Special Education Parent Teacher Association


Learning Disabilities          

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities              

LD Online is a service of The Learning Disabilities Project at WETA, Washington, D.C     

Richard Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed. has worked in special education since 1972, as a teacher, administrator, author, and consultant. Rick has held the position of President of the Riverview School on Massachusetts' beautiful Cape Cod. This residential school has provided Rick with a "living laboratory" in which he developed and refined his methods and philosophies related to the education of adolescents with special needs.

Adults & children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities, Inc.

National Center for Learning Disabilities        

International Dyslexia Association


Autism Speaks 

The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities 

Unlocking Autism

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Dr. Edward Hallowell is a nationally recognized expert on ADHD and other mental health issues.

Children & adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Special Sports Programs

SEPTA Bowling.  Commack Kids only! Meets Wednesdays at Commack AMF Bowl 

Suffolk County Special P.A.L. program -

TOPSoccer is a special needs soccer program that is being offered through Commack Soccer League

Special Olympics, New York

Sled hockey for people with lower extremity disabilities

Challenger Baseball sponsored by Commack South Little League Meets Sundays @ 10:00AM At Wicks field in Commack during baseball season

Sport Time LD Clinic 1 hour on Friday.Indian Head Road in Kings Park

Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged, or call Laura Newfield at (631) 462-4910


The ECC School of Dance for the Exceptional Child Located in Main Street in Northport: Estee Cohen 631-689-9365 


Kathleen Kotler   Call 631-427-6105 

Other Websites

Free U.S. Department of Education publications -

NYS Education Department’s Office of Special Education

The Federal “No Child Left Behind” Parents’ Site

Developmental Delay Resources

Long Island Parent Center

IEP Planning Tool Special Education website

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center 

Best Buddies New York

Learning for kids - ages 3 and up



Exceptional Parent Magazine Website, they have a tremendous amount of information on this site also and an online newsletter is available.

ADHD Magazine

Kathleen Nadeau Ph.D. & Patricia Quinn M.D. - THE resource for women and girls with ADD. 

Videos to borrow 


Richard Lavoie            

How Difficult Can This Be? The F. A. T. City Workshop
(Frustration, Anxiety, Tension)

Richard Lavoie             

Last One Picked … First One Picked On 

Richard Lavoie

When the Chips are Down … Learning Disabilities and Discipline with Richard Lavoie Strategies for Improving Children’s Behavior

Robert Brooks

Look What You’ve Done  

Dr. Hallowell

A.D.D. in the 21st Century 

Marianne Driscol

Managing Stress more efficiently  

Jeanne Ganz               

Occupational Therapy- Homework Helpers, Organizational Strategies



Toys and Fitness Equipment

Products, Designs & Stories for the disabled

Innovative Products Orthopedic mobile equipment and other great things

Very Awesome off road mobile equipment

Computer Assistive Technology Solutions, joysticks, screen reader, large keyboard, track ball, etc. 

Therapeutic Alliances Inc. (TAI) of Fairborn, Ohio, offers a complete line of electrotherapy and rehabilitation equipment for treating SCI, stroke, MS, CP, and other neuromuscular disorders. Among these products are the ERGYS, REGYS, NeuroEDUCATOR, and SpectraSTIM 

 Sprint Aquatics has specialized in products and education for aqua therapy and rehabilitation. There are stainless steel wheelchairs and walkers for the pool, shower wheelchairs, safety islands, aqua bikes, swimsuits and all the flotation products. Call or e-mail for our catalog of 1,000 products.

Sportaid The largest supplier of wheelchair exercise fitness sports equipment & supplies is proud to provide you with the most complete online catalog with secure on-line ordering with over 10.000 products. After 12 years in the business of helping people find the wheelchair or wheelchair parts & urological supplies. We continue to lead the industry with guaranteed lowest prices! We will beat any competitor's advertised price guaranteed. Team Sportaid customer service staff has over 50 years of experience 

 We are lucky enough to live in an area that offers us so many different arenas for help and support. Here are just a few:

Reach Community and Youth Agency:
549-9417 Offers a wide variety programs for all children middle and High School age.
516-733-4377- Offers informational meetings and speakers affecting individuals with Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder.
Suffolk County Family Support Consumer Council 
631-434-6104- Offers a wealth of information concerning family support services and programs for special needs individuals and his /her family members. Services includes: family counseling, support groups recreation, developmental services such as Behavior Management, environmental adaptations, etc.
LIFT-Long Island Families Together
631-264-LIFT for families of children with special emotional, social, and behavioral needs.
Center for Autism
Offers assessments for children birth through adolescence, case management and resource services, school consultation, as well as advocacy and support.
Family Counseling Services -
399-9217 offering workshops such as "Understanding Disability Barriers to Social Educational Success."