New York Small Business Association provides support for small business owners looking to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities and need guidance.
NYS Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
OPWDD is committed to communicating with individuals and families so they can better understand the OPWDD system and what services and supports are available. The webpage is another way to help keep people informed, and another way we are Putting People First.
Front Door: (631) 434-6000
Long Island Advocacy Center
Providing Educational Advocacy services for youth and families through age 21.
New Hyde Park Office: (516) 248-2222
Hauppauge Office: (631) 234-0467
Long Island Parent Center, Center for Community Inclusion
The LIPC is available to provide information and support to parents and professionals, through person to person contact, training, workshops, website contact and our resource library regarding services to children with special needs.
100 Second Ave., Brentwood 11717
Parent to Parent of New York State
Providing emotional support and information to families of individuals with special needs in NY State.
(800) 559-1729 | ( 631) 493-1716 | (631) 493-2403
AHA/Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association
Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association/AHA a not-for-profit organization established in 1988, provides resources, support and information for families, individuals and professionals affected by Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and related conditions. AHA presents two major conferences yearly and offers support groups from Montauk to Manhattan. This website and our electronic list serves families, individuals and professionals in New York, as well as across the country and internationally. Answering thousands of hotline calls yearly, they are a valuable source of science-based information.
Adult Career & Continuing Education Services — Vocational Rehab
ACCESS - VR offers access to a full range of services that may be needed by persons with disabilities throughout their lives. Through its administration of vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs, VESID coordinates policy and services relating to:
• Transition services for students with disabilities from school to adult services;
• Vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities, ages 16 and older;
• Independent living services for people with disabilities of all ages; and
• Employer services for hiring a qualified diverse workforce.
The seeds of adult success are sown during the school years. The system established by the Board of Regents to administer education and vocational services for people with disabilities fosters this and has evolved into a national model, designed to focus on our customers and produce results.