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SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN NASSAU COUNTY, LONG ISLAND

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by NYMetroParents Staff October 15, 2013

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UPDATED APRIL 2014: Raising a child with special needs in Nassau County, Long Island? Find support by connecting with other NYC families, parents, and caregivers in your community who have kids with special needs. Read on to find a group in Nassau County.

ADHD Parent and Teen Coaching, Education, and Support
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC
516-802-0593
[email protected]

Cindy Goldrich is a certified ADHD coach specializing in parenting children and teens with ADHD and executive function delays. Goldrich conducts a six-session parent coaching workshop series in which specific strategies are developed to establish realistic rules and expectations, reduce homework stress, and improve compliance, self-advocacy, and communication skills. She also offers coaching for high school and college students.

Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association
Locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk
888-918-9198
[email protected]

Offers daytime and evening meetings to discuss various topics involving the needs of school-age children.

Autism Society of America
301-657-0881
[email protected]
Provides the latest information
regarding treatment, education,
research, and advocacy.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Local Chapter of Nassau County
P.O. Box 548, Levittown
516-932-0903
[email protected]

This group offers monthly meetings and events for parents of children with ADHD from January through May and September through November, plus a seven-week Parent-to-Parent Family Training on ADHD.

EPIC Long Island
506 Stewart Ave., Garden City
516-739-7733 x400 or x425
Sherry Lurie: [email protected]

Offers support groups for children and teens that have epilepsy, children who know someone with a seizure disorder, and parents of children who have epilepsy, as well as psychotherapy and medication management.

Fay J. Lindner Center For Autism and Developmental Disabilities
189 Wheatley Road, Brookville
516-686-4440

Creates an opportunity to speak in a group setting with other parents and caregivers to discuss challenges and share ideas in a supportive and positive environment.

Friendship Circle, Chabad of Great Neck
400 E. Shore Road, Great Neck
516-487-4554
[email protected]

This Jewish organization pairs children with special needs with caring, dedicated volunteers who form special relationships with them, and provides support to their families.

Friendship Circle, Chabad of Roslyn
75 Powerhouse Road, Roslyn Heights
210 Forest Drive, East Hills
516-484-3500

This group provides services and support for Jewish children and teens with special needs through the help of trained teen volunteers and professional therapists.

Friendship Connection Foundation
10 Grace Ave., Room 8D, Great Neck
516-944-5752

This nonprofit serves the needs of learning and developmentally disabled adolescents, adults, and their parents who are battling anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Weekly meetings are held at The New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury.

Grandparent Advocates Supporting Autistic Kids
480 Old Westbury Road, Roslyn Heights
Dr. Sue Cohen: 516-626-1971 x333

This support and advocacy group is for concerned grandparents of autistic children. All adult family members are welcome. Meetings are held at the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center on the last Thursday of each month. Contact Dr. Cohen to confirm attendance.

Kindred Spirits: Parents of Children with Diabetes
Winthrop University Hospital
173 Mineola Blvd., Mineola
516-663-2350

Free monthly support group providing education, support, and camaraderie for parents of children with diabetes. Meetings are on Thursdays from 7-9pm.

Long Island Twice Exceptional Children’s Advocacy Support Groups
Melissa Sornik, LCSW
516-724-7100

Counseling and support for gifted children and families.

Julie Cohen, LCSW
Great Neck
516-504-1881
[email protected]
This group specializes in helping couples navigate the ups and downs of parenting children with special needs while strengthening their care and connection with one another. It offers periodic workshops where parents come together to discuss their children with special needs and the difficulties and issues that go along with parenting children with special needs.

Mental Health Association of Nassau County
Family Resource Center
16 Main St., Hempstead
516-489-2322
Help Line: 516-504-4357

Offers support groups that assist family members who have relatives with mental illnesses and want to better understand mental illness, the mental health system, and all related programs and services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Queens and Nassau
516-326-0797
[email protected]

Provides education and support groups for families of the mentally ill.

New York Self Determination Coalition
Maggie Hoffman
516-652-1136
[email protected]

Provides resources for parents transitioning children from school to self-directed lives.

New York Families for Autistic Children
718-641-3441

Call to learn about various services for families and fundraisers.

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center
480 Old Westbury Road, Roslyn Heights
516-626-1971

Developmentally disabled children and their families can participate in parent and sibling support groups.

Parenting Resource Network
Friedberg JCC
15 Neil Court, Oceanside
516-634-4192
Parent “Warmline”: 516-240-6018

Warmline available Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm; Friday 9am-4pm. Regularly scheduled workshops for parents of children with special needs. Call to confirm date and time.

Parents of Hearing-Impaired Children Support Group
430 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park
718-470-8631

The group meets at 7pm on the first Wednesday of every month in the lower level conference room at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center Hearing and Speech Center. Free and open to the public. There are no meetings in July and August.

Peninsula Counseling Center Affiliate of The North Shore - LIJ Health System
50 W. Hawthorne Ave., Valley Stream
516-569-6600

Audrey Goodman, community relations coordinator: agoodman@pc[email protected]
The center provides individual and family counseling to Nassau and Suffolk counties. Sibling support groups and referrals to social agencies and other professionals are available. Peninsula Counseling Center serves a multicultural population with professionals on staff that are fluent in seven languages: Gaelic, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Yiddish.

Resources for Special Needs Kids
Wantagh

A free web resource for parents that hosts discussions on therapies, success stories, and tips about children who are on the spectrum or living with developmental delays.

Toddler and Preschool Diabetes Support
Winthrop University Hospital
173 Mineola Blvd., Mineola
516-663-2350

Monthly meetings for families of young children (6 and younger) with diabetes. Children and siblings are welcome at the group meetings and fun activities are planned for them.

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