Local Mental Health and Disability Resources

    Audiology and Auditory Processing

    Maryfran Fettinger, Au.D., FAAA, Doctor of Audiology, Southside Hearing Center.
    Click here to read about Dr. Fettinger
    Click on this link for information on Auditory Processing Disorders

    HLAA Rochester

    HLAA Rochester supports others with Hearing Loss.
    learn more here

    Local Martial Arts program helps children with Autism

    The Democrat and Chronicle reports that "At a recent class at Strike Back Martial Arts in Webster, 8-year old Alex Maenza stood on the mats, awaiting instructions. When “Sensei Mike” gave him the cue, he turned around, ran backwards toward the opposite end of the room, and caught a ball thrown at him from 20 feet away. Alex beamed and bounced with delight. His instructors told him “Good job!” His parents were proud. For most kids, this would be a simple skill. But for Alex, it was something to cheer about."
    Click this link to read the pdf of the story.

    Dr. Margot Weinberg - Pediatric Integrative Medicine

    Dr. Weinberg focuses on combining her knowledge of traditional pediatric medicine with personalized advice regarding nutrition, vitamin and mineral supplements and the health of the whole body - digestion, immune system, and neurologic support.
    Tobey Village Office Park
    20 Office Park Way
    Pittsford, NY 14534
    585-738-9201 (Fax 585-383-9204

    Clinical Associates

    Clinical Associates is a local organization specializing in providing services for Children birth to age 5 with developmental disabilities.
    learn more here

    Monroe County System of Care

    Monroe County has launched a new website to provide families with an online resource to make children's mental health easier to understand, and to navigating the Monroe County mental health system (as well as other child-serving systems. )
    Click on this link to access the website.

    SPARC Therapy Services - Occupational and Physical Therapy Clinic

    SPARC provides Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy services including an expertise in sensory-motor therapy. The office is located at
    595 Blossom Rd, Suite 308
    Rochester, NY 14610
    SPARC Therapy Services

    TIES (Together Including Every Student)

    TIES promotes the participation of children/young adults with developmental disabilities in extracurricular, recreational and community activities by providing effective support. This support is provided by trained student volunteers. Participants (age 8-21) choose activities and the TIES Coordinator matches them with a trained student volunteer (8th grade and older). TIES has been implemented in 24 school districts.
    For questions regarding TIES, please contact Kathy Costello, TIES Director, at kcostell@rochester.rr.com or 585-671-8071 or go to the website at www.TIESProgram.org.

Special Education Legal Resources in Western NY

    Joyce Berkowitz

    1737 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
    1163 Pittsford-Victor Road Suite 120, Pittsford, NY 14534
    Tel.: 585-421-9094
    Fax: 585-248-1570
    email: berkolaw48@yahoo.com

    Empire Justice Center

    Telesca Center for Justice
    One West Main Street, Suite 200
    Rochester, NY 14614
    (585) 454-4060
    Fax: (585) 454-4019
    Senior Special Education/Civil Rights Attorney: Jonathan Feldman
    Staff Special Education Attorney: Jane Gabrielle

    Earl Hall

    Earl Hall, PLLC
    Rochester Office
    720 East Avenue
    Rochester, NY 14607

    Ithaca Office
    1439 Trumansburg Road
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Fax: 888)865-6920
    email: ehall@hall-law-firm.com

    H. Jeffrey Marcus

    Law Offices of H. Jeffery Marcus, P.C., Special Education Attorneys
    5888 Main St.
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    Rochester, NY 14610
    Fax: 716-204-2041
    email: info@jeffmarcuslaw.com

Specialized Tutoring

    Children's Dyslexia Center

    Ann Kaczka, Director
    144 Metro Park, Suite #1, Rochester, NY 14623
    Telephone: 585-424-5390
    Click here to go to the website

News Updates

Cayuga Centers closing but will stay open under a new owner

A Syracuse-based human services agency will take over and expand programs at a Rochester mental health clinic for children and young adults that was at risk of shutting down this summer. Monroe County officials had been trying to find a new operator for the facility and said its closure could have further stressed the region's already-strained outpatient mental health system.
Click this link to read the D&C article.
Click this link to download a pdf of the article.
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