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Tori's Place 4 Kids
Description: Provides haircuts and other services in an entertaining and child-friendly atmosphere.Parents report they frequently provide the services to children who typically demonstrate difficulty in the hair salon.
137 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050


Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies - Autism Section
Description: This website provides scientifically validated information about the causes of autism, and the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approach to treating it. The content of this Section is carefully refereed by an Advisory Board comprising the leaders in ABA and Autism.

IEP Preparation Tool
Description: This tool is a link from the Parents Helping Parents (PHP) website that allows parents to fill in a questionnaire about their individual child's educational goals. The IEP prep tool then allows the parents to print out a customized checklist for the parents to use at their annual reviews.The user must first become a member to the site, which is free of charge.

NYS Clinical Practice Guidelines
Description: New York State Guidelines offer recommendations based on scientific evidence and expert clinical opinion on effective early intervention practices for the following disorders - Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Communication Disorders, Down Syndrome, Hearing Loss, and Motor Disorders. Scroll down and click on "Quick Reference Guide" to view the recommendations for a specific disorder, or click on "Report of the Recommendations" to get information on how to request a free copy of the full guidelines.

Parents Helping Parents (PHP)
Description: Parents Helping Parents (PHP) is a family resource and service center for parents of children with special needs and the professionals who serve them.The organization helps families who have children of any age with special needs.PHP's family resource and service staff field calls from families having children from infancy through their children’s adulthood in their 50's and 60's.It is free of charge to become a member, and the website provides information about resources and upcoming national events.

The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit
Description: The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit is created specifically for newly diagnosed families, to make the best possible use of the 100 days following the diagnosis of autism. The kit contains information and advice collected from trusted and respected experts on autism as well as from parents of children with autism. There is a week by week plan for the next 100 days, as well organizational suggestions and forms that parents/caregivers can use to help with the paperwork and phone calls, as they begin to find services for their child.

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