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Helpful Links

The Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) in Manhattan provides free, confidential and neutral information, support and referral services to families and professionals working with young children with diagnosed or suspected special needs.

Below is a list of helpful links for families and professionals. If there is a link that you would like to suggest, please call 212-746-6175 or e-mail

Disclaimer: The helpful links listed below are designed to be a summary of information and resources. The ECDC does not endorse these institutions and assumes no liability for using them.

New York City Government Agencies

Early Childhood Direction Centers

The Early Childhood Direction Centers (ECDCs) provide information about programs and services for young children, ages birth through five, who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities and help families obtain services for their children. For more information, please visit

Special Education Parent Centers

Special Education Parent Centers provide information, resources, and strategies to parents of children with disabilities. For more information, please visit

Parent Information and Training Centers

Early Childhood Services Information and Referral

Legal Information

Additional Resources in New York City

New York State Government Agencies

National Resources and Technical Assistance Centers

Federal Government Resources


Early Childhood Direction Center

New York Presbyterian Hospital
409 East 60th Street, Suite 3-312
New York, NY 10022

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Phone: 212-746-6175
Fax: 212-746-8895