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Special Needs

Developmental Delays

New York State Early Intervention
Information about the New York State Early Intervention Program

The Therapy Center for Children
Provides preschool services and early intervention home-based services. Funding for preschool services and early intervention services is through Suffolk County and the NYS Department of Health. These services are of no out-of-pocket cost to families of eligible children. The Therapy Center for Children also provides private pay sessions.

Up Wee Grow
An Early Intervention agency servicing Suffolk County

Island Therapies
Provides occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy to children from birth to adolescence. Their occupational therapists also excel in treatment of sensory issues in children.


Disability Resources
An incredibly comprehensive website with links to sites assisting a wide range of disorders.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Offers a wealth of information on disabilities. They provide information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth; IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education; No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities); and research-based information on effective educational practices.  This group lost funding and the website states that it will be taken down in September 2014.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

The Center for Disease Control
CDC website section devoted to autistic spectrum disorders

National Library of Medicine
NLM website section devoted to autistic spectrum disorders

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is a science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Autism Society
The Autism Society exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Talk About Curing Autism
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments.

The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
The Cody Center at Stony Brook University has a mission to promote excellence in clinical treatment, research, community service, and educational programs benefiting those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related developmental disabilities.

Down Syndrome

National Down Syndrome Society
Site contains information regarding Down Syndrome including educational material, therapy, research, and support for families.

National Down Syndrome Congress
A wide range of information and support for families with member with Down Syndrome.

Food Allergies

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)
A site devoted to food allergy education and research.


Rare Diseases / Genetic Syndromes

NIH Site for Rare Diseases
A combination of educational material, support, research, and information regarding clinical trials for rare disorders.

National Library of Medicine
Section of site devoted to genetic disorders.

Human Genome Project Information
Wide array of information and links regarding genetic disorders

Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Information about the disorder and treatment options


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