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Parent Resources

The following are resources for parents. If you don’t find what you may be looking for, please call us and we will be happy to assist you!


SKIP of New York.
For chronically ill and developmentally disabled children.

Hillside Family of Agencies

Villa of Hope

Starbridge partners with people who have disabilities, their families, and others who support them, to realize fulfilling possibilities in education, employment, health, and community living. Together they transform communities to include everyone.

Autism Society of America Western New York Chapter
Resources and information about autism, Asperger’s PDD

Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders 
The Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (RRCASD) is a community education and technical assistance center funded by the State Education Department to assist individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those who care for them.

LDA Life and Learning Services
Serving Rochester and surrounding counties. Information and services for parents, educators and health care professionals to address the needs of children and adults who have learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD or other neurological impairments.

Daystar for Medically Fragile Children
Daystar is New York State’s only pediatric day-respite program designed specifically to meet the needs of families with children as young as six months through age five who are coping with serious medical conditions and developmental complexities.
Children with developmental delays or with many of the most common child disabilities, including autism, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, can benefit from physical therapy. This resource guide explains the various conditions and disabilities that can be benefitted by PT, what the benefit is, and signs that your child could use the help of a physical therapist.

Site designed to assist families with various compositions and situations. Topics covered range from child care to breast feeding and beyond.

Kids Out and About
Excellus sponsored site with many links to area resources, summer camps, educational programs, etc.


Kinship Care

Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project

Equity For Children
Support for families working through divorce/separation.

Rochester Area MOPS
Faith-based international group Mothers of Preschoolers has local meetings for all moms.

Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Helping children and families cope with sexual abuse or extreme physical abuse.
Parents Without Partners is an international non-profit educational and support organization for single parent families.

MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support)
International organization focused on the needs of at-home mothers. Meetings take place during the day. There are several local MOMS chapters in Rochester.

Family Development and Parent Education Program at Family Resource Center
The time child abuse victims can file claims under the New York State Child Victims Act has been extended until August 14, 2021. View this website for more information for childhood sexual abuse survivors in New York.

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GCSD’s KidsCare Becomes First School-Based Child Care Program in the State to Implement Social-Emotional Development Model

February 12 2024

For the first time, Child Care Council Inc. is collaborating with a school-based child care program in New York to implement the Pyramid Model of social-emotional development. The Pyramid Model is an evidence-based framework proven effective in building social and emotional competence in early care and education programs by promoting positive behavior and well-being in […]

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