemical dependency treatment program which has developed an integrated clinical approach to treatment that focuses on the chemically dependent individual and their immediate social environment. In addition, the program includes aftercare to help the chemically dependent individual secure their place on the road to recovery.
      202 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
      Tel: (718) 398-0800
      http://www.newdirectionsbrooklyn.com/chemical-dependency/index.php

  • Social and Legal Services

    Social Services

    • NYC Human Resources Administration-Department of Social Services- provides temporary help to individuals and families with social service and economic needs to assist them in reaching self-sufficiency. Programs and services include temporary cash assistance, public health insurance, food stamps, home care for seniors and the disabled, child care, adult protective services, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS support services and child support enforcement.
        Service Line/Intake Unit
      400 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001
      Tel: (212) 971-0626
      http://www.nyc.gov/html/hra/html/home/home.shtml

    Ex-Offender Services

    • CAMBA Prison Re-entry Program: provides re-entry assistance and employment placement to individuals who are returning to local communities after release from prison. Eligible program participants are those who have never been convicted of a violent crime and have been released from prison within the last six months.
      CAMBA Main Office
      1720 Church St. 2nd & 3rd Floors, Brooklyn, NY 11226
      Tel: (718) 287-2600

    • Girls Re-entry Assistance Support Program (GRASP): Serves females 13-18 years old that were adjudicated or convicted of a crime. GRASP provides different services including counseling, career development, anger management and cultural programming. Girls will be set up with a mentor from faith based organizations. Despite the religious nature of the setting young women are not required to participate in religious activities.
      Contact: Joan B. Gabbidon, Executive Director at (718) 250-2219 or Deborah Lashley, Program Manager at (718) 250-3804
      http://www.brooklynda.org/grasp/grasp.htm

    • Ready, Willing and Able: The Doe Fund: it uses paid transitional work and a holistic, individualized service package to send individuals into the workforce and out of cycles of homelessness, crime, and addiction.
      Brooklyn
      520 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
      Tel: (718) 628-3223
      Manhattan
      2960 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10039
      Tel: (212) 690-6480
      http://www.doe.org/rwa.cfm

    Legal Assistance

    • HIV Law Project: (Please refer to: HIV/AIDS Services)


    • Legal Aid Society: is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization dedicated to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. The Society provides a comprehensive range of legal services in three areas: the Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices.
      199 Water Street, New York, NY 10038
      Tel: (212) 577-3300
      http://www.legal-aid.org/en/home.aspx

    LGBTQ


    • The Lesbian, Gay. Bisexual & Transgender Community Center: We strive to serve the LGBT community with a full-service, multi-faceted approach to programming, from hosting arts and entertainment events, advocacy groups and family gatherings to offering youth, recovery and overall wellness programs. The Center creates awareness for HIV and AIDS, as well as provides counseling, education, prevention and bereavement services.
      208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
      Tel: (212) 620-7310
      http://www.gaycenter.org/about

    • The Trevor Project: organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
      The Trevor Lifeline: (866) 488-7386
      NY Office Tel: (212) 229-1510
      http://www.thetrevorproject.org/Programs

    Domestic Violence Victim Services

    • Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence: Counseling Services for Victims- Counselors provide crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter, referrals to social service programs, police advocacy, and other crucial services. Calls can be made on behalf of a friend or family member. Please call the hotline at 800-621-HOPE (4673) for more information.
      http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/html/services/counseling.shtml

    • Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence: Family Justice Center- This program enables victims to meet with a prosecutor, speak with a trained counselor, and applies for housing and financial assistance in just one visit.
      NYC Family Justice Center-Bronx
      198 E 161 St. 2nd Floor Bronx, NY 10451
      Tel: (718) 508-1222

      NYC Family Justice Center-Brooklyn
      350 Jay Street 15th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201
      Tel: (718) 250-5111

      NYF Family Justice Center-Queens

      126-02 82nd Ave. Kew Gardens, NY 11415
      Tel: (718) 575-4500

    • National Organization for Women: Domestic Violence--Aims to end violence against women, advance women in the workplace, promotes reproductive freedom, transform images of women in the media, and secure equality for LGBTQ people.
      150 W 28th Street, Suite 304, New York, NY 10001
      Tel: (212) 627-9895
      http://www.nownyc.org/women/index.php/home/resource/domestic-violence


    • Safe Horizon: victim assistance organization that provides support, prevents violence, and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. For more information and if you need help please contact:
      Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
      Crime Victims Hotline: (866) 689-HELP (4357)
      Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: (212) 227-3000
      http://www.safehorizon.org/index/what-we-do-2/domestic-violence--abuse-53.html
  • Child Care Services

    Childcare

    • Childcare Programs: Most children are served through contracts with hundreds of private, non-profit organizations that operate childcare programs in communities across the city. Children - ages two months through 12 years - are cared for either in group childcare centers that are licensed by the Department of Health or in the homes of childcare providers that are registered by the Department of Health.
      http://www.nyc.gov/html/acs/html/child_care/child_care_information.shtml

    • HeadStart: Federal program that provides comprehensive services to enrolled children and their families, which include health, nutrition, social, and other services determined to be necessary by family needs assessments, in addition to education and cognitive development services. Head Start services are designed to be responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.
      Contact by E-mail: HeadStart@eclkc.ifo or Tel: (866) 763-6481
      http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/about/contact
  • Bullying Prevention

    Bullying Prevention

    • Stopbullying.gov- provides information about bullying, how to identify if someone you know may be a victim of bullying and how to stop it. Learn how to prevent bullying in the schools and join community organizations to stop bullying.
      http://www.stopbullying.gov/resources/index.html/

  • Disability Services


    • Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities: Works with other city agencies to assure that the concerns of the disabled community are addressed. We have developed a number of informative brochures and directories that detail programs, services, activities, and other resources that are accessible to people with disabilities.
        100 Gold Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038
      Tel: 311 or (212)-NEW- YORK (Out- of- City)
      Tel: (212)504-4115 (Hearing Impaired)

        http://www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/html/home/home.shtml

    • Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities-Federal, State & Local Laws: Provides you with general information on the laws that serve to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities in New York City
      http://www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/html/laws/laws.shtml

    • Mayor’s Office for People With Learning Disabilities: Resources for evaluation and other appropriate services for Learning Disabilities, which are manifested with problems in listening, understanding, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical ability.
      http://www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/html/specific/ld.shtml

    • National Center for Learning Disabilities: is committed to ensuring that all students with learning disabilities graduate from high school with a standard diploma—prepared for college and the workplace.
      381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10016
      Tel: (212) 545-7510
      http://www.ncld.org/

    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office Of Disability-Topics: Oversees the implementation and coordination of programs and policies that enhance the
      health and well-being of people with disabilities across all ages, races, and ethnicities.
      Among the information covered are advocacy, community integration, health and human
      services, housing, education, employment for people with disabilities. If you have a
      general question regarding disability, please feel free to contact us, however we will only
      respond to inquiries that are submitted to the Office in writing (by post or email).
      E-mail: ODinfo@hhs.gov
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
      200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Room 637D, Washington D.C. 20201
      http://www.hhs.gov/od/topics/topics.html

    • NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance- Fair Hearings: A fair hearing is a chance for you to tell an Administrative Law Judge from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Office of Administrative Hearings, why you think a decision about your case made by a local social services agency is wrong. Information on how request or cancel a fair hearing, request an adjournment or reopening.
      Office of Administrative Hearings
      PO Box 1930, Albany, NY 12201
      Tel: (518) 474-8781
      http://otda.ny.gov/oah/