For Disabled Residents

Advocacy for the Disabled

Nassau County Office for the Physically Challenged
Nassau County Office for the Physically Challenged serves as an advocate and liaison for people with disabilities and is responsible for ensuring Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. It promotes equal access in education, employment, transportation, recreation and consumerism in the private sector, and develops public awareness through referral services, conferences and dissemination of literature. This agency issues the New York State Handicapped Parking Permit. Some incorporated villages and the cities of Long Beach and Glen Cove issue these passes to their residents.

Nassau County Human Rights Commission
Any person who believes that she or he has been discriminated against in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodation, police harassment or public nonsectarian exempt education because of race, color, nation origin, ancestry, sex, age, or disability, may file a complaint with the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights within one year of the alleged unlawful discriminatory act.

Handicapped Parking Permit Permit Application
Application Instructions
NY State DMV Forms Download
ADA - Accessibility/Special Transportation/Info. & Referral Significant Liaisons

Emergency Preparedness for Disabled

Disaster Checklist For Special Needs Persons
Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities from the American Red Cross
Household Preparedness Guide issued by the New York City Office of Emergency Management

Outreach Services for Disabled Persons

Alzheimer’s Support Services
Services for Blind & Visually Impaired
Services for Speech & Hearing Impaired

Medicaid & Managed Care

Medicaid Benefits & Managed Care

Tax Exemptions for Disabled Persons

Property Tax Exemptions Exemptions for Persons with Disabilities

Transportation for Disabled Persons

Able-Ride Program
Medicaid-Medical Transportation
Economic Opportunity Commission Transportation
FISH (Friends in Service to Humanity)
Long Beach
Oyster Bay