Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) works on behalf of children who are at greatest risk for school-based discrimination and/or academic failure due to poverty, disability, race, ethnicity, immigrant or English Language Learner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, or involvement in the foster care or juvenile justice systems.
AFC offers free guides and resources to keep you informed of the most up-to-date education issues that affect your child.
Center for Parent Information and Resources
Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when you are ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a disability, it’s especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition.
EXPLORING CAREERS: Information for Parents of Students with Disabilities
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Development
Families Together in New York State www.ftnys.org
Families Together in New York State is a nonprofit, family-run organization that strives to establish a unified voice for families of children and youth with social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. www.mhanys.org
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) and its affiliate network work to promote mental health and recovery, encourage empowerment, eliminate discrimination, raise public awareness with education, and advocate for equality and opportunity for all.
NAMI New York State www.naminys.org
NAMI-NYS provides support to family and friends of individuals with mental illness and persons living with mental illnesses through more than 50 affiliates statewide. It is an alliance of local mutual support, advocacy, self-help groups and individual members at-large.
NYSED Information for Parents
Transition Age Youth Resources
The development of the Transition Age Youth Website was a collaborative project between The New York State Office of Mental Health and YOUTH POWER! The contributors researched and identified a range of topic areas, resource and reference materials best suited for the Transition Age Youth population.