ADAPT Community Network (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of New York City) celebrated its 70th Anniversary in 2017. So much has been accomplished and yet there is so much more to do. The post-World War II families who founded the agency would be so proud of the many breakthroughs that have happened including accessible public education for all, community living for children and adults, advancement in assistive technology, and creating opportunities for employment are just some of our achievements for New Yorkers with disabilities.
To effectively respond to new generations with growing expectations, we have examined everything we do, as well as our place in the larger community. Today, our schools and services encompass many people who have challenges beyond cerebral palsy. ADAPT’s 100 comprehensive programs include education, health, technology, residential and recreational services to over 18,000 individuals and families, living with challenges such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and neuromuscular disorders, among others. The future service system will also require that agencies network with each other and form closer partnerships to allow people with disabilities greater access to the broader community. This is why we are now ADAPT Community Network.
The New York League for Early Learning (NYL) has been serving children and their families for over 35 years. The organization provides early intervention and preschool programs for children from birth to five years of age. As a high quality provider, NYL operates nine freestanding preschools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens for children with disabilities and their non-disabled peers. It also operates Early Intervention and Special Education Itinerant programs providing a continuum of services to meet a wide variety of needs.
Through a philosophy that recognizes that every child has distinctive strengths and needs, we create a dynamic environment where individualized instruction is the norm.
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Human First, Inc., founded in 2001, is a diverse, multi-service organization serving New Yorkers with psychiatric , developmental and neurological disabilities.
We strive to reach previously underserved populations in New York City and Long Island through our programs.
Human First offers Individualized Support Services, Service Coordination, Community Habilitation, Day Habilitation, Mobile Crisis Intervention, Nursing Home Transition Diversion, Traumatic Brain Injury Supports, Clinical and Residential services to children and adults. Our culturally trained and multilingual dedicated staff are the keys to our success.