Special Needs Resources

A guide to library and local resources for parents, teachers, and others looking for information for and about individuals with special needs and differing abilities. Please ask a librarian for additional assistance.

Special Needs Links

Fact Sheets for Caregivers of Individuals with Special Health Care Needs

Niagara County Health Department

Early Intervention/Child Find Program



The Summit Center

The Summit Center

Empower Children’s Academy

Empower WNY


Niagara Frontier Family Network

Parent Network Support Group Directory

 Autism Society of Western NY

Support Groups – WNY

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Parents Group of WNY – Facebook

Down Syndrome Parents Group of WNY – Website

The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara, Inc.

Global Down Syndrome Foundation – NY Down Syndrome Organizations

Hearing Impaired

WNY Deaf Access Services

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf

Make Book Time Fun and Educational for Children with Hearing Loss or Deafness

Start American Sign Language

World Federation for the Deaf

Hands and Voices

Niagara County Sign Language Lessons

Hearing Aid Clinics of Niagara County, NY

Ear Testing Centers in Niagara County

 Visually Impaired

Directory of Services for Blind & Visually Handicapped Children in New York State

Commission for the Blind Publications

The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL)




Totally ADD

Sensory Processing Disorder