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Welcome to the St. Mary’s Healthcare System Resource Directory

This resource directory is for families/caregivers of children who have medically complex needs or long-lasting conditions that require extra health care and support services.

The information in this directory is provided to help you find resources to assist you with finding help for your child and family. The range of care/disability/health issues varies amongst children so the information may or may not pertain to your child.

What you'll find

After a family learns that their child is ill parents/caregivers typically begin to think about how they can best care for their child. The resources in this directory include agencies, service providers, advocacy organizations, and other resources to assist with providing a quality life for children with medically complex needs.

To find a resource enter your area of interest in the search box on the side bar and the location in the box located on the top of the screen. The directory is intended to assist you with being the best advocate for your child. Although we attempt to keep the directory current resources change constantly.

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  1. National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership resnaprojects.org

    The National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership (NATTAP) provides technical assistance to the 56 state and territory assistive technology programs as authorized under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998

    Contact Information

    703/524-6686 TTY: 703/524-6639


    1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1540 Arlington, VA 22209-1903

  2. New York Lawyers for Public Interest NYPLI.org

    Serves the legal needs of underserved, underrepresented New Yorkers and their communities. Links low income clients and organizations with attorneys willing to volunteer pro bono legal services.  Disability Law Center works towards protecting rights of people with disabilities: children with disabilities trying to secure appropriate integrated special education, fights for equal access to transportation, housing, medical care and equipment.  Health Justice Program works with communities to ensure access to quality health care, including those who base barriers due to limited English or racial and/or ethnic discrimination.

    Contact Information

    212-244-4664                 TTY:  212-244-3692


    151 West 30 Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001

  3. New York Legal Assistance Group NYLAG.org

    New York Legal Assistance Group provides high quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford attorneys.  Our comprehensive range of services includes direct representation, case consultation, advocacy, community education, training, financial counseling, and impact litigation

  4. Partnership for Children’s Rights kidslaw.org

    Fights for the rights of disadvantaged and disabled children throughout New York City.  Lawyers and social workers assist with special education, social security disability benefits.

    Contact Information


  5. Private Special Education Schools NYC p12.nysed.gov

    Private Special education schools primarily serve specific student groups such as those that may have learning difficulties (or ADHD/ADD), be hard of hearing, deaf, speech impaired, health impaired, orthopedically impaired, mentally retarded, seriously emotionally disturbed, multi-handicapped, visually handicapped, or deaf and blind.

    Contact Information

    Email: speced@mail.nysed.gov


    New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education 89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB Albany, New York 12234

  6. Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) resourcesnyc.org

    Founded by 3 NY mothers RCSN is a nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all special needs across all boroughs, to understand, navigate and access services.

    Contact Information

    Phone 212 766 4650
    Fax 212 677 4070
    Email info@resourcesnyc.org


    116 East 16th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10003

  7. Special Education Services -NYC schools.nyc.gov

    Ensures a free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment to children ages 3-21 with disabilities who live in NYS.  Students thought to have a disability are referred to a multidisciplinary team (teacher, psychologist and therapist) called the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).  For an evaluation for special education services, contact your local school district.

  8. TRAID IN Equipment Exchange Program justicecenter.ny.gov

    Technology Resources Center – NYC

    United Cerebral Palsy of NYC
    120 East 23rd Street, 5th Floor  4519

    212-979-9700 x 717 Voice     212- 475-0842 Fax     212- 253-2690 TTY

    Brooklyn Satellite Office
    160 Lawrence Avenue, Room B10 Brooklyn, NY 11230

    718-436-7979 x710 Voice 718-907-3189 Fax 718-854-5656 TTY

    Website: www.ucpnyc.org/site/c.buIWJcNSKnL6G/b.6561427/k.48DE/Assistive_Technology

    Long Island TRAID Center

    Long Island Communities of Practice P.O. Box 5013 Montauk, NY 11954

    631-668-4858 (Voice) 631-668-6079 (Fax) 631-668-4858 (Voice/TTY) Website:


  9. United Cerebral Palsy Nassau ucpn.org

    UCP Nassau provides support services (educational, rehabilitation, respite, residential) to children & adults with physical & developmental disabilities.    English, Spanish, Chinese

    UCP Nassau Residential Program offers a variety of life style options for adults with developmental disabilities.  Individualized and personalized service is the primary mission of the program. The residential team focuses on the person not the disability in an effort to provide both a home-like and integrated living environment.



    Contact Information

    Residential Services: 516-377-2040


    380 Washington Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575

  10. United Cerebral Palsy NYC ucpnyc.org

    UCP NYC provides support services (educational, rehabilitation, respite, residential) to children & adults with physical & developmental disabilities.    English, Spanish, Chinese

    UCP NYC operates residential facilities in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island, and offers a variety of residential services for adolescents and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. UCP of NYC residential services span a range of care and support levels, from intermediate care facilities for persons with complex needs, to supportive apartments for those requiring minimal staff assistance.


    Contact Information

    877-UCP CONNECT (877-827-2666)

    email:  projectconnect@ucpnyc.org


    80 Maiden Lane, 8th floor, New York, NY 10038