New York City Special Needs Resource Guide

New York City Special Needs Resource Guide

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New York City Special Needs Resource Guide

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UPDATED NOVEMBER 2015: Find therapists, camps, medical experts, advocates, schools, and more for children with special needs in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.


Special Needs Services in Brookyln

ALL ABOUT KIDS
255 Executive Drive, LL 108, Plainview 
516-576-2040 
150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 401, Hauppauge 
631-439-6860 
175 Remsen St., Suite 750, Brooklyn 
718-522-7300 
3140B E. Tremont Ave., Bronx 
718-239-4147 
37-11 35th Ave., Suite 3C, Astoria 
718-706-7500 
145 Huguenot St., Suite 404, New Rochelle 
914-251-0905 
allaboutkidsny.com 
anne.worth@allaboutkidsny.com 
All About Kids provides quality evaluations, consultations, and therapy services, including but not limited to ABA services for children with autism; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; social skills; special education; parent training; and counseling. Licensed and certified, experienced staff provides services to eligible children with developmental delays and/or disabilities in the home, school, and/or community setting, and our state-of-the-art facilities and sensory motor gyms. Services provided throughout Westchester, all NYC boroughs, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. For eligible children, services are authorized by the EIP/CPSE Programs at no cost, and are funded and monitored by NYS DOH, NYSED, and county governments. 
 

ARTICULATE TECHNOLOGIES
213-948-5950
Speech Buddies makes it simple to get your child speech and language help. Whether you’re concerned about your child’s language development or looking for after-hours support for a child who is already in school therapy, Speech Buddies has a speech therapist to accommodate your needs. Schedule online in an instant. Home visits are no extra charge for most zip codes in Brooklyn. 
 

BRICKS 4 KIDZ - BROOKLYN
66 6th Ave.
347-699-3095
At Bricks 4 Kidz®, we believe it’s important to tap into a child’s potential by encouraging their curiosity and creativity. Our fun-filled model plans, which are designed by engineers and architects, provide an engaging platform that teaches children to learn with LEGO® Bricks. With our theme based project kits, we playfully motivate children by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles. And at the same time, we enhance self-esteem, improve fine-motor skills, and teach important classroom lessons such as organization and following directions. 
 

BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE
718-232-0114 
8696 18th Ave.
1902 Avenue T 
259 Rose Ave., Staten Island 
Brienza’s Academic Advantage is an approved NYCDOE Special Education Teacher Support Services provider. Brienza provides SETSS to eligible nonpublic school students who have an Individualized Education Plan that entitles them to SETSS. Our program offers individualized instruction in an organized and nurturing environment. There is no cost to parents for participating in this program. Services are offered in Brooklyn and Staten Island. Registration is ongoing, so please contact us at 718-232-0114.
 

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN SPEECH - LANGUAGE AND HEARING CLINIC
1 University Place
718-488-3480
bridget.dwyer@liu.edu
The Downtown Brooklyn Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, located on Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults with communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders. The Clinic is part of LIU’s graduate training program in Speech-Language Pathology. Supervisors are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the State of New York. Graduate interns are supervised by clinical faculty . We offer affordable services for families from all 5 boroughs. For eligible children, services may be authorized by NYCDOE at no cost. 
 

GULLO, DR. NICOLE D.C.
2051 E. 68th St.
718-605-4093
3770 Richmond Ave., Staten Island 
gullowellness@aol.com 
Braincore Therapy Neurofeedback is a learning modality designed to retrain dysregulated brainwave patterns, which helps the brain operate optimally and efficiently. Neurofeedback is noninvasive and considered safe by the Food and Drug Administration. Neurofeedback does not diagnose or treat any particular condition, however, peer reviewed, published research has demonstrated its efficacy in managing many neurological conditions such as ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, anxiety and panic disorders, migraine and tension headaches, memory loss and insomnia. To find out if you are a candidate for Braincore Therapy please call Dr. Nicole Gullo. 
 

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
808 Union St., Park Slope
718-230-4600
Huntington Learning Center is an accredited K-12 tutoring and test prep leader with certified teachers providing individualized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, math, science, study skills, executive functioning skills, SAT, ACT, and state and standardized exams. Huntington helps students at all levels achieve results including students with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and learning disabilities. The skills, confidence, and motivation developed by Huntington helps students succeed and meet Common Core State Standards. A former parent states: In just four months, the improvements I have seen on Jessica's grades and confidence were incredible. 
 

MKSA
125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 5, Plainview
516-731-5588
info@mksallc.com
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.
 

PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave. 
718-389-PEDS (7337) 
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Suite 105, North Lindenhurst 
631-956-PEDS (7337) 
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown 
631-864-PEDS (7337) 
Pediatric Immediate Care is a team of hearts where kids come first. State-of-the-art medical office equipment allows us to deliver your test results during your visit. Kid-friendly; walk-ins welcome; most insurance plans accepted. Complete pediatric and adolescent care, as well as baby, camp, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America. Thirty years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open seven days a week including holidays, 8am-11pm.
 

SENSORY STREET PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
703 Flatbush Ave.
718-789-2451
Sensory Street is an occupational therapy practice servicing children newborn to 21 years old. We help children be independent in their daily activities (school, play, socialization, and self-care). Our new sensory gym and rehab facility makes our mission easy and effective. Our services include: occupational therapy (screenings, evaluations, consultation, sensory integration therapy, NDT, early intervention), handwriting classes, birthday parties, and play dates. We also offer Open Sensory Gym, movement classes, seasonal events, and new Sensory Academic Enrichment Program for reading and math. We accept DOE RSA, and insurance.
 

SPEECH BUDDIES
866-247-8030
mike@articulatetech.com
Concerned about your toddler's language development? Looking for extra support for a child who is already in school speech therapy? Speech Buddies has an experienced speech therapist to accommodate your needs. Support is available wherever your child learns best with in-home, daycare, or office visits. Our professionals have a wide range of specialties for the perfect match with your child's needs. Convenient afternoon, evening, and weekend times fit your family's schedule. Subscription plans make therapy affordable. Let Speech Buddies accelerate your child's speech & language learning. 
 

WILLIAMSBURG CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
198 Varet St.
718-782-9830
dpierre@wcs.org
The Williamsburg Charter High School offers various levels of support and services for students with IEPs including partial day 15:1 setting, ICT setting in core subject areas, as well as a SETSS course that may be integrated into the student's schedule. We are fully staffed with four counselors, two social workers, and a speech pathologist to meet the social-emotional needs of our students. For more information about our services, please contact Melissa Wade at 718-782-9830 x2016, or email mwade@thewsc.org. 
 

Special Needs Services in Queens

ALL ABOUT KIDS
255 Executive Drive, LL 108, Plainview 
516-576-2040 
150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 401, Hauppauge 
631-439-6860 
175 Remsen St., Suite 750, Brooklyn 
718-522-7300 
3140B E. Tremont Ave., Bronx 
718-239-4147 
37-11 35th Ave., Suite 3C, Astoria 
718-706-7500 
145 Huguenot St., Suite 404, New Rochelle 
914-251-0905 
allaboutkidsny.com 
anne.worth@allaboutkidsny.com 
All About Kids provides quality evaluations, consultations, and therapy services, including but not limited to ABA services for children with autism; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; social skills; special education; parent training; and counseling. Licensed and certified, experienced staff provides services to eligible children with developmental delays and/or disabilities in the home, school, and/or community setting, and our state-of-the-art facilities and sensory motor gyms. Services provided throughout Westchester, all NYC boroughs, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. For eligible children, services are authorized by the EIP/CPSE Programs at no cost, and are funded and monitored by NYS DOH, NYSED, and county governments. 
 

DORIS M. APTEKAR, PH.D.
School Psychologist, Bilingual Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Evaluator, Certified Master Teacher
516-484-6351
doctordorisma@gmail.com
Dr. Aptekar has more than 35 years of experience working as a school psychologist, psychotherapist, and hypnotherapist with children and adults of varying needs. Dr. Aptekar works in groups or individually to help you and your loved ones achieve goals such as motivation, socialization, self-esteem, academic achievement, social judgment, coaching, and life goals. She has worked with all age groups and with the special needs population. Dr. Aptekar is available for CSE, IEP, and 504 meetings. She also does couples and family therapy.
 

HUG MUSIC, CREATIVE & NURTURING MUSIC LESSONS FOR EVERYBODY
112-01 75th Ave., Lower Level, Forest Hills
718-487-4309
contact@hugmusicny.com
Hug Music’s mission is to promote each individual’s important life skills through music. We offer programs for special learners in individual and group settings. Music Therapy is the clinical use of music intervention that promotes vital life skills such as cognitive, communication, and social skills. Musicreative, our original method combined music therapy and instruction, aims to improve musical and learning skills. Music Therapy Social Skills groups will start soon. All programs are led by board-certified music therapists and are especially effective for children with autism and ADHD. Schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation today!
 

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
35-30 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
718-358-7900
Huntington Learning Center is an accredited K-12 tutoring and test prep leader with certified teachers providing individualized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, math, science, study skills, executive functioning skills, SAT, ACT, and state and standardized exams. Huntington helps students at all levels achieve results including students with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and learning disabilities. The skills, confidence, and motivation developed by Huntington helps students succeed and meet Common Core State Standards. A former parent states: In just four months, the improvements I have seen on Jessica's grades and confidence were incredible. 
 

JACKSON DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES
31-36 88th St., Jackson Heights
36-02 14th St., Long Island City 
718-205-1919 
718-779-8800 
Making the most of the years that count, Jackson is an Early Intervention Center and Special Education Preschool. With 20 years of experience working with children birth to 5 years, Jackson provides ABA therapy, evaluations, special education classrooms, and teachers and therapists in the home and community settings. Jackson offers parent coaching and support groups. We specialize in working with children with autism/PDD, language and learning delays, and behavioral concerns. Jackson offers full-day UPK in Jackson Heights and Astoria/LIC. Qualified teachers, clinicians, and service coordinators always welcome to apply.
 

JANINE STIENE SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, P.C.
3375 Park Ave., Suite 4010, Wantagh
516-221-3653
444 Lakeville Road, Suite 202, Lake Success 
516-216-1791 
500 N. Broadway, Suite 141, Jericho 
516-597-4344
suffolkspeechtturo@hotmail.com
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 therapy for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions, and FEES—Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing—are also offered. There is a total of seven affiliated offices across Long Island, all participating with most major health insurance companies and offering evening and Saturday hours. 
 

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900
mhughes@vincentsmithschool.org
The Vincent Smith School is well known for its individual program for students in first through 12th grades with ADHD; learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia; and non-verbal learning disabilities, auditory processing disorder, and language (expressive and receptive) processing disorders. We provide differentiated instruction; small, supportive classes; a structured environment; college and career counseling; and a unique social cognition program. 2015-2016 Admissions Open House dates are Saturday, Dec. 12 at 12pm; Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 at 12pm; and Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7pm. Private tours are also available. Call 516-365-4900 or visit vincentsmithschool.org. 

 

Special Needs Services in Manhattan

ALL ABOUT KIDS
255 Executive Drive, LL 108, Plainview 
516-576-2040 
150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 401, Hauppauge 
631-439-6860 
175 Remsen St., Suite 750, Brooklyn 
718-522-7300 
3140B E. Tremont Ave., Bronx 
718-239-4147 
37-11 35th Ave., Suite 3C, Astoria 
718-706-7500 
145 Huguenot St., Suite 404, New Rochelle 
914-251-0905 
allaboutkidsny.com 
anne.worth@allaboutkidsny.com 
All About Kids provides quality evaluations, consultations, and therapy services, including but not limited to ABA services for children with autism; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; social skills; special education; parent training; and counseling. Licensed and certified, experienced staff provides services to eligible children with developmental delays and/or disabilities in the home, school, and/or community setting, and our state-of-the-art facilities and sensory motor gyms. Services provided throughout Westchester, all NYC boroughs, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. For eligible children, services are authorized by the EIP/CPSE Programs at no cost, and are funded and monitored by NYS DOH, NYSED, and county governments. 
 

BAKSHI LAW
100 Church St.
646-845-7517
lara.bakshi@gmail.com
Bakshi Law specializes in Special Education Law. We represent parents and children with disabilities, acquire correct classification under IDEA, ensure proper implementation of IEP, ascertain correct placement for children, and tuition reimbursement. We attend CSE meetings, resolution meetings, and suspension hearings, and all disciplinary hearings for special needs and general education students. Bakshi Law’s attorneys are passionate about your child’s education and offer assistance on a sliding scale for parents experiencing financial difficulties.
 

CHATTY CHILD SPEECH THERAPY, PLLC
325 Broadway, Suite 403 (We've moved!)
347-491-4451
chattychildny@gmail.com
Chatty Child Speech Therapy & Occupational Therapy, P.L.L.C. is a personalized therapeutic center in downtown Manhattan. We provide comprehensive speech-language and occupational therapy services. We are available to provide ST and OT evaluations, individual sessions, and group sessions. We accept DOE-RSA’s, EI, and private pay for out-of-network reimbursement. Our therapists are highly experienced, caring, and passionate about creating a unique learning experience for each child. We have years of experience treating a variety of developmental delays. Come take a tour of Chatty Child! 
 

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
237 W. 72nd St.
212-362-0100
Huntington Learning Center is an accredited K-12 tutoring and test prep leader with certified teachers providing individualized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, math, science, study skills, executive functioning skills, SAT, ACT, and state and standardized exams. Huntington helps students at all levels 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 grades and confidence were incredible. 
 

LAW OFFICE OF TRACEY SPENCER WALSH
379 W. Broadway
917-566-2677
tracey@spencerwalshlaw.com
You want an attorney you can trust. With more than 20 years of experience, Tracey has the confidence to effectively represent your child with special needs. Tracey has represented hundreds of families with children with disabilities and has been effective in securing special services and private school tuition reimbursement. Tracey will also secure guardianship for you and establish a special needs trust to help put your mind at ease. Schedule your free consultation today. You can trust Tracey. Licensed to practice in New York and Connecticut. 
 

OPEN BRIGHT PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, P.C.
1845 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Suite #1, New York
347-292-1757
openbrightinfo@gmail.com
Our practice is celebrating 6 months since we’ve opened in our new location! Come see for yourself what our patients and their parents have been raving about. Everything from the soothing colors, and spacious rooms to the kids play area, and overall design will put you and your child at ease. Dr. Laurie and our staff are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive oral health care for each of our patients. We specialize in treating children ages newborn to 18 years, as well as those with special needs. Come by, we look forward to meeting you! 
 

QUAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL (THE)
325 E. 6th St.
646-649-3913
info@quadprep.org
The Quad Preparatory School, a not-for-profit private school for twice exceptional students in kindergarten to 11th grade, invites your inquiries about our cutting-edge, integrated, whole-child educational approach. Our experienced academic faculty and clinical team provide an individualized environment and plan to assess students' strengths and current needs, building resiliency and grit to promote social, emotional, and cognitive growth and achievement. 
 

REBECCA SCHOOL
40 E. 30th St., New York
212-810-4120 
Admissions: Liz O'Shea at x234 
eoshea@rebeccaschool.org 
Rebecca School is a therapeutic day school for children ages 4-21, promoting the education and development of children with neurodevelopmental delays in relating and communicating, including PDD and autism. Our curriculum is based upon the DIR® (Developmental Individual Differences Relationship-based) model of Dr. Stanley Greenspan, which considers the variations in individual motor and sensory processing systems and tailors each child’s program to his or her specific needs. We are committed to celebrating each child’s strengths and supporting their limitations.
 

THE LAW FIRM OF TAMARA ROFF, P.C.
136 Madison Ave., 5th Floor, New York
646-722-3829
Tammi@Rofflaw.com
Sometimes parents and school districts don't agree about what services and programs a student with a disability requires in order to make educational progress. The experienced attorneys at the Law Firm of Tamara Roff, P.C. can help you navigate the various steps of the educational planning process: independent educational evaluations, classification, and advocacy at an IEP meeting. 

   




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