Special Needs

Resources for Children with Special Needs:  Find contact information of local, state and national agencies on the following topics for parents of children with special needs.

Advocacy Resources

NYS Commission on Quality of Care & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

Allergies & Asthma

Allergy and Asthma Network – Mothers of Asthmatics

Attention Deficit Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Learning Disabilities Online

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Society of America – Hudson Valley Chapter
Hudson Valley Autism Resource Center
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – Autism Spectrum Disorders

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Association of NYS
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Putnam and Southern Dutchess
40 Jon Barrett Road
Patterson, NY 12563
(845) 878-9078

Cerebral Palsy Help

Developmental Disabilities

Dutchess County ARC
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities – NYS Resources
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – Developmental Disabilities
NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
NYSARC, Inc.

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Association – Hudson Valley
National Down Syndrome Society

Dyslexia

The International Dyslexia Association – New York Branch

Early Intervention

Center for Spectrum Services
Dutchess County Early Intervention Program
510 Haight Ave, Suite 105
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 486-3518
Dutchess County Department of Health
Early Childhood Direction Center
25 Webster St.
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-6755
Early Intervention Program-NYS Department of Health

Education

US Department of Education

US Department of Education – Special Education

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

March of Dimes

Genetic Disorders

March of Dimes
National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD)

Health and Hygiene

March of Dimes
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Library of Medicine

Hearing Impaired

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Children’s Health and Human Development

Learning Disabilities

LD Online
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
College Resources for Students with Disabilities

Mental Health

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene
Families Together in NYS, Inc.
New York State Office of Mental Health

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

International OCD Foundation

Parent Support

Early Childhood Direction Center
25 Webster St.
Kingston, NY 12402
(845) 338-6755

Parent to Parent of New York State

Pregnancy and Childbirth

March of Dimes

Premature Birth

March of Dimes
Premature Baby-Premature Child

Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia Disease Association of America

Speech and Language Disorders

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome Association

Visually Handicapped

National Association for Visually Handicapped
NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped