Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Autism Resources

Support and Advocacy

  • Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder provides information, education, and technical assistance to community professionals, schools/agencies, caregivers, and individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Family Support Groups

  • Happiness House
    Happiness House provides autism resources for families and professionals in Ontario, Seneca, Yates and Wayne Counties. Resources include; Autism family support and training group, Early childhood education services and Evaluation services.
  • Upstate New York Families for Effective Autism TreatmentUpstate New York Families for Effective Autism Treatment(UNYFEAT) is a regional organization that provides a range of family support for parents as well as other family members.
  • Managing Autism Together Today
    Managing Autism Together Today (MATT) is a local organization that is dedicated to assisting families that have children with an autism spectrum disorder.
  • Square Pegs
    Square Pegs is a support group for adults with Asperger Syndrome.
  • Continuing Developmental Services
    Continuing Developmental Services has a sibling and parent support group call: Jackie Blake, Program Coordinator, at 585-347-1031 or email
  • The Arc of New York
    Chapters of the ARC of New York The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
  • Southern Tier Independence Center
    Southern Tier Independence Center(Binghamton, NY). Offers advocacy services in the Southern Tier area of New York State 
  • Parent to Parent of New York
    Parents of children with disabilities can find support through Parent to Parent of New York. A unique feature of this organization is the Parent Matching Program where volunteer Support Parents provide 1:1 assistance and support. Check their web site to find the Parent to Parent office in your area.

Information and Resources


  • The Advocacy Center
    The Advocacy Center provides advocacy support for families and individuals with disabilities.
  • Parent Network of Western New York
    The Parent Network of Western New York's goal is to help families successfully advocate for their children with special needs.
  • Legal Aid Society of Rochester
    Youth Advocacy Program is a program of the Legal Aid Society of Rochester. This Program provides advocacy for youth and families that live in Monroe, Genesee, Orleans and Livingston Counties, to resolve problems relating to education and other service systems.
  • Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation
    Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation offers access to a full range of services that may be needed by persons with disabilities throughout their lives.
  • Yellow Pages
    New York Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities is a resource directory assisting with finding educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, and health care providers among others.

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Programs: Provide specialized care to children with known or suspected developmental disabilities

Early Childhood Information and Referral

Early Childhood Direction Centers.

New York State Special Education

New York State Education Department Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers.

Connect with Golisano Children's Hospital

Golisano Children's Hospital Development

Contact Us

Golisano Children’s Hospital
Box 671
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: (585) 275-2986
Fax: (585) 275-3366

Directions to the Kirch Clinical Offices

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