UPDATED MAY 2015: Are you looking for the most comprehensive guide to special needs resources in Long Island? Our special needs guide has listings for therapists, special needs camps, medical experts, advocates, and special needs support groups in Suffolk County, Long Island, including Huntington, Babylon, and Smithtown, and Nassau County, Long Island, from Glen Cove to Long Beach, and North Hempstead.
ACCESS 7 SERVICES
6080 Jericho Tpke, suite 200, Commack
Access 7 Service is committed to providing the highest special education and related services to children with special need and their families.
1000 F Park Blvd, Massapequa Park
62 Lake Ave. S., Suite A, Nesconset
615 Montauk Highway, West Islip
We specialize in treating children with special needs. We know that you have enough to worry about so let us take the stress and worry out of taking your child to the dentist. We have an anesthesiologist on call to safely put your child to sleep right here in our offices. Please feel free to call for more information.
ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND, FINE ART PARTNER WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS WITH TONI NEUSCHAEFER
107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
Come and enjoy this series of Fine Craft Workshops designed for Children with Special Needs and their loving Companion. In each workshop, explore a different medium through the art of crafting. With the use of a multitude of different materials, involving the use of color, texture, and shape, the experience will offer each child exposure to a variety of art and craft techniques. Meets April 26 and June 14, 1pm-3pm, summer and fall dates TBD.
BERKSHIRE FARM CENTER AND SERVICES FOR YOUTH
Many children in our Long Island communities are placed in foster care due to an unhealthy environment. For the emotional and psychical well-being of a child, it’s important that children who come into care be placed in an environment where their needs can be met. Currently, Berkshire Farm Center is looking for families to open their homes and hearts to children in need. We work as a team to plan for a successful stay in foster care and to help children reach their goals of returning to a safe, healthy environment, or becoming available for adoption.
EDEN II/GENESIS OUTREACH AUTISM CENTER
600 Newbridge Road, East Meadow
The Eden II Diagnostic & Outreach Center, through its Applied Behavior Analysis and evaluation programs, supports a wide spectrum of social growth and enhanced communication skills tailored to meet the individual needs of children and older people with autism. The center and its experienced and professional staff provide comprehensive programming and support to help individuals diminish their maladaptive behavioral issues and provide guidance and support to help enhance their appropriate day-to-day skills. With the center’s continuum of programs, they provide the tools, expertise, decision making and learning environment to achieve the highest quality of skills and independence for individuals with autism across their lifespans.
EHRENMAN AND KHAN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
959 Brush Hollow Road, Suite #101, Westbury
Why choose us? Our expert care and a compassionate approach. We have a special place in our hearts for children with special needs. We know they require and deserve care tailored to meet their unique needs. Our doctors have completed 2 years of specialty training in behavior management, sedation, and hospital dentistry. This clinical expertise, combined with our gentle touch, makes us the clinicians of choice for the dental care of children with special needs.
HANNAH KRONER SCHOOL OF DANCE
1180 Willis Ave., Albertson
A dance program for toddlers, children, and young adults with Special Needs. Classes are structured and adapted according to individual needs. Ballet, jazz, and exercise fundamentals used in a creative manner assist the development of fine and gross muscle tone. Each student is provided with a high degree of motivation and taught by experienced dance and exercise instructors who have a devoted interest in those with special needs. Call 516-484-5430.
HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTERS (LI)
656 Sunrise Highway, Baldwin
607 E. Main St., Bay Shore
79-81 Westbury Ave., Carle Place
Elwood Shopping Center
1928B Jericho Turnpike, East Northport
639 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
1506 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
South Gate Shopping Center
49-34 Merrick Road, Massapequa Park
499-5 Sunrise Highway, Patchogue
Smithtown Shopping Center
8 Miller Place, Smithtown
Huntington Learning Center is an accredited K-12 tutoring and test prep leader with certified teachers providing individualized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, study skills, math, science, SAT, ACT, and state and standardized exams. Huntington helps students at any level achieve results including students with Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD and learning disabilities. The skills, confidence, and motivation developed by Huntington help students succeed and meet Common Core State Standards. A former parent states: In just four months, the improvements I have seen on Jessica’s test scores, quizzes and grades have been incredible.
KIDDS ON PARK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY DR. JODI GUTTENBERG
111 North Park Ave., Rockville Centre
Choosing the right pediatric dentist for your child is a critical decision. Our board-certified dentists have many years of experience treating children with special needs. Our office is welcoming and comfortable for patients and their families, and you will never be rushed. We provide all necessary dental procedures for children including sedation dentistry without a hospital visit. Drs. Guttenberg, Simoni, Sing, and Yau welcome new patients and look forward to meeting your child!
LAW OFFICES OF BRAD H. ROSKEN, P.L.L.C.
1772 E. Jericho Turnpike, Suite 2, Huntington
Brad H. Rosken is an experienced trial attorney. He’s also a parent of a child with special needs. He knows how far to push a school district to obtain the maximum that your child is entitled to under law. He’ll guide you, decipher lingo, and develop effective strategies. He’s also a New York state-certified Impartial Hearing Officer who hears cases in New York City, Rockland and Westchester Counties.
LONG ISLAND CENTER FOR SPEECH
213 Hallock Road, Suite 6, Stony Brook
Eastern Suffolk Speech and
Swallowing Disorder Services of Long Island
1500 William Floyd Parkway, Suite 303, East Yaphank
2410 N. Ocean Ave., Suite 202, Farmingville
Mid Suffolk Speech and
Swallowing Disorder Services
283 Commack Road, Suite 303, Commack
500 N. Broadway, Suite 141, Jericho
3375 Park Ave., Suite 4010, Wantagh
Speech Pathology and
Swallowing Disorder Services of Long Island
444 Lakeville Road, Suite 104, Lake Success
Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, is owner and operator of Speech Pathology and Swallowing Disorder Services of Long Island. Along with her group of therapists, she supports families and children across Long Island, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, and expressive and receptive language disorders (adults and children). Intensive feeding groups for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions offered. Most major health insurances accepted and flexible hours and scheduling offered.
125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 5, Plainview
MKSA (formerly Marion K. Salomon & Associates, Inc.) is now providing early intervention services as part of the HASC family! Same caring, dedicated professionals; same high level of quality services! We provide a full range of evaluation, educational, therapeutic, and support services for children and families. We support each child’s developmental potential by providing programs tailored to each child’s specific needs. Visit us at mksallc.com or call 516-731-5588 with any concerns about your child’s development.
SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK
111 Rodeo Drive, Deer Park
269 Route 25A, Mount Sinai
Each month, we’ll turn off the music and dial down the distractions for the comfort of our extra special jumpers. We welcome children and adults with special needs, plus their family members to enjoy all the jumping good times that we have to offer. Our team members received training by Missing Piece Awareness, therefore jumpers and their families can get the most out of their experience at Sky Zone Deer Park and Sky Zone Mount Sinai. Sky Zone/Deer Park - First Monday of Each Month 3-6pm, Sky Zone/Mt. Sinai - Third Monday of Each Month 3-6pm.
STEPS TO SOCIALIZATION
13 South Bayles Ave., Port Washington
At Steps to Socialization, we understand that not all children process social information the same way. Our curriculum, designed for children through 12th grade, makes the hidden rules of daily social interactions simple and clear. Through targeted activities and role-play, your child will gain the communication skills needed to navigate the social world. Parents and caregivers are an integral part of the team. We work together to reinforce the program at home and school.
THAT BROADWAY SMILE
800 N. Broadway, Massapequa
specialkidsdental.com (SPP only)
Email thatbroadwaysmile.com, specialkidsdental.com
If you have had a difficult time in the past taking your child with special needs to the dentist, relax! You have found the perfect place where your child will be welcomed with open arms. Our office environment was purposely designed to look nothing like a dental office. The movie-themed atmosphere helps alleviate any fears that kids may have. It is so fun and child-friendly that most parents ask if they can come here too!
TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Locations throughout the Tri-State Area
Great successes have been achieved by introducing special needs children to martial arts. Scientific studies have determined that martial arts can reduce and even eliminate the need for medications. Parents worry about their children’s future and their ability to achieve. Tiger Schulmann’s teaches them to set and accomplish goals, step-by-step, and never quit. This process is critical. In fact, A Tiger Schulmann’s student with a severe learning disability was discouraged by teachers and her counselor from setting higher learning as a goal. That student is currently enrolled in a Masters program!
VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset
Variety Child Learning Center at the Gallow School
72 Farmedge Road, Levittown, NY 11756
Variety Child Learning Center offers social skills training programs for children and teens ages 4 to 16 with social difficulties. Sessions are held in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. In September, VCLC introduced social skills training groups for 3-year-olds. Call for information about this exciting new offering. For more information and exact dates, please contact the social skills program coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 516-921-7171.
VILLAGE EAST GIFTED
33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
Our rigorous academic program is designed for brilliant students, ages 4 to 18, who yearn for more challenging and creative learning experiences outside the classroom. Classes are offered during the day (VEG Gifted Kindergarten), after school, on weekends and over the summer. Our participants evolve into “intellectually satisfied'” young scholars knowing that all their questions have been answered, subliminally instilling a renewed faith in intellectual challenge. Our trademarked, writing-based lessons constantly change, offering advanced subject areas while close attention is paid to the perfection of grammar, organizational skills and research strategies.
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