Block Updates

We are excited to host our second Front Door Session at Block Institute on March 25th, 2015 at 10AM. There have been a lot of changes in the field of developmental disabilties in New York. It is very important for families to become familiar with these changes. This workshop on the Front Door will introduce you to OPWDD's new process that must be followed in order to obtain necessary services and support. Click here for more information.

The Family Support Fair date is on June 9th, 2015 at Brooklyn College. Please contact Chris Grief for parent registration at Brooklyn Family Support Services Advisory Council at 888 Fountain Ave Bldg. 1 Suite 121 Brooklyn, NY 11239. 718-642-8512 Fax 718-642-4791.

The Family Support Committee Meeting is held every first Wednesday of the month at Block Institute from 10am-12pm. The meeting allows an opportunity for families and providers to come together and plan for the annual Family Support Fair at Brooklyn College.

The dates for the year are as follows:
April 1, 2015
May 6, 2015
June 3, 2015




Welcome to the Institute of Possibilities

Welcome to Block Institute of Brooklyn, New York, a non-profit, non-sectarian agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Established in 1962, Block Institute has extensive experience providing individualized services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

For nearly 50 years, Block Institute has been a beacon of hope for the developmentally disabled and their families. Our program offerings include Special Education and Evaluation Services for children with special needs ages three to eight years old. For adults with disabilities who are age 18 and older, we provide Day Habilitation, Vocational Services, Day Treatment, and quality Residential Care in a family like setting. Our adult programs help individuals with disabilities to develop increased independence, individuality, productivity and community inclusion. We firmly believe that every individual, no matter his or her disability, has the potential to achieve greater independence, and lead a more fulfilling life.

Block Institute is committed to community awareness, sensitivity, and acceptance of individuals with disabilities. We are devoted to providing our services in environments that promote dignity, personal well-being, and good health.

Block Institute376 Bay 44th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214(718) 906-5400(718) 714-0197 Fax