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Kennedy Children's Center

Services Provided: 
Early Intervention & Special Education /
Therapeutic Counseling /
Coordinating Services

Back when children with developmental disabilities were often warehoused into institutions, the Archdiocese of New York established the Kennedy Child Study Center in 1958 to provide them instead with learning opportunities. One of the first programs in the nation of its kind, the Kennedy Child Study Center was initially funded by a grant from Rose F. and Joseph P. Kennedy in memory of their son, Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

Sponsored by the Catholic Charities Alliance, the center provides educational and therapeutic services for children with developmental disabilities and delays along with counseling and support services for their families.

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If you are seeking help, contact us by calling the Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900 or email us through our contact form.

Agency Information

Ms. Jeanne Alter

(212) 988-9500

2212 Third Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10035