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Monday to Thursday
10 am to 4 pm
Gabriel needed an appropriate placement and special education services for kindergarten.
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Am I Eligible?
Am I Eligible for Services?
Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) serves ALL New York City students and young children, from birth through age 26, who are struggling in school or experiencing school discrimination of any kind.
In addition to advice and information we offer to all NYC callers, we provide free legal counsel to families from low-income backgrounds, including representation at school-related hearings and appeals. We also offer all families informative workshops and a wide range of free resources including fact sheets, brochures, referrals, and guides, so that they can advocate on behalf of their children’s educational rights.
AFC does not consider immigration status when deciding whether to help you.
If you need information on a specific population that we serve, please click on the links below to learn more about:
- Students Ages 0 – 26
- Early Childhood
- Students with Disabilities
- Immigrant Students and English Language Learners
- Students Facing Disciplinary Issues
- Students Involved in the Child Welfare System
- Court-Involved Youth
- Students in Temporary Housing
- Students Attending Charter Schools
You can also call our Helpline to speak with an education specialist between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday at 1-866-427-6033.
To read about some of the students AFC has helped, please go to Success Stories.