February 23, 2018

Central New York Resources

Exceptional Family Resources Resource Manual 2013

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.


Community Resource Guide 2017:

In this latest edition of the resource directory, the Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center has gathered the most up-to-date information regarding local services.


Central New York Autism Society of America:

The Autism Society promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in the planning of individualized, appropriate services and supports. The Board of the Autism Society believes that each person with autism is a unique individual. Each family and individual with autism should have the right to learn about and then select the options that they feel are most appropriate for the individual with autism. To the maximum extent possible, we believe that the decisions should be made by the individual with autism in collaboration with family, guardians and caregivers.

PMB 252
4465 E. Genesee Street
Dewitt, NY 13214-2242
email: cnyasa@yahoo.com


ARC Parent Advocacy Program:

ARC Staff provideAdvocacy for families transitioning into the 3-5 preschool system as well as training to families to assist them in being the best advocate for their children’s needs.

301 Valley Drive
Syracuse, NY 13207 315-423-0100
Dietary and Natural Interventions for Autism Spectrum:

DANIA is a support group for parents and caregivers in Central NY who are looking for help with implementing special diets and/or complimentary medicine.



Oswego County Autism Task Force:

The Oswego County Autism Task Force seeks to provide information that enhances the lives of those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder in our community.  The Task Force is comprised of 15 volunteer board members who come together as educators, social service providers, direct care providers, mental health providers, and as parents.  The board members all share the common bond of being somehow touched by  Autism Spectrum Disorder and because of that experience they also share the common desire and willingness to help improve and enhance the lives of those affected within Oswego County.

(Central Square)
315-342-4088 x221


Early Childhood Direction Center:

Mid-State Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) assists families and professionals in securing services that meet the needs of children with disabilities, birth through age five. We provide information and training about available service options and service delivery systems.

315-443-4444 or 800-962-5488


Family Tapestry:

Family Tapestry is a grass roots family driven organization dedicated to helping families that have children with Severe Emotional Disturbances navigate and be part of the systems that serve their children and families.  These systems include, Mental Health, Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

Family Tapestry
Cathy Munson


HOPE Network:

At Hope Network, the people we serve may share a setback, a condition, a diagnosis, or need. However, each is unique. Each is on a personal journey. We meet them on that journey. Then, we take on some of life’s toughest challenges—together. We offer more than a list of services. We offer more than an expert approach. We offer the ability to overcome.

Northside Baptist Church
7965 Oswego Road
Liverpool, NY 13090
jmatthe4@twcny.rr.com (Lori Matthews)


Parent Partnership Network:

To improve achievement for all students, the mission of the Parent Partnership Network is to assist parents, community, and the Syracuse City School District to work in collaboration in all aspects of the learning process.

725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210



AutismUp is the leading 501(c)3 autism organization in Rochester and the surrounding areas. Founded in 2004, by a small group of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), our mission is to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families, by expanding and enhancing opportunities to improve quality of life.

180 Linden Oaks Drive
Rochester, NY 14625
Aspy Group
Sandra Cittadino
email: aspygroup@yahoo.com


David’s Refuge:

David’s Refuge is a non-profit Bed and Breakfast that is available, free of charge, to parent(s)/caregivers of children with special needs or life-threatening medical conditions.  See the article on syracuse.com for more information.