School-Age and Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Centers
NYS Department of Education / INCLUDEnyc
1. How it Works
School-Age and Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Centers help young New Yorkers with disabilities who are 0 – 21 years old. Help is also available for their families and the professionals who support them.
FACE center services are available for free to young people and their parents who live in the five boroughs.
FACE Centers offer many services including:
guidance to help children with disabilities and their parents navigate early childhood.
teaching special education students to advocate for themselves in school. This includes teaching them how to participate meaningfully in their Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings.
teaching parents and special education students about the college admissions process.
helping youth transition into adult life. This means working with youth to plan for job training, work, higher education, and engaging with the community.
workshops and activities to help young adults develop social-emotional skills and life skills for independent living.
Parents can also get support through workshops on topics like:
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