In an effort to connect our special needs families with the resources they need, we are creating a comprehensive list
of local organizations that offer beneficial services such as support groups, online resources & special needs programming:

Support Groups & Online Resources:
QSAC - Quality Services for the Autism Community
Autism Speaks - NYC Support Groups

Special Needs Programming:
SNACK NYC - Special Needs Activity Center for Kids + Adults
The Meeting House - After school recreation + weekend programs

For any questions or concerns, or guidance about the resources that are available to you and you child, please contact: 
Carnival of Love Parent Outreach Director, Youla Efthimiou,

*All meetings are FREE and strictly confidential*

Youla is special needs advocate, parent of a child with autism and her professional background includes working as an Outreach and Information Specialist for United We Stand of New York, a non-profit, parent resource center serving diverse families who have children with disabilities. She is also currently a Self Direction Support Broker at QSAC.