Resources for Parents
At SNACK*, we know the challenges and joys a special needs child can have on a family. Here you'll find a collection of other programs and organizations that have been helpful to our families here at SNACK. If you know of an organization that you'd like to see featured on this list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the program's URL and a brief description.
At SNACK*, children of ALL abilities are welcome including those with no diagnosis. ALL SNACK* activities are open to the general public.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Manhattan DD Counsil
We are an official advisory body to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to the New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), and the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Services Office. We meet monthly to assess and identify needs of the Manhattan Community. We address all areas of concern in relation to existing services and needed services for people with ID / DD and their families.
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, Prader-Willi syndrome and other neurological impairments.
For more than five decades, Dr. Cecelia McCarton has recognized the incredible ability that exists within every child with autism, and believed that all children deserve access to the treatment and education they need to meet their full potential. McCarton Foundation was built on these beliefs, which remain the driving force behind all our programs and initiatives.