Local, State, and National Resources
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, email@example.com
- Tompkins County Department of Social Services - "Providing benefits and services to sustain families and individuals and to assist them in achieving independence."
- Ithaca College Ewing Speech & Hearing Clinic. They have low rates for weekly sessions.
- The Franziska Racker Centers in Ithaca also offers speech 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.
- 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.
- 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
- They can also be picked up at any local Post Office or completed in our office (Student Disability Services office located in the Cornell Health building).