Kindred Spirits: Parents of Children with Diabetes
Winthrop University Hospital
45 E. Willston Ave, East Willston
Free monthly support group providing education, support, and camaraderie for parents of children with diabetes who are patients at Winthrop. Meetings are on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm.
Exceptional and Families Network
Melissa Sornik, LCSW
Counseling and support for gifted children and families.
Mental Health Association of Nassau County Family Resource Center
16 Main St., Hempstead
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/Nassau
1981 Marcus Avenue, C-117, Lake Success
Provides education and support for groups for families of the mentally ill.
New York Self Determination Coalition
Provides resources for parents transitioning children from school to self-directed lives.
New York Families for Autistic Children
Call to learn about various services for families and fundraisers.
North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center
480 Old Westbury Road, Roslyn Heights
Developmentally disabled children and their families can participate in parent and sibling support groups, along with children with various other mental health needs such as depression, anxiety, abuse, and ADHD. See the website for more details about the support services they offer.
Parenting Resource Network
15 Neil Court, Oceanside
Check the website for information about upcoming programs.
Parents of Hearing-Impaired Children Support Group
430 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park
The group meets at 7pm on the first Wednesday of every month in the lower level conference room at 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., 3rd Floor, Valley Stream
Tricia Baylis, community relations coordinator
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
A free online resource for parents with discussions on therapies, success stories, tips, and more about children on the spectrum or living with developmental delays.