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    What are existing support systems, services, or resources for parents and families of children with special needs?

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    What are existing support systems, services, or resources for parents and families of children with special needs?

    Focus on those of local, state, and federal government.

    Research privately run support systems and share those with the class.

    If you were the parent of a special needs child, what would draw you to any of these and why?

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    If I were the parent of a high functioning autistic child, I would be very grateful for any and all local resources I could find to support my child. Within NYC, the following resources would likely be beneficial:

    www.autismspeaks.org 2 Park Ave, New York (212)252-8584

    http://www.autism-pdd.net/links/newyork.html
    List of Autism Resources in New York

    http://www.health.state.ny.us/community/infants_children/early_intervention/autism/index.htm report from the New York State Department of Health on Autism

    http://www.mssm.edu/psychiatry/autism/ The Seaver and New York Autism Center of Excellence

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