The Inspired Community Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and direct service organization providing no-cost early intervention services to neurodiverse children, advocacy coaching for their families, and specialized career training and certification support for those in the community. Our research intends to highlight best practices in early childhood education so that we can have a direct impact on the inequity in services across New York City.
We have created a self-sustaining, hyper-local, special education resources system, of the community for the community.
The Bronx has the highest early intervention referral rate in the state, but the lowest participation due to a lack of professionals in the borough. We are using a hospital training model to not only provide the services so desperately needed, but training and creating the professionals of, and from, the community.
We understand that early childhood education is critical to the development of children and their success in school and beyond. That's why we're committed to conducting rigorous research to help identify the best practices for supporting the growth and development of children. Research is how we ensure that we are promoting best practices with data-based decision making.
Our center-based Early Intervention center (Opening in the Bronx January 2024) provides an interdisciplinary approach utilizing current research, and conducts research on the best practice in Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech, Occupational, and Play Therapy. Early intervention is FAMILY centered so we provide advocacy coaching, Special Education road maps for navigating the NYC education system and accessible resources.
Our staff can join us with little experience but through our intensive training curriculum, our classroom staff can leave us as Registered Behavior Technicians® (RBT®). A marketable certification that they can leverage for higher-paying direct service positions; and through our strategic partnerships, we then provide placement with our Programatic Partners.
This program will not only arm families with the tools needed to navigate an incredibly complicated system within the Early Intervention and the Department of Education, but they will have the confidence and the support to advocate for their child's specific needs within the systems. We've built a community of support around our families so they feel less alone, less overwhelmed and more prepared for what is coming ahead.
The Inspired Community Project, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3). All donations are fully tax-deductible
Now is the time for you to give back by helping provide warm, loving and children-centered classrooms to neurodiverse kids in the Bronx!