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UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs can be challenging. Find support by connecting with other families, parents, and caregivers in your community who have kids with special needs. Read on to find a group in Rockland county.
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
Janet Murphy: 845-708-2000 x5363
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. Group meets quarterly and covers topics of interest to families including employment, housing, post-secondary education, social skills development, independent living skills, and advocacy.
Parents Helping Parents
St. Paul’s Christian Day School
Main Street and Collyer Avenue, New City
Assists parents struggling with the behavior of their teens or adult children. Group meets Mondays from 7:15-9:15pm.
Parent Support Network
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.
Rockland BIANYS Chapter
Victoria Monaco: 845-346-6484
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.
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