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Parenting Children with Special Needs: Community Catastrophes

Families with special needs have extra issues during and after a disaster. Here are some resources and some questions for you.

Now that my electricity and internet connections are back and my fingers have thawed out from no heat, I want to hear from you about your experiences. 

Was LIPA helpful about your special circumstances? Have you used a shelter for families with special needs? I want to know if you have suggestions or information that can help other special families. Are there helpful resources your would like to tell us about?

Also, I pray that you and your families are in a warm safe home now and doing well.

Here are some online resources relevant to community emergencies and our special children:

LIPA's resources for families with special needs:  http://www.lipower.org/residential/custserv/services.html

Suffolk County: https://gis.suffolkcountyny.gov/spns/

Nassau County: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/CountyExecutive/NewsRelease/2012/11-15-2012a.html

Long Island Parent 2 Parent: http://parenttoparentnys.org/offices/Long-Island/

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