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Important Links Regarding Special Education


Click on a category to find more resources (websites and phone numbers) of organizations that seek to help students and parents with special needs.

1. General/Informational Sites

2. Educational Resources

3. A-Z Disabilities

4. Support Groups (contacts)

5. Recreation (contacts)

6. Reading Zone 

General/Informational Sites

Smart Kids with LD

Learning Disabilities Association of America

National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education

National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Nonverbal Learning Disorder

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Parent to Parent

Children's Defense Fund

Health Finder

New England Journal of Medicine

National Organization on Disability

Parents Helping Parents

Special Olympics International

Council for Exceptional Children

Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

American Occupational Therapy Association

Sensory Resources

AHA New York

Wrights' Law


National Institute of Health


Educational Resources

New York State Education Department

Special Education Resources on the Internet

A Parent's Guide to Special Ed/Special Needs

Special Education in Plain Language

Special Child: For Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

Community Resource Database of Long Island

United States Department of Education

National Association of State Boards of Education

Council for Exceptional Children


A-Z Disabilities

Autism Speaks

Autisim Digest Magazine

Autism Society of America Home Page

Autism Today

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Epilepsy Foundation

Dyslexia Online

Muscular Dystrophy Association

National Down's Syndrome Society

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

Support Groups (Telephone Numbers)

Big Brother/Big Sister


Long Island Advocacy Center


Parent to Parent of NYS



Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program


Bart J. Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center 

GAP Program, Town of Oyster Bay


Nassau/Suffolk Services for Autism

516-933-4700; Ext. 13

Special Olympics

516-292-1111; Ext. 608

Police Athletic League Special Needs Unit


Horse Ability (Horse Therapy)


Pal-O-Mine (Horse Therapy)


Camp Helen Keller


Camp Loyaltown, AHRC

516-293-1111; Ext. 608

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck



Reading Zone