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The mission of snack*, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, is to fill a void in the lives of children, teens, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other similar developmental and behavioral disabilities by providing after-school and weekend recreational programs designed and staffed to address their needs. snack* also provides prevocational trainig and supported emplyoment opprtunities. Our mission is accomplished by establishing activity programs that offer a variety of group and individual activities to provide these children with the help they need to thrive – the opportunity to make friends, improve skill levels, build confidence, work, and participate in activities that typical kids do everyday and have some fun.

snack* provides specialized instructional techniques not available in other special needs programs and is committed to never turning a child away—no matter how challenging the behaviors. We strongly believe that everyone deserves to have the same opp

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Our volunteer visitors help seniors alleviate loneliness and isolation, provide emotional security and offer mental stimulation. We escort seniors to medical appointments, assist with errands and shopping, and reach out a helping hand to our community's elderly who may have no family or friends nearby. Visiting Neighbors serves seniors living in lower Manhattan south of 30 Street, from river to river. We also have a friendly visiting program that serves seniors in the Forest Hills/Rego Park community of Queens.

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The organization's name is a misnomer because they have some job training and life skills programs for adults too. They also have some independent-living apartments for adults on Roosevelt Island. Toll free #1-877-645-5005
Since 1961, AMAC (The Association for Metroarea Autistic Children) has provided a range of services for people of all ages with autistic-spectrum disorders, and for their families. AMAC uses the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) method, the only scientifically-based and state-approved treatment of autistic-spectrum disorders. ABA relies on intensive behavioral intervention to teach targeted skills and behaviors, and has been proven to provide significant improvement in the lives of people with autistic and autistic-spectrum disorders. AMAC serves the entire Metro New York area.

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MizPee finds the closest, cleanest public toilet and tells you if it's wheelchair accessible. Since the service is cell phone-based, it's always with you, when you really need it. Send as a text message your city and state (e.g. "New York, NY") to the following number: 415-350-2290.

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The Northside Center for Child Development started in 1946 as the Northside Testing and Consultation Center. Northside now provides a full range of therapy, counseling, psycho-educational and other services for children and families. Wheelchair accessible entrance address is:
35 East 110th Street off Madison Avenue
Northside also has Central Harlem Services 247-249 W. 135th Street(formerly known as Harlem Interfaith Counseling Service), which holds as its focus the enhanced psycho-spiritual functioning of individuals and families. To that end, a strength-based perspective is at the core of the development and implementation of comprehensive mental health services. The combined legacies of both organizations have historically serviced the Greater Harlem community by addressing the psychosocial stressors, which often impact members of communities of color.

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