Resources

Navigating the Autism Spectrum can feel like a daunting task when you feel alone and overwhelmed. Who can you turn to for answers? How do you access the right services for your loved one? Too often, parents and caregivers struggle with finding the right supports and reliable information. The Family Center for Autism can guide you through this journey, whether you have a toddler who has been recently diagnosed with Autism, a school age child with severe behavioral challenges, a teen who is graduating high school, or an adult looking for employment. Everything that you need in one convenient location. Our cadre of professionals can offer:

 

  • phone and in-person consultations
  • support in accessing services through OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities)
  • parent support groups and parent training workshops
  • transition support from Early Intervention through Adulthood
  • guidance on how to obtain services through your medical health insurance
  • resources to other independent organizations and advocacy services

 

Call 516-355-9400 to speak to one of our staff members today!

 

Below are a few helpful websites than can aid you in your quest to obtain relevant and dependable information, services, technology, support and more:

 

Name Category of Assistance Website Address
211 Long Island Family Resources http://211longisland.communityos.org/cms
Adult Career & Continuing Education Services — Vocational Rehab Adult Employment Services www.acces.nysed.gov
Autism Speaks Family Resources www.autismspeaks.org
Danny’s Wish-IPads Technology Services http://www.dannyswish.org
EJ Autism Foundation Family Services www.ejautismfoundation.org
Life’s WORC Residential, Employment, Medicaid Service Coordination http://www.lifesworc.org
Long Island Advocacy Center Advocacy www.theliac.org
Long Island Early Childhood Direction Center Family Services http://liearlychildhoodliu.org
Long Island Family Support Services Advocacy Council Advocacy www.lifssac.com
Long Island Parent Center Advocacy/Bilingual www.liparentcenterliu.org
Nassau Boces Preschool Programs School Services http://www.nassauboces.org/Page/654
Nassau Boces School Age Programs School Services http://www.nassauboces.org/Page/658
Nassau County Department of Health Evaluations and Services www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Health/index.html
NSASA-The Nassau-Suffolk Autism Society of America Family Resources www.nsasa.org
NYS Early Intervention Program-birth to age 3 Evaluations and Services www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention
NYS Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Evaluations and Services www.opwdd.ny.gov
Parent to Parent of New York State Advocacy www.parenttoparentnys.org
Suffolk County Department of Health Evaluation and Services www.suffolkcountyny.gov/departments/healthservices.aspx
The ELIJA Foundation Family Resources www.elija.org/programs/the-elija-foundation
The L.I.A.M. Foundation Family Services www.liam-foundation.org

 

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