Helpful Links

 

Other Sites on Learning Disabilities

 

LD Online: www.ldonline.org

 

National Center on Learning Disabilities:  www.ncld.org

 

SchwabLearning:  www.schwablearning.org

 

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: www.nldontheweb.org

 

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Association: www.nlda.org

 

International Dyslexia Association: www.interdys.org

 

 

 

 

 


 

Other Statewide Advocacy & Service Organizations:

 

Parent to Parent of NYS: www.parenttoparentnys.org

 

Families Together in NYS: www.ftnys.org

 

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State: http://www.cerebralpalsynys.org/policy.shtml

 

NYSARC: www.nysarc.org

 

NYS Independent Living Centers: http://www.nysilc.org/directory.htm

 

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): www.chadd.org



Environmental Health and Prevention

The Healthy Children Project, Learning Disabilities Association of America: www.healthychildrenproject.org

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment: www.healthandenvironment.org

Institute for Children's Environmental Health: www.iceh.org

Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative: www.iceh.org/LDDI

Prevention is the Cure:  www.preventionisthecure.org

Just Green Partnership: www.just-green.org

Safer States: www.saferstates.com

Clean New York: www.clean-ny.org



NYC Sites of Interest:

 

NYC Board of Education: www.nycboe.net

 

Advocates for Children: www.advocatesforchildren.org

 

An Insider's Guide to the NYC Schools: www.insideschools.org 

 

Parents for Inclusive Education: www.nylpi.org/PIE

 

Resources for Children with Special Needs:  www.resourcesnycdatabase.org


 

Government Sites:

 

New York State Education Department:  www.nysed.gov

New York State Commission on Quality Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities: www.cqcapd.state.ny.us

New York State Education Department's Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities - www.vesid.nysed.gov

New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities - www.omr.state.ny.us

United States Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

United States Department of Education/ IDEA Homepage:  http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/IDEA

United State Department of Education/ Office of Civil Rights:  http://www.ed.gov/offices/OCR



General Education & Special Education:

 

Education Week: http://www.edweek.org/

 

ERIC Search Site (Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the U.S. Department of Education): http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/index/

 

Greatschools.net: http://www.greatschools.net

 

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER): www.pacer.org

 

www.rrfcnetwork.org

 

www.smartbrief.com/news/ascd


www.smartbrief.com/news/cec  

 


 


Legal Sites:

 

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law:http://www.abanet.org/child/home.html

 

EDLAW, LLC: http://www.edlaw.net

 

Wrightslaw:  http://www.wrightslaw.com



 

Protection & Advocacy Agencies:

 

Protection & Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR)

 

This federally mandated legal and non-legal advocacy program in a separate section of the Rehabilitation Act serves all individuals not eligible under the aforementioned PADD/PAIMI/CAP programs. Eligible clients can include persons with learning disabilities (many of whom are not developmentally disabled), persons with mental illness living in the community, and persons with head injury.

 

Western New York Region

Counties served: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

295 Main Street

Ellicott Square Building, Rm 495

Buffalo, New York 14203

(716) 847-0650

(716) 847-1322 (TTY)

(716) 847-0227 [FAX]

 

New York City Region

Counties served: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Richmond

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.

151 West 30th Street, 11th Floor

New York, New York 10001-4007

(212) 244-4664

(212) 244-4570 [FAX]

 

Long Island Region

Counties served: Nassau, Suffolk

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.

1757 Veterans Highway, Suite 50

Islandia, NY 11749

631) 232-2400

(631) 232-2489 (FAX)

 

Central New York Region

Counties served: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Oswego, Schuyler, Tompkins, Tioga

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.

The Empire Building

472 South Salina Street, Suite 300

Syracuse, New York 13202

1-866-475-9967 [Toll-free]

(315) 475-3127

(315) 475-2706 [FAX]

 

Hudson Valley Region/North Country Region

Counties served: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Ulster, Warren, Washington

Disability Advocates, Inc.

5 Clinton Square

Albany, New York 12207

(518) 432-7861

(518) 427-6561 [FAX]

 

Lower Hudson River Region

Counties served: Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

4 Cromwell Place

White Plains, New York 10601

(914) 949-1305

 

Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PADD)

 

The Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities  (PADD) program is a federal program administered by the Commission to assist with problems encountered by individuals and their families regarding developmental disabilities services.

 

List of Regional Offices

 

CQCAPD Central Office

New York State Commission on Quality of Care

and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

Bureau of Protection and Advocacy

401 State Street

Schenectady, New York 12305-2397

(518) 388-2892

(518) 388-2890 [FAX]

 

New York City Region

Counties served: Bronx, Kings, Manhattan, Queens, Richmond

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc. (NYLPI)

151 West 30th Street, 11th Floor

New York, New York 10001-4007

(212) 244-4664

(212) 244-4570 [FAX]

 

Upper Hudson Region

Counties served: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie

Disabilities Law Clinic at Albany Law School (ALS)

80 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, New York 12208

(518) 445-2328

(518) 434-8612 [FAX]

Intake: Disability Advocates (518) 432-7861

 

North Country Region

Counties Served: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. (NCLS)

P.O. Box 989, 100 Court Street

Plattsburgh, New York 12901

(518) 563-4022

(518) 563-4058 [FAX]

(800) 722-7380

 

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. (NCLS)

P.O. Box 648, 38 Gouverneur St.

Canton, New York 13617

(315) 386-4586

(800) 822-8283

(315) 386-2868 [FAX]

 

Lower Hudson Region

Counties served: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester, Ulster

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

4 Cromwell Place

White Plains, New York 10601

(914) 949-1305

(914) 949-6213 [FAX]

 

Intake Office:

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

29 North Hamilton Street

Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

(845) 471-0058

(845) 471-0244 (FAX)

 

Central Region

Counties served: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.  (LSCNY)

The Empire Building

472 South Salina Street, Suite 300

Syracuse, New York 13202

1-866-475-9967 [Toll-free]

(315) 475-3127

(315) 475-2706 [FAX]

 

Southern Tier Region

Counties served: Chemung, Schuyler, Tompkins, Broome, Delaware, Otsego, Chenango, Tioga

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY)

The Empire Building

472 South Salina Street, Suite 300

Syracuse, New York 13202

1-866-475-9967 [Toll-free]

(315) 475-3127

(315) 475-2706 [FAX]

 

Western Region

Counties served: Allegany,  Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans,  Steuben, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne Yates, Wyoming

Western New York Advocacy for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. (WNYADD)

590 South Avenue

Rochester NY 14620

(585) 546-1700

(585) 546-7069 [FAX]

 

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. (NLS)

295 Main Street

Ellicott Square Building, Rm 495

Buffalo, New York 14203

(716) 847-0650

(716) 847-0227 [FAX]

 

Long Island Region

Counties served: Nassau and Suffolk

Long Island Advocates, Inc. (LIA)

575 Underhill Boulevard, Suite 118

Syosset, NY   11791

(516) 496-3606

(516) 496-4158 (FAX)

 

Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI):

 

The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) program is a federal program administered by the Commission to assist individuals with a diagnosis of serious mental illness with advocacy related services. Although the program places a priority on individuals who live in a facility providing  care and treatment, it can also serve individuals who live in the community.

 

New York City Region

Counties served: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Richmond

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.

151 West 30th Street, 11th Floor

New York, New York 10001-4007

(212) 244-4664

(212) 244-4570 [FAX]

(212) 244-3692 [TTY]

 

Western New York Region

Counties served: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario,  Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

295 Main Street

Ellicott Square Building, Rm 495

Buffalo, New York 14203-2473

(716) 847-0650

(716) 847-1322 (TTY)

(716) 847-0227 [FAX]

 

Hudson Valley Region

Counties served: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Rockland, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Disability Advocates, Inc.

5 Clinton Square

Albany, New York 12207

(518) 432-7861

(518) 427-6561 [FAX]

(800) 993-8982 [toll free]

 

North Country Region

Counties served: St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Washington

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.

100 Court Street, POB 989

Plattsburgh, New York 12901

(518) 563-4022

(800) 722-7380 [toll free]

(518) 563-4058 [FAX]

 

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.

38 Gouverneur Street, POB 648

Canton, New York 13617

(315) 386-4586

(800) 822-8283  [toll free]

(315) 386-2868 [FAX]

 

Central New York Region

Counties served: Broome, Cayuga,  Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison,  Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Oswego, Schuyler, Tompkins, Tioga

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.

The Empire Building

472 South Salina Street, Suite 300

Syracuse, New York 13202

1-866-475-9967 [Toll-free]

(315) 475-3127

(315) 475-2706 [FAX]

 

Satellite Office:

44 Public Square

Watertown, NY  13601

(315) 788-2072

 

Long Island Region

Counties served: Nassau, Suffolk

Touro College

Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center

300 Nassau Road

Huntington, New York 11743

(631) 421-2244 ext. 331 (switchboard)

(631) 423-2040 [FAX]