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Agencies - Special Needs

 

NAME: Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library

ADDRESS: 40 West 20th Street, NY, NY 10011
CONTACT: Jill Rothstein
PHONE: (855) 697-6975
TIMES: Please contact Andrew Heiskell for this info.
E-MAIL: talkingbooks@nypl.org
WEBSITE: www.nypl.org/talkingbooks
DESCRIPTION:  Lends books and magazines, reading equipment, and braille books to individuals who cannot read standard print and organizations that serve them. Offers access to 30,000+ downloadable audio ebooks.

SUBJECTS:
Special Needs
                 Updated: 08/25/2015

 

NAME: Brookhaven Town Residential Handicap Ramp Program

ADDRESS: 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738
CONTACT:John J. Kelly
PHONE: 451-6570; Fax 451-6597
TIMES: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
E-MAIL: BrookhavenResidentialRehabilitation@Brookhaven.org
WEBSITE: www.Brookhaven.org
DESCRIPTION: This program provides a handicapped ramp on owner occupied homes of handicapped persons (no life estates accepted). Grants will be limited to $10,000.00. Any costs above this amount will be offered as a deferred loan. To be eligible to participate in the program, the applicant must be a resident of the Town of Brookhaven and meet the definition of a handicapped person or have a dependent who is handicapped living with him/her who meets that definition. The applicant must provide a statement from a physician explaining the handicapped individual's disability, physical condition and mobility and also demonstrating the need for a ramp. Income eligibility is based on the gross annual income of all household members.
SUBJECTS:
Community Assistance
Seniors
Special Needs
                 Updated: 08/25/2015

 
   
NAME: Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.
ADDRESS: 31 West Main Street, Suite 300, Patchogue, NY 11772 
CONTACT: Anne Stewart, Director of Program and Human Resources
PHONE: (631) 289-2124, ext. 105 / Fax: (631) 289-2178
TIMES: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
E-MAIL: astewart@eoc-suffolk.com
WEBSITE: www.eoc-suffolk.com
DESCRIPTION: Provides information and assistance with family development, HIV outreach and prevention, information & referrals, housing, counseling, special needs, after school and youth counseling, veteran services, medical care coordination, foreclosure prevention counseling, child care, violence prevention, community base initiative, and re-entry. 
SUBJECTS:
Community Assistance
Counseling
Employment
Information & Referral
Special Needs
                 Updated: 08/22/2015
 
   

NAME: Emergency Preparedness Registry
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 127, Yaphank, NY 11980-0127
CONTACT: Joel Vetter, Chief of Support Services 
PHONE: (631) 852-4861(631) 852-4900 (FRES) 24-hour services
DESCRIPTION: A database for individuals who request enhanced risked based communication and require emergency evacuation/functional needs assistance during disasters. Maintained by Suffolk County FRES (Fire Rescue and Emergency Services) and activated prior to an impending disaster to provide eligible disabled individuals with enhanced communications, sheltering, and transportation assistance. Must apply ahead of time. Does not apply to residents of nursing homes, adult homes and assisted living facilities. Online application can be done at www.suffolkcountyny.gov.
SUBJECTS:
Community Assistance
Special Needs

                 Updated: 07/01/2014

 
   
NAME: HANDS (Handicapped Adults - New Directions in Suffolk)
ADDRESS: 104 Blake Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
CONTACT: Carol Gaggin, President
E-MAIL: hands.carol@gmail.com
PHONE: (631) 567-4030
TIMES: Meet 4th Saturday of the month 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at New Village Rec Center, located on Wireless Road in Centereach
DESCRIPTION: HANDS is a fellowship of handicapped adults for socialization and support, sharing our common interests and abilities to encourage one another.
SUBJECTS:
Health
Special Needs
                 Updated: 08/18/2015
 
   

NAME: Helen Keller Services for the Blind
ADDRESS: 40 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
CONTACT: Gloria Franco
PHONE: (631) 424-0022 / Fax: (631) 424-0301
TIMES: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm
WEBSITE: helenkeller.org
E-MAIL: gfranco@helenkeller.org
DESCRIPTION: Free assistance provided to blind and legally blind adults and children - training and recreational services available.
SUBJECTS:
Special Needs
Volunteer Opportunities
                Updated: 08/18/2015

 
   
NAME: Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Center
ADDRESS:
                35 Longwood Road, Middle Island, NY
                99 Lexington Avenue, Shirley, NY
                356 Main Street, Riverhead, NY
CONTACT: Steve Held, Executive Director
PHONE: 924-0008 Fax 924-1243
E-MAIL: jkschool@aol.com
WEBSITE: justkidsschool.com
TIMES: Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
DESCRIPTION: Provides services to children birth to 5 with and without disabilities. Provides social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiological, psychological, speech and languary therapy, genetic counseling. Private therapy and counseling is available for clients ages birth-21. Handicapped acccessible.
SUBJECTS:
Education
Special Needs
Youth
                 Updated: 07/23/2012
 
   
   
NAME: SILO (Suffolk Independent Living Organization)
ADDRESS: 3680 Route 112 Suite 4 Coram, NY 11727
PHONE: (631) 880-7929 / (631)946-6377 Kathleen Madigan Co-Executive Director
WEBSITE: www.siloinc.org
DESCRIPTION: A consumer controlled, not-for-profit, non-residential, human and civil rights mentorship and educational organization. Empowers people with disabilities to take an active role in the community in which they live, work and play.
SUBJECTS:
Information & Referral Employment
Special Needs

                 Updated: 02/18/2011
 
   

NAME: Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO)
ADDRESS: 2111 Lakeland Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
CONTACT: Joseph M. Delgado, CEO/Executive Director
PHONE: (631) 880-7929/(631) 946-6377 (Fax)
WEBSITE: www.siloinc.org
TIMES: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
DESCRIPTION:
A consumer controlled, not-for-profit, non-residential, human and civil rights advocacy and educational organization. Empowers people with disabilities to take an active role in the community in which they live, work, and play.
SUBJECTS:
Special Needs

                Updated: 09/09/2014