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21_Connect
(716) 427-3575
http://www.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
https://rsiwny.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 (ACCES-VR) 508 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

(888) 652-7062
http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/buffalo-district-office
Provides vocational counseling and rehabilitation services to assist in obtaining successful employment outcomes for people with disabilities and their employers. Employment Services
Adult Day Services 370 John James Audubon Pkwy
Amherst, NY

(716) 689-1403
https://www.vnawny.org/patient/services.asp
Our services are designed to meet the needs of adults 18 and over, with two locations in Erie and Niagara counties. Clients can attend as many or as few days per week as they would like between Monday and Friday, for as many hours each day as they prefer. A wide variety of services and activities help individuals maintain their independence and promote feelings of self-worth. Services for Developmentally Disabled
APIC (Access to Psychiatry through Intermediate Care) program 462 Grider St., ECMC-Room 1182
Buffalo, NY

(716) 406-7005
http://www.apicout.org
Mobile psychiatric care, psychiatric interventions and case management to prevent hospitalization for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum. Advocacy Services
ARC Erie County 30 Wilson Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221

(833) 272-3743
http://www.arceriecounty.org
Supporting children and adults with disabilities, and their families in achieving their desired quality of life by creating opportunities through comprehensive services. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Aspire of WNY
(716) 838-0047
https://www.aspirewny.org/
At Aspire, we are driven by the core belief that children and adults with developmental disabilities have the right to realize their full potential and live as independently as possible. Aspire compassionately and relentlessly works toward facilitating this end. Our total commitment to the development of innovative, individualized programs, continual integration of the developmentally disabled within the community and to providing full-service solutions to the populations it serves, makes Aspire the leading agency of its kind and a true asset to the Western New York community. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Aspire's Center for Learning 4635 Union Rd.
Cheektowaga, NY

(716) 505-5700
https://www.aspirewny.org/services/educational-services/
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
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://friendsofasi.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
Belmont Housing Resources for WNY 2393 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(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
Bornhava 25 Chateau Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14226

(716) 839-1655
https://bornhava.org/
Early intervention & preschool program for children with developmental disabilities. Educational Services
Bornhava Men's Forum 25 Chateau Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14226

(716) 839-1655
http://www.bornhava.org
The Men’s Forum meets once a month and is open to fathers and male caregivers of children with special needs. 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
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center 50 East North St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 885-8318
http://www.askbhsc.org
Offering innovative services to children and adults with communication and educational needs. Hearing and Speech
Buffalo Implant Group P.O. Box 350
Clarence Center, NY 14032-0350


http://www.buffaloimplantgroup.com
The Buffalo Implant Group is made up of individuals that have already had cochlear implants, those waiting to be implanted, and those who have friends or loved ones that are implanted. Also consists of members that work in the medical field such as speech therapists and audiologists. Hearing and Speech
Buffalo Sabres Thunder Hockey Team
(716) 691-4530
http://www.wnyspecialhockey.com
Provides individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to play ice hockey. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Buffalo Transportation 289 Ramsdell Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216

(716) 877-5600
http://www.buffalotransportation.com
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; (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 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
Caring Harts Transport 4077 Main St.
Strykersville, NY 14145

(716) 457-3051
https://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
https://www.buffalodiocese.org/disabilities-parish-advocates
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 Self Advocacy Inc., 2529 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216

(716) 768-1795
http://www.center4sa.org
Helping people with developmental disabilities work, advocate within their community and have an independent, productive lifestyle. Advocacy Services
CHC Learning Center 1085 Eggert Rd.
Amherst, NY 14226

(716) 831-8422
https://www.chclearningcenter.org/
Meeting the educational, therapeutic and health needs of students with multiple disabilities with excellence; in a caring environment while providing support to families and caregivers. Educational Services
Community Employment Services (LDA of Western New York) 2555 Elmwood Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14217

(716) 874-7200
https://www.ldaofwny.org/vocational-employment
Assistance for individuals with obtaining and retaining a job; Employment services include: pre-vocational and vocational assessments, placement program, supported work program. Employment Services
Community Services for Every1 180 Oak St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 883-8002
http://www.csevery1.com
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 24 Ludington St.
Buffalo, NY 14206

(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
Continuing Developmentally Services (CDS Monarch, Inc.), 860 Hard Rd.
Webster, NY 14580

(585) 341-4600
https://www.cdslifetransitions.org/
We offer a magnitude of opportunities to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live and thrive in their communities. 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.
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
Danceability Inc. 2365 George Urban Blvd.
Depew, NY 14043

(716)651-0094
http://danceabilityinc.com/
Danceability is an individualized dance, fitness and movement program serving the special needs community. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
DD Info Link
(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 (716) 833-5234; videophone (716) 335-9192
office@wnydas.org
Community and client services: job placement, advocacy, community awareness, e-newsletter, community lending library and interpreter services. Hearing and Speech
Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY (DDAWNY) 1219 North Forest Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 877-7007
http://www.ddawny.org
A collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that deal with developmental disabilities and advocacy issues 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
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
EPI (Empowering People's Independence) formerly PRALID 2 Townline Circle
Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 442-6420
http://www.epiny.org
Provides programs that are developed to address the unique needs of each individual served. Services for Developmentally Disabled
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.
(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

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
Fantastic Friends of WNY, Inc. Ellicott Square Bldg., 295 Main St., Suite 712
Buffalo, NY 14203
Debbie Cordone
716-863-7393
http://Fantasticfriendswny.org
Every month Fantastic Friends hosts a fun social event for children and adults with Autism, TBI, Down Syndrome, ADHD and other developmental and intellectual disabilities. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
GKSN: Grandparents of Kids with Special Needs

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
Gliding Stars 1307 Military Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14217

716-608-8345
https://www2.erie.gov/ecod/index.php?q=infogs%40glidingstars.org
Adaptive ice skating programs to teach people with physical, mental, emotional or multiple challenges. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
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 1000 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620

(585) 672-2749
http://www.gracecommunityservices.com
At Grace, we provide a variety of services to help individuals enrich their lives and achieve their dreams, whether living in our homes or in the community. Above all, we seek to ensure that we are the right fit for the families and individuals we serve. If we’re not for you, we’ll tell you–and point you in the right direction for your needs. If we’re a good match, we’ll connect you to the services and support for your loved one with developmental disabilities. 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
https://hearingandspeechwny.com/
Hearing & Speech is a professional limited liability corporation (PLLC), located in a beautiful new building at 2980 William Street in Cheektowaga, NY. We work with the Early Intervention program to provide pediatric therapy services within your child’s natural environment as well as with the CPSE program providing therapy services at homes, child care programs and preschools. Hearing and Speech
Hearts and Hands 2710 North Forest Rd., Suite205
Getzville, NY 14068

(716) 406-8311
http://www.hnhcares.org
Volunteer services for people over 60 or qualified as disabled. Services include transportation, in home supports, yard work & snow removal, respite, minor handyman. Other Services
Heritage Christian Services 103 John Muir Drive, Suite 106
Amherst, NY 14228

(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's Center 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)
(844) 614-8800 TTY 711
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
https://www.ipswny.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
Job Accommodation Network
(800) 526-7234 (VOICE) or (877) 7819403 (TTY)
https://askjan.org/
If you have a question about workplace accommodations or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, ask us. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. 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

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

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 999 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY

(716) 886-1242
Legal Services (formerly Client Advocacy Service) was founded in 1977 and is sponsored by the Mental Health Advocates of WNY. Throughout its history, it has enabled thousands of mental health consumers to live independently by advocating for their basic rights and linking them to the support of appropriate community agencies. Legal Services
Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of WNY Inc.
(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
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 Advocates of WNY 999 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716)886-1242
http://MHAWNY.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
Mobility Works 3560 Sheridan Drive
Buffalo, NY 14226

(716)342-3530
https://www.mobilityworks.com/
Provides accessible vehicles and modifications to enhance the Independence of physically challenged individuals Transportation Services
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
(888) 224-3272; (877) 671-6844 TTD
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 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 Department of Public Service Three Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223-1350

1-800-342-3377
http://www.AskPSC.com
The NYS Department of Public Service will investigate and resolve complaints about residential electric and natural gas service. Other Services
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

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl
Services for Visually Impaired
New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs
Information (800) 624-4143; to report abuse and neglect (855) 373-2122
http://www.justicecenter.ny.gov
Provides assistance to callers who have questions or concerns regarding disability issues and connects individuals to appropriate services. Advocacy Services
New York State-Mental Hygiene Legal Service
(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
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. Advocacy Services
Northeast ADA Center Cornell University, ILR School, 201 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

(800)-949-4232
http://www.northeastada.org
Employment and Disability Institute. Provides information, referrals, resources and training on equal opportunity for all and on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
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
(844) 567-8278; WNY liaison (716) 608-2702
https://opwdd.ny.gov/crisis-services
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
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
OLV Human Services 780 Ridge Rd.,
Lackawanna, NY 14218

(716) 828-9500
http://www.Olvhumanservices.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
OPWDD Region 1
(800) 487-6310
https://opwdd.ny.gov/
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 New York State 1200 East & West Rd., Building 16, Room 1-140
Buffalo, NY 14224
Valerie Colavecchio
(516) 406-8617
http://parenttoparentnys.org/offices/western/
Builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs. Also, helps to navigate and influence service systems and to make informed decisions. Support Groups
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 14221

(716) 880-3890
https://www.people-inc.org/
Provide affordable one and two bedroom apartments to people with disabilities. Housing
People, Inc., 1219 North Forest Rd.,
Williamsville, NY 14231

(716) 634-8132
http://www.people-inc.org
Provide children's services, senior services, disabilities services, health services, community outreach, employment services, day services, residential services. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Person Centered Services 701 Seneca St., Suite 140F
Buffalo, NY 14210

(888) 977-7030
http://www.personcenteredservices.com
Provides care coordination services to individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities. We build on the foundation of Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) services previously offered by an estimated 50+ agencies in Region 1. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Preschool Learning Center 393 North St.
Springville, NY 14141

(716) 592-9331
https://www.tclny.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 Ability of WNY 206 S. Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14201
Rick Banner (Facilitator)
(716) 247-1382
Meetings held on 4th Tuesday each month, 6-7:30 PM, focusing on helping LGBTQ individuals who are also developmentally disabled make new friends and learn about resources and increase advocacy skills Advocacy Services
Prime Care Coordination WNY region: Katherine Clark (585) 208-9610
Referral number: (844) 347-3168
https://primecareny.org/
Our mission at Prime Care Coordination is to partner with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to receive the services and supports they need to live their lives in the most meaningful way. Services for Developmentally Disabled
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
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
https://www.ochbuffalo.org/care-treatment/#Robert-Warner-Rehabilitation-Center
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
Sophia Roberts, Regional Coordinator
(716) 560-9307
https://sanys.org/
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 560 Delaware Ave., Ste. 101
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 371-1390
https://www.servicebridges.com/
Service Bridges is offering a top quality interpreting experience to both the Deaf and Hearing communities, closing the gaps in communication and protecting full access to the world we all live in. We've made the interpreter request process simple by offering it via telephone and online and we've built strong relationships with the very best Interpreters WNY has to offer, providing a professional and consistent experience to our clients and customers. Hearing and Speech
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
Special Olympics New York 2821 Wehrle Dr., Suite 7
Williamsville, NY 14221
Erica Raepple
(716) 580-3824 or cell (716) 909-6444
http://www.specialolympics-ny.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's Mission of Mercy 325 Walden Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14211

(716) 894-4476
stlukesmom@juno.com
Ministries for those in need include: serving lunch and dinner; providing housing for homeless; programs for people with addictions; Catholic education for pre K-12; distributing clothing, small appliances, household wares. Other Services
St. Mary's School for the Deaf 2253 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 834-7200; video phone (716) 239-4171; fax (716) 831-8678
https://www.smsdk12.org/
St. Mary's School for the Deaf is committed to providing equitable access to exemplary educational programs that prepare Deaf Students to be self-directed, lifelong learners, who are productive members of society. 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, 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
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 Summit Center 150 Stahl Rd.
Getzville, NY 14068

(716) 629-3400
https://www.thesummitcenter.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 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
(800) 514-0301
http://www.ada.gov
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Unique theatre Company 99 Hartwell Rd.
, NY
Beth Geyer

Recreational Programs for the Disabled
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
Visually Impaired Advancement (formerly Olmsted Center for Sight) 1170 Main St.
Buffalo, NY

(716) 882-1025
http://www.viawny.org
To better represent the progressive nature of what we do and the people we serve we decided to change our name, our brand and our image. Olmsted Center for Sight is now VIA. Our legal name is VIA Visually Impaired Advancement, and while the full name must be reflected in formal agreements and contracts, in all communication, outreach and marketing we will use our Assumed Name or “dba” VIA. 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
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. Front Door Access to Services-1-800-487-6310. 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
WNY Law Center Inc.
(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'Yad 2640 N. Forest Rd.
Getzville, NY 14068

716-204-2247
https://buffalojewishfederation.org/engagementandlearning/belonging/
An outreach and advocacy organization that promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities through activities, events and programs in the Jewish Community Advocacy Services