Resources for Families & Faculty

Athletics for All

"Athletics for All" is a Section XI interscholastic competition for students with physical and/or cognitive disabilities, aged 12-21. The program includes once monthly interscholastic opportunities for students in various activities (e.g. bowling, basketball, soccer). Students are picked up at JFK or CHS and bussed to the event, which is chaperoned by Comsewogue faculty. 

If you are interested in having your child attend this program, please contact: Mr. Matteo DeVincenzo, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, at (631) 474-8465.

Suggested Websites

New York State Education Department
NYSED Common Core Resources for Parents of Students with Disabilities
Adult Career & Continuing Education Services and Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
Long Island Parent Center
Nassau-Suffolk Autism Society of America

Books for Families of Students with Disabilities​

A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays: Recognizing and Coping with Missed Milestones in Speech, Movement, Learning, and Other Areas
by Laurie Fivozinsky Le Comer
After the Tears: Parents Talk About Raising a Child With a Disability
by Robin Simmons
Brothers and Sisters
by Laura Dwight
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs: Stories of Love and Understanding for Those Who Care for Children With Disabilities, 
by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Heather McNamara, and Karen Simmons
Emergence: Labeled Autistic
by Temple Grandin
Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning
by Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D., & Laurie Dietzel, Ph.D.
Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention
by Kathleen Nadeau
1-2-3 Magic
by Thomas W. Phelan
Organizing the disorganized child
by Martin Kutscher & Marcella Moran
Parents' Complete Special Education Guide
by Roger Pierangelo & Robert Jacoby
Smart but Scattered
by Peg Dawson, Ed.D. & Richard Guare, Ph.D.
The Explosive Child
by Ross Greene, Ph.D.
Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism
by Temple Grandin
Who Moved My Cheese?
by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

Books for Students:

Freak the Mighty
by Rodman Philbrick
Kissing Doorknobs
by Terry Spencer Hesser
The View from Saturday
by E.L. Konigsburg
The Alphabet War
by Diane Burton Robb

For additional books about children with disabilities, please go to
www.teachervision.com/learning-disabilities/reading/5316.html