Disability Specific Resources

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  • The AFB is a national nonprofit whose priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources.

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  • Check out the attached flyer for details on applying for Kindergarten

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  • Wrightslaw’s library of autism related resources.

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  • The Foundation’s primary goal is to promote awareness and support famlies affected by autism spectrum disorders.

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  • Database that provides nationwide autism-related services and supports by location or service type.

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  •  Hey parents we are hitting the Holiday Season. Check out this link to the Toys R  Us guide for the differently abled children http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=3261680  

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  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families, offering information, resources and support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others; includes links to local CHADD chapters.

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  • Provides information and resources about Cystic Fibrosis; also supports research for treatments and to find a cure.  Includes links to local chapters.

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  • Annie Forts, who experiences Down syndrome, has always viewed Down syndrome as something positive, “Up”-beat, and as a young child began crossing out the word “Down” in Down syndrome, replacing it with “Up”.  Her foundation now funds enrichment opportunities to persons with Down syndrome and helps support individuals interested in pursuing a career in special education. 

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  • Free Transportation for Children with Disabilities during the Bus Strike

     

    YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network

     

    During NYC's school bus strike, if anyone needs transportation for children with disabilities both to school and home, this service is being offered free of charge by Gene Friedman (the owner of many wheelchair accessible taxi medallions). Call #646-599-9999.

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  • Organization whose mission is to rescue and professionally train dogs to assist people and enhance their lives, maintaining a lifelong commitment to all dogs we rescue and all teams we serve.

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  • A parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, regardless of the mode of communication used, as well as the professionals who serve them.

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  • The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) works to raise money for research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.

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  • Provides accurate and up-to-date resources about teaching students with Learning Disabilities.

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  • information about Learning Disabilities

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