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NEW YORK CITY SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE GUIDE - PART 3

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by Directories Editor March 28, 2013

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UPDATED APRIL 2014: 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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SPECIAL EDUCATION

A SPECIAL EDUCATOR TUTORING SERVICE
20 Plaza Street, Brooklyn
718-622-3655
Serving all 5 boroughs
Email [email protected]

A Special Educator specializes in teaching children with learning disabilities. Our tutors are experienced in teaching core curriculum subjects, as well as conventional areas, such as English, reading, writing, math, and more. We also focus on both teaching social and communication skills for individuals of with learning disabilities in order to enhance their success academically and improving the personal confidence and independence. Our tutors are versed in English, Spanish, Hebrew, and Russian.

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

Brienza’s Academic Advantage is an approved NYCDOE Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) provider. Brienza provides SETSS to eligible nonpublic school students who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) 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.

BROOKLYN PARENT CENTER
27 Smith St., 2nd Floor, Brooklyn
718-998-3000
Email [email protected]

The Brooklyn Parent Center provides outreach, information and resources to parents of children with disabilities, between the ages of 3 to 21. Contact us to conduct free workshops on various issues pertaining to special education. Workshops can be conducted for parents or students, at your child's school or a community-based organization. We are also seeking parents interested in joining our Parent Advisory Committee that meets quarterly.

CATHERINE LABOURE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
21 Bay 11th St., Brooklyn
718-449-1857/718-256-2605

Did you know the Diocese of Brooklyn, Department of Education operates the Catherine Laboure Special Education Program? We are a New York state-approved academic program for students with learning disabilities, speech impairments, and developmentally disabilities, currently serving intermediate, junior, and high school students in our newest location. For open house and general information, please contact Margaret Sacca, principal. We look forward to hearing from you!

CHALLENGE EARLY INTERVENTION CENTER
Executive office: 649 39th St., Brooklyn
Queens office: 72-38 Main St., Flushing
Staten Island office: 1911 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
718-851-3300

Twenty-five years of excellence! Multilingual developmental evaluations, early intervention, ABA, day care, and inclusion programs for children ages newborn-3 in home, community, and our center. Contracted with NYC Early Intervention Program. Speech-language, occupational, and physical therapies; special instruction; ABA; assistive technology; service coordination; and more. Support groups, educational workshops, social work, and counseling services for families. No out-of-pocket cost to parents. Challenge provides an intensive, behaviorally based program for children on the autism spectrum.

JCC THERAPEUTIC NURSERY SCHOOL (CHILDREN AGES 2-5)
411 E. Clinton Ave., NJ
201-408-1497
Lois Mendelson, PhD, Director
Email [email protected]

Communication-based parent and child program for intelligent preschool children ages 2-5 with language disorders, emotional disturbances (including selective mutism), learning disabilities, attention deficits, or autistic behaviors. This rigorous social skills program helps children develop play and socialization skills. Communicative language, self-help skills, emotional growth, socialization, and behavioral management also stressed. Licensed for the handicapped, receiving school for many school districts. Speech, language, and occupational therapy and parent counseling provided. Also available is a Mommy & Me Toddler Socialization Class for ages 2-3.

JUDGE ROTENBERG CENTER
250 Turnpike St., Canton
877-31-CHILD

The Judge Rotenberg Center is a special needs school in Canton, MA, serving both emotionally disturbed students with conduct, behavior, emotional, or psychiatric problems and developmentally delayed students with autism. Some of our key features include consistent behavioral treatment, no or minimal psychotropic medication, near-zero rejections or near-zero expulsions, powerful varied rewards, one computer per student, and digital video monitoring. For a more detailed list of JRC's key features, please visit judgerc.org.

LITTMAN KROOKS, LLP
White Plains: 914-684-2100
NYC: 212-490-2020
Fishkill: 845-896-1106

Identifying the best services for someone with special needs can be daunting. The attorneys at Littman Krooks can help you navigate the system, understand your child’s legal rights, and establish the financial foundation that will enable as much independence as possible. Our goal is to empower families with the tools they need to advocate for their loved ones—for a free and appropriate education, public benefits, and social services.

PHYLLIS L. SUSSER SCHOOL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
71-64 168th St., Flushing

We are a NYS-approved non-public school that provides a 12-month special education program for students age 10-21. We offer both day and residential programs, as well as all related services. We provide a supportive, stimulating, safe, and nurturing environment for children with cognitive, language, emotional, or pervasive developmental disorders. We use the TEACCH approach to instruction focusing on developing functional academics. We provide vocational activities.

SPEAK EAZY APPS LLC
400 E. 85th St., Suite 16F, New York
646-687-7852

Created by a speech-language pathologist, Feed Maxi is an exciting new interactive speech-language app for iPad that is captivating children at home and school with high-quality graphics and 3D animations. Children “feed” Maxi, an adorable monkey who requests, comments, and uses sign language to improve vocabulary, problem solving skills, emergent literacy skills, picky eaters, and more. Feed Maxi is customizable and tracks data for up to five children. Brought to you by Speak Eazy Apps. Find more information at www.speakeazyapps.com.

SPECIAL NEEDS ADVOCACY NAVIGATOR
2440 Sedgwick Ave., Suite 2D, Bronx
646-450-2567
Email [email protected]

We provide hands-on advocacy services to parents of children with special needs, including preparation and supportive attendance at your IEP meeting. Our guidance through school transitions will help you identify appropriate school placements, and provide advice on school transportation issues and recreational programs. Confused about the “front door”? Let us give you advice on how to proceed. We will help you help your child. Call us today.

THE GILLEN BREWER SCHOOL
410 E. 92nd St. (between First and York Avenues), New York
212-831-3667 x214
Email [email protected]

The Gillen Brewer School is dedicated to transforming the lives of young children with a wide variety of language, emotional, developmental, and learning disabilities. GBS prides itself on its mission: making a difference, one child and family at a time. GBS educates and supports students to become confident, independent, and engaged learners. A cornerstone of the school’s philosophy is that a knowledgeable and informed family is essential for each child to reach his or her full potential.

THE LANG SCHOOL
11 Broadway, Suite 300, New York
212-977-7777
Email [email protected]

The Lang School provides a supportive and academically rigorous learning environment for gifted and talented students. Each class of 10 to 12 children in kindergarten-ninth grade is team taught by gifted special education-certified and -licensed teachers. Our team includes three school psychologists, a social worker, two speech therapists, an OT, a learning specialist, and behavior consultants, plus a full suite of specialists, including music, art, drama, programming, engineering, and math teachers. 212-977-7777.

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF NEW YORK
80 Maiden Lane, New York
212-683-6700, 877-UCP-CONNECT, 877-827-2666
122 E. 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010
212-677-7400
30 E. 128th St.
New York, NY 10035
80 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
212-683-6700
Email [email protected]

United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is currently recruiting 4-year-olds for our Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK). All UPK classrooms are led by certified teachers and assistants, and offer a free, high-quality, family-friendly learning environment for children of all developmental levels. Our UPK programs are located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island; all classrooms are close to public transportation.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900
Email [email protected]

The Vincent Smith School is a coeducational college preparatory day school for students with learning disabilities in grades 4-12. The mission of The Vincent Smith School is dedicated to providing a small, nurturing, and supportive setting where we “believe and achieve…it is 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.

WEST END DAY SCHOOL
255 W. 71st St., New York
212-873-5708
Email [email protected]

West End Day School is a nonprofit elementary school for children who may not be well served by the conventional system. We are dedicated to the belief that children with mild to moderate learning, language, or emotional issues can succeed. We offer a social and emotional perspective to learning while maintaining a challenging mainstream curriculum. Our teachers work hand-in-hand with social workers and other specialists to respond as a team to all aspects of development.

THE WHITESTONE SCHOOL FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT
14-45 143rd St., Whitestone
718-746-6555

The Whitestone School for Child Development is a highly regarded special education preschool, for children ages 3-5. The school provides a quality program of educational and therapeutic services in English or Spanish, including evaluations, speech, physical, occupational therapies, and counseling. On-going support and encouragement is provided to the children and their families from dedicated teachers and therapists. Individualized attention is offered to help each child reach his/her potential in a warm, supportive, and caring environment.

SPEECH THERAPY

AIM HIGH SPEECH & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES, PLLC
112-15 72nd Road, Suite LL4, Forest Hills
718-263-3363
Email [email protected]

We are a speech and occupational therapy clinic comprised of a team of licensed therapists. We provide services in English, Spanish, and Russian. We specialize in autism and Asperger’s syndrome, apraxia of speech, stroke, ADHD, cerebral palsy, and developmental delays. We offer speech-language screenings, evaluations, expressive and receptive language treatment, myofunctional and oral motor treatment, phonological impairments, PROMPT (initial), pragmatic skills and play therapy. We are open seven days and accept insurance plans Aetna, Cigna, Empire BCBS, Oxford, United Healthcare, 1199, and Medicare Part B.

BAYSIDE SPEECH & LANGUAGE PALS
58-47 Francis Lewis Blvd., Suite 15, Bayside
347-408-4247
Email [email protected]
[email protected]

Bayside Speech & Language PALS is a pediatric practice specializing in evaluations and treatment of articulation, phonological processing and oral motor skills, feeding issues, fluency, auditory processing, reading, writing, spelling, and pragmatic language. Bilingual Korean and Spanish, PROMPT, Phono-graphix and SOS-trained therapists are available. PALS is an approved NYCDOE-related service provider for preschoolers and school-aged children. PALS is affiliated with occupational and physical therapists, as well as SETS providers. Therapy provided in office or a variety of locations.

CHALLENGE EARLY INTERVENTION CENTER
Executive office: 649 39th St., Brooklyn
Queens office: 72-38 Main St., Flushing
Staten Island office: 1911 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
718-851-3300

Twenty-five years of excellence! Multilingual developmental evaluations, early intervention, ABA, day care, and inclusion programs for children ages newborn-3 in home, community, and our center. Contracted with NYC Early Intervention Program. Speech-language, occupational, and physical therapies; special instruction; ABA; assistive technology; service coordination; and more. Support groups, educational workshops, social work, and counseling services for families. No out-of-pocket cost to parents. Challenge provides an intensive, behaviorally based program for children on the autism spectrum.

CHATTY CHILD SPEECH THERAPY, PLLC
325 Broadway, Suite 403, New York
347-491-4451
WE'VE MOVED!
Email [email protected]

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 partner, Sonya Kashlan, M.S. OT/L.

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN SPEECH - LANGUAGE AND HEARING CLINIC
1 University Place, Brooklyn
718-488-3480
Email [email protected]

The Downtown Brooklyn Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, located at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus, offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to monolingual and bilingual children, adolescents, and adults with communication, hearing, or swallowing disorders. We provide specialized intervention for children with delayed speech and language development, autism, language or learning disabilities, and auditory processing disorders. CPSE Contacts and RSAs are accepted. We offer affordable rates and a reduced fee schedule if needed.

JANINE STIENE SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, P.C.
213 Hallock Road, Suite 6, Stony Brook
631-689-6858
631 Commack Road, Suite 1B, Commack
631-493-5859
1500 William Floyd Parkway, Suite 303, East Yaphank
631-775-8203
2410 N. Ocean Ave., Suite 202, Farmingville
631-346-3334
Email [email protected]

Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, is owner and operator of Suffolk Center for Speech. 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.

SPEAK EAZY APPS LLC
400 E. 85th St., Suite 16F, New York
646-687-7852

Created by a speech-language pathologist, Feed Maxi is an exciting new interactive speech-language app for iPad that is captivating children at home and school with high-quality graphics and 3D animations. Children “feed” Maxi, an adorable monkey who requests, comments, and uses sign language to improve vocabulary, problem solving skills, emergent literacy skills, picky eaters, and more. Feed Maxi is customizable and tracks data for up to five children. Brought to you by Speak Eazy Apps. Find more information at www.speakeazyapps.com.

THE THERAPY CORNER OF BROOKLYN
438 Graham Ave., Brooklyn
718-389-2723

The Therapy Corner of Brooklyn offers speech-language, occupational, and physical therapy services for birth through school-age children. Our gym and therapy offices are bright, quiet, and handicapped accessible, providing an environment conducive to learning. We provide individualized and personal service to children with a variety of abilities using numerous programs and techniques. The Therapy Corner of Brooklyn prides itself in helping each child reach his or her individual goals. Please see our ad and web page for more information.

SPORTS PROGRAMS 

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

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 that may need a smaller fitness class.


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