• Community Programs

    Creating Paths to Change the Community

    Community Parent Resource Center

    Culturally Responsive Parent Training & Support

    CIDA is a Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) under technical and funding support from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). CIDA’s CPRC programs assist parents with information and training on disabilities, rights under the Federal laws, and resources in the community, state and nation. New announcements and a bilingual website are coming soon. See Events and Newsletter for upcoming workshops and support group events.

    Workforce Development

    Creating Choices and Opportunities

    CIDA is committed to building a community partnership to enhance the workforce opportunities for individuals with disabilities by initiating a program, Korean-American Network for Employment & Community Training (KANECT). The goal of KANECT is to develop effective community partnerships in which individuals with disabilities can find employment opportunities while meeting the needs of local employers. CIDA is currently developing Soap Tree Workers project to provide job training and work opportunities for young adults with disabilities. To learn more about KANECT, please contact Dr. Young Seh Bae via email, youngsehbae@cidainfo.com.

    Inclusive Community Programs

    Art & Photography Projects

    CIDA’s Very Special Art Festival is open to all visual artists under the age of 26, from novices to professionals. The aim of the festival is to foster inclusion opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities through creative art activities and to promote diversity and acceptance within the community. The Very Special Art Festival is held every year in Fall. Call 718-224-8197 for more information.