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211 Western New York 1170 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209

211 WNY is your free and confidential link to health and human services.
Just dial 2-1-1
Every day, across Western New York, people just like you are looking for help.
211 WNY is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Other Services

(716) 427-3575
A not-for-profit advocacy group focused on educating the community about individuals with Down Syndrome. Advocacy Services
988 Lifeline
, NY
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
Services for Mental Health
Accessibility Services (A Program of United Spinal Association) 33 Leocrest Ct.,
West Seneca, NY 14224

(718) 803-3782 ext. 7502
Provides consulting services devoted exclusively to making our built environment accessible to people with disabilities. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Ace Employment Services 327 Elm St.,-2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 884-5216
Offers a range and continuum of vocational rehabilitation services that assist customers to choose, get and maintain preferred competitive employment positions. Employment Services
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES-VR) 508 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

(888) 652-7062
Provides vocational counseling and rehabilitation services to assist in obtaining successful employment outcomes for people with disabilities and their employers. Employment Services
Advocacy - People, Inc.
, NY

(716) 322-7070
People Inc. Advocacy groups host and participate in a variety of local, regional and state-wide monthly advocacy meetings. Meetings may be offered in-person, hybrid (in-person/virtual) or only virtually. Advocacy Services
APIC (Access to Psychiatry through Intermediate Care) program 928 French Rd
Cheektowaga, NY 14227

(716) 406-7005
Mobile psychiatric care, psychiatric interventions and case management to prevent hospitalization for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum. Services for Mental Health
ARC Erie County 30 Wilson Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221

(833) 272-3743
Supporting children and adults with disabilities, and their families in achieving their desired quality of life by creating opportunities through comprehensive services. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Aspire of WNY

(716) 838-0047
At Aspire, we are driven by the core belief that children and adults with developmental disabilities have the right to realize their full potential and live as independently as possible. Aspire compassionately and relentlessly works toward facilitating this end.

Our total commitment to the development of innovative, individualized programs, continual integration of the developmentally disabled within the community and to providing full-service solutions to the populations it serves, makes Aspire the leading agency of its kind and a true asset to the Western New York community.
Services for Developmentally Disabled
Aspire's Center for Learning 4635 Union Rd.
Cheektowaga, NY

(716) 505-5700
Provide home based early intervention, Integrated Preschool and a School Age Program, before and after school services. Also provide adaptive equipment, Orthotics Clinic, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and vision services. Educational Services
Aurora Adult Day Services 101 King St.-Suite E
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 652-4269
Professionally supervised program that provides social, educational & recreational activities. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Belmont Housing Resources for WNY 2393 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 884-7791
Assists low and moderate income households in Western New York in obtaining housing: by producing and preserving housing units, and by professionally managing affordable housing. Housing
Beyond Support Network 2495 Main St., Ste. 342
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 874-7200
In August of 2022, the Cantalician Center for Learning and the Learning Disabilities Association of WNY completed a merger to form this new, exciting organization that will continue to serve the Western N.Y. community and BEYOND for many years to come!
Beyond offers a multitude of services for children and adults with disabilities, including School Age, Preschool, Daycare, Day Habilitation Services, Employment Services, Contract Services and so much more.
Services for Developmentally Disabled
Big Big Table 272 Hudson Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
Big Big Table meaningfully contributes to the dignified response to hunger in Buffalo and Western New York by providing restaurant quality meals to Everybody who comes in for lunch. With generous community support, pay-as-you-can pricing, and significant volunteer contributions to day-to-day operations, everyone is given a chance to earn what they need by giving what they can. Food Services
Bornhava 25 Chateau Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14226

(716) 839-1655
Early intervention & preschool program for children with developmental disabilities. Educational Services
Bornhava Men's Forum 25 Chateau Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14226

(716) 839-1655
The Men's Forum meets once a month and is open to fathers and male caregivers of children with special needs. Support Groups
Boulevard Van City 2708 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

(716) 731-4335
Specializes in providing mobility solutions for the physically challenged. Transportation Services
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center 50 East North St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 885-8318
Offering innovative services to children and adults with communication and educational needs. Hearing and Speech
Buffalo Implant Group P.O. Box 350
Clarence Center, NY 14032-0350
The Buffalo Implant Group is made up of individuals that have already had cochlear implants, those waiting to be implanted, and those who have friends or loved ones that are implanted. Also consists of members that work in the medical field such as speech therapists and audiologists. Hearing and Speech
Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey
, NY
Mason Newbold
We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Team is a competitive sled hockey organization that promotes the athletic abilities of physically challenged youth and adults in WNY. We encourage all those that are athletically inclined, but have a physical handicap to attend a game or practice and explore whether this sport is what you have been looking for. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Buffalo Transportation 289 Ramsdell Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216

(716) 877-5600
Services include transportation for senior citizens, people in wheelchairs and those with special needs. Transportation Services
Buffalo Wheelchair 1900 Ridge Rd.-Suite 13
West Seneca, NY

(716) 675-6500; (888) 451-0700
Offers free in-home evaluations regarding custom mobility needs, technology and rehabilitation, and medical equipment. Services for Physically Challenged
Caregiver Action Network 1150 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with significant health needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association EIN 52-1780405) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge. Support Groups
Caring Harts Transport 4077 Main St.
Strykersville, NY 14145

(716) 457-3051
Curb-to-curb and door-to-door service for wheelchair transport to medical appointments. Transportation Services
Center for Self Advocacy Inc., 1021 Broadway St. 4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 768-1795
Helping people with developmental disabilities work, advocate within their community and have an independent, productive lifestyle. Advocacy Services
CHC Learning Center 1085 Eggert Rd.
Amherst, NY 14226

(716) 831-8422
Meeting the educational, therapeutic and health needs of students with multiple disabilities with excellence; in a caring environment while providing support to families and caregivers. Educational Services
Community Services for Every1 180 Oak St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 883-8002
Provide assistance in regards to employment, housing, emergency shelter, in-home services, community-based services, specialty services (i.e., family services, senior services). Services for Developmentally Disabled
Community Water Sports Center 3621 Stony Point Rd.
Grand Island, NY 14072

(716) 553-7670
Adaptive water sports such as sailing, kayaking, fishing. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Compeer 1179 Kenmore Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14217

(716) 883-3331
Recruits, screens, trains, and matches adult volunteers and mentors for one-on-one friendships with children and adults receiving mental health services. Services for Mental Health
Continuing Developmentally Services (CDS Life Transitions, Inc.), 860 Hard Rd.
Webster, NY 14580

(585) 341-4600
We offer a magnitude of opportunities to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live and thrive in their communities. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Cradle Beach 8038 Old Lake Shore Rd.
Angola, NY 14006

(716) 549-6307
Serve the needs of children with disabilities and those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Summer Camp, Respite Program among services offered. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Crisis Services, Inc. 100 River Rock Drive, Suite 300
Buffalo, NY 14207

24 hour hotline-tel. (716) 834-3131, Kids Helpline- tel. (716) 834-1144, Addiction Hotline (716) 831-7007
Staffed with professionals who are trained to assist callers that are in a crisis situation. Services for Mental Health
Danceability Inc. 2365 George Urban Blvd.
Depew, NY 14043

(716) 651-0094
Danceability is an individualized dance, fitness and movement program serving the special needs community. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
DD Info Link

(888) 696-9211
This website provides information about all non-profit and government agencies that provide services for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. Search by keyword, category, or program/agency name. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Deaf Access Services (DAS) 2495 Main St.- Suite 446
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 833-1637; videophone (716) 335-9192
Community and client services: job placement, advocacy, community awareness, e-newsletter, community lending library and interpreter services. Hearing and Speech
Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY (DDAWNY) 1219 North Forest Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 877-7007
A collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that deal with developmental disabilities and advocacy issues Advocacy Services
Disability Rights NY (DRNY) 44 Exchange Blvd. Ste 110
Rochester, NY 14614

(518) 432-7861
DRNY provides free legal and advocacy services to individuals with disabilities. Working tirelessly to protect and advance the rights of children and adults with disabilities, DRNY is committed to enabling those we serve to exercise their own life choices and fully participate in community life. Advocacy Services
Down Syndrome Parents Group 547 Englewood Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14223

(716) 832-9334
Our mission is to inform, educate, and create awareness of Down syndrome throughout our community while improving the lives and supporting the families of those persons with Down syndrome.
Support Groups
Endeavor Health Services 1526 Walden Ave., Suite 400
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716) 895-6700
Promote mental health by offering child and adult mental health services and chemical dependency services. Services for Mental Health
Envision Wellness WNY 2495 Elmwood Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14217

(716) 877-6763
Envision Wellness WNY Behavioral Health is dedicated to establishing nurturing and sustained relationships with individuals, families and community stakeholders to foster growth, self-efficacy and independence by providing innovative evidenced based treatment focused on a whole person recovery model. Services for Mental Health
EPI (Empowering People's Independence) formerly PRALID 2 Townline Circle
Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 442-6420
Provides programs that are developed to address the unique needs of each individual served.
EPI serves the Finger Lakes, Western, Southern Tier, Central New York regions. We are headquartered in Rochester and have offices in Syracuse and Binghamton.
Services for Developmentally Disabled
Epilepsy Association of WNY 339 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222

(716) 883-5396
A nonprofit organization that offers professional services to individuals with Epilepsy and other seizure disorders, and their families. Advocacy Services
Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc. 438 Main St., 7th Floor
Buffalo, NY

(716) 847-0662
Legal advice & representation for non-profit groups assisting the poor, the elderly, the handicapped, the disabled. Legal Services
Erie County Department of Mental Health 95 Franklin St., Rath Building-12th floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 858-8530
Plans, administers, and coordinates a countywide system of community based programs for mental health, mental retardation, alcohol and substance abuse. Services are provided on a contract basis by other agencies, County departments, or directly by the department Services for Mental Health
Erie County Department of Social Services Emergency Housing Unit 158 Pearl St.
Buffalo, NY

(716) 858-6265
Coordinate emergency shelter with local community partners, for eligible individuals. Also assists eligible individuals with personalized housing plans, apartment searches, transportation expenses, storage of personal items, and the acquisition of items needed to establish a household. Housing
Erie County Fair Housing Partnership
, NY
Not-for profit entity committed to promoting equal opportunity in housing. Includes the following organizations: Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), tel. (716) 854-1400; US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), tel. (716) 551-5755; The New York State Division of Human Rights, tel. (716) 847-7632; Neighborhood Legal Services, tel. (716) 847-0650; City of Buffalo Fair Housing Officer, tel. (716) 851-4212. Other Services
Erie County Veterans Service Agency 95 Franklin St., Suite 800
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 858-6363
Offers free services to veterans that will help with gathering information and presenting claims for veteran benefits. Other Services
Excalibur Leisure Skills 90 North Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14216

(716) 831-3188
COST-FREE Boating & Fishing Opportunities for the Disabled and Disadvantaged. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
fantastic friends of WNY, Inc. 1284 French Rd
Depew, NY 14043
Debbie Cordone
(716) 608-6234
Every month Fantastic Friends hosts a fun social event for children and adults with Autism, TBI, Down Syndrome, ADHD and other developmental and intellectual disabilities. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Gliding Stars 1307 Military Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14217

(716) 608-8345
The Gliding Stars organization provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to increase their personal potential through the development of ice skating skills in a regular program of instruction, utilizing our specialized adaptive equipment while practicing in their own local community. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Inc. 1119 William St.
Buffalo, NY 14206

(716) 854-3494
Helps individuals and families achieve a better life through work and independence. Employment Services
Graceful & Gifted Dance Program 2423 Hyde Park Blvd.
Niagara Falls, NY

(716) 946-7909
Offers day and evening programs for individuals with special needs, ages 3-adult, with developmental disabilities. Programs are beneficial to those with autism, learning disabilities, and mental retardation, as well as those who are deaf & hearing impaired, blind & visually impaired, and physically handicapped. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports
The Sled Hockey Foundation is now Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports! We continue to provide the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to participate in adaptive sports and, through this participation, develop the social, emotional and physical confidence necessary to become leaders in the community. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Program 1675 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220

(716) 764-9548
Access repairs to keep your home safe.
Current homeowners can access affordable repairs to keep their homes safe and livable. Roof repairs are completed at a low cost, and homeowners repay an affordable loan.
Headway of Western New York, Inc. 2635 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216

(716) 408-3120
Support and advocacy agency for survivors of brain injury and their families. Services include recreational programs, support groups, training & educational programs and a resource library. Advocacy Services
Hearing and Speech Center of WNY 2980 William St.
Cheektowaga, NY 14227

(716) 892-2060
Hearing & Speech is a professional limited liability corporation (PLLC), located in a beautiful new building at 2980 William Street in Cheektowaga, NY. We work with the Early Intervention program to provide pediatric therapy services within your child's natural environment as well as with the CPSE program providing therapy services at homes, child care programs and preschools. Hearing and Speech
Hearts and Hands 2710 North Forest Rd., Suite205
Getzville, NY 14068

(716) 406-8311
Volunteer services for people over 60 or qualified as disabled. Services include transportation, in home supports, yard work & snow removal, respite, minor handyman. Other Services
Heritage Christian Services 103 John Muir Drive, Suite 106
Amherst, NY 14228

(716) 743-2020
Serves children and adults with developmental disabilities through its homes, day programs, and respite care and service coordination. Services for Developmentally Disabled
High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding Program of Suburban Adult Services, Inc. (SASi) 960 West Maple Court
Elma, NY 14059

(716) 805-1555
Offer a therapeutic riding program for emotionally and physically challenged individuals. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Hillside Children's Center 70 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14224

(585) 256-7500
Dedicated to serving the needs of youth through providing mental health, child welfare, developmental disabilities, youth and family development, safety net, juvenile justice, and special education services. Services for Mental Health
Horizon Health Services

(716) 831-1800
Not-for-profit Corporation that provides an array of comprehensive services to assist individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Services for Mental Health
Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. (HOME) 1542 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 854-1400
Help to ensure that the people of Western New York have an equal opportunity to live in the housing and communities of their choice-through education, advocacy, enforcement of fair housing laws, and the creation of housing opportunities. They provide an online form on their website to report discrimination. Housing
Ican (Independent Consumer Advocacy Network)

(844) 614-8800 TTY 711
Program for people with Medicaid who need long-term care services. Will answer questions related to Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care, and your managed care plan. Advocacy Services
Inclusive Theater of WNY (ITOWNY) The Foundry, 298 Northampton St.
Buffalo, NY 14208

(716) 218-8129
Inclusive Theater of WNY (ITOWNY) is a performing and visual arts company, that is dedicated to advancing artists of all forms and levels of ability – including artists with disabilities – to encourage the change of socially constructed images and misconceptions that exist of people from diverse backgrounds and groups. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Innovative Placements PO Box 801
Buffalo, NY 14201
Andrea Todaro
(716) 566-0251
Placement service which matches clients to the hiring requirements of area employers and human resource professionals. Employment Services
Jewish Community Center 2640 North Forest Rd.
Getzville, NY 14068

(716) 688-4033
Its mission is to build and strengthen the Jewish and Western New York communities by providing recreational, educational, cultural and social programs and services that are consistent with Jewish values. Other Services
Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County 70 Barker St.
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 883-1914
Multifaceted agency which delivers services by highly qualified professionals in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work and rehabilitation counseling. Services for Mental Health
Job Accommodation Network

(800) 526-7234 (VOICE) or (877) 781-9403 (TTY)
If you have a question about workplace accommodations or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, ask us.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Job Accommodation Network
, NY
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for 40 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Employment Services
Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. 2495 Main St., Suite 317
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 882-4963
Provides refugees with the resources and support they need to become healthy, independent, contributing members of the community. Other Services
, NY
This on-line agency provides information regarding:consequences of criminal charges, consumer issues, disability issues, discrimination, education, family & juvenile services, housing, immigration, internet fraud, public benefits, seniors, taxes, veterans and military, and workers Legal Services
LD Parents Connect
, NY
LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products. Support Groups
Legal Advocacy for the Disabled (LAD) Unit of the Erie County Department of Social Services 95 Franklin St.-11th floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 858-2270
Assists low-income people with the Social Security Administration Disability application process. Legal Services
Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. 290 Main St., Ste. 400
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 853-9555
It is the mission of the Legal Aid Bureau to provide quality legal representation and advice to persons in need residing in Erie County, New York. The Bureau's Civil Legal Services Unit represents low-income individuals in a variety of civil matters that have a direct impact on their quality of life. Legal Services
Legal Services 1021 Broadway, 5th Floor
Buffalo, NY

(716) 886-1242
Legal Services provides pro bono (free) civil legal services and advocacy for mental health consumers and their families, including representation in Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, Medicare, housing, family and consumer matters. Legal Services
Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of WNY Inc. 438 Main St. Ste 1200
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 853-3087
We provide free civil legal services to seniors, people with disabilities and low-income populations in nine Western New York counties. Our goal is to protect the essentials of life, such as housing, income, access to health care and protection from abuse. Legal Services
LiNK 338 Harris Hill Rd., Ste. 108B
Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 463-5050
An outreach and advocacy organization that promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities through activities, events and programs in the Jewish Community Advocacy Services
Lord of Life Adult Day Health Center 1025 Borden Rd.
Depew, NY 14043

(716) 668-8000
Social day program for adults which provides nursing, nutrition, transportation, personal care and caregiver services. The Adult Day Health Center provides care for adults aged 21 and older. We participate in a variety of contracts including Erie County Senior Services, and Managed Long Term Care contracts through Medicare and Medicaid. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center 15 Reiter Rd.
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 655-1335
Provide horsemanship and horseback riding opportunities for individuals of all ages with cognitive, physical, emotional and learning disabilities. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Meals on Wheels for Western New York 100 James E. Casey Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14206

(716) 822-2002
Deliver daily nutritious meals to homebound seniors, handicapped individuals, and those suffering from chronic illness. Food Services
Medicare Rights Center

(800) 333-4114
The Medicare Rights Center works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs, and public policy initiatives. Advocacy Services
Mental Health Advocates of WNY 999 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14209


Promotes mental health of the community through education, public information, prevention programs and training while supporting individuals and families living with mental illness. Services for Mental Health
Mental Health Peer Connection 3108 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 836-0822, ext. 126
An agency of the WNY Independent Living that serves those who have been diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse. They assist the individual through genuine peer mentoring in getting and staying out of institutions, maximizing community living, and/or becoming employed. Services for Mental Health
Miracle League of WNY P.O. Box 833
Grand Island, NY 14072

(716) 773-9600
Provide an opportunity for anyone with mental and/or physical challenges to play baseball. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Mobility Works 3560 Sheridan Drive
Buffalo, NY 14226

(716) 427-5268
Provides accessible vehicles and modifications to enhance the Independence of physically challenged individuals Transportation Services
Motion Project NY 4820 Genesee St.
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716) 668-4724
Motion Project inspires those with spinal cord injuries to rise above their challenges by promoting physical independence; and providing emotional support and spiritual healing to foster hope for a successful and fulfilling life.
A place for people to come to recover after a life-changing spinal cord injury. We never stop moving forward to bring the best outcomes for individuals as they progress through their journey toward recovery; providing state-of-the-art equipment, exceptionally trained therapists, research, care navigation, advocacy and support.
Services for Physically Challenged
Museum of disABILITY History 3826 Main St.
Amherst, NY

(716) 629-3626
A project of People Inc., and chartered by the NYS Department of Education Board of Regents. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County) P.O. Box 146
Buffalo, NY 14223

(716) 226-6264
A volunteer membership organization that supports families coping with a loved one who has a serious mental illness, advocates for improved mental health services and programs, and works to end the stigma associated with mental illness. Services for Mental Health
National Federation of the Blind of New York State (Buffalo Chapter)
Buffalo, NY 14223
Chris Minkler - Buffalo Chapter President
(716) 688-5849
Provide public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances for the blind, advocacy services and emotional support.
The National Federation of the Blind is the only organization that believes in the full capacity of blind people and has the power, influence, diversity, and determination to help transform dreams into reality.
Services for Visually Impaired
National Seating & Mobility 198 Ransier Dr.
West Seneca, NY 14224

(716) 674-0783
Providing rehab seating & mobility solutions that help people move through life. Services for Physically Challenged
Native American Community Services 1005 Grant St.
Buffalo, NY 14207

(716) 874-4460
Provide services for the off-reservation Native American community that include the following services: family services, economic self-sufficiency, health and wellness, youth services and community support services. Other Services
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. 237 Main St.-4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 847-0650
Are you unable to work because of a disability? Have you been denied SSI or Social Security benefits? Do you receive SSI and want to go back work or school? These are just a few of the areas in which we might be able to help. We will also explain how you can request our help. Legal Services
Neurodiversity Network of WNY 640 Ellicott St., Suite 37
Buffalo, NY 14203

Our goal is to ensure that all individuals, regardless of their neurodivergent status, can reach their fullest potential. We provide education and training programs, community outreach, and support groups for neurodivergent individuals and their families. We believe in a world that values and celebrates neurodiversity and where all individuals are supported to reach their full potential. Educational Services
New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) 295 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 847-3516
Services include a Vocational Rehabilitation Program and a Business Enterprise Program. Employment Services
New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) 295 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

(866) 871-3000
The mission of the New York State Commission for the Blind is to enhance employability, to maximize independence and to assist in the development of the capacities and strengths of people who are legally blind. Services for Visually Impaired
New York State Department of Public Service Three Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223-1350

(800) 342-3377
The NYS Department of Public Service will investigate and resolve complaints about residential electric and natural gas service. Other Services
New York State Division of Human Rights
, NY
If you have experienced discrimination as a customer or client of any establishment offering goods or services to the public (for example: stores, theatres, restaurants, transportation services, public buildings, salons, medical offices, daycare services, parks, fitness and recreation facilities, etc., including any such facilities owned or operated by a governmental entity) you are covered by NYS Human Rights Law. Discrimination can include simple access issues like a one-step entrance to a business that prevents access. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
New York State Division of Human Rights Buffalo Regional Office Main Place Tower 350 Main St., 10th Floor, Ste. 1000B
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 847-7632
Contact to file housing or lending discrimination complaints under the New York Executive Law. Housing
New York State Education Dept. (NYSED) Talking Book & Braille Library
, NY
The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) is a free library service for eligible residents of upstate New York who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual, physical or reading disability. Services for Visually Impaired
New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Information (800) 624-4143; to report abuse and neglect (855) 373-2122
Provides assistance to callers who have questions or concerns regarding disability issues and connects individuals to appropriate services. Advocacy Services
New York State-Mental Hygiene Legal Service 438 Main St.. Ste. 400
, NY

(716) 845-3650
Adult Guardianship Assistance, Individual Advocacy, Mental Health Facility Complaints, Patient Rights Assistance
Offers legal representation, advice, and assistance to persons residing in facilities for the mentally disabled concerning retention, release, care, and treatment. The facilities may be state, city, voluntary, or private, and may be community based or institutional.
Legal Services
NFB Newsline Audio News Service
, NY
Anyone who cannot read printed publications due to vision loss, dyslexia, or a physical disability is eligible to receive NFB-NEWSLINE. Please register by calling New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (518) 474-5935 or the National Federation of the Blind at 866-504-7300 to request an application. You may also download and mail an application or complete our online application. After your registration is processed, you will receive a message containing your activation codes and instructions. Services for Visually Impaired
NFTA-Metro 181 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 855-7226, TTD (716) 855-7289
Special services for the disabled include Paratransit Access Line (PAL) and the Reduced-Fare Card Program. Call (716) 855-7211, TDD 800-662-1220, for more information. Transportation Services
Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service 1199 Harlem Rd.
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Robert Sikorski
(716) 821-5555
Services for Visually Impaired
Niagara University First Responders Disability Awareness Training Niagara University, Timon Hall, 121, P.O. Box 1941
Niagara University, NY 14109

(716) 286-7355
Is in the process of developing curriculum for the training of police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical services and other first responders in NY State. Advocacy Services
Northeast ADA Center Cornell University, ILR School, 201 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Employment and Disability Institute. Provides information, referrals, resources and training on equal opportunity for all and on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

WNY liaison (716) 608-2670
Offers crisis prevention and response for individuals with developmental disabilities and complex mental/behavioral health needs. Also offers related clinically-based consultation and training to organizations throughout the community. Advocacy Services
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A FREE public service provided by New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) to list and find affordable, accessible homes and apartments across New York. Housing
OLV Human Services 790 Ridge Rd.,
Lackawanna, NY 14218

(716) 828-9500
Provides a wide range of services to children, youth & families in need, which include educational, residential, outpatient, adoption, foster care & dental services. Services for Developmentally Disabled
OPWDD Region 1

(800) 487-6310
For individuals new to OPWDD services, individuals with an approved eligibility determination who has never received OPWDD services, and OPWDD eligible individuals that receive only MSC and/or FSS services. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Parent to Parent of New York State 1200 East and West Rd., Building 1 Room B-4
West Seneca, NY 14224
Valerie Colavecchio
(516) 406-8617
Welcome to the Western Office of Parent to Parent of NYS
A place where families of individuals with special needs, and the professionals who support them, can meet and share information.
A place for us to find each other, a place for us to be made strong.
Advocacy Services
Parent to Parent of New York State 1200 East & West Rd., Building 16, Room 1-140
Buffalo, NY 14224
Valerie Colavecchio
(516) 406-8617
Builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs. Also, helps to navigate and influence service systems and to make informed decisions. Support Groups
People and Places 76 Riley St.
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 937-1813
Vacations for adults with developmental disabilities. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
People First Mobility 800 Hertel Ave., Ste 103
Buffalo, NY 14207

(716) 566-5000
We enable individuals with disabling conditions to reach their functional potential in their homes and communities.
Finding the right wheelchair can be a long and complicated process, from initial evaluation to final delivery, PFM will guide you through each step. We provide hands on trials to ensure we find the perfect wheelchair for your needs, including in home trials.
Services for Physically Challenged
People Inc. 1219 North Forest Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 880-3890
Provide affordable one and two bedroom apartments to people with disabilities. Housing
People, Inc., 1219 North Forest Rd.,
Williamsville, NY 14231

(716) 817-7400
Provide children's services, senior services, disabilities services, health services, community outreach, employment services, day services, residential services. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Person Centered Services 560 Delaware Ave., Ste. 400
Buffalo, NY 14202

(888) 977-7030
Person-Centered Services provides Care Coordination for over 17,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 18 counties, reaching throughout Western New York, Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier regions. Our job is to help individuals and families navigate a very complex system.

At the heart of Care Coordination are connections and referrals. Care Coordinators work with individuals, families, community providers and other organizations to make sure the dots are connected between all aspects of a person’s care.
Services for Developmentally Disabled
Pride Ability of WNY 2128 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 322-7070
Group focus -- people who are LGBTQ and developmentally disabled coming together to make friends, learn about resources in the gay community, and to increase advocacy skills.

Meetings are held first Monday of each month from 5-6 p.m. We will be meeting in person and virtually. We will meet at 2128 Elmwood, Buffalo NY 14207.
Light refreshments provided. (Hybrid)
NOTE: New York State PrideAbility Coalition to expand LGBTQIA advocacy meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. (Virtual only)
Advocacy Services
Prime Care Coordination
WNY region: Marissa Brinkman, (716) 374-0092
Referral number: (844) 347-3168
Our mission at Prime Care Coordination is to partner with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to receive the services and supports they need to live their lives in the most meaningful way. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Adult Day Services @ North Tonawanda 3780 Commerce Dr.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

(716) 243-7888
Our services are designed to meet the needs of adults 18 and over, with two locations in Erie and Niagara counties. Clients can attend as many or as few days per week as they would like between Monday and Friday, for as many hours each day as they prefer. A wide variety of services and activities help individuals maintain their independence and promote feelings of self-worth. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Restoration Society 66 Englewood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 832-2141
Their mission is to assist all persons with mental health conditions to be successful and satisfied in environments of their choice. Services include: Homelessness, Housing, Community Integration and Wellness, Benefits Advisement, Parenting Support, Financial Literacy, Work Support, and an Amity Club. Services for Mental Health
Robert Warner Center for Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Oshiei Children's Outpatient Center, 1001 Main St., Floor 2
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 323-6410…
Since 1956, The Variety Tent #7 Robert Warner Center for Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital has been providing comprehensive rehabilitation services consisting of diagnostic, evaluative and therapeutic services to children in Western New York and surrounding areas with known or suspected disabilities.
The Center also supports the Regional Perinatal Center of WNY and is the only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Western New York that has the full scope of pediatric subspecialists required to operate a Level IV NICU.
Each center or program is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of specialists specifically selected to meet patients' needs. Services are family-focused and provided in conjunction with pediatricians and community resources.
Services for Developmentally Disabled
SABAH 2607 Niagara St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 362-9600
Offer skating programs that serve the developmental and recreational needs of children, youth and adults with all types of disabilities. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
SCORE-STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education 2182 State Route 203
Chatham, NY 12037

(518) 598-1279
STRIDE’s focus is youth programming in individual lifetime sports, and a belief that it is possible to remove boundaries, fulfill dreams, enhance self-esteem, and empower youth with disabilities through participation in sport and recreational activities. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) - Western Region 1021 Broadway St. 4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14213
Sophia Roberts, Regional Coordinator
(716) 463-5035
Run by, and for, people with developmental disabilities. This organization supports self-advocates and self-advocacy groups and encourages them to speak for themselves individually and collectively. Advocacy Services
Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)
The mission of SARTAC is to strengthen the self-advocacy movement by supporting self-advocacy organizations to grow in diversity and leadership. Advocacy Services
Sensational Fun, Inc. 2881 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127

(716) 674-7001
Sensational Fun, Inc is a nonprofit community organization serving the Western New York area. We provide an array of sports, clubs, camps, programs, respite, and family events which are adapted to meet the needs of our children and adults with different abilities. We are teachers, therapists, staff, and volunteers all experienced and passionate about adapting to each child and adult and seeing the best in them! Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Service Bridges 560 Delaware Ave., Ste. 101
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 371-1390
Service Bridges is offering a top quality interpreting experience to both the Deaf and Hearing communities, closing the gaps in communication and protecting full access to the world we all live in. We've made the interpreter request process simple by offering it via telephone and online and we've built strong relationships with the very best Interpreters WNY has to offer, providing a professional and consistent experience to our clients and customers. Hearing and Speech
Sibling Support Group and GKSN: Grandparents of Kids with Special Needs
, NY
Founded in 1990, the Sibling Support Project is the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns.
Grandparents of Kids with Special Needs (GKSN) is an online community hosted by the Sibling Support Project where grandparents can connect with others who “get it.” Our work with grandparents began around the same time that Sibshops were created, in 1982.

Support Groups
SKIP of NY (Sick Kids {Need} Involved People) 2805 Wehrle Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14221

(716) 626-2222
Helps developmentally disabled children get home from hospitals and institutions to live with their families and participate in their schools and communities. Services for Developmentally Disabled
Special Olympics New York 2821 Wehrle Dr., Suite 7
Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 580-3346
Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Also, volunteers of all ages, abilities and interests are needed year round. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
Spectrum Human Services PO Box 631
Orchard Park, NY 14127

(716) 662-2040
To respectfully partner with adults, children and families as they recover from behavioral, emotional, mental health and/or substance abuse-related disorders by offering individualized and meaningful opportunities of hope, empowerment and support to achieve self-defined improvements in their quality of life. Services for Mental Health
St. Luke's Mission of Mercy 325 Walden Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 894-4476

Ministries for those in need include: serving lunch and dinner; providing housing for homeless; programs for people with addictions; Catholic education for pre K-12; distributing clothing, small appliances, household wares. Other Services
St. Mary's School for the Deaf 2253 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 834-7200; video phone (716) 239-4171; fax (716) 831-8678
St. Mary's School for the Deaf is committed to providing equitable access to exemplary educational programs that prepare Deaf Students to be self-directed, lifelong learners, who are productive members of society. Hearing and Speech
Suburban Adult Services, Inc. (SASi) 960 West Maple Court
Elma, NY 14059

(716) 805-1555
Not for profit organization which provides physically and mentally challenged individuals programs which include: employment training & placement, clinical and habilitation services, 24 hour residential care facilities, recreation & therapeutic horsemanship. Services for Developmentally Disabled
The Children's League 393 North St.
Springville, NY 14141

(716) 592-9331
The Children's League provides services to children within a 50-mile radius of Springville, New York. We serve or have served portions of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Wyoming Counties. If you would like to know whether we serve your area call 716-592-9331. Currently, The Children's League serves children in a center-based program, while also providing therapeutic and special education services for children in their homes or other community-based settings.
The children we serve have a variety of conditions, including speech or language impairment, autism, intellectual disabilities, orthopedic impairment (cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and spinal muscular atrophy), multiple disabilities, other health impairments such as emotional disturbance, learning disability, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment.
Educational Services
The Parent Network of WNY 1021 Broadway St.
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 332-4170
Provides parents and caregivers of children with special needs information on workshops and conferences, resource material, and acts as a referral service. Support Groups
The Summit Center 150 Stahl Rd.
Getzville, NY 14068

(716) 629-3400
Serves to educate Western New York children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Also, has services which include training and consulting parents and professionals, research and clinic. Educational Services
The TRAID Program Center for Assistive Technology 315 Alberta Dr., Ste. 102
Amherst, NY 14226

(716) 836-1350
Federally funded and administered by the NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities. Offers a program designed to increase awareness and appropriate use of assistive technology by individuals with disabilities. Provide information and referral services, the TRAID- IN equipment exchange service, increased access to assistive technology, and training on assistive technology. Other Services
Travel and Accessibility Becoming Rentable website

(919) 426-4312
Becoming rentABLE was founded in 2021, after years of struggling to find truly accessible short-term rental properties. To have an accessible property means that there are no barriers to entry for anyone; an elderly relative, a family member with a physical disability or a friend who has been temporarily disabled. Each would have access to something that everyone should access to: a place where memories can be made and a chance to live their best life. Other Services
U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act

(800) 514-0301
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Unique theatre Company 99 Hartwell Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14216
Beth Geyer
(716) 243-8889
A company of artists that aspire to promote community integration through the arts. Recreational Programs for the Disabled
United Access 9580 Main St.
Clarence, NY 14031

(716) 759-6811
Offer a full line of wheelchair accessible vans and conversions. Services for Physically Challenged
United Access Williamsville 5375 Transit Rd
Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 759-6811
Provide accessible vehicles and modifications to enhance the independence of physically challenged individuals. Transportation Services
United Spinal Association WNY Chapter 130 South Elmwood-Suite 641
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 668-4724
Serving our veterans regarding healthcare and service locating, veterans Services for Physically Challenged
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Buffalo Field Office Lafayette Court, 465 Main St., 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 551-5755 or toll free 1-800-225-5342
Federal nondiscrimination laws provide housing protections for individuals with disabilities. These protections apply in most private housing, state and local government housing, public housing and any other federally-assisted housing programs and activities. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related transactions because of disability. Housing
VIA Workforce Development 1170 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 882-1025
Provide training for the blind, visually impaired and physically disabled individuals. Students learn technology and business skills for meaningful employment. Employment Services
Visually Impaired Advancement (formerly Olmsted Center for Sight) 1170 Main St.
Buffalo, NY

(716) 882-1025
To better represent the progressive nature of what we do and the people we serve we decided to change our name, our brand and our image.
Olmsted Center for Sight is now VIA.
Our legal name is VIA Visually Impaired Advancement, and while the full name must be reflected in formal agreements and contracts, in all communication, outreach and marketing we will use our Assumed Name or “dba” VIA.
Services include: orientation and mobility instruction, housing, Early Education Program, rehabilitation, vision clinic, senior vision services, resource center, manufacturing, education center and auditorium, job training at Statler Center, employment services.
Services for Visually Impaired
Western New York Center for the Visually Impaired 3070 Transit Rd.
West Seneca, NY 14224

(716) 668-1166
Provide low vision evaluation and assistive products, in-home rehabilitative services, computer training, and counseling. Services for Visually Impaired
Western New York Developmental Disabilities Regional Offices (DDRO) 1200 East & West Rd.,
West Seneca, NY 14220

(716) 674-6300
Provides services for the developmentally disabled.
Front Door Access to Services-1-800-487-6310.
Advocacy Services
Western New York Independent Living, Inc. (WNYIL) 3108 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 836-0822
Assists in enhancing quality of life with programs that offer: independent living skills, advocacy, peer counseling, self help, leadership development, family support. They also offer a Client Assistance Program (CAP) which offers support and advocacy in regards to vocational rehabilitation, and a Transportation Program. Advocacy Services
Western New york Independent Living/Independence Express 3108 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 826-0822
WNYIL operates grant and fee-based transportation services for community activities in five of the Western New York Counties. Transportation Services
WNY Law Center Inc.
, NY

(716) 855-0203
Housing discrimination complaints, mortgage foreclosures and disability discrimination complaints that are not in litigation. Legal Services