Advocates for Children

Also Known As:AFC
Address:151 West 30th Street 5th Floor New York NY 10001
World Wide Web: http://www.advocatesforchildren.org/


Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. was organized in 1970 to ensure equal educational opportunities, and promote quality education services, for New York City's 1,000,000 public school students. 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 individual case advocacy; training and community organizing; research and administrative negotiation; and litigation. The New York State Early Intervention Program is a family centered program that provides a wide variety of services to eligible infants and toddlers with special needs and their families.

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