Over 800,000 children in New York suffer from autism, developmental disabilities, birth defects or the effects of disabling accidents. SKIP (Sick Kids [Need] Involved People) acts as a free medical concierge, connecting children to the services and equipment they need to get well and live at home rather than in hospitals or institutions.
SKIP transforms the lives of the 5,000 medically vulnerable children it helps each year. And, in an average year, SKIP saves over $50 million in public expense.
The award-winning SKIP is the only 501(c)(3) of its kind in New York. Since its launch in 1983, it has helped over 25,000 children.
Please explore our website to learn more about what we do and whom we serve – the courageous children and their families who struggle each day to find a way forward.
Opening the door to a richer, fuller life—that’s the goal of OPWDD’s new Front Door—a person-centered approach for people with developmental disabilities that prioritizes individual choices, needs, and desires in making decisions. These sessions will offer participants an understanding of OPWDD’s mission and purpose; the process to become eligible for OPWDD supports and services; types […]
Thursday, April 9, 2015
CBS Journalist Bob Schieffer and his wife Pat to be honored with the Ruby Slipper Awards in May. For the last 12 years, SKIP has honored those who have made outstanding contributions to children with special needs at the Ruby Slipper Awards Celebration. Previous Awardees include Deirdre Imus, Caroline Kennedy, Sally Quinn, Meredith Vieira and […]
Thursday, May 7, 2015