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Helpful SEPTA Links


  • Special Needs Radio, Long Island's WGBB 1240 AM: "Special Needs Long Island," the radio program for the special needs community, at 1240 AM WGBB or on the web at (click on "Listen Live").
  • Able Newspaper: This newspaper is for, by and about the disabled and is available online at Click the "Free Online Editions" button on the top left-side of the home page. For more info: contact Angela Melledy, Publisher, at 516-939-2253.
  • Accessible Learning Technology Alternatives: LorianneHoenninger, or(631) 399-5750. This agency provides Assistive Technology evaluations, staff development and related follow-up services for all students ages 5-21, and Special Education and related therapy services for medically fragile stu-dents.
  • The Advocacy
  • Info on Asperger's Syndrome:
  • Exceptional Children Consultants: Expert advisors to parents. Will answer any question, big or small. Contact Dr. Michael Grimaldi at 631-759-7661 or e-mail Or, for more info, visit the website at
  • Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation:
  • Helping Hands Children: HHCS now accepts private insurance plans to cover ABA services for children with autism. Covered services may include: ABA, social skills groups, parent training, and behavior assessments. Contact Maureen O'Grady, BCBA, LBA at: 631-659-3337 ext 2 or Or go to
  • Learning Disabilities and ADHD:
  • Long Island Advocacy Center:, 631-234-0467 x10,
  • National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities:
  • New York State Department of Education:,
    Dr. Rebecca H. Cort, Associate Commissioner New York State Education Department Office of Special Education 55 Hanson Place, Room 514 Brooklyn, NY 11217 Phone: (718)722-4558 Fax: (718)722-4793
  • National Institute of Mental Health:
  • New York Access Pass: 518-474-2324
  • OPWDD (Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, formerly OMRDD): 631-434-6100
  • Parent to Parent:
  • Woodbine House: Books on disabilities for parents, children, teachers and professionals