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Meet Our Parent Coordinator


My name is Dawn Harney and I have been the Parent Coordinator of P.S. 176X/P.S. 596X since 2003.  I am part of the team responsible for maintaining a courteous, respectful, and responsive school environment for parents. Your child will receive the best education when you and our committed teachers work as a team. It is a parent’s enthusiasm, support and involvement and a teacher's ability to teach what they need to learn, that is the foundation for student to be success. Together we can achieve wonderful things. 


I am available to meet with you in person or on the phone to discuss your concerns and needs.


Location: Second Floor of PS596X at PS178 Room 228

Times: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Telephone number: 718-904-5779

E-mail address:


I look forward to meeting and working with you to develop a strong parent-school partnership. Together we can help your children reach their fullest potential.      



Dawn Harney

Parent Coordinator   


Picture of our parent coordinator with her arm around a parent.

Contact Our

Parent Coordinator

(718) 904-5779

P.S. 596X @ P.S.178

850 Baychester Avenue

Bronx, NY 10475

Room 228


9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Parent Resources

Services for Parents

Family Support Services

  • Family Reimbursement/Camp Scholarships

  • Information and referral    

  • After-School programs

  • Family and Individual counseling 

  • Transportation                               

  • Recreation

  • Family Reimbursement

  • Service coordination                       

  • Sibling services

  • Camps

NYC Resource Line

Resource Line specialists provide in-depth one-to-one help and referral information.



9 AM - 3 PM


Call: 212-677-4660

Text: 646-693-3175



Llame: 212-677-4668

Texto: 646-693-3157

What's App: 212-858-0795

All applicants must meet OPWDD eligibility criteria in order to apply for these services. Individuals who are seeking services for the first time or who are interested in modifying current services must use the Front Door Process. The Front Door Process guides an individual through eligibility determination, assessment, and identification of service needs, service authorization and implementation.

To learn more about the Front Door visit the OPWDD website.




These programs are funded through The New York State office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities and administered through the local office Metro NY Developmental Disabilities Service Office – Bronx (718) 430-0752.

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