Local Mental Health and Disability Resources

    Audiology and Auditory Processing


      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.

    Family and Child Support

      TIES (Together Including Every Student) a program of Starbridge

      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 40 school districts.
      For questions regarding TIES, please contact Kathy Costello, TIES Director, Starbridge, 1650 South Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, New York 14620; Direct Phone#: 585-224-7355
      Click on this link to go to the site.

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

      Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic and Evaluation Center

      The FASD Diagnostic and Evaluation Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic created in partnership through Mt. Hope Family Center and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital within the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Clinic currently serves children and adolescents from infancy through age 16 years old. Services available include FASD diagnostic evaluations and neuropsychological assessments to identify the child or adolescent’s strengths and weaknesses to aid in treatment planning.
      Click this link to go to the webpage

    Integrative Medicine

      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

    Mental Health

      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.

    Neuro-Psychological Testing

      Christine Petrenko, Ph.D.

      601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642
      Tel.: 585-275-2986

    Neurology Services

      Little Buddles Child Neurology, PLLC

      Yultya Snyder, M.D., M.S
      Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
      1655 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 222, Rochester, NY 14620
      Tel.: 585-542-9272
      Fax.: 585-360-2026
      Click on this link to access the website

    Physical Therapy Services

      Kristen Klyczek Physical Therapy, PLLC

      Kristen Klyczek, PT, PhD. Specializing in testing and treatment for Sensory Processing Disorders and private physical therapy needs.
      6548 Anthony Dr. Suite B, Victor, NY 14564
      Tel.: 585-924-2467

    Special Education Legal Resources in Western NY

      Joyce Berkowitz

      315 Packetts Landing, Fairport, NY 14450
      Tel.: 585-421-9094
      Rochester, NY 14625
      email: berkolaw48@yahoo.com

      Cara M. Briggs

      Law Office of Cara M. Briggs
      1163 Pittsford-Victor Road Suite 120, Pittsford, NY 14534
      Tel.: 585-708-7500

      Children's Law Project at Legal Aide Society of Northeastern New York

      Covers: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties
      95 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206

      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

      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

      Patrick M. McNelis, Esq

      Law Offices of Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP
      The Calumet Building
      233 Franklin Street
      Buffalo, New York 14202
      16 East Main Street, Suite 900
      Rochester, New York 14614
      Fax: 716-853-0265
      email: PMMcNelis@kslnlaw.com

    Specialized Tutoring

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.
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