Defeat Autism Now (DAN) – www.defeatautismnow.com
Autism Society of America – www.autism-society.org
A grass roots autism organization that exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.
Putnam Valley PTA Succeed Committee www.putnamvalleypta.org/PVe/custompage.cfm?cpid=676 – A parent to parent support group with a focus on uniting families of children with Special Education services
Intervention Central www.interventioncentral.org
CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – www.chadd.org
Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic (Asperger’s, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism)info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism/astreatments.html
Mid Hudson Library System Health Information Project – an excellent listing of web sites for all subjects, including substance abuse, depression, body image, careers, bullying, violence prevention pregnancy, eating disorders, death etc.
School Psychology Resources Online – another excellent listing of sites for anxiety, attention issues, autism, behavior and conduct disorders, eating disorders, gifted and talented, learning disabilities, etc.
Pre-school children – developmental issues
Positive behavioral supports
National Reading Panel
Facts for families – ideas from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
National Association for School Psychologists – Ideas for families
New York National Autism Association
Parent to Parent of NYS
OPWDD Front Door
Putnam Community Action Program (CAP)
Autism Resource Center of the Hudson Valley
NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
New York State Vocational and Education Services for Individuals with Disabilities www.vesid.nysed.gov
Federal government information about Individual with Disabilities Act www.idea.ed.gov
Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities www.omr.state.ny.us
Its mission coordinates and provides service for people with disabilities and their families and conduct research into the cause and prevention of disabilities.
Office of Mental Health www.omh.state.ny.us
This organization promotes the mental health of New Yorkers with particular emphasis on hope and recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances.