Useful Internet Sites

Helpful Resources for People with Disabilities

American Cancer Society:
Call (631)436-7070 for more information.

NYSARC, Suffolk Chapter:
Provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Call (631) 585-0100 for more information.

Arthritis Foundation:
Call (631) 427-8272 for more information.

Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association:
Provides support and resources for people on the autism spectrum and their families.
Call (888) 918-9198 for more information.

Autism Society of America: 
Nassau Suffolk Chapter  - Call (631) 404-8217 for more information.

Cleary School for the Deaf: Call for more information at (631) 588-0530(Voice and TYY) or (866) 760-1750 (videophone).

Developmental Disabilities Institute: 
Provides programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Call (631) 366-2900 for more information.

Family Caregiver Alliance: 
Provides information, services and advocacy for families who care for
patients with chronic, disabling conditions. Features specialized information
on Alzheimer's, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's, ALS, and other disorders.
Call (800) 445-8106 for more information.

Federation of Organizations for the NYS Mentally Disabled:
Operates support services and respite programs for people recovering from mental illness and their caregivers. Call (631) 669-5355, or (631) 321-8229 for more information.

FEMA – Office of Disability Integration and Coordination:
Coordinates and integrates emergency preparedness, response and recovery for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs before, during and after a disaster.
Call (800) 621-FEMA or TTY (800) 462-7585.

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind: 
Call (631) 930-9001 or 1-800-266-1832 for more information.

PSEG Long Island Services for Special Customers:  
PSEG provides services listed below for customers with special needs. Services
include: Critical Care Program, Special Protection for Medical Emergencies, Large Print and Braille Bill, TDD Services, Friendly Follow-Up Program.
File a medical certificate to participate.
Call (800) 490-0025 for more information.

Long Island Talking Book Library: 
Call (631) 286-4546 for more information. (Voice and TYY)

New York House Calls: 
Doctor referral service for house calls.
Call (866) 268-0257 for more information.

NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities:

Coordinates services for residents with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism spectrum disorders.
Call (866) 946-9733/ TTY: (866) 933-4889 for more information.

Paralyzed Veterans of America 
Provides advocacy, education, employment assistance, and adaptive sports programs for veterans living with paralysis. Call (212) 807-3114 for more information.

Society of Lending Comforts to the Sick: Loans hospital and recuperative equipment free-of-charge to Smithtown residents. Accepts donations during specific days and times.
Call (631) 265-1674 for more information.

Suffolk County Accessible Transportation (SCAT): 
Curb-to-curb transportation for people who cannot use Suffolk public transportation because of a disability. Application must be completed to be eligible. Call (631) 853-8337 for more information. 

Suffolk County Emergency Preparedness Registry: 
The Suffolk County Emergency Preparedness Registry is a protected database containing information about individuals in Suffolk County with Special Needs. The information collected will be used for disaster planning and public health purposes by Suffolk County. The Registry is designed as a means to efficiently contact individuals with special needs, reduce duplication of effort and help individuals get assistance during a disaster.

Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO): 
Provides advocacy, information and referrals to promote equal access for people with disabilities.
Call (631) 320-1662 for more information.

Suffolk County Office for People with Disabilities: 
Coordinates County services for people with disabilities. Provides advocacy, information, referrals, and specialized services for County resident with disabilities. Ensures County government compliance with federal mandates under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act. Call (631) 853-8333 for more information.

United Cerebral Palsy:
Provides health care, education, residential, and adult day services for people with developmental disabilities. Coordinates services and provides vocational rehabilitation and community habitation services. Operates community program centers that provide services in an inter-generational setting.
Call (631) 232-0011 for more information.