Important Links

Special Education Information


New York State Education Department

Suffolk County Early Intervention Program Division of Services for Children with Special Needs

Parents Bill of Rights

Notice to Parents Regarding Student Records

American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA)


Crisis Intervention


If you or your family are in a mental health emergency and are requiring immediate mental health services

Call #- 988 or Click Here

 Suffolk County Services


Office for People with Developmental Disabilities


415A Oser Avenue

Hauppauge, NY 11788

(631) 434-6000

Contact: Front access door (631) 434- 7273

Family Support Services

Respite, Family Training, Advocacy,

Counseling & Support Services, Crisis Intervention,

Voucher Reimbursement, Senior Day Programs,

Recreation, Non-Medicaid Service Coordination


Department of Social Services


(631) 854- 9700



Family Health Plus

Child Health Plus

Food stamps


Social Security


75 Oak Street

Patchogue, NY 11772

1- 800- 772- 1213

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)


Parent to Parent


415 Oser Ave.

Hauppauge, NY 11788

800- 559- 1729 or (631) 434- 6196

GinaMarie Dowling or Valerie Stammelman or

Information, referral, outreach, community resources/ programs


Project Lifesaver


Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office

Project Lifesaver 

100 Center Drive

Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 852-3003

Project Lifesaver is a rapid-response program that aids victims (and their families) who wander as a result of cognitive impairments, or other afflictions. The program combines technology and specially trained Sheriff’s Deputies to locate individuals who have wandered. Project Lifesaver clients wear a “watch-type” wristband transmitter (worn on the wrist, ankle or as a necklace), which emits a tracking signal.


Recreation Programs for Children with Special Needs


The following programs are not endorsed by NIS.  Please contact the individual agency listed for any questions or concerns you may have. 


Food Pantries


Hunger Solutions New York (SNAP, WIC, School food programs, Summer food programs)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility Tool

Suffolk County Food Pantries


Summer Food Programs

Island Harvest

Long Island Cares


Community Resources

HEARS Family Help Line

Special Needs Scouting 

Mama, It Takes a Village

Lil' Tots Sports Studio

Hudson Helping Hands

Keeping It Together On the Spectrum


Golden Fund Autism

Spectrum of Dreams

Long Island Aquarium 


Kane Stevens 

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