Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Autism Resources

Recreation and Travel


  • The Buffalo Niagara International Airport offers travel acclamation sessions for travelers with autism, which can include practice at check-in, going through security and with the TSA, and proceeding to the gate area.The airport can also be reached at: (716) 630-6072.


  • Autism Up
    AutismUp offers family walks to promote healthy lifestyles
  • Rochester kids out and about
    Rochester kids out and about.Rochester's online resource for kids and families, has information on activities for children/families including classes and activities for children with special needs.
  • Special Olympics
    Special Olympics aims to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  
  • The EquiCenter
    The EquiCenter located in Mendon, New York, provides therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, vaulting and horsemanship (equine facilitated mental health) sessions.
  • Purple Pony
    Purple Pony is a therapeutic horsemanship program located near Rochester, NY. They provide equine opportunities to persons with disabilities and diverse needs.
  • Pieters Family Life Center
    Pieters Family Life Center is a recreation center that offers educational, social, and wellness support that is inclusive to all people.
  • Genesee Parent Magazine
    Genesee Parent Magazine has resources for families with special needs children that include recreation and camps in the Rochester area.
  • New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center
    New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center Works to promote and sustain participation by people with disabilities in inclusive recreation activities and resources
  • New York State Parks
    The Access Pass permits residents of New York State with disabilities, as defined in the application, free or discounted use of state parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
  • Adapted Recreation Services
    Adapted Recreation Services provides programs and resources for people with disabilities to participate in recreation opportunities in the community and with their families.

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