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.nysed.gov/special-education/laws-and-regulations-related-special-education-and-students-disabilities: 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
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.
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
https://www.additudemag.com: ADDitude Magazine
AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER
https://www.asha.org/practice-portal/clinical-topics/central-auditory-processing-disorder: Information from American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
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
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.
https://ucp.org: United Cerebral Palsy
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
https://www.ndss.org: The National Down Syndrome Society
https://gigisplayhouse.org/longisland: Gigi’s Playhouse
https://www.thedyslexiainitiative.org: The Dyslexia Initiative
https://dyslexiaida.org: International Dyslexia Association
https://www.dyslexiaadvocacyactiongroup.org: Dyslexia Advocacy Action Group
https://www.facebook.com/buildingreaderslongisland: Building Readers Long Island
https://www.epilepsy.com/long-island: Epilepsy Foundation Long Island
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
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.
https://tourette.org: Tourette Syndrome Association of America
sensory processing disorder
https://www.spdfoundation.net: Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation