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SCHOOLAGETheChildrensCenterSchoolcurrentlyserveschildrenwithmultipledisabilitieswhocannotbemainstreamedintothepublicschoolsystem.Studentsherewhorangeinagefromvetotwenty-onegetintensivetrainingincognitivemotorsocializationandcommunicationskillsaswellastraditionalschoolsubjects.Clinicalservicessuchasphysicaloccupationalandspeechtherapycounselingvisionandnursingareofferedaswell.EARLYCHILDHOODDIRECTIONCENTERECDCOneoffourteensuchcentersstatewidetheEarlyChildhoodDirectionCenterisaninformationresourceforparentswhosuspecttheirchildfrombirthtoveyearsofagemayhaveadevelopmentaldelay.Itisoftenarststeptolinkfamiliestotheservicestheirchildrenmayneed.Thebilingualstaffcanprovideinformationtoparentsonhowtohavetheirchildevaluatedandwhatservicesareavailableinthecommunity.Theycanalsogiveinformationregardingnancialresourcesavailabletohelpwiththecostofcare.ProfessionalsmayalsocontacttheDirectionCenterforassistanceat718-374-0002ext.433.PleasevisittheECDCWebsitewww.ecdc-queens.webs.comHOMEEQUIPMENTANDFAMILYSERVICESQCPcanhelparrangeforawidevarietyofadaptiveequipmentandassistivetechnologyinfamilieshomes.Alongwithoccupationalandphysicaltherapistsourcarpenterhelpsconstructadaptivefurnitureandarrangeforhomemodicationssuchasrailsforbathtubsandtoiletstoaidwithmobilityandself-care.Electronicdevicescanbeprovidedtoassistwithcommunicationfornonverbalstudents.Inadditionthecenterhelpsfamiliespurchasenecessaryadaptiveequipment.OurstaffisknowledgeableaboutthevariousformsofinsuranceMedicaidandgrantfundingavailabletocovertheexpensesofthespecialservicesneededbychildrenwithdevelopmentaldisabilities.Otherfamilysupportprojectsincludeassistancewithnancialdemandsrelatingtothespecialneedsofthechildrenincludingrespitesuppliesrecreationalprogrametc.5