Support Groups

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.
http://hip.midhudson.org

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.
www.schoolpsychology.net

Pre-school children – developmental issues
www.zerotothree.org

Gay/Lesbian/Transgender/Bisexual Information
www.pflag.org
www.glsen.org

Positive behavioral supports
www.pbis.org/families.htm

National Reading Panel
www.nationalreadingpanel.org

Facts for families – ideas from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/facts_for_families

National Association for School Psychologists – Ideas for families
www.nasponline.org/families/index.aspx

New York National Autism Association   
http://www.naanyc.org/

Parent to Parent of NYS    
http://www.parenttoparentnys.org/site/

OPWDD Front Door   
http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/welcome-front-door/home

Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) 
http://www.putnamcap.org/index.html

Putnam Arc  
http://www.putnamarc.org/site/

Autism Resource Center of the Hudson Valley 
http://www.autismresourcecenter.info/index.htm

NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/index.php

Cerebral Palsy information about different therapies, treatment options, and financial resources
http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/
http://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/

Organizations

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.