Special Needs Advocacy Resources & Social Service in Long Island, NY

Special Needs Advocacy Resources & Social Service in Long Island, NY

UPDATED October: A list of lawyers, educational consultants, therapists, and other professional special needs advocates on Long Island, NY.

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Three Things a Person With Special Needs Can Do To Help Themselves Find a Job

Three Things a Person With Special Needs Can Do To Help Themselves Find a Job

Here are three things a person with special needs can do to help them land a job.

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Putting a Stop to the 'R-Word'

Putting a Stop to the 'R-Word'

Parents of kids with special needs join other advocates to push for an end to the ‘R-word.’

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Self-Direction Services for Kids With Special Needs in New York: What You Need to Know

Self-Direction Services for Kids With Special Needs in New York: What You Need to Know

Self-Direction Services (SDS), a New York State-funded program for children with special needs, offers parents funding for services of their own choosing.

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Does Advocating for Your Child With Special Needs Make You a Bully?

Does Advocating for Your Child With Special Needs Make You a Bully?

Is a mom who ceaselessly pushes for her child, who hounds the school with emails and questions a bully, or just doing what she needs to for her kid? A local mother and former teacher weighs in.

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Why You Should Apply for a Medicaid Waiver

Why You Should Apply for a Medicaid Waiver

Medicaid waivers offer similar benefits of Medicaid, but with certain requirements waived. Here are the benefits of Medicaid waivers for those with special needs, the application process, and why you should apply now.

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Child Mind Institute Promotes 'Speak Up Sundays' in May

Child Mind Institute Promotes 'Speak Up Sundays' in May

The Child Mind Institute, an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children, hosts its annual Speak Up for Kids campaign and encourages people everywhere to share stories about mental health issues during #SpeakUpSundays in May.

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The Future of Alternative Housing for Adults With Autism

The Future of Alternative Housing for Adults With Autism

Though they want independence, most individuals on the spectrum require some form of live-in assistance, severely narrowing options for alternative housing. The ABLE Act aims to ease financial strains faced by adults with disabilities.

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Top 10 Tips for Advocating for Your Child With Special Needs

Top 10 Tips for Advocating for Your Child With Special Needs

Gloria Corsino, mother of two boys on the autism spectrum and parent member and president of District 75 Community Education council, gives her top 10 tips on advocating for her children with disabilities to ensure a better tomorrow.

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How to Build a DNA Kit for Your Child

How to Build a DNA Kit for Your Child

Having a current child ID kit enables parents to provide immediate and essential information for the search, recover, and rescue of a missing child. Follow these tips to build a DNA kit for your child.

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A Dose of Tolerance

A Dose of Tolerance

Plenty has been written about teaching children to be more tolerant of their peers with special needs, but what about reaching unsympathetic adults? How to handle those intrusive questions and ignorant comments, whether on the playground or, ahem, at a family gathering.

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TEACH Consulting Now offers Tutoring in the Summer

TEACH Consulting Now offers Tutoring in the Summer

TEACH Consulting, a resource for children and parents in Nassau and Suffolk counties, now offers its tutoring services in the summer months. The center offers educational advocacy and tutoring services for children with special needs, as well as The Wilson Reading Program. All tutors are certified in general education and special education.

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Ask the Expert: Is My Child With Learning Disabilities Getting the Best Test-Taking Accommodations?

Ask the Expert: Is My Child With Learning Disabilities Getting the Best Test-Taking Accommodations?

Children with learning disabilities can be granted extra time for test taking to accommodate their needs. Rachel Asher, Esq. and Julie Gaughran, Esq., of Asher, Gaughran LLP offer tips to make sure those accommodations are honored, fair treatment for children with learning disabilities, and how to become a better advocate.

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Why Are Children on the Autism Spectrum More Vulnerable to Bullying?

Why Are Children on the Autism Spectrum More Vulnerable to Bullying?

Children with ASD and other special needs diagnoses are prime targets for bullying. "Bully," a powerful film now out in theaters, and the book tie-in reveal compelling research and survey results.

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New Survey Finds Americans Are Confused About Learning Disabilities

New Survey Finds Americans Are Confused About Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) recently released a shocking new survey of nearly 2,000 American adults (4.4% margin of error), showing that Americans lack a basic understanding of learning disabilities (LDs). We present the new information about causes and treatments for LDs, and rights for kids who have them.

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