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Planet SMA

will strive to raise funds to aid SMA Support, Inc. in its effort to educate the public and to provide financial aid to help kids and families living with SMA. And in a continued effort to create unity within the SMA community, we will also work side-by-side with other SMA organizations dedicated to raising funds for SMA support and/or research.

Cole's Quilts

Quilts made for babies with SMA. Learn more by visiting the site

Resources for Children w/ Special Needs Inc.

200 Park Ave. South
Suite 816
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-4650


Wheelchair friendly restaurant resources

Below is a list of restaurants that are accessible to children in wheelchairs. This list was compiled by family and professionals of children with SMA. Please enjoy...........

Homer's (World Famous Malt Shop)

487 Amsterdam Avenue (btw 83rd & 84th)

Very family-friendly menu and inexpensive prices. Accessible entrance and bathroom on main floor. There is a game room for kids, but there is a step from inside the restaurant into the game room. Fortunately, the game room also has a separate street entrance and that is accessible.

Artie's Deli

2290 Broadway (btw. 82nd & 83rd)

"Low budget," "kid-friendly," "basic diner atmosphere," are some of the descriptions found in Zagat's restaurant guide. It is also wheelchair accessible and has bathrooms on the main level, one of which is handicap accessible.


2286 Broadway (btw. 82nd & 83rd)

One step up from a diner with a friendly and helpful staff. The space is not large, but rarely crowded and the staff is happy to make you comfortable. It is wheelchair accessible and has a bathroom on the main level. The bathroom, though, does not accommodate an adult-sized wheelchair.


1900 Broadway (btw. 63rd & 64th) 212-799-1000
"Upscale Eclectic-American" is part of the description in Zagat's. Not particularly kid-friendly, but nice for special occasions. It is wheelchair accessible, but you will need to go next door to Sushi-Go-Go for a ground level bathroom.


300 Amsterdam Ave. (74th) 212-769-1212
Currently under renovation, but will hopefully retain the wheelchair accessibility and ground-floor bathroom. Can be crowded during high-volume hours, but easy to get around when less cramped. Staff very helpful and accommodating and menu is "flavorful," "healthy," and has "plenty of vegetarian options."


Columbus Ave. (btw. 74th & 75th)
Low-key salad and sandwich deli. Wheelchair accessible and the bathroom is on the main level.

Manhattan Diner

Broadway & 77th
Crowded, but wheelchair accessible with a handicapped bathroom on the main level. Good, diner food and staff is comfortable with assisting.

Rosa Mexicano

61 Columbus Ave. (62nd) 212-977-7700
"Gourmet Mexican" with "guacamole made fresh at your table," with an average price of $45 for dinner according to Zagat's. The building is wheelchair accessible, but the bathrooms are on the second floor. There is an elevator in the back, but you need to go outside the building to get there, so it's recommended to be seated on the second floor. The staff is very helpful and eager to please, so let them know your needs when making a reservation. The restaurant is more kid-friendly for lunch and brunch.

The Time Café

2330 Broadway (85th) 212-579-5100
The menu is American fare and they have a children's menu. The building is wheelchair accessible and the bathrooms are on the main level.

Viand Diner

2130 Broadway (75th) 212-877-2888
Typical diner fare with a children's menu. The building is wheelchair accessible and the bathrooms are on the main level. The restaurant is not particularly spacious, but the staff is usually helpful.

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