Associations, Councils, Centers, and Societies

  • Council for Exceptional Children: The Council for Exceptional Children provides information and resources about Special Education.
  • Family Voices: Children and youth with special health care needs can benefit from Family Voices.
  • Federation for Children with Special Needs: The focus of the Federation for Children with Special Needs is on the parents and providing support for them, which in turn benefits the child with special needs.
  • Family Resource Center on Disabilities: Training, assistance, and information are given to parents of children with disabilities by the Family Resource Center on Disabilities.
  • National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE): Parents of Special Education students can learn how to be their child’s best advocate.
  • National Council on Independent Living: NCIL promotes social change and strives to do away with disability driven discrimination.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities: Children and adults with learning disabilities will benefit from the information and resources available from the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
  • National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability: NCWD for Youth provides strategies and development systems for youth with disabilities to join the workforce.
  • Pacer Center: The Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights utilizes the idea of parents helping parents and provides support and resources for children and youth with disabilities and their families.
  • Parent to Parent USA: Parent to Parent USA offers support to parents of children with special needs.
  • United Spinal Association: The United Spinal Association offers support, advice, and resources for those with spinal cord injuries.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness:  National Alliance on Mental Illness. The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • Queens Parent Resource Center: Advocacy, support, groups.
  • NY Lawyers for the Public Interest of Advocates for Children: to advance equality and civil rights, with a focus on health justice, disability rights and environmental justice, through the power of community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar.  
  • Sinergia: Sinergia works with people with disabilities and their families.
  • Safe Horizon: Safe Horizon is the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States.
  • New York City Department of Education: schools.nyc.gov—all information regarding education in NYC.