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New York – The Empire State

 Updated 5/2005

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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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