Online References and Resources

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A Parent's Guide to Reponse to Intervention 

Accessible NYC cultural events and programs for individuals with disabilities

Alternative to Summer Youth Employment Program 2014 (PDF)

American Academy of Pediatrics

Americans with Disabilities Act--ADA Homepage

ADA Obligations of Public Schools

Acroynym Decoder

ADA—Americans with Disabilities Act—ADA National Network

ADA and Public Schools

Advocacy Organizations:

Action Alliance for Children

Advocates for Children of New York

Agenda for Children Tomorrow

Alliance National Parent Technical Assistance Center

American Youth Policy Forum

Birch Family Services

Casey Family Programs

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens

Center for Children's Initiatives

Child Welfare League of America

Child Welfare Organizing Project

Children’s Defense Fund

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Graham Windham

Legal Services NYC

Legal Aid Society

National Association of Counsel for Children

National Center for Youth Law

Project Reach Youth

Sinergia NY

The Advocacy Center

United Neighborhood Houses

United We Stand of New York

VOICES for Americas Children

Youth Success NYC

Anxiety and mindfulness: Teaching kids how to live in the present

Assistive Technology: National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)--CHADD

Autism—Autism Speaks

Autism—First Signs


Behavior—Behavioral Challenges—Challenging Behavior Practices (PDF)

Behavior—The 6 steps of positive behavior support

Bullying—How to stop bullying, from National Mental Health Association

Bullying—Resources and strategies from Medline

Bullying—Cyberbullying and how to stop it


Camps—RCSN Special Camp Guide (Searchable PDF)

Cerebral Palsy—United Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy—National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Child Development--CDC

College Options for People with Disabilities—Think College

College and Career Readiness (PDF)

College & Career Readiness & Success Center – U.S. Interactive Map 

College & Career Readiness & Success Center – Predictors Postsecondary Success

College & Career Readiness & Success Center- Understanding Accelerated Learning Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education. (PDF)

College Readiness Accesability and Accommodations (PDF) from The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)


Deafness and Hearing Loss—American Hearing Research Foundation

Deafness and Hearing Loss—National Association of the Deaf

Developmental Delay—How Kids Develop

Diploma and Graduation Requirements--NYSED

Dispute Resolution—National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education/CADRE

Down Syndrome—National Down Syndrome Society

Down Syndrome—National Down Syndrome Congress


Early Intervention—Connect: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge

Early Intervention—Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children

Early Intervention--Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ETCA)

Education -- Effective Communication for Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools -- US Dept. Justice

Education—National Association for the Education of Young Children

Education—New York City Department of Education

Education--New York City Department of Education--Special Education

Education—New York State Department of Education

Education—New York State Department of Education--Special Education

Education—US Department of Education

Education--US Department of Education/Special Education 

Employment—Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace, Job Accommodation Network

Employment—Regional ADA Centers

Epilepsy—Epilepsy Foundation of America

Epilepsy--National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 


FairTest—National Center for Fair and Open Testing

FAPE—What is FAPE and What Can it Mean to My Child – National Center for Learning Disabilities

Foster and Adoptive Parents Trauma Recovery (PDF) from American Academy of Pediatrics 

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)—Section 504 US Department of Education

Free Tax Prepartion Program for those who qualify


Guide for professionals who work with children from birth through age 8 (Institute of Medicine)


Healthy Families New York City: program sites



IDEA—Individual with Disabilities in Education Act

IDEA—IDEA and Babies and Toddlers

IDEA—IDEA and School-Aged Children

IDEA Special Education Guide Due Process (PDF) (CADRE)

IDEA Special Education Guide Mediation (PDF) (CADRE) 

IDEA Special Education Guide Resolution (PDF) (CADRE)

IDEA Special Education Guide Written State Complaints (PDF) (CADRE)

IDEA--Spanish Glossary of IDEA Terms (OSEP)

Immigration: NY Immigration Coalition

Individualized Education Program (IEP)—Your IEP Questions Answered

Independent Living—National Council on Independent Living

Independent Living Centers--Listing by Borough

Interpersonal/"Soft" Skills, Career--ODEP (Office of Disability Employment Policy)


Job Accomodations: See Employment, above


Kindergarten Admissions Guide—Advocates for Children (PDF)

Kindergarten: Transition to Kindergarten for Students with Disabilities—Advocates for Children (PDF)


Leadership Empowerment From Autistic Self Advocacy Network (PDF)

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)—OSEP Community of Practice


Mediation—National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Mental Illness—National Alliance for the Mentally Ill


National Council on Teachers Quality-Classroom Management 

New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities Front Door Practices & Procedures (PDF) 

No Child Left Behind, and Children with Disabilities—National Center on Educational Outcomes

NYC Department of Education’s Standard Operating and Procedural Manual (SOPM) (PDF)

NY State Department of Education Procedural Safeguard Notice for NY Parents (PDF)


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Online Colleges in New York: Rankings & Report

Online Education--General (From Acredited Online Education, Aggregate)

Online Education-Disability Education (From Acredited Online Education, Aggregate)

Online Eduation-Degree Programs (From Acredited Online Education, Aggregate)

Online Learning for College Students with Disabilities 

Open play for the autism community


Parenting program for Spanish-speaking parents of children with disabilities/ Un grupo sobre la experiencia de padres de niños con discapacidades

Parent support group for Chinese speakers  (Charles B. Wang Community Center)

Parent Training and Information Center Network

Parent Involvement Matters

Parent to Parent NYS

Pre-Kindergarten Application period is open

Parent Support Groups 


Helen Keller Services for the Blind-Brooklyn

Institute for Community Living - Brooklyn Family Resource Center

Jewish Child Care Association

Living About Disorder Shared Journeys Support Group

My Time Inc. 



Autism Society of America-Bronx 

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments New York Institute for Special Education 

North Central Bronx Hospital Family Support Project for the Developmental Disabilities


Adoption Healing

Asperger and High Functioning Autism Associaton

Autism Society of America - Manhattan

Center for Hearing & Communication

The Child Mind Institute 

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders New York City (CHADD)

Churchill School and Center 

Downtown Spectrum Parents

The Epilespy Foundation of Metropolitan New York

FEGS, Health and Human Services; Family, Advocacy, Information and Referral     

Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures

GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Awareness Center

The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership

Harlem Independent Living Center

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Light House Guild International - Dan Callahan Director of the Children's Vision Health Initiative

Manhattan Mothers and Others

National Alliance on Mental Illness-New York City

New York City Children's Services

New York Council on Adoptable Children

YAI Network


Community Resources and Services for Children 

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Queens/Nassau

Queens Parent Resource Center

Private Special Education Schools—NY State Ed Department Approved List



Response to Intervention—National Center on RTI (PDF)

Response to Intervention—A Blueprint from Fuchs & Fuchs (PDF)


School Expansion Time

SEA Strategic Communications: A Stakeholder Approach to Prioritize Communications Efforts: (PDF)  

Section 504—Ed.Gov

Services for families and individuals who are homeless

Sexuality, Relationships, Disabilities, and Dating

Sexuality and Disability for Parents—Parents Teaching

Social and emotional skills: What to expect at different ages

Spanish Glossary of IDEA Terms--OSEP

Special Education—A Parent’s Guide (PDF)

Special Education Guide

Speech Therapy--Locate a Speech-Language Pathologist

Spina Bifida—Spina Bifida Association of America

Summer Camps—RCSN Special Camp Guide

Summer jobs for NYC youth


Taxi Smart Program (PDF)

Ten minute survey on accessibility for travelers with disabilities

Transition Brief for youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Transition—National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities

Transition Resource and Planning Center

Transition—Institute for Innovative Transition

Transition Assessment (PDF)

Transportation—NYC Office of Pupil Transportation


Understanding accessibility in digital learning materials

Universal Design—Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age

Universal Design—A Parent Guide


Video-on-demand children’s television now accessible for students with visual or hearing disabilities


We Are NY - Practice English-Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

Westchester Institute for Human Development




Zero to Three--National Center for Infants, Toddlers, & Families