• New York State Parent Helpline — 1- 800-342-7472 English & Spanish. Offers assistance, information and referrals by phone, mail, internet and in-person at public events. A resource a source of help to improve parenting practices and to prevent and intervene in child abuse and neglect.
  • NYC YouthLine – 1-800-246-4646
  • National Runaway Switchboard — 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
  • NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINE 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • New York Child Abuse Hotline — 1-800-342-3720
  • New York Alcohol/ Substance Abuse Information & Referral — 1-800-522-5353
  • Resources for Children with Special Needs – An independent, not-for-profit organization that provides information and referral, case management and support, individual and systemic advocacy, parent and professional training, library and information services to New York City parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and special needs and to the professionals who work with them. http://www.resourcesnyc.org/rcsn.htm
  • Children’s Rights: A national watchdog organization advocating on behalf of abused and
  • neglected children in the U.S. Information on legal issues as it applies to children in Foster Care. http://www.childrensrights.org/
  • The Children’s Aid Society: Individual and family counseling, group therapy, emergency assessments, referrals and crisis intervention. Also offers programs for juvenile offenders, youth development, and legal advocacy. 105 East 22nd St. New York, NY 10010. 212-949-4800
  • Lenox Hill Center for Attention and Learning Disorders: 1430 2nd Ave. New York, NY 212- 434 – 6564 (Mondays and Fridays), 212 – 434 – 3365 (or 2181). Accepts Medicaid. http://www.lenoxhillhospital.org/
  • Disabilities That Qualify Infants, Toddlers, Children, and Youth for Services under the IDEA: http://www.nichcy.org/pubs/genresc/gr3.htm
  • ICD: International Center for the Disabled: : Offers comprehensive testing services. 340 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010. 212-585 – 6000, (fax) 212-585-6161
  • SUNY University Optometric Center: Learning Disabilities Unit: Offers comprehensive testing services. 33 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036. 212-780-4950. http://www.sunyopt.edu/uoc/services