P U L S E S
Parents United Learning the Special Education System of the Mid-Hudson Valley NY
To provide parents of children with disabilities with information and resources, to ensure full participation in their children's educational program including: Information about specific disabilities, information about the special education process, information about due process.
Connect special education families to existing resources and support systems in the Mid-Hudson Valley, NY.
Support positive change in the special education services across the school districts in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley.
Special Education Law Blog
a legal resource discussing case law, news, practical advice.
Advocates for Children of New York uses integrated strategies to advance systematic reform, empower families, and advocate for educational rights of students in New York City: http://www.advocatesforchildren.org
Council for Exceptional Children professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents: http://www.cec.sped.org
Intervention Central a source for Response to Intervention (RTI) resources:
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities central source of information on disabilities, IDEA, No Child Left Behind, and research-based information on effective educational practices: www.nichcy.org
Families Together in NYS
parent run organization that strives to establish a unified voice for children with emotional, behavioral, and social disorders.
An initiative for adults and children on the Autism Spectrum in NYS.
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health –
a national family-run organization focused on issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health needs and their families.
Orange Ulster BOCES Special Ed Programs and Services
VoicesUnited4Change – provides resources to meet the social, emotional, behavioral, and educational needs of families, youth, and young adults in Orange County NY.
U.S. Department of Education
Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004
Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) – aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities.
Mental Health Association in Orange County – promotes positive mental health and emotional well-being of Orange County residents.
The Educators' guide to learning disabilities and ADHD.
Rockland BOCES Special Education Programs and Services.
Southern Westchester BOCES Special Education Programs and Services.
Dutchess BOCES Special Education Programs and Services.
Learning Disabilities Association of NYS (LDANYS) – voice of advocacy specifically for persons with learning disabilities and related neurological impairments with all levels of NYS government.
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Special Education Programs and Services
Parents Engaged in Education Reform (PEER) - purpose is to increase the participation of parents of children with disabilities in school reform.
Down Syndrome Association Hudson Valley
A volunteer driven organization for local families
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
sensational research, education, and advocacy
Autism Society of Hudson Valley
Improving the lives of all affected by autism
Speech, Language and Hearing Association of the Hudson Valley
Resource for the local speech, language and hearing community
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services
Orange County Department of Mental Health
Mental health, developmental disabilities, and
chemical dependency services
The Rose Women’s Care Service: Community Resource Center in Highland NY
women and their families to make empowered choices for their health and well-being
The Homeschooling the Spectrum
Homeschooling special needs children authored by a New York State mom
NYS Kinship Navigator’
Is a statewide program operated by the Catholic Family Center and is designed to provide information for kinship caregivers.
Special Education Advisor
Special education and IEP advisor.
Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey
Alliance of more than 30 state-approved private special education schools in Northern and Central NJ.
Dyslexia Training Institute
Education about dyslexia and how to navigate the educational system by understanding Special Education Law.
Exceptional Parent Magazine
To develop, translate, and share information as tools for positive change for the specials needs community.
The Advocacy Center
Empowers individuals with disabilities and their families to advocate for themselves and realize their personal goals.
Advocates for Special Education
Find an advocate or attorney, your child deserves a meaningful education.
Special Education News
Newspaper about special education.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Service
Is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
International Dyslexia Association
International organization that deals with the complex issues of dyslexia.
Providing advocate services for children with special needs:
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Free educational materials, financial options, and support to help those affected by this disorder.
National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
Dedicated to developing effective family/school partnerships in schools.
Starting Point for Your Child
We focus on helping the adult caregiver have a complete understanding of the issues and to show you how to get your child on the right path.
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates mission is to secure high quality educational services for children with disabilities: www.copaa.org
Information related to special education law & advocacy for children with disabilities: www.wrightslaw.com
Internet Special Education Resources is a directory of professional, organizations, and schools that serve the learning disabilities and special education communities: www.iser.com
NY State Department of Education, Office of State Review – reviews decisions of impartial hearing officers in cases of children with educational disabilities: www.sro.nysed.gov
NY State Department of Education, VESID Special Education Quality Assurance, Hudson Valley Regional Office – provides technical assistance to parents, school district personnel, and private providers related to preschool and school-age special education services: www.emsc.nysed.gov/specialed/quality
NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities goal is to help people with developmental disabilities live richer lives: www.opwdd.ny.gov
Orange County DD Connection
information and events pertaining to individuals with developmental disabilities: www.orangecountynyddconnection.com/index.html
Our-Kids is a “family” of parents, caregivers, and others who are working with children with physical and/or mental disabilities and delays: www.our-kids.org
Parent to Parent of New York State
connecting and supporting families of individuals with special needs: www.parenttoparentnys.org
Information related to Special Education Law:
Putnam Independent Living Services
Parent Training and Information Program website: www.parenttip.org
Resources within the field of special education including doctors, attorneys, therapists, etc.: www.yellowpagesforkids.com