New York Special Education Resources
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Advocates for Children of NY
151 West 30th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
740 15th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20005-1019
The ABA commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly is dedicated to examining law and policy issues affecting older persons. Established by the American Bar Association in 1978, the Commission has sought to improve legal services for the elderly, particularly through involvement of the private bar.
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
(212) 502-7600; (212) 502-7662 (TTY)
American Health Care Association
1201 L. Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 842-4444; Fax (202) 842-3860
The American Health Care Association is a professional organization that represents the interests of licensed nursing homes, assisted living, and subacute care facilities to Congress, Federal regulatory agencies, and other professional groups. AHCA also provides leadership in dealing with long-term care issues.
American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington D.C. 20001
(202) 777-2742; Fax (202) 777-2534
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professional in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. APHA is concerned with a broad set of issues affecting personal and environmental health, including federal and state funding for health programs, pollution control, programs and policies related to chronic and infectious diseases, a smoke-free society, and professional education in public health.
American Public Human Services Association
APHSA is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services. Our members include all state and many territorial human service agencies, more than 150 local agencies, and several thousand individuals who work in or otherwise have an interest in human service programs. APHSA educates members of Congress, the media and the broader public on what is happening in the states around welfare, child welfare, health care reform, and other issues involving families and the elderly.
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
765 Commonwealth Avenue Suite 1634
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 262-4990; Fax (617) 437-7596
The mission of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics is to provide high quality scholarship, debate and critical thought to the community of professionals at the nexus of law, health care and ethics.
Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
New York Public Library
476 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
(212) 206-5400; (212) 206-5425
Care.com provides a trusted place for families and care providers to easily connect, share care giving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the unique life cycle of care needs that each family may go through — including child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed providers who are seeking to share their services.
Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)
297 Knollwood Rd., Suite 333
White Plains, NY 10607
(914) 683-3833; (914) 683-3836 (fax)
CARD is among the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related developmental disorders. We provide information, training, supervision and therapy services throughout the US and the world.
Center for Educational and Psychological Services
525 West 120th Street, Box 91
New York, NY 10027
Services include psychotherapy, limited reading tutoring, psychological and educational assessments at a reduced fee. Services provided by advanced graduate students on a limited schedule.
Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
330 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 947-5770, ext. 201
Crawford Care Management
The mission at Crawford Care Management is to support caregivers by offering information and education as well as providing high quality, affordable services to help you care for your aging or disabled loved one.
Dysautonomia Foundation, Inc.
633 Third Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Provides resources and advocates on behalf of those affected by Familial Dysautonomia (FD)
Dysautonomia Treatment and Evaluation Center
Department of Pediatrics & Department of Neurology
NYU School of Medicine
530 First Avenue, Suite 9Q
New York, NY 10016
Elmsford Parent Support Groups
Mental Health Association of Westchester
2269 Saw Mill River Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
Epilepsy Society of New York City
305 7th Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Exceptional Parent Magazine
EP Global Communications
Family Support Project for the Developmentally Disabled
N. Central Bronx Hospital
3424 Kossuth Avenue, Room 15A10, Social Work Department
Bronx, NY 10467
Family Ties of Westchester (se habla espanol)
White Plains Administrative Office
112 East Post Rd., 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 995-5238 or (914) 358-4393
Hearing Loss Association of America “HLAA”
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Hearing Loss Association of America “HLAA” (formally the Self Help for Hard of Hearing People “SHHH”) a consumer advocacy organization for people with hearing loss.
590 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, New York 10583
An organization providing music and art therapy for children with special needs.
Medical Psychology Services
Contact: Ronald. L. Turner, Phd
Kingston Pain Treatment Center
Kingston, NY 12401
A holistic health psychology practice dedicated to helping individuals grow while dealing with medical difficulties.
Mid-Hudson Regional Early Childhood Direction Center
5 Washington Terrace
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 565-1162 ext. 244; (845) 565-0337 (TTY)
Free resource and referral information for families of children with disabilities or suspected delays, birth to five, in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Dutchess counties.
Mount Kisco Family Ties Resource Center (se habla espanol)
344 Main St., lower level
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 914) 242-3872
Mount Vernon Family Ties Resource Center (se habla espanol)
158 Gramatan Avenue, 2nd floor
Mt.Vernon, NY 10550
The National Jewish Council for Disabilities / YACHAD
11 Broadway, 13th Fl.
New York, NY 10004
The National Jewish Council for Disabilities provides individualized and ongoing support to Jewish communal institutions i.e. synagogues, schools, community centers facilitating inclusion for all individuals with disabilities.
National Guardianship Association
1604 North Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716-3102
(520) 881-6561; Fax (520) 325-7925
Founded in 1988, NGA is comprised of individuals in the public and private, for profit agencies and organizations, as well as concerned individuals. NGA provided its members with education and training; networking opportunities; and the opportunity to set a national agenda to ensure standards of excellence.
New Rochelle Family Ties Resource Center (se habla espanol)
New Rochelle Guidance Center
70 Grand Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
New York Autism Network (NYAN)
NYAN is funded by the New York State Education Department to carry out activities in four major goal areas–providing ongoing support to families and professionals, developing regional networks, providing technical assistance, and conducting conferences related to pervasive developmental disorders.
New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program
80 Centre Street, Room 133
New York, NY 10013
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: (888) 809-2798
Fax Number: (212) 419-8478
The New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program is designed to educate divorcing or separating parents about the impact of their breakup on their children. The primary goal is to teach parents ways they can reduce the stress of family changes and protect their children from the negative effects of ongoing parental conflict in order to foster and promote their children’s healthy adjustment and development.
Organizations within the Disability Service System
Ossining Family Ties Resource Center (se habla espanol)
Ossining Open Door
2 Church St.
Ossining, NY 10562
Peekskill Family Ties Resource Center (se habla espanol)
8 North Division St.
Peekskill, NY 10566
Putnam County Office for People with Disabilities
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512
(845) 228-5912; (845) 228-6113 (fax); (845) 228-2386 (TTY)
Web: http://www.putnamcountyny.com (click on departments)
Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc.
592 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 331-0541; (845) 331-2076 (fax); (845) 331-8680 (TTY)
Special Education Advocacy on behalf of students seeking appropriate educational services, Disability Awareness Programs, CSE Workshops for Educators and Parents, Transition Planning Workshops, Benefits Advisement, Information and Referral.
Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
116 East 16th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
RideConnect is an information and referral service that provides transportation options for older adults, those with disabilities and home health care workers in Northern Westchester. To find out more about the program call
Special Needs Alliance
Special Needs Alliance, a network of lawyers dedicated to serving individuals with special needs. For more information please call: 1-877-572-8472 or visit their website.
Sports Fitness & Fun, Inc.
470 Route 17 A
Florida, NY 10921
Irene Lerz – Gymnastics Director
Gymnastics and other activities for children with special needs and developmental disabilities.
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities Center
St. Lukes – Roosevelt Hospital Center
1000 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University
1410 Pelham Parkway, S.
Bronx, NY 10461
265 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532
Westchester ARC serves people who have developmental disabilities and their families. Services include adult day care, guardianship, life planning and educational resources.
WIHD/University Center for Excellence
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595
YAI/ National Institute for People with Disabilities
460 West 34th St. 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(866) 2-YAI-LINK (1-866-292-4546)
Services in Metro NY area for children and adults with developmental and learning disabilities, including early childhood, family support, health care, and specialty health care.
Yonkers Family Ties Resource Center (se habla espanol)
Yonkers Community Action Program
164 Ashburton Ave., lower level
Yonkers, NY 10701
Youth Educational School Services of Family Empowerment
225 Dolson Avenue, Suite 403
Middletown, NY 10940
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs – two national health care programs that benefit about 75 million Americans. And with the Health Resources and Services Administration, CMS runs the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a program that is expected to cover many of the approximately 10 million uninsured children in the United States.
New York State Department of Education
Albany, New York 12234
Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235
The Social Security Administration is the Federal Government agency responsible for the Social Security retirement, survivors benefits and disability insurance program, as well as the Supplemental Security Income (SS) program.
VESID Special Education Policy Unit
The VESID Special Education Policy Unit develops special education law, regulations and policy which provide the appropriate legal framework that promotes equity and opportunity for all students with disabilities to meet educational standards established for all students in the least restrictive environment; develop informational materials which provide parents, educators; and other individuals with the necessary information to be effectively involved in the education of school-age students with disabilities.