All Resource Category Listings


  • Zero to Three

    National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families - Anational nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.



  • ARISE Coalition Alert: What parents need to know in the case of a bus strike
  • Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program

    The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program seeks to improve the system of care for children with special health care needs from birth to 21 years of age and their families. The Program helps to shape public policy so families can get the best health care for their children. The website provides links to numerous community resources, programs and publications.

  • Hurricane Sandy Resources for Brooklyn

    General Emergency Numbers

    FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Assistance
    For FEMA Assistance: visit or call 800-621-3362; 800.462.7585 (TTY)

    Red Cross  877.733.2767
    Finding Loved Ones: Red Cross’s Safe and Well registry:

    Brooklyn Borough President’s Office 718.802.3700

    Public Advocate 212-669-7200


    For NYC Emergency Shelters:
    Or call 311

    Brooklyn Shelters

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School 5800 20th Avenue Brooklyn
    John Jay High School 237 7th Avenue Brooklyn
    Park Slope Amory 361 15th Street Brooklyn  (Special Medical
    Needs Only)


    For Food Assistance: The Food Bank for New York City’s food
    program locator:

    Brooklyn Distributions:

    Coffey Park at Richards Street Friday 1pm - 5pm.
    West 25th Street and Surf Avenue Friday 1pm -5 pm
    Red Hook Initiative 767 Hicks St. Friday 1pm – 5pm  718.858.6782

    Con Ed 800.75 CONED; 800.752.6633; 800.642.2308 (TTY)
    Con Edison will be distributing dry ice at the following locations
    until supplies run out.  Personnel will also be available to answer questions.
    Walgreen’s 532 Neptune Ave (W 5-6 Sts)

    National Grid:
    Gas leak and gas emergencies                718-643-4050
    Customer support                        718-643-4050
    TTY                                    718-237-2857


    MTA Service Advisory: realtime service updates to rail, subway, bus, bridges & tunnels: or call 511

    Brooklyn Hospitals

    Coney Island Hospital has been evacuated and closed.
    For information about other Brooklyn hospitals:

    Brookdale University Hospital             718.240.5000
    The Brooklyn Hospital Center             718.250.8000
    Cumberland Diagnostic & Treatment Center     718.260.7500
    Kings County Hospital                     718.245.3131
    SUNY Downstate                     718.270.1000
    SUNY Downstate at LICH                  718.780.1000
    Lutheran Medical Center                 718.630.7000
    Woodhull Medical Center                 718.963.8000
    VA New York Harbor                     718.636.6600
    New York Methodist Hospital             718.780.3000

    Disability Resources

    General Access Concerns

    Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities       
    212.788.2838 tty

    NYC Commission on Human Rights (718) 579-6900 / (212) 306-5070
    Temporarily working from a Bronx office (Bronx 1932 Arthur Avenue, Room 203A, Bronx, NY 10457,

    Parents Helping Parents - 718-638-9444

    Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled 718.998.3000

    Sinergia  (bilingual English/Spanish) - 212.643.2840

    Resources for Children with Special Needs - 212.677.4650
    (phone messages will be returned)

    Extreme Kids and Crew - 718.576.6741

    The Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs - 718.253.4948

    Mental Health Issues

    800-543-3638 (English)
    877-Ayudese (Haitian Creole)
    877-298-3373 (Spanish)
    877-990-8585 (Chinese)
    212-982-5284 (TTY)

    Woodhull Mobile Crisis  718.260.7725

    SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline             800-985-5990

    Family Resource Centers
    Western Brooklyn (ICL) 877-425-8133 / 212- 385-3030

    Eastern Brooklyn (JCCA) 347-394-5186 / 718-859-4500

    Developmental Disabilities

    Autism Society                             800-3AUTISM 
    Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 and on Saturday and Sunday
    from 9 to 5. 

    Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ODD) 
    866.946.9733; 866.933.4889 tty

    Brooklyn Developmental Disability Support Organization

    YAI Link 866 2 YAILINK / 212.273.6182


    Department of Education                    718.935.2000

    Closed Brooklyn Schools
    Dewey High school
    PS 15
    Pave Academy charter School
    MS 246 Walt Whitman
    Fahari Academy Charter School
    IS 211 John Wilson
    PS 233 Langston Hughes
    PS 235 Lennox School
    PS 244 Richard R  Green
    PS 276 Lewis Marshall
    PS 279 Herman Schrieber
    Olympus Academy
    IS 187 Christa Mcauliffe
    PS 90 Edna Cohen
    IS 98 Bay Academy
    PS 188 Michael Berdy
    PS 209 Margaret Mead
    PS 216 Arturo Toscanini
    IS 239 Mark Twain
    PS 253
    PS 288 Shirley Tanyhill
    IS 303 Herbert Eisenberg
    PS 329 Surf Side
    International Highschool at Lafayette
    Rachel Carson Highschool for Coastal Studies
    Highschool of Sports Management
    PS 370
    Kingsborough Early College
    John Dewey Highschool
    Life Academy for Film and Music
    Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders
    William E. Grady Career and Technical Higschool
    PSK721 Occupational Training Center
    Liberation Diploma Plus
    Coney Island Prep Public Charter School
    PSK771  6565 Flatlands Avenue
    JHS 078 Roy H. Mann
    PS 119 Amersfort
    PS 195 Manhattan Beach
    PS 207 Elizabeth G.  Leary
    PS 236 Mill Basin
    PS 277 Gerritsen Beach
    JHS 278 Marine Park
    PS 312 Bergen Beach

    Brooklyn Committees on Special Education

    District 15         Deborah-Cuffey-Jackson      718-935-4900
    District 20         Amine Haddad            718-759-4900
    District 22        Arlene Rosenstock        718-968-6200
    District 23        Miriama Sandi            718-240-3557 or 718-240-3558

    Brooklyn City Council Offices

    District 39        Brad Landers             718-499-1090
    456 5th Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11215

    For Downed Tree Removal: NYC Parks’ Forestry Service Request: (or call 311, NOT 911)

  • Link for DOE page on school openings and relocations (Post Hurricane Sandy)

    Below please find the link to the DOE website for school closings and opening 

  • New York Home Educators' Network

    A diverse group of New York State homeschoolers from the past, present, and future, from seasoned veterans to newcomers. Website provides information NY State homeschooling regulations, current issues, and resources. 

  • Parents Guide to RTI

    This Information is to help parents understand what is Response to Intervention (RTI)



  • Ability On-Line

    A safe, on-line community for children with disabilities and chronic health needs where they can make friends, get tips from mentors, and freely participate in an atmosphere of collaboration, companionship and support.  

  • Ben’s Guide to US Government

    Provides learning tools for kindergarten through 12th grade students, parents, and teachers explaining how our government works.  The site includes links to other Government web sites for children and youth. 

  • Kid Zone

    This component of LD OnLine features an art gallery and kids' magazine, as well as things for children and youth to read, hear & do.

  • Kids Against Bullying

    A kid friendly site about bullying, developed by the PACER Center.

  • Kids As Self Advocates

    KASA is a national, grassroots project created by and for youth with disabilities to provide helpful, positive information, increase knowledge on key issues, foster self-advocacy and take on leadership roles in their communities.


    The official kids’ portal for the US government

  • Kid’s Quest

    A disability awareness and resources website for children