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SPECIAL NEEDS THERAPY CENTER RELOCATES TO MODERN BUILDING

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by Katelin Walling

Related: League Education and Treatment Center, first day treatment center for children with autism, schooling for children and adults with special needs,


The League Education and Treatment Center, which was located in DUMBO, recently moved to a building in Fort Greene that is totally fresh and reconfigured, and filled with state-of-the-art equipment. LETC offers a preschool program where children with and without special needs learn and play together, grades K-12, and five different adult programs at various locations.
 

Children with special needs and typically developing children play together in the Joan Fenichel Therapeutic Nursery at League Education and Treatment Center; Courtesy League Education and Treatment Center For 20 years, League Education and Treatment Center, led by CEO Hannah Achtenberg Kinn, has been located in DUMBO, but in May, LETC moved to the heart of Fort Greene. “The new center is totally fresh and reconfigured, and filled with state-of-the-art equipment,” says Sara Evans, director of communications.

Because of its new location, LETC was able to expand its daily art, dance, and movement programs. “The new space allows us to have parents participate once a week in such expressive therapies as art, dance, and movement with the goal of integrating school and home,” Evans says. LETC was also able to add additional and new equipment for physical therapy.

Founded over fifty years ago, the League Education and Treatment Center was the first program in the U.S. to provide day treatment for children with autism. It is primarily government funded. “There is never any cost to our clients,” Evans says. The new site houses the LETC administration, the Joan Fenichel Therapeutic Nursery, which serves preschoolers with special needs and typically developing children, directed by Stacey Chizzik, and three of the agency’s adult programs. At other locations throughout Brooklyn, the LETC has a K-12 program, and additional adult programs tailored to individuals with special needs.


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