Resources for Students with Disabilities (North Country)

Legal and Other Resources for Students with Disabilities

  – North Country –


Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York- Plattsburgh Office
(Serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton Counties)
Ph: 518-563-4022 or Toll-free at 1-800-722-7380


Empire Justice Center
1 W. Main St., 2nd Floor
Rochester, New York 14614
Voice: 585-454-4060
TTY: 585-325-0247
FAX: 585-454-4019


The Advocacy Center
277 Alexander Street, Suite 500
Rochester, NY 14607
(716) 546-1700
1-800-650-4967 (NY only)
Spanish: (585) 797-0032
FAX (716) 546-7069

The Advocacy Center provides the services in counties north of Ulster and Dutchess.
PTIC Director is Jason Blackwell. Counties covered by The Advocacy Center include:
Allegany, Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Monroe, Schuyler,
Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates.


New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities Bureau of Protection and Advocacy
401 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305-2397
(518) 388-2892
FAX: (518) 388-2890


Satellite Office
Malone Office
209 West Main Street, Suite 3
Malone NY 12953-9501
(518) 483-3530
(518) 483-3552 (fax)


NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
401 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305-2397
(518) 388-2892


Office of Children and Family Services
For more information contact (518) 473-7793 or visit the OCFS website at


Office of Advocate for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
(800) 522-4369 or (518) 473-6005
(voice, TTY and Spanish call (518) 473-4129 (within NYS), (518) 549-0200 (outside NYS))
electronic BBS call (800) 943-2323 or refer to the OAPwD website at


Office of Mental Health
Bureau of Children and Family Services at
(518) 474-8394 or visit the OMH web site at


Parent to Parent of New York State
(A statewide organization, based in Schenectady, but serving all of New York State)
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 381-4350
FAX: (518) 382-1959


Parent to Parent of NYS Adirondack Office
Serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties
22 US Oval, Suite 116
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
(518) 324-5732
Fax: (518) 324-5732


Andrew Pulrang
Executive Director
North Country Center for Independence (NCCI)
102 Sharron Avenue
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 563-9058 V & TTY
(518) 563-0292 Fax


Northern Regional Center for Independent Living
210 Court St.
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone #: (315) 785-8703
Fax #: (315) 785-8612

Counties Covered: Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence (Akwasasne Res.), Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Warren, Oswego, Oneida.
Executive Director is Brenda Campany;
Program Director is Susan Beiswenger;
Parent Coordinator: Richelle “Shelly” David.


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School closed Friday, 2/3/23

School closed Friday, 2/3/23

The weather forecast for Friday and Saturday features atypical, concerning cold weather.  As you know, our district features a mix of modes of student commute to school, and a robust slate of co-curricular activities which are scheduled throughout the coming days.

Given the dangerous temperatures which are predicted, school on Friday, February 3rd, 2023 is cancelled, and an emergency closure day will be used.

Typically, when such emergency closures are made, co-curricular activities are similarly-cancelled.  For the most part, this will still be the case, but certain pre-arranged co-curricular activities will be allowed to proceed, so long as additional layers of safety/student protection are applied.  These considerations have been addressed with the Advisors.  So, unless students and parents receive a different communication from the Coach/Advisor, co-curricular activities are also cancelled tomorrow evening (February 3rd), and on Saturday, February 4th.