601 E. St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20049
(202) 434-2277; Fax (202) 434-6483
AARP is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over in the United States and is known for informing members and the public on issues important to this age group; and advocating on legislative, consumer and legal issues.
Administration on Aging
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: www.hhs.gov
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
The Administration on Aging is the Federal focal point and advocacy agency for older persons.
Advocates for Children of NY
151 West 30th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
AFSCME Retiree Program (American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Retiree Program)
1625 L Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20036
(202) 429-1000; Fax (202) 429-1293
The AFSCME Retiree Program is an expanding national network of retired public sector workers. National Program priorities generally can be divided into the following areas: Federal policy and legislation affecting senior citizens; retiree education.
Alliance for Retired Americans
888 16th Street NW
(888) 373-6497; Fax (202) 974-8526
The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy their lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.
919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 335-8700; Fax (312) 335-1110
Alzheimer’s Association New York City
360 Lexington Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017NYC
Chapter: 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900
The Alzheimer’s Association is a voluntary organization that sponsors public education programs and offers supportive services to patients and families who are coping with Alzheimer’s Disease.
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
740 15th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20005-1019
The ABA commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly is dedicated to examining law and policy issues affecting older persons and to improve legal services for the elderly, particularly through involvement of the private bar.
American Geriatric Society
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue Suite 801
New York, NY 10118
(212) 308-1414; Fax (212) 832-8646
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is the premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
(212) 502-7662 (TTY)
A Place for Mom
A Place for Mom was founded to help families navigate the maze of senior housing options. Since then, A Place for Mom has grown to become the largest senior living referral service in the U.S. and Canada.
American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 777-2742
Fax (202) 777-2534
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professional in the world, APHA is concerned with a broad set of issues affecting personal and environmental health, including federal and state funding for health programs, pollution control, programs and policies related to chronic and infectious diseases, a smoke-free society, and professional education in public health.
American Public Human Services Association
APHSA is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services. APHSA educates members of Congress, the media and the broader public on what is happening in the states around welfare, child welfare, health care reform, and other issues involving families and the elderly.
American Society on Aging
833 Market Street, Suite 511
San Francisco, CA 94103-1824
(415) 974-9600; Fax (415) 974-0300
The American Society on Aging is a non-profit, membership organization that informs the public and health professionals about issues affecting the quality of life for older people and promotes innovative approaches to meet these needs.
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
765 Commonwealth Avenue Suite 1634
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 262-4990; Fax (617) 437-7596
The mission of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics is to provide high quality scholarship, debate and critical thought to the community of professionals at the nexus of law, health care and ethics.
Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
40 West 20th Street (between 5th and 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10011-4211
Care.com provides a trusted place for families and care providers to easily connect, share care giving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the unique life cycle of care needs that each family may go through — including child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed providers who are seeking to share their services.
Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)
297 Knollwood Rd., Suite 333
White Plains, NY 10607
(914) 683-3833; (914) 683-3836 (fax)
CARD is among the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related developmental disorders,
The Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services (DHCEPS) Columbia University
Teachers College/ Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, Box 91
New York, NY 10027-6696
Services include psychotherapy, limited reading tutoring, psychological and educational assessments at a reduced fee. Services provided by advanced graduate students on a limited schedule.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs – two national health care programs that benefit about 75 million Americans. And with the Health Resources and Services Administration, CMS runs the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a program that is expected to cover many of the approximately 10 million uninsured children in the United States
CP of NYS works with the State of New York to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Our Affiliates provide a wide variety of programs, including community living opportunities, Day Habilitation and Day Treatment programs, Early Intervention, Preschool and School Age Special Education, and Family Support Services which help thousands of families care for a loved one with a disability.
Dysautonomia Foundation, Inc.
633 Third Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Provides resources and advocates on behalf of those affected by Familial Dysautonomia (FD)
Exceptional Parent Magazine
EP Global Communications
700-76 Broadway #360
Westwood, NJ 07675
To Develop, Translate, and Share Information as Tools for Positive Change for the Special Needs Community
Epilepsy Society of Metropolitan New York
65 Broadway, Ste. 505
New York, NY 10006
For Information or to make an appointment please call: (212) 677-8550
Services at The Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York include those most requested by persons with epilepsy to participate as fully as possible in their communities. These include counseling, vocational services and job placement, prevocational and respite services, service coordination, information and referral services, socialization programs and educational presentations.
Family Support Project for the Developmentally Disabled
N. Central Bronx Hospital
3424 Kossuth Avenue, Room 15A10, Social Work Department
Bronx, NY 10467
Family Ties of Westchester
White Plains Administrative Office
112 East Post Rd., 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 995-5238 or (914) 358-4393
The Gerontological Society of America
1275 K Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005-4006
The Gerontological Society of America is a professional organization that promotes the scientific study of aging in the biological and social sciences.
Hearing Loss Association of America “HLAA”
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Hearing Loss Association of America “HLAA” (formally the Self Help for Hard of Hearing People “SHHH”) a consumer advocacy organization for people with hearing loss.
590 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, New York 10583
An organization providing music and art therapy for children with special needs.
The Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council
276 Route 17K
Newburgh, NY 12550
The Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council, comprised of attorneys, accountants, life underwriters and trust representatives, provides educational programs and professional networking opportunities.
Learning Disabilities Association of New York City
237 W. 35th Street, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10001
(between 7th & 8th Avenues)
phone (212) 645-6730 | fax (212 924-8896
The Learning Disabilities Association of New York City is an information and referral service for learning disabilities resources in the five counties of New York City
Mid-Hudson Regional Early Childhood Direction Center
5 Washington Terrace
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 565-1162 ext. 244
(845) 565-0337 (TTY)
Free resource and referral information for families of children with disabilities or suspected delays.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
1604 North Country Club Road
Tucson, Arizona 85716
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and people with special needs.
The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age.
National Association for Home Care
228 Seventh Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 547-7424
Fax: (202) 547-3540
The National Association for Home Care is a professional organization that represents a variety of agencies providing home care services, including home health agencies, hospice programs, and homemaker/home health aid agencies.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
10 G Street NE Suite 600
Washington DC 20002
Main Line: 202-216-0420
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, an advocacy and education organization, is dedicated to protecting and enhancing Federal programs vital to seniors health and economic well-being.
National Council on the Aging
409 Third Street SW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 479-1200
Fax: (202) 479-0735
The National Council on the aging (a private, nonprofit organization) serves as a resource for information, training, technical assistance, advocacy and leadership in all aspects of aging. NCOA seeks to promote the well-being and contributions of older persons and to enhance the field of aging.
National Institute on Aging
Public Information Office
Building 31, Room 5027
31 Center Drive MSC 2292
Bethesda, MD 20892-2292
Phone: (301) 496-1752;
Fax: (301) 496-1072
The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for conducting and supporting biomedical, social and behavioral research related to aging processes and the diseases of older people.
National Guardianship Association
174 Crestview Drive
Bellefonte, PA 16823-8516
Founded in 1988, NGA is comprised of individuals in the public and private, for profit agencies and organizations, as well as concerned individuals. NGA provided its members with education and training; networking opportunities; and the opportunity to set a national agenda to ensure standards of excellence.
The National Jewish Council for Disabilities / YACHAD
11 Broadway, 13th Fl.
New York, NY 10004
The National Jewish Council for Disabilities provides individualized and ongoing support to Jewish communal institutions i.e. synagogues, schools, community centers facilitating inclusion for all individuals with disabilities.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
1444 Eye St., NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 289-6976
Fax: (202) 289-7224
The National Senior Citizens Law Center is a public-interest law firm that specializes in the legal problems of older people.
Center for Autism & Related Disabilities
University at Albany, State University of New York
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12222
Phone: (518) 442-3300
New York State Bar Association – Elder Law Section
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
For more than 100 years, the New York State Bar Association has shaped the development of the law, educated and informed the profession and the public, and responded to the demands of a changing society. Today, with a membership of more than 70,000 lawyers, representing every town, city and county in the state, the New York State Bar Association is the oldest and largest voluntary state bar organization in the nation.
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program
25 Beaver Street, Room 809
New York, NY 10004
The New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program is designed to educate divorcing or separating parents about the impact of their breakup on their children. The primary goal is to teach parents ways they can reduce the stress of family changes and protect their children from the negative effects of ongoing parental conflict in order to foster and promote their children’s healthy adjustment and development.
Putnam County Office for People with Disabilities
Donald. B. Smith County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3 Carmel, NY 10512
RideConnect is an information and referral service that provides transportation options for older adults, those with disabilities and home health care workers in Northern Westchester. To find out more about the program call (914) 708-6487.
Right At Home – Westchester
Right at Home Westchester offers senior care services in the comfort and familiarity of wherever you and your loved one call home and offers care-giving services for almost any family and practically situation.
Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235
The Social Security Administration is the Federal Government agency responsible for the Social Security retirement, survivors benefits and disability insurance program, as well as the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
Special Needs Alliance
Special Needs Alliance, a network of lawyers dedicated to serving individuals with special needs. For more information please call: 1-877-572-8472 or visit their website.
University Affiliated Programs
University Affiliated Programs: Rose F. Kennedy Center
Albert Einstein Coll. of Medicine- Yeshiva University
VESID Special Education Policy Unit
The VESID Special Education Policy Unit develops special education law, regulations and policy which provide the appropriate legal framework that promotes equity and opportunity for all students with disabilities to meet educational standards established for all students in the least restrictive environment; develop informational materials which provide parents, educators; and other individuals with the necessary information to be effectively involved in the education of school-age students with disabilities.
The Arc: Westchester
265 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Westchester ARC serves people who have developmental disabilities and their families. Services include adult day care, guardianship, life planning and educational resources.
Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD)
Valhalla, NY 10595
YAI/ National Institute for People with Disabilities
460 West 34th St. 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(866) 2-YAI-LINK (1-866-292-4546)
Services in Metro NY area for children and adults with developmental and learning disabilities, including early childhood, family support, health care, and specialty health care.