Whether you’re just getting started on your child’s educational journey or making long-term financial plans, there are agencies and experts ready to give you the best advice available for your family’s ongoing success.
These are some of the resources many of our parents and caretakers have found invaluable.
The Parent Network: an agency that helps individuals, families and professionals by offering virtual and in-person training sessions.
The Arc New York: the largest not-for-profit organization serving children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. NYSARC is the parent organization of Arc GLOW.
New York Developmental Disabilities Planning Council: A NYS agency that encourages a better way of life for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their families.
New York State Rehabilitation Association: A statewide not-for-profit organization serving people from all disability groups.
The Arc Governmental Affairs Action Center: An interactive website for communicating with Federal and State lawmakers.
The Arc of the United States
The NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
The NYS Education Department: A NYS agency with information on vocational and educational services, special education, and preschool for individuals with disabilities.
The NYS Department of Health: A NYS agency with information on early intervention and more.
The New York State Office for the Aging: A NYS agency with information on aging services.
Orleans County Department of Social Services: Information on social services in Orleans County.
U.S. Social Security Administration: How to apply for and receive social security benefits.
Acces-VR: Information on special education, vocational rehabilitation, and independent living programs.