The Long Island Advocacy Center is a partner in the "NY Region 1 Collaborative"; A Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC) funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Decades of research supports the powerful influence parent and family involvement has on children's achievement in school. For families of children with disabilities, navigating the special education process and advocating for their child's social, emotional and educational needs can be overwhelming when you do it alone. 

LIAC offers families of children with disabilities direct support through information and referral so families can gain confidence in understanding their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), how to collaborate and communicate effectively with their educational team as well as information for community resources.

In addition, LIAC offers  information, workshops and a yearly family leadership training. Click on any of the highlighted links for more information or give us a call.

For Region 1 families outside of Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk Counties (NYC and the 5 boroughs) contact our  NY Region 1 Collaborative Partners 

For Region 2 families (the rest of New York State) contactStarbridge



The Long Island Advocacy Center, Inc. (THE LIAC) is a private non-for-profit agency dedicated to
protecting the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities 


LIAC is Long Islands Federally Funded PTIC Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties 

Nassau: 516.248.2222  

Suffolk:  631.234.0467


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​nassau County

Herricks Comunity Ctr.

999 Herricks Road

New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Phone: 516.248.2222 

Fax: 516.248.2290

Suffolk County

490 Wheeler Road

Suite 165 C

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631.234.0467

Fax: 631.234.4069