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New York State Disability Resources

— National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities
Updated on May 2, 2014
Official State Web Site
 
Connect with your state's official website to find all manner of state agencies and information, including how to contact your governor and/or your representatives in the Senate and House:
   
 
 
 
 
 
www.state.ny.us
State Department of Education: Special Education
 
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) State Education Department 1 Commerce Plaza, Room 1606
Albany   NY   12234
(518) 474-2714
 
 
 
 
www.vesid.nysed.gov
State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
 
Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education New York State Education Department 89 Washington Avenue, 2 West Mezzanine
Albany   NY   12234
(518) 474-3862
 
 
 
p16education@mail.nysed.gov
www.nysed.gov
Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
 
Bureau of Early Intervention New York State Department of Health Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower Building, Room 287
Albany   NY   12237-0660
(518) 473-7016
(800) 522-5006 ("Growing Up Healthy" 24-Hour Hotline)
(800) 577-2229 (in NYC)
 
bjh08@health.state.ny.us
www.health.state.ny.us
Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
 
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) New York State Education Department 1 Commerce Plaza, Room 1624
Albany   NY   12234
(518) 473-2878
 
 
 
pgeary@mail.nysed.gov
www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
 
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) New York State Education Department 1 Commerce Plaza, Room 1606
Albany   NY   12234
(518) 474-2714
 
 
 
 
www.vesid.nysed.gov
Coordinator for Transition Services
 
Special Education Policy Implementation Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities One Commerce Plaza, Room 1624
Albany   NY   12234
(518) 474-7566
(800) 222-5627
 
 
djamison@mail.nysed.gov
www.vesid.nysed.gov
State Mental Health Agency
 
Office of Mental Health 44 Holland Avenue
Albany   NY   12229
(518) 474-4403
 
 
 
colejxw@omh.state.ny.us
www.omh.state.ny.us
State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
 
Children and Families Office of Mental Health 44 Holland Avenue
Albany   NY   12229
(518) 473-6328
 
 
 
cocodjw@omh.state.ny.us
www.omh.state.ny.us
Programs for people with Developmental Disabilities
 
New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities 44 Holland Avenue
Albany   NY   12229
(518) 473-1997
 
 
 
diana.ritter@omr.state.ny.us
www.omr.state.ny.us
Councils on Developmental Disabilities
 
New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) 155 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Albany   NY   12210
(518) 486-7505
(800) 395-3372
 
 
alobosco@ddpc.state.ny.us
www.ddpc.state.ny.us
Protection and Advocacy Agency
 
Division of Protection and Advocacy Program Administration New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities 401 State Street
Schenectady   NY   12305-2397
(518) 388-2892
(800) 624-4143 (Voice/TTY/Spanish)
 
 
marcel.chaine@cqcapd.state.ny.us
www.cqcapd.state.ny.us
Client Assistance Program
 
Contact Protection and Advocacy Agency.
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
 
Children with Special Health Care Needs Program New York State Department of Health ESP-Corning Tower Building, Room 213
Albany   NY   12237-0619
(518) 474-2001
 
 
 
sjs11@health.state.ny.us
www.health.state.ny.us/community/special_needs
State CHIP Program
 

(healthcare for low-income uninsured children) Child Health Plus New York State Health Department Box 2000

Albany   NY   12220
(800) 698-4543
(877) 898-5849 (TTY)
 
 
 
www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/chplus/index.htm
Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired, or Deaf-Blind
 
Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped Office of Children and Family Services Capital View Office Park 52 Washington Street, Room 201, South Building
Rensselaer   NY   12144-2796
(518) 474-6812
 
 
 
brian.daniels@dfa.state.ny.us
www.dfa.state.ny.us/cbvh
Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
 
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) One Commerce Plaza, Room 1623
Albany   NY   12234
(518) 474-5652
(518) 486-3773 (TTY)
(800) 222-5627 (V/TTY)
 
dsteele@mail.nysed.gov
www.vesid.nysed.gov/
Telecommunications Relay Services
 
 
   
(800) 421-1220 (V)
(800) 662-1220 (TTY); 711 (TTY)
(877) 662-4234 (Speech to Speech)
 
 
 
Regional ADA Technical Assistance Center
 
DBTAC - Northeast ADA Center Cornell University 201 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca   NY   14853-3901
(607) 255-6686 (V/TTY/Spanish)
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY//Spanish)
 
 
northeastada@cornell.edu
www.northeastada.org
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
 
Developmental Disabilities Center/ St. Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital Center 1000 10th Avenue
New York   NY   10019
(212) 523-6230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Westchester Insitute for Human Development 325 Cedarwood Hall
Valhalla   NY   10595-1689
(914) 493-8204
 
 
 
ABacon@wihd.org
www.wihd.org
 
 
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service Rose F. Kennedy Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University 1410 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx   NY   10461
(718) 430-8522
 
 
 
hcohen@aecom.yu.edu
 
 
 
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities 601 Elmwood Avenue P.O. Box 671
Rochester   NY   14642
(585) 275-0355
 
 
 
nina_schor@urmc.rochester.edu
www.urmc.rochester.edu/strong/scdd
Technology-Related Assistance
 
New York State TRAID Project New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities 401 State Street
Schenectady   NY   12305
(518) 388-2892
(800) 522-4369 (V/TTY/Spanish, in NY only)
 
 
lisa.rosano@cqcapd.state.ny.us
www.cqcapd.state.ny.us
State Mediation System
 
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) 1 Commerce Plaza, Room 1623 99 Washington Avenue
Albany   NY   12234
(518) 486-7462
 
 
 
egervais@mail.nysed.gov
www.vesid.nysed.gov/lsn
Special Format Books for Children and Youth Ages 3-19
 

(Serving upstate New York) New York State Talking Book & Braille Library New York State Library Cultural Education Center, Empire State Plaza

Albany   NY   12230
(518) 474-5935
(800) 342-3688
 
tbblkids@mail.nysed.gov (school/youth services)
tbbl@mail.nysed.gov (adult services)
www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl
 
 

(Serving New York City and Long Island) Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 40 West 20th Street

New York   NY   10011
(212) 206-5400
(212) 206-5425 (24 hour Voicemail)
 
 
ahlbph@nypl.org
talkingbooks.nypl.org
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Attention Deficit Disorder
 

To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150

Landover   MD   20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
 
 
 
www.chadd.org
 
 
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) P.O. Box 543
Pottstown   PA   19464-0543
(484) 945-2101
 
 
 
 
www.add.org
Autism
 

Autism Society of America 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300

Bethesda   MD   20814
(301) 657-0881
(800) 3-AUTISM
 
 
 
www.autism-society.org
Blind/Visual Impairments
 
American Foundation for the Blind Information Center 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York   NY   10001
(212) 502-7600
(800) 232-5463
 
 
afbinfo@afb.net
www.afb.org
Brain Injury
 
Brain Injury Association of New York State 10 Colvin Avenue
Albany   NY   12206
(518) 459-7911
(800) 228-8201 (in NY)
 
 
info@bianys.org
www.bianys.org
Cerebral Palsy
 
Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State 330 W. 34th Street, 15th Floor
New York   NY   10001
(212) 947-5770, ext. 201
 
 
 
information@cpofnys.org
www.cpofnys.org/
Epilepsy
 
Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island 506 Stewart Avenue
Garden City   NY   11530
(516) 739-7733
 
 
 
rdaly@epil.org
www.epilepsyfoundation.org/longisland/
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
 
NYSARC, Inc. 393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar   NY   12054
(518) 439-8311
(800) 724-2094
 
 
brandtm@nysarc.org
www.nysarc.org
Learning Disabilities
 
Learning Disabilities Association of New York State 1190 Troy-Schenectady Road, Room 225
Latham   NY   12110
(518) 608-8992
 
 
 
statelda@ldanys.org
www.ldanys.org
Mental Health
 
Mental Health Association of New York State 194 Washington Avenue, Suite 415
Albany   NY   12210
(518) 434-0439
(800) 766-6177
 
 
info@mhanys.org
www.mhanys.org
 
 
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - New York State 260 Washington Avenue
Albany   NY   12208
(518) 462-2000
(800) 950-3228
 
 
info@naminys.org
www.naminys.org
 
 
Families Together in New York State, Inc. 737 Madison Avenue
Albany   NY   12208
(518) 432-0333
(888) 326-8644 (in NY)
 
 
info@ftnys.org
www.ftnys.org
Speech, Language, and Hearing
 
New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc. 1 Northway Lane
Latham   NY   12210
(518) 786-0947
 
 
 
tricia@nysslha.org
www.nysslha.org
Spina Bifida
 
Spina Bifida Association: Albany/Capital District 123 Saratoga Road
Scotia   NY   12302
(518) 399-9151
 
 
 
sbaalbany@verizon.net
www.SBAAlbany.org
Tourette Syndrome
 
Long Island Chapter
   
(516) 876-6947
 
 
 
LongIslandTSA@aol.com
www.li-tsa.org
 
 
Greater Rochester Chapter
   
(585) 987-5196
 
 
 
tsa@touretterochester.org
www.touretterochester.org
 
 
New York City Chapter
   
(646) 202-9683
 
 
 
chapter@tsa-nyc.org
www.tsa-nyc.org
 
 
Hudson Valley Chapter (Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess and Ulster counties)
   
(914) 378-5025
 
 
 
info@tsa-nyhv.org
www.tsa-nyhv.org
 
 
Greater New York State Chapter (includes western NYS: Canadian boder to PA border; southern mid-western NYS; Central NYS; Capitol District; northern NYS to Quebec border. Zip codes 12017-14895)
   
(716) 839-4430
 
 
 
conners@roadrunner.com
www.tsa-gnys.org
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collapse   Organizations for Parents
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
 
The Advocacy Center 590 South Avenue
Rochester   NY   14620
(585) 546-1700
(800) 650-4967 (in NY)
 
 
 
www.advocacycenter.com
 
 
Advocates for Children of New York (New York City) 151 W. 30th Street, 5th Floor
New York   NY   10001
(212) 947-9779
(866) 427-6033
 
 
info@advocatesforchildren.org
www.advocatesforchildren.org
 
 
Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. 116 E. 16th Street, 5th Floor
New York   NY   10003
(212) 677-4650
 
 
 
information.services@resourcesnyc.org
www.resourcesnyc.org
 
 
Sinergia/Metropolitan Parent Center 134 W. 29th Street, 4th Floor
New York   NY   10001
(212) 643-2840
(866) 867-9665
 
 
information@sinergiany.org
www.sinergiany.org
Community Parent Resource Center
 
United We Stand of New York 91 Harrison Avenue
Brooklyn   NY   11206
(718) 302-4313/4314
 
 
 
uwsofny@aol.com
www.uwsofny.org/
Partners in Policymaking
 
New York State Partners in Policymaking 590 South Avenue
Rochester   NY   14620
(585) 546-1700, ext. 234
 
 
 
steel@advocacycenter.com
www.advocacycenter.com
Parent-to-Parent
 
Parent to Parent of NYS P.O. Box 1296
Tupper Lake   NY   12986
(518) 359-3006
(866) 727-6970
 
 
p2pnys@adelphia.net
www.parenttoparentnys.org
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
 
New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. One Wembley Court
Albany   NY   12205-3830
(518) 452-8808
(877) 5NYSPTA
 
 
office@nyspta.org
www.nyspta.org
Other Parent Organization
 
Early Childhood Direction Centers Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) One Commerce Plaza, Room 1623 99 Washington Avenue
Albany   NY   12234
(518) 486-7462
 
 
 
egervais@mail.nysed.gov
www.vesid.nysed.gov
 
 
(Serving Otsego, Chenango, Delaware, Broome, Tioga, and Tompkins counties) The Family Resource Network, Inc 46 Oneida Street
Oneonta   NY   13820
 
(607) 432-0001
(800) 305-8814
 
familyrn@dmcom.net
www.familyrn.org
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collapse   Other Disability Organizations
 
 
Easter Seals New York 29 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor, Room 404
New York   NY   10018
(518) 244-6053
(800) 727-8785 (in NY)
 
 
essofny@aol.com
www.ny.easter-seals.org
 
 
Family Empowerment Council, Inc. 225 Dolson Avenue, Suite 403
Middletown   NY   10940
(845) 343-8100
 
 
 
brussell@familyempowerment.org
www.familyempowerment.org
 
 
MENTOR ABI Group - New Jersey Rehabilitative and Support Services for Persons with Acquired Brain Injury 2000 Crawford Place, Suite 700
Mt. Laurel   NJ   08054
(856) 235-5505
 
 
 
 
www.mentorabi.com/welcome.aspx
 
 
New York State Occupational Therapy Association 119 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Albany   NY   12210
(518) 462-3717
 
 
 
nysota@aol.com
www.nysota.org
 
 
VSA arts of New York City 18-05 215 Street, Suite 15N
Bayside   NY   11360
(718) 225-6305 (V/TTY)
 
 
 
Bbvsanyc@msn.com
 
Independent Living
 
To find out the contact information for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) in your state, contact: Independent Living Research Utilization Project The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research 2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000
Houston   TX   77019
(713) 520-0232 (V);
(713) 520-5136 (TTY)
 
 
ilru@ilru.org
www.ilru.org
 
 
To find out the contact information for centers for independent living (CILs) in your state, contact: National Council on Independent Living 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, 5th Floor
Washington   DC   20036
(202) 207-0334 (V)
(202) 207-0340 (TTY)
 
 
ncil@ncil.org
www.ncil.org
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