NYC Autism Programs Receive $2M More in Budget


Programs aimed at helping NYC’s autistic children and their families secured $3.3 million in the 2017 budget announced last week, $2 million more than in 2016.

Councilman David Greenfield said the programs provide seminars to teach coping skills to families and caregivers. He joined Councilman Andrew Cohen in ensuring funding.

“Children diagnosed with autism achieve a better quality of life when they have access to the services they need when we open the door to let them develop to their full potential,” Greenfield said.