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Student, Parent & Community Resources 

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Free Programs

New York City offers children and teens a wide range of after-school and summer activities--from paid museum internships to free science research programs. The free and low cost programs listed here are a great way to explore new interests, get extra support, and supplement what is being taught during the school day. The list is not exhaustive and we welcome new listings.


Contact DOE

Contacting the Department of Education is like calling any huge bureaucracy: You have to follow a lot of prompts before getting to a real person. Once you do reach someone, we’ve found that the operators are knowledgeable and helpful. Our advice: pleasant persistence. Keep trying and you will eventually get the information you need. We've compiled a list of telephone numbers and emails that may be useful.

Main switchboard

The Department of Education website is The main switchboard number is (718) 935-2200. Open Monday–Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.


For general information about your school zone, enrollment, pre-kindergarten registration and gifted and talented programs that you can’t find on the DOE’s website, call 311 and say “schools”, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The operators are unfailingly polite and try their best to answer your questions.



Routine enrollment issues should be resolved at one of the city’s 14 Family Welcome Centers. It’s difficult to find the phone number for a particular center but calling the Parent Support Line should get your through to one of them. If you have a problem that the Family Welcome Center can’t solve, try these people:

You can also email the DOE enrollment office directly. They answer emails within a day or two:


Staten Island

District 31

District 75
District 75

Special Education Resources

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INCLUDEnyc believes every young person should be fully included in school, in the workforce, in the community — and should have access to services and supports to succeed. INCLUDEnyc is the leading source of free training and information for young people ages 0-26 with known or suspected disabilities, their parents, and the professionals who support them.

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Parts 200  of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education:

Part 200 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relates to special education programs and services for students with disabilities.  

Commissioner's Regulations Part 200: Students with Disabilities

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The Birth Injury Justice Center is dedicated to supporting children and their families who have been affected by disabilities caused at birth. Our organization strives to provide answers and guidance to ensure that families receive the assistance they need to help improve their overall quality of













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NYC families can use MySchools to apply to public schools from 3-K to high school. Get started by creating an account. Then explore your children’s personalized school options and get guidance on the admissions process from start to finish.

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See questions to ask at the annual meeting for parents of English language learners about their child's academic and language progress in school.

Financial Guides & Resources 

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More about our experts featured on these guides:

  • Susan Luxenberg (Founder & President of HomeSmart LLC)

  • Jamie Gold (Wellness Design Consultant and Author)

  • Elizabeth Kennedy (Founder of Age Fearless Academy, Home Health Physical Therapist & Certified Aging in Place Specialist)

  • Maura Horton (Chief Community Officer, JUNIPERunltd)

  • Sheryl Larson (Research Manager at the University of Minnesota)

  • Dave Kearon (Director of Adult Services at Autism Speaks)

  • Vijay Vasudevan (Associate Data Scientist at Autism Speaks)

  • Matt Abisamra (Driving Program Supervisor, Assistive Technology Department at Shepherd Center)

  • Andrew Arboe (Director of Community Outreach at Planning Across The Spectrum)​


Help your student be a good digital student so that they know and follow the rules and act in ways that lead to effective digital learning.  



      Centro de Información y Recursos para Padres: Aquí  


       Helping Hands for the Disable of NY: Aquí


      Parálisis Cerebral Unida: Aquí


      Política de educación  Aquí                                


      INCLUYEnyc : Aquí                                       


       AHRC Ciudad de Nueva York: Aquí                             


      Consejo Nacional de Discapacidades: Aquí                           


      VSA: La Organización de las Artes de toda la ciudad  y discapacidades  Nueva York: Aquí   


      La Coalición Arise: Aquí


      Almuerzo 4 Aprendizaje:  Haga clic en el icono

      e ESENCIAL Accesibilidad Inc.  

      Hacer clic  el icono  


     Acerca de los programas ASD Nest del Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Nueva York: Aquí


     Escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Nueva York con el programa ASD Nest: aquí


      Una guía para la individualización  Programa de Educación (IEP) : Aquí

      Hacer una referencia (NYC DOE): Aquí


     HeartShare: Aquí

     Fundación para la Epilepsia : Aquí


     Gremio del Faro: Aquí


     Asociación de Lesiones Cerebrales del Estado de Nueva York: Aquí


     Easterseals Nueva York: Aquí

     Oficina del estado de Nueva York para personas con discapacidades del desarrollo

Información de presentación de elegibilidad de NYS OPWDD aquí

     Ubicaciones de la red comunitaria ADAPT: Aquí  






     ReelAbilities: Festival de Cine sobre Discapacidades de Nueva York: Aquí


     Consorcio del Consejo de Educación: Aquí  



                                                                                                     Por favor, haga clic en el icono para acceder  el sitio web


Listados de programas extraescolares:  

Clases y programas con necesidades especiales para niños de la ciudad de Nueva York:  Enlace aquí

Programas después de la escuela: enlace aquí

samuel campo  Y: enlace aquí

NY Sports Connection ( Especial  Necesita opciones): enlace aquí

Impulsar los programas después de la escuela: enlace aquí

QSAC: enlace aquí

Campamentos de verano:  

Campamentos de verano para niños con necesidades especiales: enlace aquí

Los mejores campamentos de verano en toda la ciudad para niños con necesidades especiales: enlace aquí

Retiros, campamentos y programas recreativos ubicados en Nueva York:

Enlace aquí

Campamentos especiales para estudiantes con necesidades especiales: enlace aquí

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