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Advocates for Children of New York



Address:151 West 30th Street 5th Floor New York NY 10001
Telephone(s):212-947-9779
Fax:212-947-9790
E-mail:info@advocatesforchildren.org
World Wide Web: http://www.advocatesforchildren.org


Description:

AFC's commitment is to those children at greatest risk due to disabling conditions, poverty, race or sex discrimination, or inadequate academic preparation.  Services include:

1.  We provide free advice and legal representation for families of students who are struggling or experiencing discrimination in school. We help them protect their education-related rights and obtain the educational support their children need.

2. Our free trainings and workshops provide pivotal information for parents, communities, and professionals, so that they may advocate effectively on behalf of their children.

3. Based on our 40 years of “on the ground” experience, we conduct policy advocacy that spurs change in the education system and improves education outcomes.

4. When real change will not happen without a court order, our impact litigation provides the most vulnerable students protection under the law, gives them the opportunity to receive a quality education, and compels education reform.




Eligibility Requirements:

New York City children from infancy through age 21.


Admission Requirements/Documents:

By referral and a screening and/or evaluation process.


Fees/Methods of Payment:Free
Access for People with Disabilities:Office is wheelchair accessible. Assistive technology.


Services Offered:Case / Care ManagementEarly Intervention for Developmentally DelayedEducation Advocacy GroupsInternship ProgramsLegal ServicesPublic Awareness / EducationVolunteer OpportunitiesWorkshops / Symposiums
Languages Offered:Spanish
Target Groups(By Need):At Risk YouthChildren with DisabilitiesFamilies / Friends of People with DisabilitiesStudents