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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Provides information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth.

Disability.gov

Provides comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits for disabled individuals and their families. A state & local resource locator is also provided.

INCLUDEnyc

A source for knowledge and help with systems, laws, programs and services affecting young people with disabilities in New York City. Their website includes an easy-to-use database, which has a large variety of categories and disability specific resources. Also conducts workshops and training sessions for parents, families, professionals and community organizations about local services & laws, parenting, and advocacy. The organization also has a array of publications and provides information and referrals.

Mayor's Office for People with disabilities

Provides disabled individuals and their families with program, service and activity directories, informative brochures, and other resources. Resources include links to city programs, laws, advocacy/independent living, education, housing, transportation, employment, disability specific resources and recreation.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Online guide to learning disabilities, early literacy and learning resources, as well as support center for adolescents and adults with learning disabilities. T

New York Department of Health - Medicaid

Gives residents program details on Medicaid. People who meet disability requirements are eligible to have their medical care covered by Medicaid. The Medicaid By-In Program is for working people with disabilities. This program allows eligible individuals to earn more income without the risk of losing vital health care coverage. This site includes eligibility requirements for Medicaid, services covered and other important program information.

Parent to Parent of New York State

A statewide non-profit organization that connects families of individuals with special needs. The parent matching program matches a parent with a trained "support parent" who also has a child with a similar disability, chronic illness or health care concern. The "support parent" helps parents with parenting concerns or questions and provides advice and information gathered from their own experiences. In addition, this site provides information about health care, housing and education for individuals with special needs.

Sibling Support Project

A national effort addressing the concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental or mental health concerns.

SocialSecurity - Benefits for People with Disabilities

Provides assistance to people with disabilities through the Social Security Administration. Provides details about the program, a Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool and applications for Social Security benefits for adults and children with disabilities.

The New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE)

A private education facility in the Bronx that provides quality programs for children who are blind or visually disabled, emotionally and learning disabled and preschoolers who are developmentally delayed. Maintains The Blindness Resource Center, which provides free online information about a variety of topics regarding blindness.