November 21, 2014

Central New York Resources

Exceptional Family Resources Resource Manual 2013


Community Resource Guide 2012:   Click here to open


Central New York Autism Society of America

PMB 252
4465 E. Genesee Street
Dewitt, NY 13214-2242


ARC Parent Advocacy Program
301 Valley Drive
Syracuse, NY 13207 315-423-0100

Dietary and Natural Interventions for Autism Spectrum


Autism Spectrum Support Group
(Central Square)
315-342-4088 x221


Family Tapestry
Cathy Munson
Northside Baptist Church
7965 Oswego Road
Liverpool, NY 13090
315-652-3160 (Lori Matthews)


Syracuse City School District
Parent Partnership Network
725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210



180 Linden Oaks Drive
Rochester, NY 14625
Aspy Group
Sandra Cittadino


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 for more information.


R.E.S.A. currently provides services for families in the greater Central/Upstate New York area. If your child has been diagnosed as on the spectrum or if you believe your child may be on the spectrum you may contact us by phone at (315) 882-8856 or by email at to set up a confidential intake interview.  R.E.S.A. for Autism Families Inc., is a comprehensive center, dedicated to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families by providing empowerment and lifelong tools through support services with continued research, advocacy and educational services.


Connections Support Group
Theresa Familio
Parents of Special Children, Inc.
2-C Tower Drive
Fulton, NY 13069



Sibshops in Onondaga County is a support group for brothers and/or sisters that have a sibling wih a disability.  Sibshops is available for any youth in Onondaga County 7-12 years of age who has a sibling with a disability.  There is also a teen group for teens 13-17 yeas of age who have a sibling with a disability.  The groups meets at various times and locations that are convenient for the participants.  The meetings are a great opportunity to discuss concerns, frustrations, accomplishments, and almost anything else related to life with having a sibling with a disability.  Sib teens 13-17 years old can also meet and chat online any time they want or need to 24/7.  Interested participants should contact Lisa Finnerty Coggi at (315)363-4672 x226 or
The Communicators is a monthly support group for adults with all types of disabilities.  This group provides the opportunity to come together, make new friends, socialize, learn, and share experiences.  Interested participants should contact Beata Karpinska-Prehn at (315)671-2929 or email
Members of Oswego County’s Adult Social Club are adults with all types of disabilities.  This group provides the opportunity to socialize, gain support, discuss disability-related issues, and share achievements with others.  Interested particiants should contact Jen Stanard at (315)342-4088 x209 or email