This information is listed for reference purposes only. It is not meant as an endorsement of any specific service.
Local Disability Organizations
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Ithaca: 607-272-6573
- Finger Lakes Independence Center, Ithaca, NY: 607-272-2433, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ithaca College Ewing Speech & Hearing Clinic. They have low rates for weekly sessions.
- The Franziska Racker Centers in Ithaca also offers speech therapy.
- Gorge Falls Therapy provides speech therapy and occupational therapy.
- TCAT ADA Paratransit serves Tompkins County
- Medical Transportation Resources in Tompkins County and beyond
For loan, rental, or purchase:
Guthrie Medical Supply Depot
402 Third St, Ithaca
UHS Professional Home Care
222 Elmira Road Suite 4, Ithaca Shopping Plaza
1229 Trumansburg Road at Cayuga Ridge basement, Ithaca
their Syracuse office serves Ithaca; they deliver a few times a week
Finger Lakes Independence Center
215 Fifth St, Ithaca
Transitioning to College
- U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights:
- Students with Disabilities Preparing for Post-secondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
- Transition of Students With Disabilities To Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators - Very good information for students and parents, also.
- Going to College: A resource for teens with disabilities, from Virginia Commonwealth University
- University of Washington DO-IT Program (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology)
- The HEATH Resource Center of George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is the national clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities.
- Of particular interest from HEATH: HEATH Financial Aid Information
- The Postsecondary Disability Consortium of Central New York professional development center
- The Western New York Collegiate Consortium college planning guide
Vocation and Continuing Education
National Disability Organizations
- The National Council on Disability
- The U.S. government’s disability website with information about disability issues.
- The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) is a nonprofit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies.
- The Learning Disability Association of America
To obtain New York State voter registration forms, contact:
Tompkins County Board of Elections; 607-274-5522 or 607-274-5521
128 E. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY
They can also be picked up at any local Post Office