Support Groups

Defeat Autism Now (DAN) –

Autism Society of America –
A grass roots autism organization that exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

Putnam Valley PTA Succeed Committee – A parent to parent support group with a focus on uniting families of children with Special Education services

Intervention Central

CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder –

Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic (Asperger’s, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism)

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

Gay/Lesbian/Transgender/Bisexual Information

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)

Putnam Arc

Autism Resource Center of the Hudson Valley

NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Cerebral Palsy information about different therapies, treatment options, and financial resources


New York State Vocational and Education Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Federal government information about Individual with Disabilities Act

Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
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
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.