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Welcome to PeerPals.org! We are an organization dedicated to helping preschool age children with disabilities become part of their communities, one friendship at a time. Won't you join us?

  • Counting our Blessings

    Happy Thanksgiving! Today people across the country sit down to reflect on the past year and count their blessings. This year PeerPals.org is thankful for having the opportunity to share our mission of inclusion for children with disabilities with so many open and compassionate people, such as yourself. We are most thankful for the families we have come to know, who embrace our mission and share their incredible children with us. We are also very thankful for our dedicated volunteers and generous donors who make our programs possible.
  • Oyster Festival Wrap Up

    Congratulations to Danielle W. of Bayville, this year's winner of the Oyster Festival raffle! We hope she and her family enjoy their new wagon. It was a terrific weekend meeting families from across Long Island and sharing our mission of inclusion with them. A huge thank you to the students from St. Dominic High School who volunteered at the PeerPals.org booth all weekend! Special thanks to my returning volunteers...I look forward to seeing you again next year!
  • Setting our 2015 Play Dates

    Always super excited to schedule our next year's group play dates! We will once again be at Gymboree once a month. We are in East Northport in March, July and November. The rest of the year we are in Woodbury. Our second play date each month will be held at the LICM and a new location we will be announcing...stay tuned!!!
  • Getting ready for success in September!

    The calendar is telling me that summer is winding down, which means many of our families are gearing up for the first day of Kindergarten. This can be both an exciting and terrifying time. Let's focus on the exciting! Whether your child is going into a self contained class, integrated setting or general ed, my tips are the same. First, take a deep breath. Your child's entire academic career will not be decided by anything that happens on this day, so relax. Your child will take their cues from you, so try to be calm and collected. If there is crying, don't worry your child won't be the only one. Know that you've chosen the best placement for your child. Trust that the professionals at school share your desire for a smooth transition and a happy student. Focus on how proud you are of how far your child has come and get ready for a great year!!!

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