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21_Connect
, NY


https://21connect.org/
A not-for-profit advocacy group focused on educating the community about individuals with Down Syndrome. Advocacy Services
Accessibility Services (A Program of United Spinal Association) 33 Leocrest Ct.,
West Seneca, NY 14224

718-803-3782, ext. 7502
http://www.accessibility-services.com
Provides consulting services devoted exclusively to making our built environment accessible to people with disabilities. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Ace Employment Services 327 Elm St.,-2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 884-5216
http://www.restoration-societyinc.org
Offer a range and continuum of vocational rehabilitation services that assist customers to choose, get and maintain preferred competitive employment positions. Employment Services
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services 508 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 848-8001, TTY (716) 848-8105
http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/
Provides vocational counseling and rehabilitation services to assist in obtaining successful employment outcomes for people with disabilities and their employers. Employment Services
Agape Parents Fellowship, Inc. 3280 South Park Ave.
Lackawanna, NY 14218

(716) 827-5407
info@agapeparentsfellowship.org
Dedicated to providing support services to parents and loved ones with disabling conditions. Support Groups
Amherst Adult Day Services 370 John James Audubon Pkwy
Amherst, NY

(716) 689-1403
http://www.amherst.ny.us
Program of the Town of Amherst Department of Senior Services, which provides activities and programs to adults (age 18 and older) who are physically disabled, cognitively impaired or socially isolated. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Angel Food Ministries 520 North Legion Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14210

(716) 822-7925
http://www.cazchurch.com
Offer food items at a discounted cost. Menu items change on a monthly basis. This organization is non-denominational and there are no income guide lines to qualify. Delivery available for the disabled and shut-ins. Food Services
ARC of Erie County 101 Oak St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 856-4201
http://www.arceriecounty.org
Services for Developmentally Disabled
ARC of Erie County 205 Yorkshire Rd.
Tonawanda, NY 14150

(716) 259-9902
http://www.heritagecenters.org
Special Education/Therapy for children ages birth to 21 with identified disabilities. Also offer prevocational/vocational training and school-to-work transition services. Educational Services
Aspire 2356 North Forest Rd.,
Getzville, NY 14068

(716) 838-0047
http://www.aspirewny.org
Adult day services, children Services for Developmentally Disabled
Aspire 4635 Union Rd.
Cheektowaga, NY

(716) 505-5700
Provide home based early intervention, Integrated Preschool and a School Age Program, before and after school services. Also provide adaptive equipment, Orthotics Clinic, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and vision services. Educational Services
Aspire of WNY 295 Main St., Suite 422
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 836-7235
http://www.aspirewny.org
Provides Career Development opportunities for individuals over the age of 18, with Developmental and other Disabilities. Employment Services
Aurora Adult Day Services 101 King St.-Suite B
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 7652-4269
http://www.auroraadultdayservices.org
Professionally supervised program that provides social, educational & recreational activities. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Autism Services, Inc., 40 Hazelwood Dr.
Amherst, NY 14228

(716) 631-5777
http://www.autismservices.org
Services include: Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC); Plan of Care Support Services (PCSS); Respite; At-home Residential Habilitation/ Family Education and Training; Environmental Modifications; Adaptive Technology; Sibling Support Group; Lending Resource Library. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Baker Victory Services 780 Ridge Rd.,
Lackawanna, NY 14218

(716) 828-9500
http://www.bakervictoryservices.org
Provides a wide range of services to children, youth & families in need, which include educational, residential, outpatient, adoption, foster care & dental services. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Belmont Housing Resources for WNY 1195 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 884-7791
http://www.belmonthousingwny.org
Assists low and moderate income households in Western New York in obtaining housing: by producing and preserving housing units, and by professionally managing affordable housing. Housing
BestSelf Behavioral Health 255 Delaware Ave., Suite 300
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 884-0888
http://www.lake-shore.org
Promotes self-sufficiency, wellness and recovery, and an enhanced quality of life for all individuals with mental illnesses and addictive disorders. Services for Mental Health
Bornhava 25 Chateau Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14226

(716) 839-1655
http://www.bornhava.com
Early intervention & preschool program for children with developmental disabilities. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Bornhava Men 25 Chateau Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14226


http://www.bornhava.com
Men Support Groups
Boulevard Van City 2708 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

(716) 731-4335
http://www.vancitymobility.com
Specializes in providing mobility solutions for the physically challenged. Transportation Services
Bright Options Family Services, Inc. 2372 Genesee St.
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716) 891-7996
http://www.ddinfolink.org
Provide parenting training services to parents with developmental disabilities. Support Groups
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center 50 East North St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 885-8318
http://www.askbhsc.org
Offer innovative services to children and adults with communication and educational needs. Hearing and Speech
Buffalo Transportation 289 Ramsdell Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216

716-877-5600
http://www.buffalotransportation.com/medical-transportation
Services include transportation for senior citizens, people in wheelchairs and those with special needs. Transportation Services
Buffalo Wheelchair 1900 Ridge Rd.-Suite 13
West Seneca, NY

(716) 675-6500, 1-888-451-0700
http://www.buffalowheelchair.com
Offers free in-home evaluations regarding custom mobility needs, technology and rehabilitation, and medical equipment. Services for Physically Challenged
Cantalician Center for Learning - Community Services 665 Hertel Ave.
Buffalo, NY

(716) 901-8900
http://www.cantaliciancenter.org
An educational, rehabilitative and occupational facility for the developmentally and physically disabled. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Cantalician Center for Learning - Pre-School Program & School Age Program 2049 George Urban Blvd.
Depew, NY 14043

(716) 901-8700
http://www.cantaliciancenter.org
An educational, rehabilitative and occupational facility for the developmentally and physically disabled. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Cantalician Center for Learning Pre-School Program & School Age Program 2049 George Urban Blvd.
Depew, NY 14043

(716) 901-8701
http://www.cantalician.org
An educational, rehabilitative and occupational facility for the developmentally and physically disabled. Educational Services
Caring Harts Transport 599 Holland Rd.
Arcade, NY 14009

(716-457-3051)
info@caringhartswny.com
Curb-to-curb and door-to-door service for wheelchair transport to medical appointments. Transportation Services
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Disabilities Action Team 795 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dennis Mahoney, Chairperson
(716) 847-5514
http://www.buffalodiocese.org/disabilities
Was established to assist our parishes to Open Doors, Minds and Hearts to total inclusion of our brothers and sisters with disabilities. Advocacy Services
Center for Handicapped Children Center (CHC Learning Center) 1085 Eggert Rd.
Amherst, NY 14226

(716) 831-8422
http://www.chcrainbow.com
Funded by NYS Education Department, provides health, educational, and therapeutic services for children (0-21 years) with multiple disabilities. Also provides occupational therapy, an early intervention program and home-based services. Educational Services
Center for Self Advocacy Inc., P.O. Box 386, 725 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207

(716) 316-2394
http://www.centersa.org
Help people with developmental disabilities work, advocate within their community and have an independent, productive lifestyle. Advocacy Services
Center for Self Advocacy, Inc., P.O. Box 386, 725 Hertel Ave.,
Buffalo, NY 14207

(716) 316-2394
http://www.centersa.org
Help people with developmental disabilities work, advocate within their community and have an independent, productive lifestyle. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Client Advocacy Service
, NY

(716) 886-1242
Provides legal representation to mental health clients for Social Security disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income, public Assistance, Medicaid & Food Stamps. Legal Services
Community Employment Services, Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York 2555 Elmwood Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14217

(716) 874-7200
http://www.ldaofwny.org
Assist individuals in obtaining and retaining a job. Employment services include: Pre- Vocational and Vocational Assessments, Placement Program, Supported Work Program. Employment Services
Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled 180 Oak St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 883-8888
http://www.csdd.info
Service Coordinators provide assistance in regards to employment, housing, emergency shelter, in-home services, community-based services, specialty services (i.e., family services, senior services). Services for Developmentally Disabled
COMPEER of Greater Buffalo 135 Delaware Ave., Suite 210
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 883-3331
http://www.compeerbuffalo.org
Recruits, screens, trains, and matches adult volunteers and mentors for one-on-one friendships with children and adults receiving mental health services. Services for Mental Health
Connected Parents
, NY
Stephanie

parentWNY@gmail.com
Monthly support group for parents and caregivers of children of all ages with Cerebral Palsy. Support Groups
Continuing Developmentally Services (CDS Monarch, Inc.), 860 Hard Rd.
Webster, NY 14580

(585) 341-4600
http://www.cdunistel.org
A leading service and employment provider for individuals with developmental disabilities, in Upstate NY. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Cradle Beach 8038 Old Lake Shore Rd.
Angola, NY 14006

(716) 549-6307
http://www.cradlebeach.org
Serve the needs of children with disabilities and those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Summer Camp, Respite Program among services offered. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Crisis Services, Inc.
, NY

24 hour hotline-tel. (716) 834-3131, Kids Helpline- tel. (716) 834-1144, Addiction Hotline (716) 831-7007
http://www.crisisservices.org
Staffed with professionals who are trained to assist callers that are in a crisis situation. Services for Mental Health
Cuddy Law Firm, PC 145 East Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021

(716) 868-9103
http://www.cuddylawfirm.com
Represents parents of special needs children in their efforts to secure appropriate educational and related services for their children. Legal Services
DBTAC-Northeast ADA Center Employment and Disability Institute 201 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

1-800-949-4232
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/dbtacnortheast
Provide information, referrals, resources and training on equal opportunity for all and on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
DD Info Link
, NY

888-696-9211
http://www.ddinfolink.org
This website provides information about all non-profit and government agencies that provide services for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. Search by keyword, category, or program/agency name. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Deaf Access Services (DAS) 2495 Main St.- Suite 347
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 833-1637, TTY 833-5234
office@wnydas.org
Community and client services, job placement services, advocacy services, community awareness, e-newsletter, community lending library. Hearing and Speech
Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY (DDAWNY), 7 Community Dr.,
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716) 877-7007
http://www.ddawny.org
A collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that deal with developmental disabilities. Advocacy Services
Down Syndrome Parents Group 547 Englewood Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14223

716-832-9334
http://dspgwny.org
Connects new parents with volunteers who can share their experiences and provide support. Support Groups
Early Childhood Direction Center c/o Women & Children Oishei Children's Hospital, 818 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 408 2589
Provides support in the form of free information, referral and technical assistance to families, professionals and community agencies concerning children (birth-5 years old) with suspected or diagnosed delays or disabilities. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Endeavor Health Services 1526 Walden Ave., Suite 400
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716) 895-6700
http://www.mid-erie.org
Promote mental health by offering child and adult mental health services and chemical dependency services. Services for Mental Health
Epilepsy Association of WNY 339 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222

(716) 883-5396
http://www.epilepsywny.org/services
A nonprofit organization that offers professional services to individuals with Epilepsy and other seizure disorders, and their families. Advocacy Services
Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc.
, NY

(716) 847-0662
http://www.eriebar.org/vlp.asp
Legal advice & representation for non-profit groups assisting the poor, the elderly, the handicapped, the disabled. Legal Services
Erie County Department of Mental Health 95 Franklin St., Rath Building-12th floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 858-8530
http://www.erie.gov
Plans, administers, and coordinates a countywide system of community based programs for mental health, mental retardation, alcohol and substance abuse. Services are provided on a contract basis by other agencies, County departments, or directly by the department Services for Mental Health
Erie County Department of Social Services Emergency Housing Unit 158 Pearl St.
Buffalo, NY

(716) 858-6265
http://www2.erie.gov/socialservices/
Coordinate emergency shelter with local community partners, for eligible individuals. Also assists eligible individuals with personalized housing plans, apartment searches, transportation expenses, storage of personal items, and the acquisition of items needed to establish a household. Housing
Erie County Fair Housing Partnership
, NY


http://www.ecfhp.org
Not-for profit entity committed to promoting equal opportunity in housing. Includes the following organizations: Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), tel. (716) 854-1400; US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), tel. (716) 551-5755; The New York State Division of Human Rights, tel. (716) 847-7632; Neighborhood Legal Services, tel. (716) 847-0650; City of Buffalo Fair Housing Officer, tel. (716) 851-4212. Other Services
Erie County Veterans Service Agency 95 Franklin St., Suite 800
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 858-6363
http://www.erie.gov/veterans
Offers free services to veterans that will help with gathering information and presenting claims for veteran benefits. Other Services
Excalibur Leisure Skills 90 North Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14216

(716) 831-3188
http://www.excaliburls.org
COST-FREE Boating & Fishing Opportunities for the Disabled and Disadvantaged. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
GKSN: Grandparents of Kids with Special Needs
, NY


http://www.gksn.org
On the GKSN website, grandparents have a chance to meet other grandparents through their Yahoo and Facebook groups, share ideas for supporting their kids and grandkids, and even post pictures. Support Groups
Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Inc. 1119 William St.
Buffalo, NY 14206

(716) 854-3494
http://www.goodwillwny.org
Helps individuals and families achieve a better life through work and independence. Employment Services
Grace Community Services 1788 Penfield Rd.
Penfield, NY 14526

585-672-2749
http://www.gracecommunityservices.com
Provides a variety of services to help individuals enrich their lives, whether in Grace Community homes, or in the community. Programs include: Allentown Industries (prepares individuals for a place in the workforce), educational programs for children, and in-home support services. Employ full-time attorneys who offer consultation, representation and advocacy to the developmentally disabled and their families regarding SSD, SSI, Medicaid/Medicare, Eligibility services through the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, legal guardianship, supplemental needs and consumer debt. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Graceful & Gifted Dance Program 5000 Saunders Settlement Rd.-Bay #3
, NY

(716) 946-7909
Offers day and evening programs for individuals with special needs, ages 3-adult, with developmental disabilities. Programs are beneficial to those with autism, learning disabilities, and mental retardation, as well as those who are deaf & hearing impaired, blind & visually impaired, and physically handicapped. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Great Lakes Water Sport Institute 3621 Stony Point Rd.
Grand Island, NY 14072

(716) 553-7670
http://www.communitywatersportscenter.org
Adaptive water sports such as sailing, kayaking, fishing. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Grocery Delivery Service 1482 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 894-7990
http://www.easyfoodandlaundry.com
Food and laundry services, including delivery. Food Services
Headway of Western New York, Inc. 2635 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216

(716) 408-3100
http://www.headwayofwny.org
Support and advocacy agency for survivors of brain injury and their families. Services include recreational programs, support groups, training & educational programs and a resource library. Advocacy Services
Hearing and Speech Center of WNY 2545 Sheridan Dr.
Tonawanda, NY 14150

716-833-4884
http://www.hscwny.com
Provide quality speech, language and audio logical services by highly trained professionals. Hearing and Speech
Hearing Loss Association of WNY 750 Wehrle Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14225
Don Van Auken, President
(716) 875-1093
donaldvanauken@aol.com
Provide assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. Hearing and Speech
Heritage Christian Services 3790 Commerce Court, Suite 800
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

(716) 743-2020
http://www.heritagechristianservices.org
Serve children and adults with developmental disabilities through its homes, day programs, and respite care and service coordination. Services for Developmentally Disabled
High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding Program of Suburban Adult Services, Inc. (SASi) 960 West Maple Court
Elma, NY 14059

(716) 805-1555
http://www.sasinc.org
Offer a therapeutic riding program for emotionally and physically challenged individuals. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Hillside Children 131 Orchard Park Rd.
West Seneca, NY 14224

585-256-7500
http://www.hillside.com
Dedicated to serving the needs of youth through providing mental health, child welfare, developmental disabilities, youth and family development, safety net, juvenile justice, and special education services. Services for Mental Health
Horizon Health Services 3020 Bailey Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14215

(716) 831-1800
http://www.horizon-health.com
Not-for-profit Corporation that provides an array of comprehensive services to assist individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Services for Mental Health
Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. (HOME) 1542 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 854-1400
http://www.homeny.org
Help to ensure that the people of Western New York have an equal opportunity to live in the housing and communities of their choice-through education, advocacy, enforcement of fair housing laws, and the creation of housing opportunities. They provide an online form on their website to report discrimination. Housing
Ican (Independent Consumer Advocacy Network), 237 Main St., Ste 400
Buffalo, NY 14203
Charles Marinaccio
(716) 847-0650
http://www.icannys.org
Program for people with Medicaid who need long-term care services. Will answer questions related to Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care, and your managed care plan Advocacy Services
Innovative Placements PO Box 801
Buffalo, NY 14201
Andrea Todaro
(716) 883-1793, cell (716) 566-0251
http://www.innovativeplacementswny.com
Placement service which matches clients to the hiring requirements of area employers and human resource professionals. Employment Services
Jewish Community Center 2640 North Forest Rd.
Getzville, NY 14068

(716) 688-4033
http://www.jccbuffalo.org
Its mission is to build and strengthen the Jewish and Western New York communities by providing recreational, educational, cultural and social programs and services that are consistent with Jewish values. Other Services
Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County 70 Barker St.
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 883-1914
http://www.jfsbuffalo.org
Multifaceted agency which delivers services by highly qualified professionals in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work and rehabilitation counseling. Services for Mental Health
Journey 2495 Main St., Suite 317
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 882-4963
http://www.jersbuffalo.org
Provides refugees with the resources and support they need to become healthy, independent, contributing members of the community. Other Services
LawHelp.org/NY
, NY


http://www.LawHelp.org/NY
This on-line agency provides information regarding:consequences of criminal charges, consumer issues, disability issues, discrimination, education, family & juvenile services, housing, immigration, internet fraud, public benefits, seniors, taxes, veterans and military, and workers Legal Services
LD Parents Connect
, NY


http://www.ldparentsconnect.org
An online community service for New York State parents and family members of individuals with learning disabilities, to assist in seeking information and support to deal with school, community, and family issues. Support Groups
Learning Disabilities Association of WNY 2555 Elmwood Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14217

716-874-7200
http://www.ldaofwny.org
Provide an array of supports and services to individuals with learning disabilities, coordination (case management), leisure skill building, job coaching, residential services, art studio and gallery. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Legal Advocacy for the Disabled (LAD) Unit of the Erie County Department of Social Services 95 Franklin St.-11th floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 858-2270
http://www.erie.gov
Assists low-income people with the Social Security Administration Disability application process. Legal Services
Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. 237 Main St. #1602
Buffalo, NY 14203

716-853-9555
http://www.legalaidbuffalo.org/
It is the mission of the Legal Aid Bureau to provide quality legal representation and advice to persons in need residing in Erie County, New York. The Bureau's Civil Legal Services Unit represents low-income individuals in a variety of civil matters that have a direct impact on their quality of life. Legal Services
Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of WNY Inc.
, NY

(716) 853-3087
http://www.lsed.org
Services for problems with health care, social security, healthcare insurances (Medicare & Medicaid), Medicare Part D, nursing home & hospital issues, grandparents rights, protective services, mortgage foreclosures, predatory lending, and housing problems. Legal Services
Link Service Coordination 33 Randwood Ct.
Getzville, NY 14068

(716) 688-4883
http://www.linkservicecoordination.org
Provide objective, unbiased, quick response service coordination to individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Lord of Life Adult Day Health Center 1025 Borden Rd.
Depew, NY 14043

(716) 668-8000
http://www.lordoflife.us
Social day program for adults which provides nursing, nutrition, transportation, personal care and caregiver services. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center 15 Reiter Rd.
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 655-1335
http://www.lothlorientrc.org
Provide horsemanship and horseback riding opportunities for individuals of all ages with cognitive, physical, emotional and learning disabilities. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Lutheran Service Society of New York 6680 Main St.
Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 631-9212
http://www.lssofny.org
A private, not-for profit social service agency that offers a variety of services to individuals, families, and children with developmental disabilities. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Main Mobility 9580 Main St.
Clarence, NY 14031

(716) 759-6811
http://www.mainmobility.com
Offer a full line of wheelchair accessible vans and conversions. Services for Physically Challenged
Main Mobility 9580 Main St.
Clarence, NY 14031

(716) 759-6811
http://www.mainmobility.com
Provide accessible vehicles and modifications to enhance the independence of physically challenged individuals. Transportation Services
Meals on Wheels for Western New York 100 James E. Casey Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14206

(716) 822-2002
http://www.mowbuffalo.com
Deliver daily nutritious meals to homebound seniors, handicapped individuals, and those suffering from chronic illness. Food Services
Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc. 999 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716)886-1242
http://www.eriemha.org
Promotes mental health of the community through education, public information, prevention programs and training while supporting individuals and families living with mental illness. Services for Mental Health
Mental Health Peer Connection 3108 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 836-0822, ext. 126
http://www.wnyil.org/mhpc
An agency of the WNY Independent Living that serves those who have been diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse. They assist the individual through genuine peer mentoring in getting and staying out of institutions, maximizing community living, and/or becoming employed. Services for Mental Health
Miracle League of WNY P.O. Box 833
Grand Island, NY 14072

(716) 773-9600
http://www.miracleleaguewny.org
Provide an opportunity for anyone with mental and/or physical challenges to play baseball. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Museum of disABILITY History 3826 Main St.
Amherst, NY

(716) 629-3626
http://www.museumofdisability.org
A project of People Inc., and chartered by the NYS Department of Education Board of Regents. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County) P.O. Box 146
Buffalo, NY 14223

(716) 226-6264
http://www.namibuffalony.org
A volunteer membership organization that supports families coping with a loved one who has a serious mental illness, advocates for improved mental health services and programs, and works to end the stigma associated with mental illness. Services for Mental Health
National Federation of the Blind (Buffalo Office) 583 Delaware Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14223

(716) 877-1688
http://www.buffalonfb.org
Provide public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances for the blind, advocacy services and emotional support. Services for Visually Impaired
National Seating & Mobility 198 Ransier Dr.
West Seneca, NY 14224

716-674-0783
http://www.NSM-Seating.com
Providing rehab seating & mobility solutions that help people move through life. Services for Physically Challenged
Native American Community Services 1005 Grant St.
Buffalo, NY 14207

(716) 874-4460
http://www.nacswny.org
Provide services for the off-reservation Native American community that include the following services: family services, economic self-sufficiency, health and wellness, youth services and community support services. Other Services
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. 237 Main St.-4th floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 847-0650
http://www.nls.com
Handicapped rights, legal advice/representation to developmentally disabled, housing problems-landlord/tenant, housing discrimination, entitlements, protection advocacy for mentally ill individuals. Legal Services
New York Makes Work Pay
, NY

1-888-224-3272, 1-877-671-6844 TTD
http://www.nymakesworkpay.org
Statewide initiative, funded by the Center for Medicaid Services, intended to improve the rate of employment among people with disabilities. Leadership provided to advance prospects for employment and economic self-sufficiency. Employment Services
New York State
, NY

(716) 845-3650
Established to provide legal services and assistance to persons within the mental health and mental retardation/developmental disability systems who are in need of advocacy. Legal Services
New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) 295 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 847-3516
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us
Services include a Vocational Rehabilitation Program and a Business Enterprise Program. Employment Services
New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) 295 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

1-866-871-3000
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us
Services include: Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Business Enterprise Program, Children Services for Visually Impaired
New York State Division of Human Rights Suite 506, 65 Court St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 847-7632
Contact to file housing or lending discrimination complaints under the New York Executive Law. Housing
New York State Education Dept. (NYSED) Talking Book & Braille Library
, NY


http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl
Services for Visually Impaired
New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs
, NY

Information 1-800-624-4143; to report abuse and neglect 1-855-373-2122
http://www.justicecentter.ny.gov
Provides assistance to callers who have questions or concerns regarding disability issues and connects individuals to appropriate services. Advocacy Services
NFTA-Metro 181 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 855-7226, TTD (716) 855-7289
http://www.nfta.com/metro/special_servces.asp
Special services for the disabled include Paratransit Access Line (PAL) and the Reduced-Fare Card Program. Call (716) 855-7211, TDD 800-662-1220, for more information. Transportation Services
Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service 1199 Harlem Rd.
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Robert Sikorski
(716) 821-5555
bobsikorski@cs.com
Services for Visually Impaired
Niagara University First Responders Disability Awareness Training Niagara University, Timon Hall, 121, P.O. Box 1941
Niagara University, NY 14109

(716) 286-7355
http://frdat.niagara.edu/
Is in the process of developing curriculum for the training of police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical services and other first responders in NY State. Educational Services
Northwest Community Mental Health Center PO Box 657
Buffalo, NY 14213

(716) 882-2127
http://www.mentalhealthsevicesbuffalo.com
Services include counseling services, psychiatric services, substance abuse services, and drug and alcohol treatment. Services for Mental Health
NY START
, NY

1-844-567-8278
http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ny-start/home
Offers crisis prevention and response for individuals with developmental disabilities and complex mental/behavioral health needs. Also offers related clinically-based consultation and training to organizations throughout the community. Advocacy Services
NYHousingSearch.gov
, NY

1-877-428-8844
http://www.nyhousingsearch.gov
A FREE public service provided by New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) to list and find affordable, accessible homes and apartments across New York. Housing
Olmsted Center for Sight 1170 Main St.
Buffalo, NY

(716) 882-1025
http://www.olmstedcenter.org
Services include: orientation and mobility instruction, housing, Early Education Program, rehabilitation, vision clinic, senior vision services, resource center, manufacturing, education center and auditorium, job training at Statler Center, employment services. Services for Visually Impaired
Olmsted Housing Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 882-1025
http://www.OlmstedCenter.org/programs/housing
Provide affordable one and two bedroom apartments to people with disabilities. One member of each household must have a visional or physical disability to qualify. Housing
OPWDD Region 1
, NY

1-800-487-6310
For individuals new to OPWDD services, individuals with an approved eligibility determination who has never received OPWDD services, and OPWDD eligible individuals that receive only MSC and/or FSS services. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Parent to Parent of NYS Western Region 1200 East & West Rd.
West Seneca, NY 14224

800-305-8813
http://www.parenttoparentnys.org
A place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information. Advocacy Services
People and Places 76 Riley St.
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 937-1813
http://www.people-and-places.org
Vacations for adults with developmental disabilities. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
People, Inc., 1219 North Forest Rd.,
Williamsville, NY 14231

(716) 634-8132
http://www.people-inc.org
Provide children Services for Developmentally Disabled
PRALID 2 Townline Circle
Rochester, NY 14623

585-442-6420
http://www.pralid.org
Provides programs that are developed to address the unique needs of each individual served. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Preschool Learning Center 393 North St.
Springville, NY 14141

(716) 592-9331
http://www.preschoollearningcenter.org
Serves children in a center-based program as well as therapeutic and special education services in their homes or in other community-based settings. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Pride Center of Western New York Special Needs Equality Group (SNEG) 206 So. Elmwood Ave.
, NY
Siobhan Fitzgerald- Cushing
(716) 852-7743, ext. 3418
sfitzgerald@pridecenterwny.org
Created to work with the community to make WNY a safe, healthy and satisfying place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identified people who have physical disabilities. Services for Physically Challenged
Restoration Society 66 Englewood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 832-2141
http://www.restoration-societyinc.org
Their mission is to assist all persons with mental health conditions to be successful and satisfied in environments of their choice. Services include: Homelessness, Housing, Community Integration and Wellness, Benefits Advisement, Parenting Support, Financial Literacy, Work Support, and an Amity Club. Services for Mental Health
Rivershore, an affiliate of People, Inc., 765 Cayuga St.
Lewiston, NY 14092

716-754-7272
http://www.rivershore.org
Support people living with disabilities as they pursue and achieve a meaningful life. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Robert Warner M.D. Center for Children with Special Needs Oshiei Children's Outpatient Center, 1001 Main St.-3rd floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 323 6410
Provides comprehensive rehabilitation services consisting of diagnostic, evaluative and therapeutic services to children in Western New York. Services for Developmentally Disabled
SABAH 2607 Niagara St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 362-9600
http://www.sabahinc.org
Offer skating programs that serve the developmental and recreational needs of children, youth and adults with all types of disabilities. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
SCORE-STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education 2182 State Route 203
Chatham, NY 12037

(518) 598-1279
http://www.stride.org
An 86 acre camp retreat for special needs individuals. Offers fishing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, tent camping, and archery shooting. Summer program available to ALL youth participants with special needs and weekend retreats for Veterans and their families. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) - Western Region 1200 East & West Rd.
West Seneca, NY 14220

(716) 517-2342
western@sanys.com
Run by, and for, people with developmental disabilities. This organization supports self-advocates and self-advocacy groups and encourages them to speak for themselves individually and collectively. Advocacy Services
Service Bridges, Inc.
, NY

(716) 226-1402
http://www.servicebridges.com
For all interpreting, Deaf advocacy and ASL education needs. Services for Visually Impaired
SKIP of NY (Sick Kids {Need} Involved People) 2805 Wehrle Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14221

(716) 626-2222
http://www.skipofny.org
Helps developmentally disabled children get home from hospitals and institutions to live with their families and participate in their schools and communities. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Southeast Works 181 Lincoln St.
Depew, NY 14043

(716) 683-7100
http://www.southeast-works.org
Provides a variety of services and programs including: supported employment out in the community, pre-vocational services/workshops, family support services, vocational case management, Medicaid service coordination, remedial academics through computers, day habitation services, residential habilitation, self-advocacy, community residences, recreation, respite and transportation. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Special Olympics New York 8207 Main St., Suite 13
Williamsville, NY 14221
Amy Neveaux
(716) 580-3824
aneveaux@nyso.org
Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Also, volunteers of all ages, abilities and interests are needed year round. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Spectrum Human Services 326 Orchard Park Rd.
West Seneca, NY 14224

(716) 828-1719
http://www.shswny.com
Services offered include a 24/7 Crisis Response for Families & Youth (C.A.R.E.S.), mental health counseling, chemical dependency counseling, and mental health and skills-building services. Services for Mental Health
St. Luke 325 Walden Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14211

(716) 894-4476
stlukesmom@juno.com
St. Luke Other Services
St. Mary 2253 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 834-7200
http://www.smsdk.12.org
Evaluates and diagnoses complex disorders and individualizes programs to meet each student Hearing and Speech
Statler Center for Careers 1170 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716-882-1025)
http://www.OlmstedCenter.org
Provide training for the blind, visually impaired and physically disabled individuals. Students learn technology and business skills for meaningful employment. Employment Services
Suburban Adult Services, Inc. (SASi) 960 West Maple Court
Elma, NY 14059

(716) 805-1555
http://www.sasinc.org
Not for profit organization which provides physically and mentally challenged individuals programs which include: employment training & placement, clinical and habilitation services, 24 hour residential care facilities, service coordination, recreation & therapeutic horsemanship. Services for Developmentally Disabled
SubZero Flurries 2500 Commerce Pkwy.
Lancaster, NY 14086

(716) 510-5677
http://www.subzeroallstars.com
Special Needs Cheerleading Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Summit Educational Resources, Inc. 150 Stahl Rd.
Getzville, NY 14068

(716) 629-3400
http://www.summited.org
Serves to educate Western New York children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Also, has services which include training and consulting parents and professionals, research and clinic. Educational Services
The Parent Network of WNY 1000 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 332-4170
http://www.parentnetworkwny.org
Provides parents and caregivers of children with special needs information on workshops and conferences, resource material, and acts as a referral service. Support Groups
The TRAID Program Center for Assistive Technology, 3108 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 836-1350
Federally funded and administered by the NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities. Offers a program designed to increase awareness and appropriate use of assistive technology by individuals with disabilities. Provide information and referral services, the TRAID- IN equipment exchange service, increased access to assistive technology, and training on assistive technology. Other Services
U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act
, NY

800-514-0301
http://www.ada.gov
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
United Spinal Association 130 South Elmwood-Suite 641
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 857-3338
http://www.unitedspinal.org
Serving our veterans regarding healthcare and service locating, veterans Services for Physically Challenged
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development 465 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 846-5785 or toll free 1-800-496-4294
To file housing discrimination case under federal law. Housing
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development 465 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 846-5785 or toll free 1-800-496-4294
To file a housing discrimination case under federal law. Legal Services
We Care Transportation 401 East Amherst St.
Buffalo, NY 14215

(716) 838-0348
http://www.wecaretrans.com
Deliver health and human services transportation to the Western New York community. Transportation Services
Western New York Center for the Visually Impaired 3070 Transit Rd.
West Seneca, NY 14224

(716) 668-1166
http://www.visionaware.org/western
Provide low vision evaluation and assistive products, in-home rehabilitative services, computer training, and counseling. Services for Visually Impaired
Western New York Developmental Disabilities Regional Offices (DDRO) 1200 East & West Rd.,
West Seneca, NY 14220

(716) 517-2000
http://www.opwdd.ny.gov
Provides services for the developmentally disabled. Advocacy Services
Western New York Independent Living, Inc. (WNYIL) 3108 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 836-0822
http://www.wnyil.org
Assists in enhancing quality of life with programs that offer: independent living skills, advocacy, peer counseling, self help, leadership development, family support. They also offer a Client Assistance Program (CAP) which offers support and advocacy in regards to vocational rehabilitation, and a Transportation Program. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Western New York Independent Living, Inc. (WNYIL) 3108 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 836-0822
http://www.wnyil.org
Transportation Program offered. Transportation Services
Western New York Independent Living, Inc. (WNYIL), 3108 Main St.,
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 836-0822
http://www.wnyil.org
Assists in enhancing quality of life with programs that offer: independent living skills, advocacy, peer counseling, self help, leadership development, and family support. They also offer a Client Assistance Program (CAP) which offers support and advocacy in regards to vocational rehabilitation, and a Transportation Program. Advocacy Services
WNY Law Center Inc.
, NY

(716) 855-0203
http://www.wnylc.com
Housing discrimination complaints, mortgage foreclosures and disability discrimination complaints that are not in litigation. Legal Services
Yad B 2640 No. Forest Rd.
Getzville, NY 14068

716-204-5380
http://www.yadbyyad.org
Provides outreach, advocacy and program support that assists individuals with disabilities to achieve full participation, membership, and inclusion in Jewish life in WNY. Educational Services