New York – The Empire State

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 HealthMental 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)