Government & Other Resources

Here you will find links to other websites, publications and organizations with information about the rights of individuals with disabilities, as well as how to find services, government agencies and other information including research and news about topics important to people with disabilities and their families.

New York State Agencies

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
http://opwdd.ny.gov/

New York State Board of Elections
http://www.elections.ny.gov/votingRegister.html

New York State Education Department (SED) – Special Education
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/parents.htm

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentguide.htm

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/

New York State Department of Health (DOH)
http://www.health.ny.gov/

New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
http://www.omh.ny.gov/

Other links

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS)
http://www.cpofnys.org

Advocates for Children of New York
http://http://www.advocatesforchildren.org/

Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF)
http://www.yourcpf.org

Cerebral Palsy Guide
http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com

Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY) Families Committee
http://www.ddawny.org/committees/family-committee/

INCLUDEnyc
http://www.includenyc.org/.html

League of Women Voters
http://www.lwv.org.html

NYC Family Advocacy Information Resource (NYCFAIR)
http://www.nycfamilyadvocacyinformationresource.org/

NYSARC, Inc.
http://nysarc.org

New York Association of Emerging & Multicultural Providers, Inc. (NYAEMP)
http://www.nyaemp.org/

Parents for Inclusive Education
http://www.parentsforinclusiveeducation.com/

InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (IAC)
http://www.iacny.org/

The Alliance of Long Island Agencies (The Alliance)

New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA)
http://www.nysacra.org/

New York State Rehabilitation Association, Inc. (NYSRA)
http://nyrehab.org

Coalition of Provider Associations (COPA)
http://www.copanys.org/

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE Act) National Resource Center
http://www.ablenrc.org/

Self-Advocacy association of New York State (SANYS)
http://www.sanys.org

Autism Speaks
https://www.autismspeaks.org/

Facebook links

Family Advocates United
https://www.facebook.com/FamilyAdvocatesUnited/?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser

Disability Friendly
https://www.facebook.com/Disability-Friendly-942487275763858/info/?tab=page_info

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS)
https://www.facebook.com/cerebralpalsyofnys/

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
https://www.facebook.com/NYSOPWDD/?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser