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    Mutual support groups for parents who share a common characteristic or circumstance such as being single parents, dual career parents, multiple birth parents, parents with children who are out of control, or parents of children with disabilities, who come together for educational and social purposes as well as for mutual support. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    AUTISM SOCIAL SKILLS/PARENT SUPPORT GROUPProvides a social skills program for autistic children to assist them in maintaining appropriate relationships with peers, family, friends and community. Assists parents and siblings meet challenges with the family by providing parent and sibling support groups.SuffolkAUTISM SOCIAL SKILLS/PARENT SUPPORT GROUPFAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE, INC.
    Counseling ServicesOffers individual, family and group counseling, behavior management as well as information and referral for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. A therapeutic, adult, social, and recreational club meet weekly to work on goals that include increasing socialization and self-advocacy skills. Also provide a transition program for adolescents going to adulthood, including case management for children and adults with developmental disabilities.WestchesterCOUNSELING AND MOVING FORWARD PROGRAMWESTCHESTER JEWISH COMMUNITY SERVICES (WJCS)
    EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTEROffers a variety of parenting programs for families with children 3 months to 5 years old. Special parenting services and support groups for families with special needs children such as speech/language delayed, ADHA, learning disabled, etc. Also provides day care for children 3 and 4 years of age. For further information of guidance in the selection and location of child care services, please contact the Child Care Council of Suffolk (631)462-0303 or the Child Care Council of Nassau at (516)358-9250.NassauEARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERSID JACOBSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
    EARLY INTERVENTIONProvides evaluations and early intervention for infants and toddlers birth to 3 years with developmental disabilities or delays in the home, at the child care site or at VCLC. Includes physical, occupational, speech, feeding and educational therapies, applied behavior analysis, infant/toddler development groups, family support groups, social work, parent education and counseling services and ongoing service coordination. Parent/child groups available weekdays and Saturday. Appointment required.NassauEARLY INTERVENTIONVARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
    Education/Training ServicesProvides a youth development program to engage youth to make healthy choices, complete high school, and aid in their potential to become competent, responsible, and caring individuals. Works in collaboration with other programs, to help those who have become teen parents to enhance their parenting skills and move toward economic self-sufficiency through counseling, case management and support groups.WestchesterYOUNG PEOPLE ACHIEVEWESTCHESTER JEWISH COMMUNITY SERVICES (WJCS)
    FETAL DEMISE/PERINATAL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPProvides comfort and guidance to parents who have suffered the loss of a baby prior to delivery or shortly thereafter. Call for dates and times.NassauFETAL DEMISE/PERINATAL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    HEARING AND SPEECH CENTER-DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION DISORDERSProvides a complete range of audiological and speech language services for infants and children. Offers evaluation and treatment for communication disorders associated with hearing loss, delayed language development, articulation disorders, voice disorders, auditory processing disorders, stuttering and cleft palate. Services include, but are not limited to, newborn hearing screening, hearing aid dispensary, Parent Support Group, Cochlear Implant Center, speech and language therapy, and a Laryngectomy Support Group.NassauHEARING AND SPEECH CENTER-DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION DISORDERS COHEN CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER NORTHWELL HEALTH
    Information/Referral ServicesFUN is a family-driven family support organization that provides support, information and advocacy to Albany County families who are raising children with serious emotional disturbance. FUN staff are all parents of children (some who are grown) who have serious emotional disturbance and provide peer to peer support. Services include a bi-weekly support group, information and referral services, training for parents and for providers, social activities, annual public awareness campaign, and individual and systems advocacy within the Albany County child-serving systems and agencies.AlbanyFAMILIES UNITED NETWORK (FUN)PARSONS CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER
    Library ServicesOffers access to a wide variety of circulating material, reference materials, and information resources for all members of the community. Special services include large print, audio, and video collections. Meeting room and public access computer use available. Outreach program and children's story hours. Story Hour: Mother Goose TIme, Babies to 26 mos Mon, 9:30 am-10:00 am Toddler TIme, Mon, 10:30 am-11:30 am Preschool Story Hour, Tue, 10:30 am-11:30 am DutchessLIBRARY INFORMATION AND SERVICESHYDE PARK FREE LIBRARY
    Mental Health ServicesSupport for parents and primary caregivers of children, teens and young adults living with mental health concerns. A collaboration between NAMI Rockland and Rockland Partnership for Safe Youth. For more information visit RocklandPARENT SUPPORT GROUPNATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS OF ROCKLAND COUNTY (NAMI ROCKLAND)
    NEW YORK FAMILIES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDRENProvides family education groups, parent support groups, parent information exchanges, referrals, advocacy, and case management.NEW YORK FAMILIES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDRENNEW YORK FAMILIES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN
    Parent/ Family Support ServicesOffers a support group for families who are at risk of having their children placed outside the home, which helps them develop pro-active coping strategies, problem solving, communication skills, stigma awareness, self-care and advocacy to help inform, educate and broaden the families perspectives. Also provides child care for support group participants.PutnamFAMILY CONNECTIONS OF AT RISK CHILDREN PROGRAMCOVECARE CENTER
    Parent/Family Support ServicesOffers information on support groups for parents and families of children who are struggling with substance abuse and want to share concerns, questions, and want support from those who understand what they are going through.FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPFAMILIES ANONYMOUS
    Parent/Family Support ServicesProvides a number of support services to help families cope with a child with mental or emotional disabilities. Services include a food and clothing bank, after school activities, preschool programs, parenting education and a support group, parent/child activities, and a resource library with books and videos on all aspects related to parenting and family life, and about children with emotional/behavioral challenges.EssexFAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMFAMILIES FIRST IN ESSEX COUNTY
    Parent/Family Support ServicesProvides support services to families of at risk youth, with community and home-based intervention, family preservation services, support groups and more.UlsterFAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMFAMILY OF WOODSTOCK
    Parent/Family Support ServicesParenting and support program for grandparents who are raising children.RocklandGRANDPARENTS RAISING CHILDREN SERVICESVOLUNTEER COUNSELING SERVICES (VCS)
    PARENT/FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICESA weekly self-help support group for parents with teenage or adult children who are in the home because of behavioral problems and/or substance abuse issues.RocklandPARENTS HELPING PARENTS ROCKLANDPARENTS HELPING PARENTS
    Parent/Family Support ServicesParents Supporting Parents provides a support group for parents with special needs children. Parents can meet, talk, network, find resources, and listen to guest speakers. Current Dates for support group every 2 weeks Sat at 1:00 pm April 26th May 10th May 24th June 7th June 21st UlsterPARENTS SUPPORTING PARENTSFAMILY OF WOODSTOCK
    Parent/Family Support ServicesOffers a series of workshops designed to provide parents with effective strategies and techniques to enhance their parenting skills through a variety of activities, including parent support groups to share best practices and discuss child and teenage issues. Also provides online resources for parents dealing with the various issues of parenting.WestchesterPARENT SUPPORT SERVICESBEDFORD/LEWISBORO/POUND RIDGE DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL
    Parent/Family Support ServicesProvides parenting education, support groups, outreach, and activities to people who are raising the child or children of a relative in Ulster County. Parenting a second time around workshops available throughout the year. RAPP Kidz Club is for children ages five and up being raised by a relative that reside in Ulster County.UlsterRELATIVES AS PARENTS PROGRAM RAPPCORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF ULSTER COUNTY
    Parent/Family Support Services8 session group to address coping with stress, time management, financial, and other issues. Child care and activities for children up to age 12. Dinner for all who attend.OrangeSINGLE PARENTS AND REAL KIDS (S.P.A.R.K.)JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF ORANGE COUNTY
    Parent/Family Support ServicesA group where parents can come together and help each other on various issues, such as stress, school problems, parenting issues, and more.WestchesterSPANISH PARENT SUPPORT GROUPSAINT ANDREW'S CHURCH
    PARENT TO PARENT-NEW YORK STATE, INC./LONG ISLAND CHAPTERBuilds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs to navigate and influence service systems and make informed choices. Provides support and information to parents of children with special needs by matching them with a family of a child of the same age and disability educates professionals, parent groups, and other community organizations on the importance and availability of Parent to Parent support helps connect families of children with special needs of all ages to services, programs and resources offers emotional support to families upon receiving a diagnosis of a child with a disability. Offers explanations and information on Medicaid Service Coordination and its changes, and information regarding educational entitlements.SuffolkPARENT TO PARENT-NEW YORK STATE, INC./LONG ISLAND CHAPTERPARENT TO PARENT-NEW YORK STATE, INC./LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    Pregnancy ServicesNew parents meet to exchange knowledge, share ideas, and express concerns with other new parents. UlsterPARENTS SUPPORT GROUPHEALTH ALLIANCE OF THE HUDSON VALLEY
    REGION ONE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTEREmpowers families and informs and involves professionals and other individuals interested in healthy development and educational rights of children. SPAN's foremost commitment is to children with the greatest need due to disability, discrimination, and other special circumstances. Region 1 parent centers are located in: Niantic, Connecticut, Augusta, Maine, Sanford, Maine, Boston, Massachusetts, Concord, New Hampshire, Newark, New Jersey, Rochester, New York, New York City, New York, and Williston, Vermont. Call for more information.REGION ONE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTERTECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ALLIANCE FOR PARENT CENTERS
    Support Group ServicesProvides a support group for parents of children on the autism spectrum. Meetings consist of informal discussions on current issues and a wide range of subjects. Information is shared on the latest research, conferences, training's, other support groups, camps and summer programs. A lending library is also offered with books, CDs, computer software, magazines, information on services, videos, DVD's, and guides to related schools and colleges.SullivanAUTISM PARENT SUPPORT GROUPACTION TOWARD INDEPENDENCE
    Support Group ServicesOffers support groups for parents of infants/toddlers who have been diagnosed with emotional or behavioral disabilities, to share resources, experiences, concerns, ideas and solutions.WestchesterEARLY CHILDHOOD SUPPORT GROUPFAMILY TIES OF WESTCHESTER
    Support Group ServicesFor parents and families of children and young adults with emotional problems or drug or alcohol abuse.OrangeFAMILIES ANONYMOUSBLOOMING GROVE DAYCARE CENTER
    Support Group ServicesAn informal group for parents and their children.DutchessINFANT AND PRE-SCHOOL PLAY SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTSNORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL
    Support Group ServicesOffers a variety of support or therapy groups for men who are looking for help in different areas of their life.WestchesterMEN'S THERAPYWESTCHESTER GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY SOCIETY
    Support Group ServicesOffers outreach, home visits, parent support groups, informational meetings, recreational activities and case management with a focus on assisting parents with children with developmental disabilities.WestchesterOUTREACH/PARENT SUPPORT GROUPSKEON CENTER
    Support Group ServicesOffers a support group to parentless parents which allows them to connect, share stories, and gain comfort, simply because they share two of life's most life-altering experiences, being a parent and having lost their own mothers and fathers.WestchesterPARENTLESS PARENT SUPPORT GROUPPARENTLESS PARENTS OF WESTCHESTER
    Support Group ServicesThe Salvation Army of Troy offers Parents Anonymous, a parenting support group to help prevent child abuse and teach parents positive parenting techniques.RensselaerPARENTS ANONYMOUSSALVATION ARMY - TROY
    Support Group ServicesOffers support groups for parents of children with emotional and behavioral disabilities, to share resources, experiences, concerns, ideas and solutions.WestchesterPARENT SUPPORT GROUPFAMILY TIES OF WESTCHESTER
    Support Group ServicesProvides a support group and workshops for parents who want to share and get ideas on dealing with pre-adolescent and adolescent issues.WestchesterPARENT SUPPORT SERVICESHARRISON YOUTH COUNCIL
    Support Group ServicesSupport group discussing coping with stress, parenting, time management, budgeting, and nurturing oneself. Eight Monday evenings 6:30 pm 8:30 pm. Child care available for children ages 3 - 12 and dinner id provided family style for mothers and children.OrangeSMART MOMSCORNERSTONE FAMILY HEALTHCARE
    Support Group ServicesProvides a support group for Spanish-speaking parents of children with emotional or behavioral disabilities, to share resources, experiences, concerns, ideas and solutionsWestchesterSPANISH PARENT SUPPORT GROUPFAMILY TIES OF WESTCHESTER
    Support Group ServicesOffers a support group for the parents of children with diabetes, and the children are welcome to attend.OrangeSWEET TALK - JUVENILE DIABETES SUPPORTORANGE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
    Support Group ServicesOffers a support group for parents with children diagnosed with bipolar disorder.DutchessTRI-STATE NETWORK WITH FAMILIES WITH BIPOLAR CHILDRENMIDHUDSON REGIONAL HOSPITAL OF WESCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER
    Support ServicesProvides support for families with children/young adults diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders ASD/Asperger's Syndrome. Focus is on social learning, behavior strategies, educational issues, advocacy, self-care, community resources, medical intervention, mutual education and support and educational advocacy services.WestchesterAUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER SUPPORT GROUPS AND PROGRAMSWESTCHESTER JEWISH COMMUNITY SERVICES (WJCS)
    Support ServicesFather Time is a support group that helps fathers clarify and expand their roles as fathers, supports and encourages positive parenting, and provides a forum for learning and discussion. SchenectadyFATHER TIMEFAMILY AND CHILD SERVICE OF SCHENECTADY
    Support ServicesOffers a peer-led support group for parents of children with special mental health needs, which focus on achieving self-directed goals and reducing family isolation.DutchessHOPE FOR FAMILIESMENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF DUTCHESS COUNTY
    Support ServicesOffers a large variety of family-oriented activities such as discussion and support groups, house parties, movies, sporting activities, dinner, theatre, dances, picnics, weekend outings, museums, kids' play dates and more.WestchesterSINGLE PARENT SUPPORTPARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS WESTCHESTER CHAPTER #21
    THE MARKS FAMILY RIGHT FROM THE START 0-3+ CENTERProvides support and information to families raising young children(0-6 years). Provides specially trained interdisciplinary teams, to help parents assess their child's development. Offers individual assessment treatment for postpartum depression therapeutic treatment for special problems a multimedia library and a training center for child care workers,nannies grandparents,and other care-givers. Offers parent support and education groups, and formal courses on all phases of child development. Call for more information.NassauTHE MARKS FAMILY RIGHT FROM THE START 0-3+ CENTERNORTH SHORE CHILD AND FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER

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