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Assistive Technologies
Verizon – Utilizing Mobile Technology for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Education World – Assistive Technology Resources for Students with Special Needs
Six Great Special Education Resources for Parents and Teachers
Apps, Tech Tools, and More at the Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference 2013

The Special Needs Alliance - Special Needs. Special Attorneys - Helping Individuals with Disabilities, Their Families, and the Professionals who Represent Them

Child Abuse Prevention

Education and Special Needs
CT Association for Children with Learning Disabilities
Council for Exceptional Children home page. The Council for Exceptional Children (CED) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
The International Dyslexia Association – promoting literacy through research, education, and advocacy
Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Special Education Advocate Newsletter and Resources
Promoting awareness of autism spectrum disorder in schools
IRSC: Disability Links
The Top 10 Ways To Support Autism Awareness Without Writing A Check
Early Signs of Autism
Cerebral Palsy Guide

Pre-referral Interventions
The National Webpage for Response to Intervention (RTI)
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities 

Resource for Stutterers

The SAY organization is a non-profit theater-based organization that helps children and teens with stuttering. To learn more about the organization, please visit their website at


State Education Department and Government Websites Website offering links to disability-related government resources
New York State Department of Education Web Page
New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD)
The VESID website contains information and answers to many of your questions. It is also a source of all State Education Department publications such as:
Parts 200 and 201 of the Commissioner's Regulations on Special Education

Speech and Language Information and Outside Referrals

Mrs. Kozub's Speech & Language Website

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
Committee for Children

A nonprofit working globally to promote children's social and academic success
Helpful articles on bullying and social-emotional learning

Promoting A Community of Upstanders
How to Help Guide for Parents
National Center for School Climate

Helpful websites and tools to stand up to cyberbully
The Ruler Approach - Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Building Emotional Literate Schools
CASEL Website: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

Tools for Families to foster social-emotional learning


Drug Prevention
help prevent prescription drug abuse
Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
The medicine abuse project and toll-free hotline
Heroine Prevention TaskForce
NYS Office of Alcoholism and Sustance Abuse Services
Learn the Real Facts about Specific Drugs
Empowering Parents To Learn Your Child's Language about Drug Use,47382?page=1&content_source=
A Healthy way for children to learn - LI Herald Article

Food Advertising to Children - Know the Facts

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless.
Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.
The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association.

The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether you ride 10 miles or 100 miles, you will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer you on!
Make tracks for elephants in the 2013 WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo. This year's 5K run/walk takes place on Saturday, April 27, and is dedicated to saving elephants. We’ll have two start times, one for runners at 8:00 a.m., and a second for our Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m. – the cool site for kids and their parents to learn more about health, fitness and nutrition through fun games, recipes and articles.
The new Healthy Kids website provides information, resources and ideas on physical activity and healthy eating for children and young people.
Join the million plus users tracking food and activity. A new enhancement allows you to set your own calorie goal! •
The USDA challenged software developers, game designers, students, and others to develop fun and engaging software tools and games that drive children to…
CrossFit Kids Workout Videos. Fireteam Push-ups • CrossFit Kids Games - Flyswat Emily Muscle ups (wmv) (mov). Demos, Tutorials and CrossFit Kids Exercises ...
KidsHealth is the #1 most-trusted source for physician-reviewed information and advice on children's health and parenting issues. For parents, kids, teens, and…
Speak Up For Kids sponsored by the Child Mind Institute. This website promotes mental health and provides parent friendly resources.

Social and Emotional Development