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Associations

Advocates for Children of NY

151 West 30th Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10001

(212) 974-9779

Email: info@advocatesforchildren.org

Website: www.advocatesforchildren.org

American Bar Association

321 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60610

(312) 988-5000

740 15th Street NW

Washington D.C. 20005-1019

(202) 662-1000

www.abanet.org/elderly/

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)

Email: afbinfo@afb.org

Web: http://www.afb.org/

American Health Care Association

1201 L. Street NW

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 842-4444; Fax (202) 842-3860

www.ahca.org

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

www.aphsa.org/

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

www.aslme.org

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

Email: pleclerc@nypl.org

Web: http://www.nypl.org/

 

Care.com

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)

Email: l.norcross@centerforautism.com

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

(212) 678-3262

Web: http://www.tc.edu/ceps

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

Email: metroucpa@aol.com

Web: www.cerebralpalsynys.org

Crawford Care Management

 

(800) 352-7359

Email: caremanagementexperts@us.crawco.com

Web: www.crawfordcaremanagement.com

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

(212) 949-6644

Web: http://www.familialdysautonomia.org

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

(212) 263-7225

Web: http://www.med.nyu.edu./fd/fdcenter.html

Elmsford Parent Support Groups

Mental Health Association of Westchester

2269 Saw Mill River Road

Building 1A

Elmsford, NY 10523

(914) 995-4812

Epilepsy Society of New York City

 

305 7th Avenue, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10001

(212) 633-2930

Email: epsocnyc@aol.com

Web: http://www.efnyc.org/

Exceptional Parent Magazine

EP Global Communications

www.eparent.com

Family Support Project for the Developmentally Disabled

 

N. Central Bronx Hospital

3424 Kossuth Avenue, Room 15A10, Social Work Department

Bronx, NY 10467

(718) 519-4797

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

Click here for listing of area support groups for families

Hearing Loss Association of America “HLAA”

 

7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200

Bethesda, Maryland 20814

(301) 657-2248

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.

Heartsong Inc.

590 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, New York 10583

914-725-9272

914-725-9274 (fax).

www.heartsong.org

An organization providing music and art therapy for children with special needs.

 

Medical Psychology Services

 

Contact: Ronald. L. Turner, Phd

Kingston Pain Treatment Center

358 Broadway

Kingston, NY 12401

(845) 402-3029

Email: ronturnerphd@yahoo.com

Web: http://medicalpsychologyservices.com/

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)

Email: rbrenner@myindependentliving.org

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

(914) 663-4931

The National Jewish Council for Disabilities / YACHAD

 

Chani Herrmann

11 Broadway, 13th Fl.

New York, NY 10004

(212) 613-8229

Email: njcd@ou.org

Web: www.njcd.org

 

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

www.guardianship.org

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

(914) 636-4440

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.

http://www.albany.edu/psy/autism/autism.html

New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program

80 Centre Street, Room 133

New York, NY 10013

Email Address: nyparent-ed@nycourts.gov

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.

Click here for more information

Organizations within the Disability Service System

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Ossining Family Ties Resource Center (se habla espanol)

Ossining Open Door

2 Church St.

Ossining, NY 10562

(914) 941-3461

 

Peekskill Family Ties Resource Center (se habla espanol)

8 North Division St.

Peekskill, NY 10566

(914) 739-4727

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)

Email: donna.santoro@putnamcountyny.com

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)

Email: rcal@ulster.net

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

(212) 667-4650

Email: info@resourcesnyc.org

Web: http://www.resourcesnyc.org/rcsn.htm

RideConnect

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

(914) 708-6487.

Special Needs Alliance

(877) 572-8472

www.specialneedsalliance.org

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

(845) 651-1000

Email: ilerz@sportsfitnessfun.com

Web: www.sportsfitnessfun.com

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

(212) 523-6230

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

(718) 430-8522

Email: hcohen@aecom.yu.edu

Westchester Arc

265 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532

914-428-8330.

www.westchesterarc.org

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

(914) 493-8204

Email: Ansley_Bacon@NYMC.edu

Web: www.nymc.edu/wihd

YAI/ National Institute for People with Disabilities

 

YAI LINK

460 West 34th St. 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

(866) 2-YAI-LINK (1-866-292-4546)

Email: link@yai.org

Web: http://www.yai.org

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

(914) 964-2063

Youth Educational School Services of Family Empowerment

 

225 Dolson Avenue, Suite 403

Middletown, NY 10940

(845) 343-8100

Email: momalley@familyempowerment.org

Web: http://www.familyempowerment.org

Government Agencies

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore

MD 21244-1850

(410) 786-3000

www.cms.hhs.gov

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

Education Building

Albany, New York 12234

(518) 474-3852

www.usny.nysed.gov

Social Security Administration

Office of Public Inquiries

6401 Security Boulevard

Baltimore, MD 21235

(410) 965-7700

www.socialsecurity.gov

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.

http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/policy/home.html

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New York, New York 10017
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