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 [firstname.lastname@example.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.
- Cerebral Palsy: A Multi-Media Tutorial for parents and children is a quick, simple introduction about cerebral palsy, especially for children.
- See also our Learning Disability page.
- www.visitingOurs.com is a wonderful, unique, and easy to use website for keeping families up to date about a loved one's illness.
- Locate a respite care service.
- www.keepkidshealthy.com provides useful developmental and other pediatric information.
- Federation for Children's Mental Health offers useful links and other information.
- Exceptional Parent Magazine and Website offer both independent and commercial information for families of special needs children.
- Through the Looking Glass maintains links for parents and children with disabilities.
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
- 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: email@example.com
- Helen Hayes Hospital: Center for Rehabilitation Technology.
Provides consultations to select appropriate technology
- 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
- AbleData offers extensive assistive technology information, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.
- Northeast Disability and Business Technology Assistance Center.
- Assistive Technology for school learning
Sites for Kids
- Kids as Self Advocates teaches kids how to advocate for themselves.