New York State & Government Resources

Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) offers access to a full range of services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives. 
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/

NYS Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD & DDSO) helps people with developmental disabilities live richer lives.
http://www.omr.state.ny.us/

New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs (VA) mission is to provide quality service, advocacy and counseling for New York State Veterans and their families to ensure they receive benefits granted by law for their service to New York and the Nation.
http://veterans.ny.gov/

Disability.com is a comprehensive online resource providing people with disabilities access to disability-related information and programs available across the government, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.
http://www.disability.gov/

Non-Profit Resources

DriveOn is the only driving school in Upstate New York that helps people of all ages and abilities to drive safely and confidently. Whether your goal is to obtain or retain a driver’s license, our driver specialists will train you in a full range of roadway environments. 
http://www.driveonrocks.org

SKIP of New York, inc. (SKIP). Too many medically fragile and developmentally disabled children remain in hospitals and institutions. SKIP helps these children live at home with their families. SKIP is an advocacy and case management agency.
http://www.skipofny.org/

Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) provides relevant, creative and innovative leadership to advance the civil rights of individuals with disabilities and press for social progress that allows for all human beings to be participating members of our society with “No Limits.”
http://www.rcil.com/

NYS ARC is a family-based organization working with and for people who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
http://www.nysarc.org/

CP Rochester exists to support people with physical and developmental disabilities in choosing and accomplishing successive individualized life goals. We do this by providing a wide range of services to people of all ages in the greater Rochester area.
http://www.cprochester.org/

Springbrook provides lifelong support to people with disabilities, providing community homes, ongoing therapies, employment readiness and community recreation with peer groups.
http://www.springbrookny.org/

The Family Resource Network, Inc. (FRN) is a parent-run, parent-driven non profit organization serving families of children with special needs in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Broome, Tioga and Tompkins counties. 
http://www.familyrn.org/

Exceptional Family Resources (EFR) partners with individuals with disabilities and their families, providing services, information, advocacy and other supports to enhance lives and foster community acceptance. 
http://www.contactefr.org/

Rochester Rehab is committed to helping people achieve their goals of work, wellness and independence. Our family of services encompass these values and continue to deliver results for our clients and the community.  
http://www.rochesterrehab.org/

Enable enhances the quality of life for people with developmental or physical disabilities through an array of services.
http://www.enablecny.org/

ARISE is a consumer-controlled, non-profit Independent Living Center (ILC) that promotes the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community. 
http://www.ariseinc.org/

Additional Resources

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities.
http://www.c-c-d.org/

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