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Frequently Asked Questions

Are parents required to pay for services?

Services are provided at no cost to parents and are funded by New York City, New York State, and the Federal government.

Is transportation provided?

Transportation is available at no cost for children with special needs in early intervention, pre-school, and school-age programs (age 5-16 years).

Does Birch provide medical services?

Medical services are only provided in our residential facilities. In our pre-school and school age programs, medication will be administered only with parental approval if there is a nurse available.

Does Birch provide services in a child’s home or nursery school?

Yes — services are available for children starting at birth to 5-years old.

Who should be contacted when a young child or adult with developmental disabilities requires residential placement?

Please contact Melanie Rodriguez at 212-616-1866.

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