Brookhaven Disability Task Force

Special Needs Advisory Board
Disability Task Force Inaugural Partner Meeting

Town of Brookhaven Disability Task Force - On September 30, 2014 Supervisor Edward Romaine and the Town Board passed resolution 2014-672 establishing the Town of Brookhaven’s Disability Task Force.

Persons with disabilities and their families or care givers face daily challenges and the mission of the Brookhaven Disability Task Force is to provide the Town Board with information and recommendations that will help the Town in its efforts to develop programs and improve facilities in order to accommodate and offer equal opportunities for residents with special needs and allow them to be active members of our community.

YOUTH ABILITY RESOURCE FAIR: Come join us for a fun-filled day with supervised activities for children and learn about all the available resources within the Town of Brookhaven! Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Middle Country Library (101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY 11720). View our Youth Ability Day Flyer and Program now! Register for our FREE event now!

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION WORKSHOP: Here on Long Island, more children are being educated in inclusive settings than ever before. Their success has been due to well-informed professionals and families. Join us for this workshop as we provide an overview of successful models and strategies that support students in inclusive settings. Wednesday, January 31 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Brookhaven Town Hall - 2nd Floor Media Room. View our Inclusive Education Workshop Flyer now!

BULLETIN: The Town of Brookhaven Disability Task Force publishes a bulletin on a regular basis. This publication will inform Town residents about services, programs, and upcoming events in the Town of Brookhaven. View our Bulletins: 2018 Edition 1 --- 2017 Edition 1

ACCESSIBILITY GUIDE: Learn about the many accessible programs and services Brookhaven Town offers to its residents, as well as information for employment and emergency services. As a community, it is important we work together to include everyone in our efforts to make Brookhaven Town the best place for all residents. View the Town of Brookhaven Accessibility Guide now!

Raised Flower Beds RAISED FLOWER BEDS: We would like to thank the Brookhaven Highway Department for working with us to bring raised flower beds to the Holtsville Ecology Site. By having these flowerbeds at the Ecology Site, children of all abilities will be able to engage in horticultural activities and learn about plant life sustainability. We also want to thank Dew Drop Inn, The Music Academy for Special Learners, Think BIG Theater Arts and Special Needs Circle of Friends, Inc for sponsoring these flower beds. View Photos.

PARTNER BROCHURE: Find organizations which provide services to children with disabilities in the Town of Brookhaven. View the Disability Task Force Partner Brochure now! Please contact the Town of Brookhaven Disability Task Force at 631-451-6284 if you have or know of an organization that can provide opportunities for young people with disabilities in our Town.

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Brookhaven Disability Task Force is to provide the Town Board with information and recommendations. This will help the Town in its continuous efforts to develop programs and improve facilities in order to accommodate and offer equal opportunities for residents with disabilities to be active members of our community.

ABOUT US: The Task Force is comprised of volunteers who reside within Brookhaven Township. We are advocates, service providers, non-profits, parents of children in special education, caretakers and concerned citizens. We strive to provide awareness, improve, strengthen and expand programs and services for people with disabilities throughout Brookhaven Town.

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Contact Information
Christina Kempner
ADA Compliance Manager
631-451-6600

Cliff Hymowitz
Accessibility Specialist
631-451-6284
chymowitz@brookhavenny.gov


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Members:
Marlene Patti: Chair
Vacant: Secretary
Angela Melledy: Member 
Dawn M. Cookler: Member 
Dorothea Daniels: Member 
Bob Mongillo: Member 
Barbara Mongillo: Member 
Hedi Flickstein: Member 
Melba Pabon: Member 
Roy Probeyhan: Member 
Glen F. Campbell: Compliance Committee Chair