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    NATIONAL RESOURCES
    Autism Speaks

    1 East 33rd Street
    4th Floor
    New York, NY 10016

    Phone: (212) 252-8584
    Fax: (212) 252-8676

    http://www.autismspeaks.org/

    Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis.

     

    Children  & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)

    8181 Professional Place - Suite 150
    Landover, MD 20785
    Tel: 301-306-7070 / Fax: 301-306-7090

    www.chadd.org

    This national organization services children, adults and families with ADD. They hold a yearly conference, advocate at the federal and local level, foster research and have publications.

     

    Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

    2900 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000
    Arlington, VA 22202-3557
    Toll-free: 866/509-0218
    Local: 703/620-3660
    TTY: 866/915-5000
    FAX: 703/264-9494
    www.cec.sped.org

    This is the only professional organization in the world dedicated to advancing the quality of education for all exceptional children and improving the conditions under which special educators work.

     

    Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD)

    (888) 232-7733

    www.dldcec.org

     

    International Dyslexia Association

    (212) 691-1930

    www.interdys.org

     

    National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

    381 Park Avenue, Suite 1401

    New York, NY 10016

    (212) 545-7510

    https://www.ncld.org/

    Formerly the Foundation for Children with Learning Disabilities. They foster awareness about learning disabilities, neurological disorders, and deficits that can be a barrier to literacy. They offer resources and referrals on a national

    level to a wide range of volunteers and professionals.

     

     

    National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

    1825 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20009

    1.800.695.0285 (Toll-free, Voice/TTY)
    202.884.8200 (Voice/TTY)
    202.884.8441 (Fax)

    www.nichcy.org

    NICHCY is the center that provides information to the nation on disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation’s special education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.

     

    National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

    (202) 707-5100

    www.loc.gov./nls

    1-888-657-7323

     

    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Department of Education

    400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.

    Washington, DC 20202-7100

    (202) 245-7468

    www.2.ed.gov

     

    The International Dyslexia Society (Formerly the Orton Dyslexia Society)

    www.interdys.org

    They offer specialized training to treat dyslexia utilizing the Orton method as well as addressing issues related to learning disabilities and dyslexia.

     

    Learning Ally (Formerly Recordings for the Blind)

    20 Roszel Road

    Princeton, NJ 08540

    800-221-4792

    www.learningally.org

     

    Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)

    (913) 491-1011

    www.cldinternational.org

    The LDC addresses issues affecting children and adults with learning disabilities. Includes newsletter and forum.

     

    International Dyslexia Association

    (410) 296-0232

    www.interdys.org

     

    Wrightslaw

    www.wrightslaw.com

    Wrightslaw is a Special Education Law & Advocacy group dedicated to providing resources and reliable information about special education law to parents, educators, advocates and attorneys for children with disabilities.

    Learning Disabilities Assn. of America (LDA)

    (412) 341-1515

    www.LDAAmerica.org

     

    STATE RESOURCES

     

    New York State Department of Social Services

    Westchester County Local Office (914) 995-5000

    www.health.ny.gov

     

     

    New York State Education Department, Westchester Division Office of Special Education Services

    The Gleeson-Israel Gateway Center
    265 Saw Mill River Road
    Hawthorne, NY 10532
    914.949.9300

    www.westchesterarc.org

    Offers technical assistance and complaint resolution and monitoring services; provides written materials to help learn new information for parents, teachers, and students.

     

    New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (NYSOMR)

    Public Affairs Office

    44 Holland Avenue

    Albany, NY 12229

    (518) 474-6601

    http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/

     

    Office for the Disabled

    (914) 995-2957

    http://disabled.westchestergov.com/

    Programs, special events, newsletter, free informational guides, and a speakers bureau.

     

    College Resources for Students with Disabilities guidebook:

    http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/

     

    LOCAL RESOURCES

     

    Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)

    New York State Education Department

    55 Church Street

    Room 300B

    White Plains, NY 10601

    (914) 946-1313

    http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/

     

    Westchester County Early Intervention Program (serves children from birth to 3)

    (914) 813-5094

    http://www.wceed.com/ealryentervention.html

     

    Holistic Learning Center

    222 Westchester Avenue

    Suite 103

    White Plains NY 10604

    914-793-9100

    www.holisticlc.com

    The Holistic Learning Center is a gentle center for children, caregivers, and professionals seeking strategies for cognitive/linguistic growth, increased sensory processing skills, and nutritional consultation. 

     

    Westchester Independent Living Center
    200 Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor

    White Plains, NY 10601

    Tel. (914) 682-3926 Ext. 2111

    Website:
    www.WILC.org