Resources

State/local Goverment links

https://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention: Early Intervention Program Information

https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Children-With-Special-Needs: The Suffolk County Division of Services for Children with Special Needs, including Early Intervention, the Preschool Special Education Program, and the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/parents.htm: NY State Education Department Special Education Information for Parents

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/lawsregs/home.html: Special Education Laws and Regulations

https://opwdd.ny.gov: OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities New York) offers an array of services and supports to help people with developmental disabilities live in the home of their choice; find employment and other meaningful activities in which to participate.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/register.htm: NYS Office of Special Education Listserv

advocacy

http://parenttoparentnys.org: Parent to Parent of New York State builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs to navigate and influence service systems and make informed decisions.

http://www.wrightslaw.com: Accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.

http://www.theliac.org: The Long Island Advocacy Center, Inc. (THE LIAC) is a private non-for-profit agency dedicated to protecting the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/longislandspecialeducationparentnetwork: LI Special Education Parent Network Group

https://www.everythingspecialneeds.org: Everything Special Needs is dedicated to helping families with Special Needs children find services and programs that suit their child’s needs.

ADHD

https://chadd.org: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD); CHADD – Suffolk County Chapter: https://www.chadd.net/chapter/160

https://add.org: Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Autism

https://sasiny.org: SASI is a Long Island organization for families affected by autism and aspergers.

http://www.nsasa.org: Nassau Suffolk Autism Society of America

https://www.familyautismnetwork.org: Family Autism Network

Blind and Visually Impaired

https://www.acb.org/resources-parents-and-teachers-blind-and-visually-impaired-children: American Council for the Blind

https://nfb.org: National Federation of the Blind

https://www.helenkeller.org/hksb: Helen Keller Services for the Blind

Brain Injury

https://thesocialbrain.org: The Social Brain is a New York State non-profit organization that provides individuals with brain injuries an opportunity to build friendships through socialization and reduce isolation.

Deaf and hearing impaired

https://www.nad.org: National Association of the Deaf

https://deafchildren.org: American Society for Deaf Children

https://betterhearing.org: Better Hearing Institute

dOWN sYNDROME

https://www.ndss.org: The National Down Syndrome Society

https://gigisplayhouse.org/longisland: Gigi’s Playhouse

DYSLEXIA

https://www.thedyslexiainitiative.org: The Dyslexia Initiative

http://www.lidyslexia.org: Long Island Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDALIB)

https://www.dyslexiaadvocacyactiongroup.org: Dyslexia Advocacy Action Group

https://www.facebook.com/buildingreaderslongisland: Building Readers Long Island

epilepsy

https://www.epilepsy.com/long-island: Epilepsy Foundation Long Island

learning disabilites

https://www.understood.org: Understood provides support for learning and attention issues‎.

https://ldaamerica.org: Learning Disabilities Association of America

http://www.ldonline.org: LD OnLine

mENTAL hEALTH

https://www.lift4kids.org: Long Island Families Together, Inc. (LIFT)

https://www.nami.org: National Alliance on Mental Illness. The Long Island chapter can be found at: https://www.nami-huntington.org

http://ymhproject.org: The Youth Mental Health Project

https://childmind.org: Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

Tourette Syndrome

https://tourette.org: Tourette Syndrome Association of America

sensory processing disorder

https://www.spdfoundation.net: Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation