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parent and community resources

Various organizations and resources are available throughout the community to assist those with special needs.

Below are some helpful websites.

American Library Association: Amazing, Spectacular, Mysterious, Colorful Web Sites for Kids chosen by members of the American Library Association

American Occupational Therapy Association: The American Occupational Therapy Association advances the quality, availability, use, and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting, advocacy, education, and research on behalf of its members and the public.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.

Arc of the United States: The Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of, and for, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing an array of services and support for families and individuals.

Arc of Oneida-LewisCounty: The Arc provides a full spectrum of educational, vocational, residential, family support, service coordination, guardianship, respite care, recreational rehabilitation, day rehabilitation, clinical, senior, and children services to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

North Country Family Health Center: The North Country Family Health Canter offers a range of programs for children and families including dental, mental health, school based health, WIC/teen pregnancy, pediatric medical care, and family health insurance.

Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County: A community based organization providing such services as Headstart, Pre-K, The Jefferson/Lewis Childcare Project, referrals for choosing a childcare program, and the Summer Food Service Program.

Disabled Persons Action Organization: It is the mission of the Disabled Persons Action Organization to provide quality and effective individualized services to mentally retarded and developmentally disabled children and adults in Jefferson and Lewis counties.

Jefferson Rehabilitation Center: JRC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that provides a wide range of services that are designed to enhance the quality of life and maximize the potential of persons with disabilities though education, vocation programs, training, residential services, inclusion and advocacy in a community-based setting.

Transitional Living Services of Northern New York: Transitional Living Services of Northern New York was established in 1977 to assist individuals recovering from mental illness to live independent, productive lives. The agency provides services in Jefferson, Lewis, Herkimer and St. Lawrence Counties in upstate New York.

Northern Regional Center for Independent Living: NRCIL serves people with disabilities and their families in Jefferson and Lewis counties. NRCIL is a disability rights and resource center that promotes community efforts to end discrimination, segregation, and prejudice against people with disabilities.

New York State Education Department: Education resources for parents, individuals with disabilities, students, teachers, school administrators, and licensed professionals.