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In observance of Sukkot, we will close at 3pm on Sunday, October 13; Health + Wellness Center at 2:30pm. We will be closed on Monday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 15 and will re-open at 6am on Thursday, October 16.

Resource Center

RESOURCE CENTER

SID JACOBSON JCC
We provide:

  • Assist with the initial OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) Eligibility Determination process.
  • Connect eligible individuals and their families to Medicaid Service Coordinators, Care Coordinator and Family Support Brokers.
  • Support families in navigating the system and expediting their HCBS (Home and Community Based) Medicaid Waiver process.
  • Assist families in identifying and hiring OPWDD funded staff, (community habilitation workers, job coaches, respite workers and more).
  • Introduce Self-Direction versus agency-centered New York State services.
  • Make referrals to state, city and private programs and link families to resources available to them in their community.
  • Educate families regarding their OPWDD and school district rights.
  • Promote self-advocacy skills.
  • Help families determine if they should change their child’s day school placements.


UJA FEDERATION OF NEW YORK

ujafedny.org

UJA Federation of New York is the world’s leading local philanthropy. We solve problems through collective action, bringing people and nonprofits together to impact the issues that matter most to us as Jews and New Yorkers. That’s how we change the lives of 4.5 million people a year.


ADVOCACY GROUPS

ACCESS-VR
711 Stewart Avenue Suite 4, Garden City
516.227.6800
access.nysed.gov/vr
ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.

ASPERGER’S SYNDROME AND HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM ASSOCIATION
330 Broadway, Amityville
888.918.9198
ahany.org
AHA serves individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and the professionals who work with them, providing crucial resources and support as they face challenges, build on their strengths and fulfill their potential. AHA helps families and individuals become more informed self-advocates.

LONG ISLAND ADVOCACY CENTER
Herricks Community Center
999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park
516.248.2222
theliac.org
The Long Island Advocacy Center, Inc. is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities

LONG ISLAND PARENT CENTER
Long Island University
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville
516.589.4562
liparentcenterliu.org
The Long Island Parent Center provides resources to support individuals with disabilities in our schools, workplaces, residences, and places of leisure enabling them to become active members of their communities meeting their full potential in all aspects of life.

PARENT TO PARENT OF NEW YORK STATE
415 A Oser Avenue, Hauppauge
631.434.6196
parenttoparentnys.org
Parent to Parent of New York State builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs to navigate and influence service systems and make informed decisions.

OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
866.946.9733
opwdd.ny.gov
OPWDD coordinates services and support for those with developmental disabilities.

Cynthia Harrypersaud

Administrative Assistant, Special Needs Department

(516) 484-1545 x205

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