Evangelism  Service  Enlightenment



Welcome to NY Milal!
In 1979, Milal Mission was formed to share the faith we have in Jesus Christ with the disabled (evangelism); to work with the disabled to create a world in which everyone can live and love one another for who
they are (service); and to invoke evangelism in the church while raising our community’s awareness in regards to the disabled (enlightenment).

Milal Mission in New York was founded by Byong In Choi in June 1993. He dedicated his life to the organization and served the New York community until his resignation in February 2007. In March 2007, Ja Song Kim, our current director, was appointed to the position of Mission in New York’s executive director.

A disability, according to Federal disability discrimination law, is a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities and prohibits them from functioning properly in order to maintain customary living standards. A disadvantage or handicap, especially one imposed or recognized by the law.




Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders effecting brain development. These disorders are characterized, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication skills and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, RETT syndrome, childhood dis-integrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome (AS). ASD can be associated with intellectual disabilities, difficulties in motor coordination, attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Certain individuals with ASD excel in areas such as visual skills, music, math and art.


Learning disabilities (LD) are a group of varying disorders that have a negative impact on learning. The most prevalent LD is in the area of reading, known as dyslexia. Other common learning disabilities include dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, and executive functioning struggles. Currently 2.4 million students are diagnosed with LD and receive special education services in our schools, representing 41% of all students receiving special education.


Intellectual disability (ID), once called mental retardation, is characterized by below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living. People with intellectual disabilities can and do learn new skills, but they learn them more slowly. There are varying degrees of intellectual disability, from mild to profound. IQ (intelligence quotient) is measured by an IQ test. The average IQ is 100. A person is considered intellectually disabled if he or she has an IQ of less than 70 to 75.


In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes. Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes. Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, half of which are inherited from each parent. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. One in every 691 babies in the the United States is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most common genetic condition. Approximately 400,000 Americans have Down syndrome and about 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born in the United States each year.


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).

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