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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 including the program's URL and a brief description.

At SNACK, all abilities are welcome. All SNACK* activities are open to the general public.


Advocate for people who are neurodiverse to lead full and equitable lives.

Autism Speaks

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.

Humber Sensory Processing Hub

Here you can find a range of useful resources to view or download.

McCarton Foundation

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.


YAI and its network of affiliate agencies offer children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services.

Adapt Community Network

ADAPT Community Network is the leading human service not-for-profit and a pioneer in providing cutting edge programs and services for people with disabilities.


Assisted Living and nursing homes near you.


Jewish Community Center - Together with our community, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan creates opportunities for people to connect, grow, and learn within an ever-changing Jewish landscape.

National Autism Association

The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.

Autism Society

For 58 years and counting, the Autism Society, including our nationwide network of affiliates, connects people to the resources they need through education, advocacy, support, information and referral, and community programming.

Hawthorne Foundation

An Applied Behavior Analysis approach to life long quality education, habilitative, vocational and recreational programs for individuals with autism and other intellectual disabilities.

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.

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