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Important Information


DISABILITY & SPECIAL EDUCATION ACRONYMS: www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/acronyms/

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
www.ed.gov

OPWDD:  NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities  www.opwdd.ny.gov/

NYSED New York State special education department  www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/

NICHCY (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities) (www.nichcy.org) Phone:1-800-695-0285.

VESID (Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities) (web.nysed.gov/vesid) a division of the New York State Education Department.

WRIGHTSLAW:  www.wrightslaw.com/ Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. 

ADVOCACY:  Have an advocacy question? Contact The Long Island Advocacy Center, Inc.  LIAC is a private not-for-profit agency dedicated to protecting the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities. For assistance in Nassau Telephone: 516.248.2222  Fax: 516.248.2290.  

SELF-DIRECTION, A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR FAMILIES 
Self Determination Coalition has just launched a brand new Self-Direction in New York, A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR FAMILIES, introduced at a presentation hosted by Resources for Children with Special Needs. Please visit the website for updated Steps to Transition to a Self-Determined Life, Updated FAQs, our film Self-Determined Lives, and, the Guide by the NYSELFD Advocacy Committee. Visit www.nyselfd.org

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Special Needs Apps The most detailed app guide for special needs families, speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and teachers! This guide breaks down apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. Included are apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and some Android apps.

Check it out here! 

From the National Center for Learning Disabilities check out this great list!

14 New Apps & Other Tools


Indispensable Websites for Parents of Children with Autism
http://www.friendshipcircle.org


LEARNING ALLY 

Learning Ally is a national not-for-profit organization that supports students and parents of students with a reading and learning disabilities by giving them access to an online library that provides audio books and text books. To become a member, please visit their website www.learningally.org.