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)

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

"All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome" by Kathy Hoopman

"All Dogs Have ADHD" by Kathy Hoopman

"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

"Turtles All the Way Down" by John Green