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New York - The Empire State

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Note: The following sites represent organizations and agencies that serve New York State residents with disabilities. National organizations that happen to be based in New York City (or State) are listed by subject in The DRM WebWatcher.
General
 Big Apple Greeter - Greeter Access Project [added 10/2/2000]
 CODI - New York State & Local Services
 New York State Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities - SATIRN III Information, Program & Database
See also Multi-Service Agencies
Advocacy and Legal Rights
 Advocacy Center (Rochester)
 New York State Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities
 Northeast Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center
 Self-Advocacy Association of New York State [link updated 7/11/01]
 The Self-Advocates of Central New York
See also Independent Living
Aging
 ElderWeb New York
 New York State Office for the Aging
AIDS/HIV
 New York State Department of Health - HIV/AIDS
Alzheimer's Disease
 Alzheimer's Association - Chapters in New York
 Alzheimer's Association - Long Island Chapter
Arts
 The Institute for Theatre-Learning [added 10/24/00]
 Very Special Arts New York City
Assistive Technology
 Center for Assistive Technology (University of Buffalo)
 Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) Project
Attention Deficit Disorder
 Greater Rochester Attention Deficit Disorder Association
See also Learning Disabilities
Autism
 Autism Foundation of New York - Autism Advocacy Outreach Group (AFNY-AAOG) [added 10/28/00]
 Autism Society of America - Albany Chapter
 Autism Society of America - NY Chapters
 The Children's Annex (Kingston and Ellenville)
 New York Autism Network
 Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) (New York City)
Blindness and Visual Impairments
 Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (New York City)
 Association for the Visually Impaired (Rockland and Organge Counties) [added 7/21/01]
 Aurora of Central New York (The Lighthouse and Central New York Association for the Hearing Impaired)
 Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) (Utica)
 Helen Keller Services for the Blind
 Jewish Guild for the Blind
 The Lighthouse
 New York State Braille and Talking Book Library (Albany) [link not working 8/16/00]
 New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
 New York State School for the Blind
 Suffolk Cooperative Library System - Talking Books Plus (Bellport)
 VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (New York City)
Brain Injury
 Brain Injury Association of New York State
 Coma Recovery Association [added 1/10/02]
Cancer
 New York State Department of Health - Cancer Mapping
Cerebral Palsy
 United Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
Chapters alphabetical by region:
 United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County
 United Cerebral Palsy of New York City
 United Cerebral Palsy of Queens
 United Cerebral Palsy and Handicapped Persons Association of the Utica Area
Children
 Advocates for Children of New York
 Institute for Child Development (SUNY Binghamton)
 Nanuet Parents Information Network
 New York State Department of Health, Early Intervention Program
 New York State Partners for Children
 NICHCY State Contact Sheet
 Parent Network
 Parent to Parent of New York State
 Resources for Children with Special Needs (New York City) [added 3/22/01]
 United We Stand of New York (Brooklyn)
See also Developmental Disabilities, Education, Wish Organizations
Communication Disorders
 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association
See also Deaf-Blindness, Deafness and Hearing Impairments
Deaf-Blindness
 Helen Keller Services for the Blind
See also Communication Disorders
Deafness and Hearing Impairments
 Aurora of Central New York (The Lighthouse and Central New York Association for the Hearing Impaired)
 Hands On (arts)
 League for the Hard of Hearing (New York City)
 National Technical Institute for the Deaf
 Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Center for Jewish Cultural Enrichment for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology
See also Communication Disorders
Developmental Disabilities
 Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) (Long Island)
 InterAgency Council of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Agencies (New York City, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk)
 New York State ARC
Chapters alphabetical by region:
 Broome/Tioga Association for Retarded Citizens
 Chemung ARC
 COARC (Columbia County)
 Arc of Cortland County
 Delaware County ARC
 Jefferson Rehabilitation Center
 Lexington Fulton County ARC [added 3/29/01]
 The ARC of Monroe County
 Liberty ARC (Montgomery County)
 AHRC Nassau
 Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC) New York City
 Opportunities Unlimited of Niagra
 Oneida-Lewis Chapter NYSARC
 Rockland ARC
 Schenectady Association for Retarded Citizens
 Schoharie ARC
 The Arc of Schuyler Co.
 Steuben Arc
 Suffolk AHRC
 Sullivan Arc
 Ulster - Greene Arc
 Westchester ARC
 New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
 New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD)
 OMRDD Resource Guide
 Opportunities Unlimited of Niagra
 Sinergia
 Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
 Westchester Institute for Human Development
See also Multi-Service Agencies
Education
 New York State Education Department - Special Education
 A Guide to Resolving Concerns About Your Child’s Special Education Services
 Preschool
 New York State Education Department - Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
Employment
See Vocational Rehabilitation
Epilepsy
 Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island
Financial Information
 New York State Department of Health - Medicaid
 New York State Education Department, Office of Management Services - Medicaid Services Unit
 New York State Insurance Department
Heart Disorders
 American Heart Association - Heritage Affiliate (Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey and New York City)
 American Heart Association - New York State
Health (General)
 New York State Department of Health
Independent Living
General:
 Center for Disability Rights in New York State
 New York State Independent Living Centers
Specific (alphabetical by region or town):
 Bronx Independent Living Services
 Capital District Center for Independence (Albany)
 Catskill Center for Independence (Oneonta)
 Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC) (Ithaca)
 Harlem Independent Living Center (HILC)
 Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (Troy)
 Action Toward Independence (Middletown) [updated 4/5/02]
 Barrier Free Living (New York City)
 New York City Consortium for Independent Living [updated 10/2/00]
 Northern Regional Center for Independent Living
 Queens Independent Living Center [added 10/2/00]
 Regional Center for Independent Living (Rochester)
 Southern Tier Independence Center (Binghamton)
 Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc. (Poughkeepsie)
 Resource Center for Independent Living (Utica)
 Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (Watertown)
 Westchester Independent Living Center (White Plains)
 Western New York Independent Living Center (Buffalo)
Learning Disabilities
 International Dyslexia Association
 International Dyslexia Association - New York Branch
 International Dyxlexia Association - Suffolk Branch
 Learning Disabilities Association
 Learning Disabilities Association of Central New York
 Learning Disabilities Association of New York City
 Learning Disability Association of the Mohawk Valley
 Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York
 New York State Resources (LD OnLine)
 New York State Resources for Literacy and Learning Disabilities (NALLD)
See also Attention Deficit Disorder
Long Term Care
 New York State Department of Health - Nursing Home Information
 New York State Office for the Aging - Long Term Care Planning and Insurance
 New York State Partnership for Long Term Care
Mental Illness
 Mental Health Association of New York State
Alphabetical by region:
 Mental Health Association of Erie County
 Mental Health Association of Nassau County
 Mental Health Association in Orange County
 Mental Health Association of Rockland County
 Mental Health Association in Suffolk County
 Mental Health Association in Tompkins County
 Mental Health Association In Ulster County
 NAMI - New York State (formerly the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York State)
 New York State Commission on Quality of Care
 New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors
 New York State Office of Mental Health
Mental Retardation
See Developmental Disabilities
Multi-Service Agencies
 Easter Seals - New York
 The Resource Center (Chautauqua County)
 Wildwood Programs (Capital Region)
Nursing Homes
See Long Term Care
Recreation
 AmeriKids (for inner city children living with AIDS/HIV and other life threatening illnesses)
 Camp Janed
Rehabilitation
 New York State Rehabilitation Association
Respite Programs
 National Respite Locator Service - New York Respite Programs
Speech and Language Disorders
See also Communication Disorders
Spina Bifida
 Spina Bifida Association of the Tri-State Region
Transportation
 Project ACTION Accessible Traveler's Database - New York Cities
Vocational Rehabilitation
 New York State Education Department - Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
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