Education and Learning Services and Programs Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (RRCASD) The Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders provides community education and technical assistance to professionals, caregivers and individuals affected by an autism spectrum disorder within our 17-county region within Central/Western New York State. Community Consultation Program University of Rochester's Community Consultation Program Provides evidence-based technical assistance and training to school teams and others who are working with children with disabilities and/or behavioral challenges. This is a program of the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Local Resources Nazareth College Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute The wellness and rehabilitation institute offers physical therapy, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, art therapy, kids clubs, a language and literacy clinic, and music therapy. Services are provided by Nazareth students and low cost to families. Learning Disabilities Association LDA – Life and Learning Services is a non-profit agency helping individuals with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and other developmental disabilities seek personal success in school, work, relationships, and independent living (585) 263-3323. PERL - Parent Educator Resource Library The Parent - Educator Resource Library connects families and educators with the information they need to help students. They provide a selection of books, videos, audiotapes, newsletters and articles for parents of students with disabilities, as well as general education information. Email: PERL@boces.monroe.edu (585) 249-7065 EnCompass EnCompass Resources for Learning is a not-for-profit organization that provides innovative educational services to students who struggle to learn and to the families, schools and professionals that support them. These services are matched to each student's unique learning style in order to achieve success and enhance lifelong learning. Daystar for Medically Fragile Children Daystar for Medically Fragile Children is New York State’s only pediatric day-respite program designed specifically to meet the needs of families with children as young as six months through age five who are coping with serious medical conditions and developmental complexities. State Resources New York State Early Intervention Program The NYS Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers. New York State Department Of Education The NYS Department of Education: Info on IEPs, accessing services, how special education works. NYSED School List NYSED displays a comprehensive list of schools devoted to various disabilities in New York State. Can be sorted by region or alphabetically. Early Childhood Information and Referral Early Childhood Direction Centers Regional Early Childhood Direction Center (Rochester) Early Childhood Direction Center for Mid-South Region (Binghamton) Mid-State Central New York Early Childhood Direction Center (Syracuse) New York State Special Education New York State Education Department Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers Mid-State Center (Syracuse) Mid-South Center (Binghamton) Mid-West (Rochester) National Resources National Center for Learning Disabilities Executive Functioning 101 e-book, a resource to help families, students, and professionals understand Executive Functioning disorders and how to help those who struggle with these skills. Wisconsin Public Instruction WPI provides information on addressing health care needs in educational settings. Gallaudet University Gallaudet University provides information on education and interventions for children with deafness. Autism Speaks Autism Speaks provides the following: Visual Support Guide Back to School Guide School-Community tool kit Effective Health Care Program The Effective Health Care Program has released the publication: Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Behavioral Interventions Update.