Provides an overview of resources available at the Library for persons with disabilities.
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS-VR) through the New York State Education Department. Includes information about employment and independent living programs and services for adults with disabilities.
Includes resources for students with disabilities, their parents and teachers, as well as information about financial aid and scholarships, news, and veterans and military.
Provides information for families and educators related to early intervention services, special education and related services, education rights, transition to adulthood, and more.
The mission of this organization is to "advocate and promote special education for our children and also to support one another as parents of special needs children." The website includes a Resource List of special education regulations and information, community events, etc.
Includes information about early intervention services and programs, laws and regulations, and many other resources for families and service providers.
Provides assistance to parents and schools related to services and programs for students (P-12) with disabilities. This comprehensive website includes information about assistance for parents, technical assistance centers/resources, IDEA, State Performance Plans, and more.
Includes information about support resources for families of persons with special needs.
Focuses on the health and development of infants and toddlers (0-3 years old).
Information on how to prepare for an emergency.
Tools and resources to prepare for different kinds of emergency situations.
Fire safety precautions for persons with disabilities at home.
Emergency/disaster preparedness information for persons with disabilities, including tips, lists and resources.
Services include Joint Emergency Evacuation Program and Special Needs Registry (JEEP), and program for shelter and transportation assistance available to eligible individuals with disabilities who have no other way to evacuate their homes and Code RED, a high-speed phone notification system that will deliver emergency messages to Suffolk homes and residences in the event of an actual or impending emergency.
Search for information about employee rights, employers’ rights, hiring people with disabilities, job accommodations, laws and regulations, etc.
Provides information for employees and employers about career planning, finding a job, interviewing for a job, self-employment and small business ownership, and more.
Includes information about laws and regulations related to disability discrimination in the workplace, as well as resources and documents related to one’s rights and filing complaints. Also includes information related to veterans with disabilities.
Provides guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues for employees, employers, and other service providers.
Information for both employees and employers on disability rights in the workplace, including hiring process, accommodations, etc. Search USAJOBS, the official federal job site, by keyword, agency, job title and location.
Information about disabilities arranged by categories including type of disability, children and youth, aging and older adult, health and wellness, and Medicare/Medicaid services.
Provides information about health care resources, health insurance, caregiver and provider resources, and health information for specific populations and types of disabilities.
Search MedlinePlus, the premier consumer health database for patients and their families and friends, for comprehensive information about many aspects of disabilities, including overviews, statistics, age-specific articles and more. Related topics include assistive devices, mobility aids, social issues, etc.
Global perspective on disabilities, including statistics, reports and multimedia.
Provides answers to frequently asked questions about the housing rights for people with disabilities and the housing responsibilities for housing providers.
Includes information about affordable housing, housing laws and regulations, accessibility and universal design, and more.
Learn more about the ADA, the Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in everyday activities. This comprehensive information and technical assistance resource includes standards for accessible design, how to file complaints, information for businesses, new or proposed ADA regulations, status reports and settlements, publications, and more.
ADA Information Line 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY)
Search for information about disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits arranged in 10 main subject areas- benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, health, housing, technology, and transportation. You can also search for information by state.
Provides a detailed list of resources arranged by topic, including advocacy, community integration, education, employment, health, housing, and transportation.
Provides information about the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs, including eligibility requirements, how to apply, how to appeal, etc.
Provides information about the President and his Administration’s guiding principles to improve the lives of persons with disabilities and to enforce and protect their civil rights.
This Division incorporates three separate programs: Early Intervention Program, Preschool Special Education Program, and Children with Special Health Care Needs Program. The website includes information about each of the three programs, important documents and forms, FAQ's, and more.
The office coordinates and oversees services, programs, and advocacy efforts for persons with disabilities throughout Suffolk County. Search the website for hotline and referral numbers, FAQ's, information about the Fair Housing Act and Accessible Building Design, Joint Emergency Evacuation Program (JEEP), Emergency Checklist, Suffolk County Accessible Transit (SCAT) Application, and more.
A free library service for individuals who cannot hold, handle or see well enough to read conventional print because of a visual or physical disability. Eligible individuals can borrow professionally-recorded books and magazines, along with the special playback equipment needed to listen to them. Materials are sent by postage-free mail from the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library in New York, a Regional Library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress, serving New York City for Braille and Talking Books and Long Island, NY for Braille Books. For additional information or applications, contact Outreach Librarians Denise Campbell or Nancy Morcerf.
Provides information about how "service animal" is defined, where service animals are allowed, and other specific rules related to service animals.
Provides information on the Guide Dog, Raise a Puppy, and VetDogs programs, as well as explains the application process and proper etiquette.
Provides information about TSA's screening program of persons with disabilities (mobility, hearing, visual, and hidden) and their associated equipment, mobility aids, and devices.
Includes transportation resources, laws and regulations, and other useful links.
Includes information about accessible transportation and paratransit services, resources for transportation providers, accessibility tools and resources, and more.
Provides information about rights covered under the ADA.
Find out information about benefit assistance, outreach programs, news, DAV magazine, and more.