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Resource Directory for Children and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

NYS Department of Health (DOH)


This resource directory is for the families of children and young adults who have a serious illness or long-lasting condition for which they need extra health care and support services. Children and young adults with special health care needs might have a serious or long-lasting:

  • Physical condition
  • Intellectual or developmental disability or
  • Behavioral or emotional condition.

Additional Information

To order copies of this directory, send a request to:

NYS Department of Health Distribution Center
21 Simmons Lane Menands, NY 12204
Fax: (518) 465-0432 or e-mail it to: 

Be sure to include the name of the publication you are requesting, including the language.




Anxiety DisorderAsthmaAttention Deficit/Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)Autism Spectrum DisordersBipolar DisorderDepression/Mood DisorderDevelopmental Disability/Complex Health IssueDiabetesEating DisordersExtreme or Inappropriate BehaviorFixations/Limited InterestsGeneral Support for FamiliesHearing Impairment/DeafnessInformation and ReferralLack of Impulse Control/Self-RegulationLearning DisabilitiesLong-Term Care (LTC)Mental Health/Developmental DisabilityMental Health/Substance Abuse IssuesMotor/Physical DisabilitiesNeurological DisorderNutritional DisorderObsessive-Compulsive DisorderOppositional Defiance DisorderSeizure DisorderSelf-AdvocacySerious Mental Health IssuesTraumatic Brain InjuryVision Impairment/Blindness

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non-emergency situations?

Call 211 or
Call 311 in New York City

NY Connects

Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
1-800-799-4889 TTY

Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-638-5163, TTD/TTY
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay

Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
800-624-4143 Toll Free

Financial Assistance

Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.

Legal/Civil Rights/Protective Services

Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.

Training and Technical Assistance

Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council