Do you suspect your child may have autism? With the support of CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Easter Seals is providing access to the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) —a FREE screening tool. If you have concerns about your child, you can answer the questions to monitor his/her developmental progress. The ASQ is also available in Spanish.
EVALUATION CENTERS in NYC
The Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Our experience: Our son, Norrin, was initially evaluated with Autism in May 2008 at CERC. There was a bit of a waiting list and the evaluations take time (ours was between 2 – 3 months), however we received a complete evaluation report with recommendations and support. (CERC accepts medicaid, other forms of insurances and also works on a sliding scale.)
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
For questions/information regarding Early Intervention: Early Intervention Program- NYS
SUPPORT WHILE NAVIGATING THE SYSTEM
Resources for Children with Special Needs. If you have a questions or concern, they will work to find the answer. The offer parent trainings frequently and they are extremely helpful. They are located at 116 E. 16th Street – 5th floor, New York, NY 10003. For more information visit their website, call (212) 677 4650 or email email@example.com.
New York Special Needs Support. I would have been lost during the Turning 5 process if not for Sarah Birnbaum. So many times, I’ve said “I wish someone could just tell me what to do and I’ll do it.” While going through the process, Sarah was the voice that I needed.
Special Needs Advocacy Navigator. Located in The Bronx, Kpana Kpoto is a mom who really gets it. Having gone through the Turning 5 process herself and learning to navigate the system, she is now helping other parents. Kind and compassionate, Kpana will hold your hand through the process while standing her ground with the Department of Education. http://snadvocacynavigator.org