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33.8. Additional Programs or Resources

Able Newspaper
Phone: (516) 939-2253
Phone: (718) 792-3533
Able Newspaper is an established, widely known publication in the disability community; a monthly newspaper that is published for, by and about the disabled, with the focus on the Able.

Alan T Brown Foundation
Toll-free: (888) 382-9255
The Alan T Brown Foundation (ATBF) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis. Through personal contact we provide information, resource referrals and peer support to the paralyzed individual and their family. We strive to assist individuals in achieving the highest personal level of independence, sustaining a healthy lifestyle, managing daily and chronic health issues, and adjusting to their new life after paralysis.

Center for Assistive Technology
Phone: (716) 829-3141 Ext. 110
Contact: Tina Oddo
Phone: (716) 829-3141 Ext. 108
Contact: Sumana Silverheels
The Center for Assistive Technology, housed within the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo, conducts research, education, and service to increase knowledge about assistive devices for persons with functional impairments of all ages.

Coalition for Disabled Musicians
Phone: (631) 586-0366
CDM was designed to: Introduce disabled musicians to each other who have an understanding of disability-related problems. Give access to an accessible rehearsal and recording studio. Create "tag-team" systems and other adaptive techniques for pain, endurance, and other limitations. Set up studio and stage bands for amateurs and professionals. Hold live performances, produce recordings, and hold music workshops and seminars. Promote public awareness of the disabled community as a great reservoir of talent and ability.

Community Options, Inc.
Phone: (609) 951-9900
Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.

Consumer Directed Services
Phone: (718)233-3312
This agency assists consumers with finding a personal care assistant, offers a free newsletter and free services to consumers and Personal Care candidates

Citizens United to Remove Barriers (C.U.R.B.)
Citizens United to Remove Barriers (C.U.R.B.) is a local, non-profit organization which gives the physically challenged a chance to live a life free of barriers. Funding is provided for wheelchair ramps and lifts in and around the homes of those in need within Nassau County.

Destination:Accessible provides first-hand, detailed accessibility information of leisure locations (museums, theaters, parks, restaurants, kid=friendly venues and other popular places) . We offer information on parking, grounds, entrances, ease of navigation, elevators, steps, ramps, food services, restrooms, seating and anything else pertinent to someone with a mobility challenge. We are not a review site, like Yelp or Trip Advisor. All of our destinations has been personally visited by us. We do not tell anyone where to go. We simply want them to "know before they go," what they will find when they get there, in order to have the best experience possible. Most of our venues are on Long Island and the NY Metro area. 

Disabled In Action
Post Office Box 30954, Port Authority Station, New York, New York, 10011
Phone: (718) 261-3737
Fax: (718) 261-3737
A civil rights organization committed to ending discrimination against people with disabilities.

Easter Seals New York
Phone: (800) 727-8785
Easter Seals New York provides programs and services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and their families. Our goal is to help individuals with special needs gain dignity, equality and independence.

Phone: 646-233-4507
GallopNYC is a non-profit organization based in New York City that offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities.

Greenbush Village Apartments
25 Crotched Mountain Way, East Greenbush, New York
Phone: (518) 449-0777
Greenbush Village Apartments is a 24-unit complex designed by Crotched Mountain for adults with a permanent disability who meet income eligibility requirements. Finding a home that is both affordable and accessible can be a challenge. Contact to inquire about rental costs and availability

Helen Hayes Hospital Smart Apartment
The Smart Apartment is an interactive model that replicates a typical home, but with one very important difference: it is equipped with an array of assistive technology that enables individuals with disabilities to control their surroundings. This state-of-the-art interactive Smart Apartment located on the hospital campus, the first of its kind, gives patients and community members the opportunity to experience a variety of devices that may help them live autonomously in their own homes.

Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Fund
Phone: (212) 687-5030 Ext. 17
The Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to a physically challenged person for academic study or vocational training that leads to independent living.

Long Island Communities of Practice
A not-for-profit organization offering year-round inclusive educational, social and recreational programs to individuals with disabilities and their families on Long Island. These programs are offered free of charge and include sporting events, exercise, exposure to the arts, social gatherings and educational program supports.

Long Island Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center
Phone: 516-221-WALK
The purpose of the Center is two fold. First, it provides a support network to families, particulary parents and spouses, who have recently had a loved one, fall victim to SCI. In addition, the Center provides information about things such as housing, social security, transportion, or other special needs of those recently afflicted with SCI . Second, the Center is undertaking a high shool educational program aimed at prevention.  

Move Along Inc
Phone: 315.374.0082
The mission of Move Along Inc. is to provide adapted recreational opportunities for people who live with disabilities in Central New York. By offering an array of athletic and artistic programming and opportunities for peer-to-peer support, Move Along Inc. will help build and develop participants self-confidence and enhance their sense of self-worth, thereby enabling them to better integrate themselves fully into society and act as their own advocates.

Neighborhood Legal Services
Phone: (716) 847-0650
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. (NLS) is a not-for-profit agency located in Buffalo, New York. NLS provides free legal services to persons with low-income and persons with disabilities. It also provides a wide range of technical assistance and support services. While the majority of its services are provided within Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties, New York, NLS also provides disability-related services for all of Western New York and operates both a Statewide and National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project to assist persons with disabilities and the advocates and agencies that serve them.

New York Chariots of Fire
The New York Chariots of Fire seeks to promote the welfare of physically disabled individuals by organizing and promoting athletic activities to be played in a competitive forum.

New York City ADAPT
Phone: (212) 727-0789
Contact: Nadina LaSpina
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.

New York State's Accessible Housing Registry
Phone: (212) 674-2300 Ext. 1788
This website provides information about accessible housing located throughout New York State. Persons with disabilities, as well as their advocates, can search for housing by location (town, zip code, county and major metropolitan areas), and/or by specific income, age, or disability requirements to obtain comprehensive information about housing opportunities that may meet their needs.

Parent to Parent of New York State
Phone: (866) 727-6970
a place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who support them can meet and share information.

Rebuilding Together Dutchess County
(845) 454-7310
Our mission is to assure that low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, with disabilities, or have school-aged children live in warmth, safety, and independence.

Rebuilding Together Long Island
(516) 541-7322
Rebuilding Together Long Island, Inc. is a program to repair and rehabilitate the homes of poor, elderly and disabled homeowners. It brings together people of all faiths and walks of life in an effort to assist people in need. It is non-partisan, non sectarian and non-profit. Rebuilding Together Long Island, Inc. performs repairs in the following areas: electrical, plumbing, wall repair, weather-stripping, lock-smithing, carpentry, painting, glazing and home modifications including wheelchair ramps.

Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley
Phone: (315) 280-8083
Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley is an organization in which volunteers fix up the homes of Mohawk Valley residents who are unable to do the work themselves. Repairs and renovations differ from house to house. The work may include: painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, weatherization, clean-up, yard work and other necessary repairs. Applicants must be low-income, elderly or disabled persons who live in the Utica area and both own and live in their home.

Rebuilding Together NYC
 Rebuilding Together NYC is a nonprofit organization that repairs the homes of low - income and at - risk homeowners, particularly elderly, physically challenged, families with children and/or veterans. All services completed are free of charge and cover all five boroughs of New York City.

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County is a volunteer driven, registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings communities and volunteers together to make free repairs to the homes of low income property owners, particularly the elderly, disabled and veteran, allowing them to live in warmth, safety and independence while respecting their dignity.

Resources for Children with Special Needs
Phone: (212) 677-4560
An independent, not-for-profit citywide source of help for New York City parents and caregivers of children with disabilities or special needs, ages birth to 21, and the professionals who work with them.

Rochester NY ADAPT
Phone: (585) 546-7510
Contact: Bruce Darling
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.

Phone: (212) 496-1300
Since its founding, Sinergia has remained faithful to its twin goals. The first and most immediate is to provide service coordination, information, and support to families and individuals in need. The second, long-term goal is to provide families and individuals with the means of self-empowerment, ultimately enabling them to become their own advocates and directly assist other families.

STRIDE Adaptive Sports
Phone: (518)598-1279
STRIDE Adaptive Sports is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides over 8,000 adaptive sport and recreation lessons each year to individuals with disabilities, focusing on youth and Wounded Warriors.

The Advocacy Center
Phone: (800) 650-4967
The Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization located in New York State that educates, supports, and advocates with people who have disabilities, their families, and circles of support.

The Independence Foundation
Phone: (716) 685-3976
The Independence Foundation is dedicated to providing support and assistance to physically disabled individuals so that they may live independent, self-directed lives. It is our goal to provide opportunities for the physically disabled in accessible housing (partnering with People Inc.), employment, social activities, community involvement, and recreation. Also sponsor college scholarship for people with physical disabilities.

Top Chef Meals
Phone: (914) 372-7080
Contact: Westchester Office
Phone: (212) 905-5060
Contact: Manhattan Office
Top Chef Meals offers affordable customized meal service delivered throughout New York State for less than $7.00 per meal. Our nutritious meals are freshly prepared by chefs using only the finest ingredients the market has to offer. This unique service lets you choose your entree and pair it with your choice of two side dishes. The meals are then immediately flash frozen to seal in their flavor. Delivered to you frozen the very next day. All you have to do is heat and eat... 20% discount for all seniors, disabled and homebound

Wheels of Progress
Phone: (347) 645-3265
Their mission is to create affordable, accessible supportive housing and provide transformative environments, education, and experiences for people living with a spinal cord injury or other physical disabilities. By combining apartment-style housing with personal care and services, residents will be able to live independently with dignity and privacy.

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