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Prospect Center wants all families and individuals to have access to the information and services they need to live a better life. These organizations have proven helpful to our many of our families. Prospect lists these sites for the convenience of our visitors and does not necessarily endorse these sites. Each website listed is responsible for the content and activity of their website and Prospect makes no guarantee or warranty as to the reliability of these organizations. 

Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)
The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany (CARD Albany) is a university – affiliated resource center that provides evidence-based training and support to families and professionals, and through ongoing research, contributes knowledge to the field of autism spectrum disorders.

Center for Disability Services
Prospect Center is an affiliate of Center for Disability Services. Our partnership allows both the Center and Prospect to provide a wider range of services and take full advantage of new opportunities to evolve and serve students, patients, residents, program participants and families, as well as the communities at large.

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
CP of NYS is a broad-based, multi-service organization encompassing 24 Affiliates and 18,000 employees providing services and programs for more than 100,000 individuals with cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities, as well as resources for families.

Early Intervention
The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. To be eligible for services, children must be under 3 years of age and have a confirmed disability or established developmental delay, as defined by the State, in one or more of the following areas of development: physical, cognitive, communication, social-emotional, and/or adaptive.

MOVE International
MOVE International seeks to improve the overall quality of life for people with disabilities (regardless of age or cause of disability) and the people who care for them. MOVE promotes fuller participation in homes, schools, work, day programs and community life to encourage the dignity and hope such participation brings.

NYS Department of Health

NYS Education Department

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other disabilities. It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 700 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services.

Parent Network of the Capital Region
The PNCR is one of thirteen special education parent technical assistance centers throughout the state whose mission is to provide parents with the knowledge, skills, resources and support to effectively advocate for their children and to facilitate productive relationships between parents and school districts for the benefit of students with disabilities.

Parent-to-Parent of NYS
Parent to Parent of NYS is a place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information. The website is maintained as a resource for families.