Affiliations & Resources
We have developed strong relationships and collaborate with many individuals and organizations over the years.
Southpaw has paired with Atlas to create a collaboration offering great sensory equipment for our students and to bring a NY based showroom for interested parties (families, schools, daycares, therapists, Etc) to come see these amazing products in action! Southpaw and Atlas are embarking on a journey to bring sensory sensitivity to both recreational and educational experiences for students of all ages and abilities
National Autism Association (NAA)(NY Metro Chapter)
Atlas hosts their monthly sibling group and sits on the family mentor committee.
Behavior Management Consultant have partnered in several workshops and professional endeavors. Adam Holstein has consulted on cases with Atlas Foundation For Autism and is available for services during the week at allotted times for ABA supports, team coordination, and advised on systemizing data collection agency wide.
Atlas hosts their monthly NYC Walk for Autism meetings, represent them at resource fairs and community events, and aided in the revision of the updated Toolkits on challenging behavior.
We pride ourselves on being a resource for the community at large. We have found the following organizations, sites, and articles to be informative and helpful. We hope you find the same!
Autism Advocacy & Awareness OrganizationsOpen or Close
Adam J. Holstein - Licensed Psychoanalyst and Behavior Therapist
Mr. Holstein, a NYS Licensed Psychoanalyst and Behavior Therapist, brings to the Atlas Foundation for Autism a unique fusion of perspectives to families who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He supports families on an emotional level while bringing all family members together ensuring continuity of ABA interventions in the home and school. To learn more about what he offers visit his website or call him at 516.297.5705.
AHRC New York City
AHRC New York City offers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities a wide range of programs, services and supports tailored to meet their specific needs.
Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC)
QSAC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1978 by a group of parents confronting inappropriate and limited service options for their children with autism. For over three decades, QSAC has been guided by the principle that every child and adult with autism deserves the highest quality of treatment and care that enables them to live meaningful and fulfilled lives in our society. Today nearly 1,000 QSAC employees join together at 21 facilities in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Nassau County to provide educational, residential, therapeutic and family support services.
Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN)
RCSN is New York City's only independent nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all special needs, across all boroughs, to understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
Since 1957, the YAI Network has been providing hope and opportunity to people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families. Their organization includes more than 450 programs and serves more than 20,000 people every day.
Family Reimbursement Programs & GrantsOpen or Close
Harlem Dowling Center
As a not-for-profit child-welfare agency, the mission of Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Children and Family Services is to serve and assist children and their families in crisis and distress. Our services include foster care, adoption, preventive services and related assistance to children and their families to enable them to live in a stable and nurturing environment. The agency's programs focus on serving children and their families living in the communities in which the agency operates.
New York State Institute on Disabilities (NYSID)
The New York State Institute on Disability is a non-governmental, not-for-profit and tax-exempt disability incubator. Founded in 1995, the Institute has a board of directors comprised of individuals representing a wide range of disabilities, parent advocates, and other disability advocates. The Institute is based in New York City, but has developed projects in conjunction with independent living centers and other organizations throughout the State of New York.
Elizabeth Connelly Resource Center
930 Willowbrook Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
SCO Family Services
SCO Family of Services helps vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. We get young children off to a good start, launch youth into adulthood, stabilize and strengthen families and unlock potential for children and adults with special needs. SCO has provided vital human services throughout New York City and Long Island for more than 100 years
United Cerebral Palsy Fund (UCP)
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, Inc. (UCP of NYC) is the leading nonprofit agency in New York City providing direct services, technology and advocacy to children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. UCP of NYC offers a breadth of more than 75 comprehensive programs including medical, clinical, educational, technological, residential and rehabilitative services to over 14,000 New York City residents and families annually
122 E. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010,
Guido Ortenzio (212) 677-7400 ext 716
Medicaid Waiver Service Coordination & ApplicationOpen or Close
Ohel Family Services
The mission of OHEL Children's Home and Family Services, established in 1969,is to protect and strengthen individuals and families by meeting the diverse social service needs of the community through programs of excellence. Leveraging OHEL's experience and reputation, we seek to proactively identify community social challenges by pioneering new programs that elevate the lives of individuals and families every day.
SKIP of New York
SKIP of New York is the only 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit agency of its kind. It is based on the belief that every kid deserves a shot at the best childhood they can get, especially kids who are medically fragile and/or developmentally disabled. Through service coordination, advocacy and hands-on problem solving, more than 150 SKIP case managers make sure the 3,000 children they work with each year get that chance. Because when it comes to healing a child, there's no place like home.
Educational Lawyers & AdvocatesOpen or Close
Books, Articles and ResearchOpen or Close
1001 Tips for Parents of Autistic Boys
1001 Tips for Parents of Autistic Girls
By Tony Lyons
Current research shows that at least one in 110 U.S. children now has autism, and the number keeps rising. Parents of these children become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments, and parents of girls with autism face particularly unique challenges. After countless hours of study, Tony Lyons shares what he has learned. Following his comprehensive guide to treatment options, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, he now presents the essential guide to parenting a girl with autism.
Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, Fourth Edition 2014
By Ken Siri, Tony Lyons
The parents of children with autism know that learning about treatments is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism research and treatment. Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism contains contributions from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, models, and multifaceted evaluation and treatment centers.
Love Your classroom Again
By Dr. Marcie Beigel
Love Your Classroom Again is for educators of all levels who want to rediscover their passion for teaching, love of their students and excitement to spend each day in the classroom, but aren't sure how.