We've learned over the past year that educating children in this new world will not only take new tools and innovations, but also the support of our community. When the pandemic first began, we closed our building for the safety of our children, our educators, and their families. While our doors were closed, our school remained open.


We began to provide virtual instruction to serve our great children. Our families became our instructional partners and helped to ensure the successful implementation of so many of our educational programs. Our children continued to learn and to thrive. Their education was uninterrupted. Not only did our school not close, we grew.

Innovation has come with a cost. We've had to invest in new tools and technology and equip our learners and educators with protective equipment while also retrofitting our school building to meet the latest safety and health standards. Our costs are enormous, and our needs continue to grow. To accommodate our plan to return to full in-person instruction, we are in need of additional technology, additional PPE, and additional curriculum to reduce the need for sharing. 

Help us help our children.


Please donate and work together with us as our beautiful children continue to grow


NYCLI was founded in 1994 as a state certified nonpublic preschool for children with autism. In 1995, educational services were extended to school-age children between the ages of five and eleven. In 2002, NYCLI was certified to serve the needs of learners up to age 21. The institute implements a science-based educational approach and is committed to providing the highest standard of education for its students.

Although it is an independent, nonpublic institution, NYCLI's preschool and school are accredited and certified by the New York City Department of Health and the New York State Education Department.

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