A helpful resource put out by the New York State Department of Labor is Careerzone. If catalogs all different types of jobs and gives students a great overview of all that is involved in pursuing that particular career area.
    Able Newspaper, in its 23nd year, is moving to an online platform. Read Able online for FREE at www.ablenews.com.

    Benefits.gov's New YouTube Channel

    Benefits.gov has launched a YouTube channel to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The channel currently showcases a self-help video about the site's confidential prescreening tool, the Benefit Finder. A YouTube account is not required to view the videos, but if you have an account, you can subscribe to the Benefits.gov channel and receive emails when new videos are posted.

    Social Security Disability Help


    “Benefits Advisement and Support for Eligibility (BASE) Program"  

    Long Island Advocacy Center, Inc.

    Benefits Advisement

    999 Herricks Road, Room 108

    New Hyde Park, NY  11040


    Telephone:  (516) 248-2222 x10

    Fax:  (516) 248-2290


    Check out the programs at the Sid Jacobson JCC at the link below

    Mid Island JCC in Plainview


    JCC of the Greater Five Towns


    Friedberg JCC in Oceanside

    FAIR: Family Advocacy Information and Referral Program
    The program offers a variety of counseling and referral services 
    to helping parents of children with special needs
    516-496-7550x 240

     The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc. (SANYS) is a not-for profit, grassroots organization run by and for people with developmental disabilities. Their goal is to help create a person-centered and person-directed system of supports. To further this goal, the SANYS executive board supports self-advocates and self-advocacy groups regionally and statewide. SANYS encourages them to speak for themselves individually and collectively

    Parent to Parent of NYS is a place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information. This website is maintained as a resource for families.

    Long Island Family Support Service Advisory Council
    The Council's role is to provide a strong voice for individuals and families on the local
    level, working with and through the Developmental Disabilities Regional Office to plan, develop and monitor Family Support Services in that area.



    Long Island Families Together


     Just launched a brand new Self-Direction in New York, A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR FAMILIES
    Please visit the UPDATED website, www.nyselfd.org, where you will find:

    Newly updated Steps to Transition to a Self-Determined Life, Updated FAQs, our film Self-Determined Lives, and, our Guide.

    Adapted Drivers Evaluation and Education



    Nassau PAL - Special Needs Unit

    PAL in Nassau County for kids with special needs. Nassau PAL hosts dances, basketball leagues and computer classe

    510 Parkside Blvd.
    Massapequa Park, NY 11758

    For further information on resources for all ages please use the link below
    to transfer to SEPTA's (Special Education PTA) homepage