SNC Resources

Please see below for helpful links. Please share any additional resources you have found useful with the SNC co-chairs so we can add them here for the community.

Westchester Institute of Human Development (WIHD):

WIHD Calendar (opens to the current month’s events):

WIHD Community Support Network:

Directory of Family Support Services Programs for Westchester County residents:

Special Moms Network:

Parent to Parent of New York State: “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.”

New York State high school diploma changes (2012):

New Special Education website at NYSED:

New York State list of approved private schools for special education:

New York State requirements for extended school year (Who is eligible for extended school year (summer) programs and services in NYS? Find out here.):

Frequently Asked Questions about Section 504 and the education of children with disabilities (U.S. Department of Education):

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Subcommittee for Basic and Translational Research (DSM-5 resources):

The Miracle League of Westchester County:

Backyard Sports Plus: Four Seasons Of Special Needs Sports Programming:

SPARC brochure for 2018-19:

“Heroes Get Remembered, but Legends Never Die: An OCD Awareness Film”: the story of John Cleaver Kelly and his battle with OCD:

International OCD Foundation:

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation:

Autism Speaks:

Autism Science Foundation:

WJCS Autism Family Center (after-school and weekend programs):

Autism after 16, a web site with articles and resources for young adults with Autism transitioning from secondary education and beyond:

Autism Live is an interactive web show providing support, resources, information, facts, entertainment and inspiration to parents, teachers and practitioners working with children on the autism spectrum:

Autism Spectrum News: Your Trusted Source of Science-Based Autism Education, Information, Advocacy, and Community Resources:

Article: “15 Indispensible Websites for Parents of Children with Autism”:

“Autism and Related Disorders” seminar from the Child Study Center of Yale University School of Medicine. Led by Yale Autism Program Director Fred Volkmar. Available as a course on iTunes U. The downloads are free:

List of AMC Theaters nationwide that hold sensory friendly showings:

Suggestions for a disability- and sensory-friendly backyard:

Camp Guides by Federation for Children with Special Needs:

CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

CHADD of Westchester, Putnam and Vicinity meeting location and schedules:

Tourette Association of America:

LD Online (educators’ guide to learning disabilities and ADHD): 

Article: “5 Scholarships for students with Learning Disabilities” from U.S. News & World Report:

The Friendship Circle App Review gives you the ability to browse through hundreds of special needs apps:

Free assistive technology webinars: Shannon Des Roches Rosa discusses and explains why the dynamic display, touch screen, and the portability of the iPad can help learning and leisure for autistic individuals:

Article: “A Special Needs Pre-Flight checklist” from the Friendship Circle Blog:

Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) information and fact sheet:

The American Psychiatric Association:

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism (Blog):

“The Coffee Klatch” Special Needs Blog Talk Radio:

Autistic Self Advocacy Network:

Wrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences:

Suicide Hotlines for New York area:

Student Advocacy:

La Fuente is a coalition of organizations committed to reaching the Latino community in Westchester County: