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NYC Resources for Families of Kids with Special Needs: Community & Culture

A selection of information and resources to help you navigate the world of a child with special needs.


"Where science and biological cure have stalled, the social model of disability has achieved wild triumph.  Many specific techniques are invaluable in addressing particular needs, but the long and the short of it is that disabled children, like nondisabled children, thrive on attention, engagement, stimulation, and hope."

- Andrew Solomon Far From the Tree

People with special needs are just that; people. This collection of books, podcasts, videos, and blogs includes many perspectives of individuals living with disability and speaks to the vast spectrum of experiences, thoughts, and feelings of people with special needs and those that love them.  There is also a section of books for children to help understand what it means to be differently abled.


Memoirs & History

Children's Books