SKIP of New York

SKIP of NY Helps New York’s Sickest Children

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.

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RXR REALTY & UNDER ARMOUR Help SKIP of New York Empower Kids with Special Needs
  • RXR REALTY & UNDER ARMOUR Help SKIP of New York Empower Kids with Special Needs

RXR REALTY & UNDER ARMOUR Help SKIP of New York

Empower Kids with Special Needs through

The Starrett-Lehigh Sporting Goods Drive

 

On April 28th from 4-6 pm, RXR Realty and Under Armour celebrated young athletes with special needs at an afternoon of fun and games with children at the offices of SKIP of New York. SKIP’s SPRING SPORTS BLAST 2015 was designed as an afternoon of celebration of the disabled and medically fragile children that SKIP serves, as well as their siblings and special friends. Every child who attended received gifts of new and gently used athletic gear and sports equipment. These items were all donated by organizations at The Starrett-Lehigh Building to The Starrett-Lehigh Sporting Goods Drive, a partnership between RXR and Under Armor. Those who attended SKIP’s Sports Blast also received a Certificate of Recognition from SKIP.  (more…)

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De Blasio signs bill requiring annual special education reports
  • De Blasio signs bill requiring annual special education reports

Parents and advocates will have access to new data about how well the city is serving its special-education students next year, thanks to a new city law.

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bill, which requires the Department of Education to produce an annual special-education report, on Monday. He was flanked by City Council education committee chair Daniel Dromm and Corinne Rello-Anselmi, the Department of Education’s deputy chancellor in charge of special education. Read the whole article here: http://ny.chalkbeat.org/2015/03/30/de-blasio-signs-bill-requiring-annual-special-education-reports/#.VSVyf2dOXvb

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