Special Needs
  • Developmental Delays
Information about the New York State Early Intervention Program
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.
An Early Intervention agency servicing Suffolk County
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.
  • Disabilities
An incredibly comprehensive website with links to sites assisting a wide range of disorders.
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.
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
CDC website section devoted to autistic spectrum disorders
NLM website section devoted to autistic spectrum disorders
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.
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 (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 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
Site contains information regarding Down Syndrome including educational material, therapy, research, and support for families.
A site with a wealth of information and support links
A wide range of information and support for families with member with Down Syndrome.
  • Food Allergies
A site devoted to food allergy education and research.
A site devoted to food allergy education and research.
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network site for children with food allergies or who need to learn about them.
  • Rare Diseases/Genetic Syndromes
A combination of educational material, support, research, and information regarding clinical trials for rare disorders.
Genetic Disease section of site with links to sites with information for a wide range of genetic disorders.
Section of site devoted to genetic disorders.
Wide array of information and links regarding genetic disorders
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
Information about the disorder and treatment options
A collection of resources to help parents of children with sensory issues navigate the optimum path to their child's success.