Advocates for Children Partnership

HFLS’s partnership with Advocates for Children (AFC) enables low-income families in New York City with special needs children whose needs cannot be met by public schools to access private special education for their children. The program extends Special Education Bridge Loans to families against Connors settlements achieved on the family’s behalf by AFC.

AFC Special Education Bridge Loans are immediately repayable from a family’s settlement proceeds when Connors settlement proceeds are received by AFC.

For more information about this loan program, please contact HFLS Deputy Director Kim Kaplan at 212-687-0188 x207 or