Our mission is to enhance the well being of individuals and families through the human services delivery system(s), with particular concentration on those "special populations" that have traditionally experienced difficulty in accessing human services. Those "special populations" include, without limitation, persons with disabilities, disadvantaged, Latino, African American, Native American and or migrant. Sinergia has a reputation for decades of working with "underserved families, many with limited English proficiency, African American, homeless and families experiencing poverty.
The Metropolitan Parent Center offers training presented on a variety of topics related to special education, ranging from one-time workshops on topics of current interest to an intensive advocacy series designed to develop the knowledge and skills of parents to advocate for their own children and assist other parents. Training sessions are detailed in our online calendar, and offered year-round at Sinergia or at host organizations. MPC also provides one-to-one assistance and advocacy to help parents resolve special education issues. The Center's Autism Initiative is a significant project that provides support and training to parents of children on the autism spectrum, as well as an arts program for children on the spectrum.
Sinergia, Inc., is a member of the NY Region 1 Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC) Collaborative, a federally-funded project of the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
Day Habilitation and the supplemental Up Living Program engages individuals with developmental disabilities in a comprehensive day program that develops their educational, social, recreational and vocational skills. Caminos offers Pathway to Employment services to develop customized employment with support, to give individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to seek and retain fulfilling jobs at prevailing wages.
Residential Services are provided at multiple sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Sinergia operates certified and noncertified residences for individuals with developmental disabilities and varying needs for support. Additionally, some individuals with developmental disabilities live in certified Family Care Homes, where they become part of a loving, nurturing family. All residential programs have as their goal maximizing independence and community integration, and enabling individuals to pursue goals and outcomes of their own choosing.
Day, overnight and weekend respite services are available for families who reside in Manhattan and the Bronx with children or adults who have developmental disabilities.
Community Habilitation provides in-home habilitation assistance to individuals (including children) with disabilities.