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New York City Special Needs Resource Guide

October 15, 2013   |  DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED MAY 2015: Are you looking for the most comprehensive guide to special needs resources in the New York City area? Our NYC special needs guide guide has listings for therapists, special needs camps, medical experts, advocates, and special needs support groups in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, from Williamsburg to the Upper West Side. 

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BROOKLYN

 

BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE
718-232-0114
8696 18th Ave., Brooklyn NY 11214
1902 Ave. T, Brooklyn NY 11229
259 Rose Ave., Staten Island NY 10306

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.

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, 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.

INFINITY PRESCHOOL
1972 E. 34th St., (off Avenue S), Marine Park
718-336-1981
Email infinityoffice@infinitypresschool.org

Infinity Educational Programs is dedicated to optimizing every child's development. Children with developmental delays are welcome at Infinity. We work hand and hand with families and early intervention services to ensure every child at our center receives the assistance needed to get on track. Our facility welcomes SEITS, special instructors, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, and behavioral therapists collaborating to create an optimal situation for each child.

LOIS JACKSON, D.D.S., P.C. AND ASSOCIATES
16 Court St., Suite 2211, Brooklyn
718-855-8833
505 LaGuardia Place, Suite L4, in Greenwich Village near Washington Square Park.
212-995-8888

Dr. Lois Jackson is very experienced in pediatric dental care for children, adolescents, and patients with special needs. She is the president of the New York State Association of Pediatric Dentists. To give back to the community, Dr. Jackson volunteers and supports numerous civic and cultural organizations. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Camp Brooklyn (sending children to camp), Flatbush Development Corporation, East Midwood Jewish Center, and Fisk Terrace Neighborhood Association. Dr. Jackson was a Nickelodeon Parents' Pick for Best Dentist for two years running!

MKSA
125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 5, Plainview
516-731-5588
Email 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., Brooklyn
718-389-PEDS (7337)
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, NY11757
631-956-PEDS (7337)
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
631-864-PEDS (7337)
Email urakowska@pediatricimmediatecare.com

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, babies, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America. Twenty-eight years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open seven days a week, including holidays, 8am-11pm.

TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Locations throughout the Tri-State Area
800-52-TIGER (84437)

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!

YMCA - LISA BETH GERSTMAN SPECIAL NEEDS CAMP
212-912-2589
Email jdavis@ymcanyc.org or visit

The Lisa Beth Gerstman Special Needs Camp is a 3-week camp that runs July 13 to July 31 and is a fully integrated program for children with physical disabilities ages 5 to 12 years old. Special needs children have an opportunity to experience summer camp activities which include swimming, day trips, and arts and crafts. We believe every child deserves the opportunity to participate in a safe, caring, and FUN learning environment. For more information, please contact Jamel Davis, Youth & Family Director at (212) 912-2580 or jdavis@ymcanyc.org or visit http://ymcanyc.org/camp.

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QUEENS

 

BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE
718-232-0114
8696 18th Ave., Brooklyn NY 11214
1902 Ave. T, Brooklyn NY 11229
259 Rose Ave., Staten Island NY 10306

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.

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, 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.

INFINITY PRESCHOOL
1972 E. 34th St., (off Avenue S), Marine Park
718-336-1981
Email infinityoffice@infinitypresschool.org

Infinity Educational Programs is dedicated to optimizing every child's development. Children with developmental delays are welcome at Infinity. We work hand and hand with families and early intervention services to ensure every child at our center receives the assistance needed to get on track. Our facility welcomes SEITS, special instructors, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, and behavioral therapists collaborating to create an optimal situation for each child.

LOIS JACKSON, D.D.S., P.C. AND ASSOCIATES
16 Court St., Suite 2211, Brooklyn
718-855-8833
505 LaGuardia Place, Suite L4, in Greenwich Village near Washington Square Park.
212-995-8888

Dr. Lois Jackson is very experienced in pediatric dental care for children, adolescents, and patients with special needs. She is the president of the New York State Association of Pediatric Dentists. To give back to the community, Dr. Jackson volunteers and supports numerous civic and cultural organizations. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Camp Brooklyn (sending children to camp), Flatbush Development Corporation, East Midwood Jewish Center, and Fisk Terrace Neighborhood Association. Dr. Jackson was a Nickelodeon Parents' Pick for Best Dentist for two years running!

MKSA
125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 5, Plainview
516-731-5588
Email 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., Brooklyn
718-389-PEDS (7337)
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, NY11757
631-956-PEDS (7337)
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
631-864-PEDS (7337)
Email urakowska@pediatricimmediatecare.com

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, babies, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America. Twenty-eight years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open seven days a week, including holidays, 8am-11pm.

TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Locations throughout the Tri-State Area
800-52-TIGER (84437)

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!

YMCA - LISA BETH GERSTMAN SPECIAL NEEDS CAMP
212-912-2589
Email jdavis@ymcanyc.org or visit

The Lisa Beth Gerstman Special Needs Camp is a 3-week camp that runs July 13 to July 31 and is a fully integrated program for children with physical disabilities ages 5 to 12 years old. Special needs children have an opportunity to experience summer camp activities which include swimming, day trips, and arts and crafts. We believe every child deserves the opportunity to participate in a safe, caring, and FUN learning environment. For more information, please contact Jamel Davis, Youth & Family Director at (212) 912-2580 or jdavis@ymcanyc.org or visit http://ymcanyc.org/camp.


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MANHATTAN

 

CHATTY CHILD SPEECH THERAPY, PLLC
325 Broadway, Suite 403, New York
347-491-4451
WE'VE MOVED!
Email chattychildny@gmail.com

Our state-of-the art, downtown Manhattan facility specializes in treating speech-language and feeding delays. Our highly trained therapists are passionate professionals who help each child reach his or her full potential. We work with the family to develop individual and group sessions based on each child’s needs and goals. We are PROMPT-trained, with experience treating articulation, apraxia, language, and feeding delays. Payment options: Private pay, EI, and DOE cases accepted. Quality OT services are provided on-site by our partners, Sonya Kashlan, M.S. OT/L and Jennifer Willard, M.S. OT/L.

CITY PARENTS LEGAL PLANNING
745 Fifth Ave., Suite 500, (between 57th & 58th St.) , Manhattan
212-431-7526
Email info@cityparentslaw.com

City Parents Legal Planning is a boutique Manhattan law firm specializing in estate planning for parents with young children. We work with our clients to protect their families through wills, trusts, tax planning, and special needs planning. Our entire firm is designed around the needs of busy urban parents, offering evening and weekend appointments and online connectivity. We also provide complimentary legal planning workshops for parent groups of five or more. Call or email us to schedule a consultation or to have an attorney speak at your event.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
237 W. 72nd St., New York
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, 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.

MELISSA HELLER CERTIFIED SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, M.S., C.C.C., S.L.P.
917-903-9602
Email speechimel@aol.com

Is your child a successful communicator? As a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, with over 25 years experience remediating children with various challenges, I've developed a unique and successful approach to ensure optimal development and carryover of developmental skills. Learn about the parent/home/school connection program today! Call for information and a free consultation!

REBECCA SCHOOL
40 E. 30th St., New York
212-810-4120, Admissions: Liz O'Shea at x234
Admissions: Liz O'Shea at x234
eoshea@rebeccaschool.org
Email eoshea@rebeccaschool.org

Rebecca School is a therapeutic day school for children ages 4 to 21 years, 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.

SACHS CENTER
235 West 76th Street #1b, New York
646-807-8900
Email George.sachs@sachscenter.com

The Sachs Center specializes in the testing and holistic treatment of ADD/ADHD and Aspergers, in children, teens, and adults. Our treatment is “big picture” and focused on the whole child. We know from experience that one magic pill does not cure ADD/ADHD or other mental health challenges. That is why we offer therapy, social skill groups, neurofeedback, nutritional, organizational coaching, and medication to improve the overall functioning of our clients.

THE LAW FIRM OF TAMARA ROFF, P.C.
136 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, New York
646-722-3829
Email 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.

TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Locations throughout the Tri-State Area
800-52-TIGER (84437)

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!



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