BENEFITING: Everything Special Needs
EVENT DATE: Oct 30, 2016
New York State is arguably the best in the country for services offered to the special needs population. More specifically, Long Island is the premier provider for all of these services. There are so many opportunities, yet people aren’t taking advantage of them. When parents learn that their child has special needs, they begin a journey that takes them into a life that is often filled with strong emotion, difficult choices, and an ongoing need for information and services. Everything Special Needs has been developed to respond to the information needs of parents — those who have just learned their child has special needs and those who have lived with this reality for some time but who have reached a transition point where they need new information or renewed support. This organization provides a starting point for families in their search for information and resources. We hope that it will also be useful to professionals who work with families who have a child with special needs. Helping them to understand how having a child with special needs can affect the family and providing them with a ready resource to share with the parents with whom they work.