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Where can I get a list of private special education schools?

There is a list of approved private special schools available from the New York State Education Department.

Write to:

State Education Department, Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Albany, NY 12234 and request a copy of New York State’s List of Approved Private Schools, Special Act School Districts, State-Operated Schools and State Supported Schools for Students with Disabilities (Ages 5-21).

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services
292-8100 English

and Spanish

Social Security, Child Support, Mental Health
1 Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor
Hempstead, NY 1150


Long Island Advocacy Center

staff at two locations to assist families.

New Hyde Park Office (516) 248-2222

Hauppauge Office (631) 234-0467

Parent to Parent

Providing emotional support and information to families

of individuals with special needs in New York State


Contact the Long Island Office at:

Parent to Parent of NYS

45 Mall Drive

Commack, NY 11725





Fax: 631-493-2397


Regional Coordinator and Educational Advocate:

Colleen Kunkel – [email protected]

Local Coordinator, Nassau County:

Rosemary Randazzo – [email protected]

Local Coordinator, Suffolk County:

Barbara Squillacioti – [email protected]



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