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UPDATED October 2018: If you have a child with special needs or disabilities on Long Island, you’ll know being an advocate for your child is part of being their parent. And we’re here to help you advocate for your child and find the right advocacy and support services for your family. In Nassau and Suffolk counties, you’ll find legal services such as special needs planning and legal representation for children with various developmental, intellectual, and behavioral disabilities. Other advocacy services include foster parent training and support for fostering children with special needs, and consultation and evaluation services for children with attention deficit disorders and autism. These advocacy and support services for children with special needs are available throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, in such towns as Garden City, Fresh Meadows, Melville, Brookville, and beyond.
Check the boxes to connect with these businessesANDREW COHEN, ESQ., LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW M. COHEN
250 West 57th St., Suite 1216
1100 Franklin Ave., Suite 305
Andrew Cohen’s vast professional and personal experience has led him to become an author and frequent lecturer on special needs planning. In order to legally protect loved ones with disabilities, a comprehensive estate plan must consider the following: eligibility for government benefits, a supplemental needs trust, guardianship proceedings, and the letter of intent. The Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen helps you achieve your objectives through careful legal planning, regardless of the size of your estate. All clients are provided with high quality service at a reasonable cost.
ADVANTAGE CARE HEALTH CENTER
189 Wheatley Road, Brookville
230 Hanse Ave.
Advantage Care Health Centers and The Fay J. Lindner Center are Long Island’s premier Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHC). We provide comprehensive medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health services to children and adults. Your health and well-being are the Center’s top priority. We offer services to all members of the community with a commitment to those who might otherwise be excluded from the health care system, while still remaining cost-effective and efficient. The center specializes in providing services to individuals with Autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, and Managed Care plans.
BERKSHIRE FARM CENTER AND SERVICES FOR YOUTH
535 Broad Hollow Road, Suite B30, Melville
Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth trains and supports foster parents throughout New York State. Each year Berkshire helps hundreds of children find safety and comfort in the homes of foster parents, but hundreds more are waiting for good foster homes. If you have love and patience, plus an extra bedroom, becoming a foster parent may be for you. Give us a call and allow us to answer your questions and provide you with free, no-obligation information. Become a foster parent and give the gift of family!
DR. STEVE IMBER, PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS
Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as the five boroughs of NYC
61-43 186th St., Fresh Meadows
166 Valley St., Providence, RI
Dr. Imber has more than 40 years of experience consulting, evaluating, and advocating for children, adolescents, and adults with various disabilities including autism (e.g. Asperger’s syndrome), attention deficit disorders, intellectual disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities. Dr. Imber is a professor of special education and a special education expert. He addresses needs of students in public, private, and charter schools. Services are available to parents, students, pediatricians, and attorneys. A confidential complimentary phone consultation is available upon request (Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the five boroughs of NYC).
LAURA ADLER-GREENE, ESQ., LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW M. COHEN
1100 Franklin Ave., Suite 305 , Garden City
Laura Adler-Greene is an experienced attorney who provides legal representation to students with disabilities throughout Long Island, and who offers training to school personnel, parents, and advocates on education law issues. She is also an adjunct professor at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. Ms. Adler-Greene is an associate at the Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen which also specializes in estate and special needs planning. The Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen helps you achieve your objectives through careful legal planning and educational support for your child.
School districts consult their attorneys, why shouldn’t you? Brad H. Rosken is an experienced trial attorney. He’s also a parent of a child with special needs. He knows how far to push a school district to obtain the maximum that your child is entitled to under law. He’ll guide you, decipher lingo, and develop effective strategies. He’s also a New York state-certified impartial hearing officer and is hearing Due Process Hearings in New York City.
The Family Center for Autism provides a lifespan of services and programs to people with autism, a lifeline of support to families who love them, and a vital resource to the educators who teach them. Our spectrum of services includes: autism insurance services, birthday parties, art, music, and movement classes, salon services, summer and school break camps, sports and fitness classes, culinary classes, parent programs, sibling support groups, social events, education and vocational programs, and behavior intervention services. Visit familycenterforautism.org for class schedules and information.