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Monday, June 17, 2019

De acuerdo a Paola Jordán, coordinadora de programas, los beneficios pueden ser obtenidos por niños, jóvenes y adultos. La entidad fue fundada en los años 70 y un 98% de sus clientes son latinos. También ha creado una serie de programas innovadores entre los que se encuentra ayudarle a las familias a conseguir vivienda. READ MORE >>

Parent Center

Welcome to the Metropolitan Parent Center
The Metropolitan Parent Center (MPC) is one of only four Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIC) in all of New York State, providing information, training, and one-to-one support to families of children ages 0-26 with the full range of disabilities, and to the professionals who work with them. The MPC helps parents gain the skills and knowledge to help their children develop academic and functional skills that lead to independent productive adult lives.
Funded through the U.S. Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Metropolitan Parent Center is part of a nationwide network of Parent Training and Information Centers in the United States, as well as a member of the NYS Parent Center Network. READ MORE >>

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Information for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and professionals wishing to make a referral for services. Contact our intake department: (212) 643-2840 Ext: 336 or send us an email to


Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:00am to 1:00pm

Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:00am to 1:00pm

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The NYC Department of Education is struggling to meet the needs of students with IEPs; parents have filed thousands of complaints seeking support and solutions from the DOE.

May 30, 2019

Complaints filed against the city Department of Education by parents of special education students have skyrocketed since 2014 — sparking a “crisis” that leaves some kids without essential service for months on end, a state-commissioned report found.

The flood of parents battling the public schools system for support is threatening to overwhelm a dispute-resolution system suffering from too few hearing officers and inadequate space to hold hearings, according to the external review obtained by THE CITY.  Complaints jumped 51% between the 2014-'15 and 2017-'18 school years, the report found. That surge has continued into the current school year, with 7,448 complaints filed as of late February - more than the total for the entire prior school year.
This is not good news, and it also impacts on the challenges parent centers like the MPC will have to confront as we try to work with a system and structure that clearly cannot meet the needs Of parents and students who are not having their needs met according to their IEPs.