UPDATED MARCH 2016: Raising a child with special needs can be challenging. Find support by connecting with other families, parents, and caregivers in Rockland County who have kids with special needs.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
This group has a number of private online communities, including one for parents that aims to encourage open, useful exchange of information for and by people affected by ADHD.
Good Vibrations Plus, Rockland County Association for Learning Disabilities
Support Group: Skyview Plaza
9 Ingalls St., Nyack
Office: 2 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack
845-358-5700 x142; ask for Gabi
Offers workshops and support services for families with children on the autism spectrum.
Jawonio Education Institute’s Family Advocacy and Support Group
Gail Nachimson: 845-708-2000 x3255
For families with teens and young adults with high functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome, non-verbal learning disorders, and related disabilities. The group covers topics of interest to families including employment, housing, post-secondary education, social skills development, independent living skills, and advocacy. Generally, meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
Parent Support Network
175 Rutgers Road E.
The group’s priority is supporting, educating, and advocating for each other while raising children and adolescents with learning, emotional, developmental, social, or behavioral disorders. Their focus is on educational advocacy to help parents access appropriate education for their children. They also bring in speakers for meetings and conferences.
Rockland BIANYS Chapter
Helen Hayes Hospital
51-55 Route 9W N., West Haverstraw
Barry Dain: 914-420-4406
Renee Reichenbach: 845-786-4044
Provides friendship, information, a problem-solving forum, personal growth opportunities, and the chance to be reminded that families and caregivers of people with brain injuries are not alone on the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm.
Parent Groups in Fairfield and surrounding areas
Parent Groups in Westchester