Family services for students with disabilities

Special Education Parent Centers | NYS Department of Education

People with Disabilities Everyone

Special Education Parent Centers provide information and resources to families of students with disabilities. The centers can help families be more involved in their child’s education, understand their child’s disabilities, resolve issues with families and school districts early, and more.

  • Services for students and families are offered at no cost
  • Training sessions are also offered at no cost

Am I Eligible?

All NYC families who care for a student with disabilities are eligible to receive services at no cost. Trainings are open to everyone.

How Can I Get Help?

Contact a Special Education Parent Center:

Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens
116 East. 16th St., 5th Flr, New York, NY 10003
Call: 212-677-4660 (English) 212-677-4668 (Spanish)
Email: Rich Overton
Visit the website

Staten Island
Parent to Parent NY, Inc.
1050 Forest Hill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314
Call: 718-494-4872 Email: State Island Parent to Parent
Visit the website

Other People with Disabilities Programs

Services for children with disabilities

Early Childhood Direction Centers (ECDC)

NYS Department of Education

Information and referrals for young children with special needs.

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.

Updated December 4, 2019