Services for children with disabilities

Early Childhood Direction Centers (ECDC) | NYS Department of Education

People with Disabilities Baby Toddler Pre-Schooler Caregiver

ECDCs provide information to families and members of the community about services for young children from birth to age five with diagnosed or suspected special needs.

  • Services are free for children and their families
  • Centers are available in each borough
  • Free training sessions offered
  • Information about pre-school services, day care, evaluations, and more

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for ECDC services, you should be able to answer yes to these questions:

  • Is your child five years old or younger?
  • Does your child have a diagnosed or suspected disability?

How Can I Get Help?

Visit an ECDC in your borough:

4419 Third Ave, Suite 2C, Bronx, NY 10457
Call: 347-271-8159 Email: Maura RosadoVisit the website

160 Lawrence Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Call: 718-437-3794 Email: Karen SametVisit the website

New York Presbyterian Hospital
409 East 60th St, Suite 3-312, New York, NY 10022
Call: 212-746-6175 Email: Marilyn Rubinstein
Visit the website

Queens Centers for Progress
81-15 164th St, Jamaica, NY 11432
Call: 718-215-1299 Ext. 4001 Email: Catherine WarkalaVisit the website

Staten Island
Staten Island University Hospital
242 Mason Ave, 1st Flr, Staten Island, NY 10305
Call: 718-226-6670 Email: Laura Kennedy
Visit the website

Other People with Disabilities Programs

Family services for students with disabilities

Special Education Parent Centers

NYS Department of Education

Information and resources for families of students with disabilities.

Early help for infants & toddlers

The Early Intervention Program (EIP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Early intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays.

Special health care for children

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Help for children with medical conditions that require special medical services.