UPDATED APRIL 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.
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.
ALL ABOUT KIDS
255 Executive Drive, LL 105, Plainview
Brooklyn: 175 Remsen Street, Ste. 750, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Bronx: 3140B E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10461
Queens: 37-11 35th Ave, Ste. 3C, Astoria, NY 11101
Westchester: 145 Huguenot Street, Ste. 404, New Rochelle, NY 10801
All About Kids is one of the largest providers of high quality evaluations, consultations, and therapy services including but not limited to: ABA services for autistic children, speech, occupational and physical therapy, social skills, special education instruction, parent training, and counseling. Licensed, certified, and experienced staff provide services to eligible children with developmental delays and/or disabilities in a child's home, school, and/or community based setting, or in our state-of-the-art facilities with new sensory motor gyms. Services are provided throughout Westchester, all five NYC boroughs, and Nassau/Suffolk counties.
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.
CAMP DISCOVERY AT KULANU ACADEMY
124 McGlynn Place, Cedarhurst
Everyone deserves to go to camp! Since 1999, Camp Discovery has provided meaningful day camp experiences to children with cognitive, physical, and social challenges at our South Shore Long Island location. Our campers enjoy activities geared to abilities, proper staffing, fun-filled trips to the right places, and a place to try new things and make friends! A Camp Discovery parent said to us, “Usually people look and a see a child’s disability, but you saw the child, and not the disability.” Call today for information!
Camp Loyaltown is a summer sleepaway camp offering a rewarding experience and a lifetime of memories for children of all ages with special needs. Located three hours from Nassau County, Camp Loyaltown has fully renovated recreation facilities with an accessible miniature-golf course, horseback riding program, heated water park-type swimming pool, pedal boats, playgrounds, ball fields, and indoor and outdoor basketball courts, dance studio, and a performing arts stage. Recreational programs include dance, athletics, swimming, cooking, nature, arts and crafts, and ceramics.
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.
GREAT PLAY OF WOODMERE
1012 Railroad Ave., Woodmere
The magic of Great Play is our curriculum that directs play through instruction, plus hundreds of specialized games that are introduced at specific stages in children’s development to develop a full range of necessary skills. Our goal is for every child to reach his or her full physical potential and develop a love of physical activity that will lead to an active and healthy life! We make it fun for kids to develop motor skills, sports skills, fitness, and coordination!
THE HAGEDORN LITTLE VILLAGE SCHOOL, JACK JOEL CENTER FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
750 Hicksville Road, Seaford
The Hagedorn Little Village School is a not-for-profit school highly regarded for providing outstanding educational and therapeutic services for children with a wide range of developmental disabilities. HLVS provides year-round programs and services that include diagnostic evaluations and treatment, early intervention, a preschool, an elementary school, SEIT, and related services. Services provided on-site, in homes, nursery schools, and day care centers include speech; feeding; occupational, physical, and movement therapy; behavior management or Applied Behavior Analysis; counseling; and support groups.
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.
HY WEINBERG CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION DISORDERS AT ADELPHI UNIVERSITY
1 South Ave., NY
Our state-of-the-art facility, staffed by licensed speech pathologists, and graduate and undergraduate students from the Adelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, provides audiological and comprehensive speech/language evaluations, and individual and group therapy for children and adults. Our group programs provide supportive environments for toddlers and preschoolers to enhance speech and language skills and for school-age children and teens (including those with autism spectrum disorder) to practice their social skills. In addition, parents and families can learn how to encourage communication and extend program benefits beyond the therapy room.
KIDDS ON PARK
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
School districts consult their attorneys, why shouldn’t you? 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, NY 11790
Eastern Suffolk Speech and
Swallowing Disorder Services of Long Island
1500 William Floyd Parkway, Suite 303
East Yaphank, NY 11967
2410 N. Ocean Ave., Suite 202
Farmingville, NY 11738
Mid Suffolk Speech and
Swallowing Disorder Services
283 Commack Road, Suite 303
Commack, NY 11725
500 N. Broadway, Suite 141
Jericho, NY 11753
3375 Park Ave., Suite 4010
Wantagh, NY 11793
Speech Pathology and
Swallowing Disorder Services of Long Island
444 Lakeville Road, Suite 104
Lake Success, NY 11042
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 INDOOR 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.
T OFF 4 AUTISM C/O JUST ARCHITECTURE
572 Henry Street, Brooklyn
T Off 4 Autism is 100 percent volunteer driven, focused on raising awareness, and supporting a variety of organizations and charities to help individuals with Autism and their families. Our goal is to fund research to find a cure and provide long term assistance including housing accommodations for those affected to enhance their opportunities to achieve full potential. Please join us on July 16, 2015 at Tam O'Shanter Country Club for our annual golf outing. Together we can make a difference.
THAT BROADWAY SMILE
800 N. Broadway, Massapequa
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 email@example.com or at 516-921-7171.
VILLAGE EAST GIFTED AND TALENTED
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.
VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
The Vincent Smith School is a private, coeducational day school for students with learning disabilities in the first -12th grades. The Vincent Smith School is dedicated to providing a small, supportive setting where we “Believe and Achieve…It’s Okay to Learn Differently.” Through differentiated instruction, hands–on activities, and interdisciplinary instruction, students are provided with the necessary educational, emotional, and social support necessary for success.
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