Special Education Resources
Office of Special Education Programs
National Association of School Psychologists
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Federal Resource Center for Special Education
Learning Disabilities Online
Child Welfare Home Page
Packard Foundation Center for the Future of Children
United States Department of Education
Families and Advocates Partnership for Education
Residential and Day Schools
The mission of the Storm King School (sks), an independent, co-educational boarding and day school, is to provide a personally supportive, safe learning environment.
Hyde School focuses on the development of individual character, beginning with the premise that everyone is gifted with a unique potential that defines individual destiny. Both Hyde boarding campuses consist of grades 9-12 and enroll approximately 220 students. The curriculum is designed to intentionally challenge students to pursue their unique potential.
Anderson School is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality programs possible for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
The Astor Home for Children is a voluntary, nonprofit agency sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, providing a range of services for children and their families. With locations in Dutchess County, Orange County and the Bronx, the agency provides prevention, early childhood, special education, community behavioral health and residential treatment programs.
Kents Hill School located in Maine, is a traditional college preparatory school that offers rigorous, yet supportive and structured preparation for the academic demands of a college or university. Kents Hill has long incorporated an excellent support program for students with mild or moderate learning differences.
Specializes in the education of autistic children.
Green Chimneys serves children and adults with handicapping conditions and regular children and adults from New York City, the Mid-Hudson Region, Westchester, Putnam and counties of western Connecticut. Green Chimneys sees its mission to provide innovative and caring services for children, families and animals and targets its services at restoring and strengthening the emotional health and well-being of children and families and fostering optimal functioning and independence.
The philosophy of the Randolph School is that every child has a unique way of experiencing the world and learning from that experience. At Randolph, teachers choose educational activities based on their knowledge of each child as well as on developmental and age-appropriate curriculums.
The mission of the Oliverian School in New Hampshire is to prepare students for active participation in society, but to engage with them around complex issues in daily practice. Careful attention is paid to the individual learning styles of each student, encouraging them to recognize their strengths and limitations, which allows them to accentuate their talents as they deal with and manage specific areas where more growth is required.
The mission of the Kildonan School is to empower students with dyslexia to reach their academic potential and to equip them for future success. Kildonan strives to remediate skills in reading, writing, and spelling, to provide intellectually stimulating subject matter courses in mathematics, literature, science, and social studies, and to foster confidence.
Maplebrook School is a coeducational boarding and day school for students with learning differences and/or attention deficit disorder. The mission of Maplebrook School is to provide quality academic programs for the youngster who is considered a slow learner, and/or who may exhibit a learning disorder. Through small group and individualized instruction, the student will be assisted in reaching his/her academic, social, vocational and physical potential. In addition, the caring, supportive and home-like environment provides the necessary experiences to allow youngsters the opportunity to assume a more independent roll in society.
Bishop Dunn Memorial School is proud of its tradition and commitment to the academic, spiritual, emotional, social and physical development of children, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. Its philosophy is that success, particularly at an early age, depends on the growth of a child's confidence, self-esteem and stimulation of their inquisitive nature. Located on Mount Saint Mary College campus, Bishop Dunn offers a unique environment where children develop those qualities that form the basis for lifelong learning. Children are encouraged to learn by doing.
Located in Connecticut, Eagle Hill is a language-based, remedial program committed to educating children with learning disabilities. The curriculum is individualized, interdisciplinary, and transitional in nature. Eagle Hill's secure, structured, nurturing environment, supports and stimulates the development of the whole child. As a result, children learn to view themselves as competent individuals with a strong sense of self.
Located in Massachusetts, the Eagle Hill School educates students with learning disabilities by providing an intimate and encouraging community that honors the individual, values learning diversity, and fosters personal and social growth.
Landmark School's mission is to enable and empower people with language-based learning disabilities to realize their educational and social potential through an exemplary school program complemented by outreach, training, and research.
Located in Maryland, the Summit School provides a caring, spirited learning environment for bright students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other learning differences.
Trinity-Pawling is an all-male college preparatory school serving primarily boarding students. The young men of Trinity-Pawling are encouraged to reach their full potential, and the faculty is committed to upholding the highest standards of learning.
Poughkeepsie Day School is committed to maintaining, through its admissions and financial aid programs, a student body which is diverse in racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic ways.
Oakwood is a coeducational, college-preparatory boarding and day school, enrolling students in grades six through twelve. Oakwood encourages students within the community to: learn through inquiry, reflection, and action in daily life; search for truth, valuing the challenge of competing ideas; resolve conflicts through respecting and listening to one another; value and embrace the diversity of cultures and religions in our communities; work for the good of society through active service learning; and Act courageously in alignment with core moral beliefs.
Centers for Independent Living
Independent Living Centers are nonresidential, consumer-directed services and advocacy organizations for persons with disabilities. The main purpose of an independent living center is to assist and educate people with disabilities to take control of the events that influence their daily lives.
Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc. is one of 38 Centers for Independent Living in New York State serving people with disabilities, their families and friends.
Local Advocacy and Service Organizations
NYSARC, Inc., the largest not-for-profit organization serving individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities has a history of providing advocacy and services throughout New York State.
Provides advocacy and services to individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities in Dutchess County.
Provides advocacy and services to individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities in Putnam County.
The Mental Health Association in Dutchess County is comprised of many departments and provides many services including rehabilitation, support and advocacy and case management services. MHA is responsible for programs such as Dutchess Horizons and Respite.
Dutchess Horizons is the social rehabilitation clubhouse program that strives to improve the social, vocational, and recreational skills of persons recovering from mental illness. Dutchess Horizons, with clubhouses located in Poughkeepsie and Beacon, serves anyone 18 years of age and older who has received mental health services.
The Respite Program assists families in maintaining their children within their homes and communities. Trained respite workers provide coping skills and educational/recreational activities or children several hours per week, either in or outside the child's home. This gives the essential break they need, as well as decreasing children's feelings of social isolation. The Respite Program offers group recreational activities, hourly respite care, summer camp scholarships, and a life skills and community service program for emotionally disabled teens.
The Mental Health Association in Orange County seeks to promote the positive mental health and emotional well-being of Orange County residents, working towards reducing the stigma of mental illness and developmental disabilities. In partnership with service recipients, families, volunteers and the community, MHA strives to fulfill its mission through advocacy, direct services, public education, and responsiveness in times of community emergency.
REHAB Programs, Inc. develops and provides services for infants, children, adults and families. These services are designed to strengthen the abilities and improve the opportunities for people with a wide range of disabilities.
New Horizons Resources is a not-for-profit agency that provides services to children and adults who have developmental disabilities and live in the Hudson Valley region of New York State.
Taconic DDSO is a regional office of the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD). The Taconic DDSO serves persons living in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam and Ulster Counties. Taconic DDSO works in partnership with private service provider agencies assisting persons with developmental disabilities attain their highest levels of independence.
Greystone is a nonprofit agency in the Hudson Valley in New York State serving people with autism and developmental disabilities. Greystone supports people with developmental disabilities though a wide array of regional and community based services.
The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Southern New York is to provide comprehensive services to persons of all cultures with epilepsy, other developmental disabilities, and/or neurological, physical, mental and visual impairments, and their families, dedicated to the prevention and control of seizure disorders, the alleviation of their effects, the protection of individual rights, and the promotion of independence and optimal quality of life for people of all cultures who have these impairments, their families, and other concerned individuals.
The mission of Parent to Parent of New York State is to connect and support families of individuals with special needs.
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is a statewide organization providing assistance to families of children who have a brain injury.
Doctors, Psychologists, Neurologists . . .
This site provides information about effective methods of treatment for children with autism as practiced by Dr. Vincent J. Carbone. Dr. Carbone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who relies on the literature of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to guide his treatment and instructional recommendations for children with autism.