Developmental Resources

National Resources (includes links to local resources)

  • NICHCY (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities) contains jumping off points for all major pediatric neurological conditions and their care.  Particularly useful is their phone number (800)-695-0285 and e-mail address [nichcy@aed.org] where they  answer specific questions!
  • The ARC (formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens) contains massive amounts of information, including local chapters and related links.

Westchester County, NY  and New Jersey Local Resources

  • A Resource Guide: Assistive Technology is a superb link which covers your rights to appropriate technologies, and a list of Westchester area agencies which can provide  support and services. Sponsored by The Technology Learning Center at the YM & YWHA of Mid-Westchester.  This site has everything you need in Westchester on meeting special needs, along with information useful to all New Yorkers and other patients.
    • Mail:  999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY  10543
  • Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health Office of Developmental Disability: the central intake point and referral for people with deveolpmental disabilities who live in Westchester County.
    • Mail:  112 East Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601
    • Phone: (914) 285-5244
  • Westchester Institute for Human Development: Their Regional Technology Center evaluates patients for assistive devices, and has a Device Demonstration Center. There is a lending library of low-technology devices for children  ages 0-3.
    • Mail: WIHD, Regional Technology Center and Early Intervention Loan Program, Cedarwood Hall Valhalla, NY  10595
    • Phone: (914) 493-1317
    • E-mail: rtcwihd@aol.com
  • Helen Hayes Hospital: Center for Rehabilitation Technology.  Provides consultations to select appropriate technology package.
    • Mail:  Helen Hayes Hospital, Center for Rehab. Technology, Rt. 9W, West Haverstraw, NY  10993
    • Phone:  (914) 947-3000, ext. 3123
  • SPAN is the New Jersey   Statewide Parents Advocacy Network.
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunction information is understandable and completely described.
  • New York Online Access to Health links to information and resources.

Assistive Technology Sites

 

Sites for Kids