Wellbound Special Needs
Information, Special Needs
AC cares is an informational organization that identifies services that are available to the special needs community. This may be insurance based, purchase based and other free services in the 5 borough and long island area. The goal of AC cares is to educate the special needs community and assist them in finding the services needed to better their lives. AC Cares is an organization that helps Refer to services, find Information, network for Support, and deliver Education to families of special needs children and adults. We believe that education and knowledge is the strongest tool in allowing our special needs heroes meet their fullest potential.
USEFUL EXTERNAL RESOURCES
Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Front Door service guide –
Description: OPWDD Front Door is a way for eligible individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to get access to needed services
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) :
Description: This page provides information on what Autism is, research information and various other resources focused around autislm
Office of Temporary and Disability services (OTDA)
Description: The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is responsible for supervising programs that provide assistance and support to eligible families and individuals. OTDA’s functions include, Providing temporary cash assistance; providing assistance in paying for food; providing heating assistance; overseeing New York State’s child support enforcement program; determining certain aspects of eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits; supervising homeless housing and services programs; and providing assistance to certain immigrant populations.
New York State Commission for the Blind
Description: NYSCB offers an array of programs to help individuals who are legally blind achieve economic self-sufficiency and full integration into society. NYSCB works closely with not-for-profit agencies for the blind throughout New York State to provide technical, educational and resource assistance to our consumers.
“When we receive a diagnosis that affects our child’s well being it is very difficult to process the information presented by the physician.”
When we receive a diagnosis that affects our child’s well being it is very difficult to process the information presented by the physician. We feel overwhelmed and confused and may not be able to completely understand the information about the diagnosis. Emotions take over and interfere with our ability to process new information.
Knowledge is powerful. The ability to understand key concepts of a special needs diagnosis is essential in order to provide the resources needed to maximize your child’s physical, emotional, behavioral, social, and communication skills. AC Cares will assist with providing you with the information you need to best help your child.
- General Information about Autism
- Patterns of Behavior
- Sensory Sensitivity
- Impaired Speech and Expression
- Anger and Frustration