Parent Education & Advocacy

Parent Education & Advocacy

Current topics of note:

Making Special Education Work for Your Child During COVID

How to Find an Accessible Apartment

Resources for Kids in Trauma

Features of Accessible Apartments

Creating a Sensory Friendly Home

Coping with Covid Stress

Special Needs Trusts: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know

Western NY and Finger Lakes area resources:

Child Care Council
Child Care Council is a Child Care Aware® Quality Assured agency that provides information, training, and resources to child care providers and parents in Livingston, Monroe, and Wayne counties in the State of New York.

595 Blossom Road, Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14610
Monroe County: (585) 654-4720
Toll Free: (800) 743-KIDS (or 5437)

Link to our intake form and our portal for parents to search:

Fingerlakes Parent Network
We focus on the needs of adults, children and youth with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and/or mental disorders and their families. Services are offered in Allegany, Chemung, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Wayne, and Yates counties.
25 West Steuben Street
Bath, NY 14810
Phone: (607)

Legal Aid Society of Rochester
Attorney for the Child, Education Law, Family Law, Housing & Consumer Law, Immigration Law.

Mental Health Association Family Support
We offer Support by phone, in person, in groups or individually; assistance with school issues (education advocacy; assistance in identifying and developing natural supports; caregiver discussion, education and skill-building groups.
320 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact Angie Coville, Intake Coordinator
(585) 325-3145 x117

Parent to Parent
Services include, Parent Matching Program, Information and Referral, Medicaid Service Coordination Family Training, Health Care Information – Family to Family Health Care Information & Education Center, Education Information – Parent Training & Information Center (PTIC), Housing Information – NYS Cares Outreach Pilot.
590 South Avenue Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 546-1700, ext. 244

Starbridge, Inc.
Starbridge partners with people with disabilities, their families, and others who support them, to realize fulfilling possibilities in education, employment, health, and community living.
1650 South Avenue, Suite 200 Rochester, NY 14620
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys go to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

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