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Contact your State Legislator or Members of Congress - click here.

 

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State Benefit Programs and Federal Benefit Programs
 

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - A comprehensive community-based Suicide Prevention Program. Call 1-800-615-1245 24 hours a day/7 days a week for Community Mental Health or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).

 
Find your weather forecast by zip code - click here.

 

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

 

Parent Reviews Give an Inside View - How does your school do in meeting the needs of its students? Just click on Parent Reviews on any school profile to see personal, up-close comments about schools.

 
Children and Politics in Your State - click here.

 
Find your local Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC) - click here.

 

Homework Help for Kids & Teens - click here.

 

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - Law Enforcement support for programs preventing juvenile crime and violence.

 

For the substance abuse treatment facility nearest you, click here 

   

 For the mental health treatment center nearest you, click here.    

 

Find K-12 school information for your state - Visit Standard & Poors, Educational CyberPlayGround, SchoolMatch, or RateMyTeacher.

  

How to volunteer to help a child - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Children - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.

 

Find help in your state or region for children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities - click here For resources in Spanish, click here

  

U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) 

 

U.S. Department of Education

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

 

No Child Left Behind

 

U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

 

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

 

Visit School Websites - links to over 70,000 school websites from around the country. 

 

Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.

 

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  • State Government Website - click here.

  • Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

  • Contact List for Early Childhood Programs - click here.

  • Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk - click here.

  • Education Resources & Information - click here.

  • Literacy Resources - click here.

  • Articles of Interest - click here.

  • Miscellaneous Information & Resources - click here.

  • Things To Do & Places To See - click here.

  • Support Group Information - click here.

 
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Education Resources & Information

  

Department of Education - http://www.nysed.gov/

  

Download your state's educational profile - click here (click on State Profiles)

Special Education Mediation Services - click here.

 

NYSED-Elementary, Middle, Secondary, Continuing Ed- New York State Education Department, Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Special Education Policy, One Commerce Plaza, Room 1624 Albany, New York 12234. call: (518) 473-2878

E-mail: vesidspe@mail.nysed.gov

 

Publications- Education Laws and Regulations- The most-requested publications relating to Education Laws and Regulations and students with disabilities are available on-line.

 

Publications on-line are:

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Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk

 

Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

 

Featured Website: Ramapo For Children - Ramapo’s mission is to serve children with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and learning problems in a dynamic and stimulating learning environment, providing educational and recreational experiences that promote social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Ramapo’s specific focus is to provide adventure-based experiential learning programs that develop character, competence and build community in children from preschool age through late teens, and in families. Ramapo’s newest initiative, Ramapo Training, provides on-site staff training and program support for educational and recreational programs serving at-risk and special needs children.

 

Program Matches Youth With Disabilities to Adults With a Similar Disability to Build Mentor/Mentee Relationships (New England States, California, and New York).  Click here to learn more about this program.

 

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Literacy Resources

 
Find State & Local Literacy Hotlines - http://www.literacydirectory.org/hotlines.asp

 

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Articles of Interest

  

NY Manhattan Charter School to Serve Children With Autism - Two Manhattan women have won approval to open a charter school for autistic children in New York, the first public school in the city dedicated to providing the expensive therapy that can transform the lives of autistic children and their families.

 

NY Advocate, Mother of 24 Year Old Twins and 11 Year Old with Aspergers Syndrome is Making a Difference on WXRL Radio - "Disability News and Views," Western New York's only live talk show about living with disabilities, is for the first time bringing critical information to parents and families of the disabled as well as to those with disabilities themselves.

  

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Miscellaneous Information & Resources

 

Disability News & Views Radio Show: Reaching thousands of listeners across Western New York, from Northern Pennsylvania, and Toronto, Canada. For more information about Disability News Radio visit www.disabilitynewsradio.com or tune in to WXRL 1300 AM Sundays from 5-6 p.m. To make on air comments Sundays between 5- 6pm call (716) 681-1313.

 

Eric Higgins, Esq.
Attorney at Law
316 S Clinton St., Ste 500
Syracuse, NY 13202-1220
(315) 427-7751; (315) 446-9125
Email: ehiggins@forthepeople.com
Web: http://forthepeople.com/traumatic_brain_injury.htm
Lawyers representing injured victims, including spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury victims.

 

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National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.

 

The Advocacy Center
http://www.advocacycenter.com
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
Paul Shew, Executive Director
590 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 546-1700; (800) 650-4967 (in NY)
E-mail: info@advocacycenter.com
Our purpose is to ensure that individuals' rights are respected and to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
 
Advocates for Children of NY, Inc. http://www.advocatesforchildren.org/
151 West 30th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
212-947-9779
Serving five boroughs of New York City.
 
Helen Keller Services For the Blind (HKSB) http://www.hkworld.org

The mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults (HKNC) is to enable each person who is deaf-blind to live and work in his or her community of choice.
 
The Least Restrictive Environment Coalition http://www.lrecoalition.org

The Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Coalition was formed in 1999 by seventeen organizations that advocate on behalf of individual children with disabilities and their families with the New York City Board of Education, the New York State Education Department, and the United States Department of Education to enforce the requirement of federal and New York law that every child be educated in his/her LRE. The Coalition seeks to insure that, whenever appropriate, students with disabilities are provided with the supports, services, and accommodations they need to progress in the general education curriculum in general education classes in their neighborhood schools. Coalition staff research and report on LRE issues and implementation, maintain an interactive website and conduct workshops with parents and community groups.
 
NICHCY State Resources
http://www.nichcy.org/stateshe/ny.htm
Over 45 resources for the state of New York.
 
Resources for Children with Special Needs http://www.resourcesnyc.org/rcsn.htm
Karen Schlesinger, Director
200 Park Ave. S., Suite 816
New York, NY 10003
212-677-4650
212-254-4070 FAX
info@resourcesnyc.org
 
United We Stand
http://www.taalliance.org/ptis/uws/
We are a community based parent resource center servicing primarily culturally diverse families, who have children with disabilities who reside in but not limited to, the Greenpoint/Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn.

 

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Things To Do & Places To See

 

U.S. National Parks - http://www.nps.gov/parks.html

 

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This page last updated on 05/24/2016

 

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