This publication provides information to parents, advocates, and school districts about the laws and regulations that define special education programs and services. Our hope is that through this publication parents, families and school districts will collaborate together in order to help students with disabilities meet their full potential. This document is a reflection of the collaboration that is possible when schools and advocates, administrators and families work together to meet our obligation to students with disabilities.
PNCR provide parents with the knowledge, skills, resources and support to effectively advocate for their children and to facilitate productive relationships between parents and school districts for the benefit of students with disabilities. These services free-of-charge to parents, service providers, disability organizations and schools.
Since 1989, it has been the mission of DRNY to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have disabilities so that they can freely exercise their own life choices, enforce their rights, and fully participate in their community life. We achieve this goal through advocacy, litigation, coalition-building, public information, and technical support for other advocates, for people with disabilities in New York.
Saratoga Bridges has proudly provided the highest level of quality professional services to people with developmental disabilities and their families for more than 55 years. Our services include a broad range of innovative and effective programs designed to foster independence by promoting their abilities and achievements.
Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) coordinates services for people with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders and other related disorders. It provides services directly and through a network nonprofit service providing agencies.
Wildwood Programs was created in 1967 when a group of parents found that their children did not fit neatly into existing programs. What began as a program for a handful of pre-schoolers has grown into an organization that provides comprehensive supports and services to well over 1,000 people and their families every year.
AIM Services, Inc. is dedicated to supporting the "power of potential" in people with disabilities. Through community and residential programs, advocacy and education, trained dedicated professionals focus on assisting individuals achieve their personal goals while promoting a sense of self-confidence and well-being.
CARD is a university - affiliated resource center that brings research and practice together in community settings. CARD Albany provides evidence-based training and support to families and professionals, and through ongoing research, contributes knowledge to the field of autism spectrum disorders.
The Autism Society promote lifelong access and opportunities for people on the autism spectrum and their families so they can be fully participating, included members of their communities. We do this through advocacy, public awareness, education, compassionate support.
Support NYS schools Response to Intervention model. Provide indirect technical assistance (TA) & professional development (PD) to NYS schools on RtI-related topics and Provide direct technical assistance & professional development to 14 NYSED, P-12, Office of Special Education-identified schools on RtI programs.
For people of all ages, the unique HANDLE approach has been shown to effectively address a wide range of learning, behavior, and developmental issues. HANDLE is a gentle, natural, alternative to medical diagnosis and traditional medical, psychological, or psychiatric treatment, offering hope and help to those wishing to reach or regain their full potential.
RDI is a significant departure from traditional ASD interventions, and does not simply seek to mask the condition with scripted conversations or rehearsed behaviors, but actually makes neurocognitive changes over time that provide the individual with the skills needed to navigate life’s challenges on their own. By developing this capacity for dynamic thinking we open the door to the possibility of a greater quality of life, one that includes:
- Reciprocal communication
- Genuine friendships
- Confident, independent living
- Prolonged relationships
- Meaningful employment
The Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR®) Model is a framework that helps clinicians, parents and educators conduct a comprehensive assessment and develop an intervention program tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental challenges. The objectives of the DIR® Model are to build healthy foundations for social, emotional, and intellectual capacities rather than focusing on skills and isolated behaviors. For a detailed overview
Gluten-Free Living provides 150,000 readers the most trusted and reliable information about the gluten-free diet and lifestyle.
Gluten-Free Living has a medical advisory board made up of physicians who are experts in treating those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Many are also cutting-edge researchers.
The Nourishing Hope team are dedicated professionals who have come together to proactively help children and families who are living with autism. We believe that in order to bring about change in the health of these children, it is imperative to effectively apply autism diet, nutrition and supplementation principles.
Has a Community Outreach Program that support the community. Today that program gives to over 150 local, small non-profits every year. It’s a fantastic way for their outreach team and staff to be involved in community events and projects.
Healthy Living along with Creative Kidz Cafe offers programs to children on the Autism Spectrum.
The National Autism Center is May Institute’s center for the promotion of evidence-based practice. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by providing reliable information, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive resources for families, practitioners, and communities.
The Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) is a resource designed to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. They offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive and instructional technologies.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help improve the quality of life for people with autism.
The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).