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New York City Special Needs Resource Guide

October 15, 2013   |  DIRECTORY ARTICLES   

UPDATED APRIL 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. 

Kids

BROOKLYN

 

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 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 test scores, quizzes and grades have been incredible. 

LOIS A. JACKSON, DDS, PC AND ASSOCIATES
16 Court St., Suite 2211, Brooklyn
718-855-8833
505 LaGuardia Place 
New York, NY 10012 
212-995-8888

Dr. Lois Jackson is experienced in pediatric dental care for children, adolescents, and individuals with special needs. She is the president of the New York State Association of Pediatric Dentists. She believes that childhood is the best time to shape positive attitudes toward dental treatment by avoiding fears and phobias about going to the dentist. She volunteers and supports numerous civic and cultural organizations. 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.

SOSMART KIDS, INC.
Located in: Vee Arnis Jitsu, 4202 Ave. U (across from Kings Plaza), Brooklyn
917-359-2279
Email sosmartkids@gmail.com

Created by a mother of a child with special needs. SoSMArT Kids is a fitness program that uses fun exercises, martial arts and kickboxing, breathing, and calming techniques in a small, controlled, bright environment. Our classes have helped improve attention, focus, and social skills. Classes include children with sensory issues, ADHD, high functioning autism, “typical” functioning, or siblings who may need a smaller fitness class.

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!


Find more special needs resources in Brooklyn
 

QUEENS

 

HUG MUSIC, MUSIC LESSONS & MUSIC THERAPY
112-01 75th Ave., Lower Level, Forest Hills
718-487-4309
Email contact@hugmusicny.com

Hug Music’s mission is to promote each individual’s important life skills through music. In addition to our private instruction and group programs, we offer programs for special learners including Music Therapy. Music Therapy is the clinical use of music intervention that promotes vital life skills such as communication and social skills. Musicreative, our original method combined music therapy and instruction, aims musical and learning skills. Programs are led by board-certified music therapists, and especially effective for children with autism, ADHD and Down syndrome. 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, 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. 

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.

SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND SWALLOWING DISORDER SERVICES OF NASSAU
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 
631-689-6858
 

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.

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!

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington

516-365-4900
Email mhughes@vincentsmithschoo.org

 

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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MANHATTAN

 

A.P.E.X. PROAUPAIR
844-787-6566

PROaupair – You’re a professional. Shouldn’t your au pair be too? PROaupair is the only agency specializing in placing professional au pairs and is a great option for families with infants, multiples, and children with special needs. Our au pair professionals have experience or degrees in fields such as pediatric nursing, early childhood education, occupational, physical and speech therapy, special needs education and more. Discount! Match in April & Save $1000. Full-time professional live-in childcare for about $12 per hour – Let us help you get started today! 

ALL ABOUT KIDS
255 Executive Drive, LL 105, Plainview
516-576-2040
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. 

ATLAS FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM
252 W. 29th St., 3rd Floor, New York
212-256-0846
Email info@atlasforautism.org

The Atlas Foundation honors the voice of those who experience challenges in relating and communicating with other people. AFA sounds the call to a community yearning for something more, something better in the currently offered educational programs, schools, and modes of communication. AFA breaks barriers between individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and those who fundamentally misunderstand who they are, what they hope for, and what they are constantly trying to say. It establishes a strong foundation of respect, compassion, acceptance and bravery in the face of any obstacle. 

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. 

CREATEABILITIES OT, PLLC
303 Fifth Ave., Suite #1807, New York
212-685-3266

Camp Createabilities is a unique opportunity for your child with special needs to work on individual goals of strength, endurance, motor organization, socialization, and fine motor and functional skills in a warm, caring, structured environment. Camp enrollment is limited to six participants, with individualized attention from counselors. The camp day begins with fitness or yoga, followed by a trip to the playground and water sprinklers. After lunch and story time, children build core strength and motor skills in the sensory gym and work on sports skills. The day ends with multi-media crafts and cooking activities.

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. 

THE LAW OFFICES OF SHANNON P. MCNULTY
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.

NYU INFANT COGNITION AND COMMUNICATION LAB
4 Washington Place, New York
212-998-7607
Email babysibs.nyu@gmail.com

Help Autism Research! We are studying 6-month old infants who have an older sibling with or without an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our study examines early language, thinking and social development and is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Our ultimate goal is to find earlier warning signs of autism-related behaviors, which we hope will lead to earlier targeted intervention strategies. You can find out more information and sign up for the study at: bit.ly/nyusib. 

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.

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!


Find more special needs resources in Manhattan

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