Physically Challenged, Office for the
Hurricane Sandy information:
- FEMA Housing Portal provides information regarding rental resources: http://asd.fema.gov/inter/hportal/home.htm
- Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance available to New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy (for individuals separated from their employment and not otherwise entitled to unemployment benefits AND small businesses and farmers impacted by the storm)
- Food and shelter distribution centers, shower and FEMA locations including Disaster Recovery Centers throughout Nassau County: Click Here for More Information
- Pet shelter information: Click Here for More Information
- Information regarding food, shelters, FEMA process, insurance claims: Dial 2-1-1 or via internet: www.211longisland.org (click on the Hurricane Sandy link on the top right)
Our Mission: The Nassau County Office for the Physically Challenged serves as the Disability Rights Advocacy agency for this County’s population of over 250,000 adults and children with disabilities. In doing so, it plays a leadership role in the provision of programs and services to enhance the independence and productivity of citizens with disabilities, developing and advocating for legislation on the local, State, and Federal levels of government, and working with the business community, health systems agencies, educational institutions of higher learning and school districts, transportation providers, cultural and arts centers, local municipalities, and private and non-profit disability and rehabilitation organizations to remove attitudinal and architectural barriers to consumerism, employment, education and independent living.
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Information and Referral
Parking Permit Instructions
Instructions for Application
Parking Permit Application
Handicapped Parking Permit
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Did You Know...
- The New York State Handicapped Parking Permit is a privilege that can be revoked if abused.
- You must have a valid handicapped parking permit displayed to park in a Handicapped Parking Space
- It is against the law to park in an access aisle (zebra striping) even if you have a parking permit.
- It is against the law to alter a New York State Handicapped Parking Permit
- It is against the law to lend or borrow any person’s permit
- It is against the law to use or have an expired parking permit
- It is the responsibility of the permit holder to replace faded or lost permits and cannot park in handicapped spaces in the interim.
- If you received a ticket for incorrect use of the permit, merely presenting the permit to the court is not grounds for dismissal of the ticket.