Below is a list of local swim programs in Westchester County, Fairfield County, and New York City to help children with special needs learn to swim, learn water safety, and become more independent.
Art therapy brings out creativity, boosts self-esteem, and gives children with special needs a chance to shine. Here are some tips to make crafting with your children successful and fun.
Water safety is crucial for all children, especially those with special needs, as drowning is the leading cause of death after a person with autism wanders from safety. We've gathered helpful information and tips to help children with special needs learn to swim and achieve safety and independence in the water.
St. Vincent's Special Needs Services recently added a Hydroworx pool and now offers aqua therapy. St. Vincent's school has also expanded to offer services for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Plaster Palace, a paint-your-own pottery studio, offers a variety of ceramic pieces to paint, perfect for a family activity. The birthday party location in Larchmont also offers a parents’ night out and an art therapy program for children with autism.
The Music Academy for Special Learners has added music therapy and small group rhythm socialization classes to the array of programs they offer for children with special needs. They also offer piano/keyboard, guitar, saxophone, voice, and art lessons.
Beth Bodenmiller opened Mini Monet, an art studio on Long Island, to teach kids that there is no right or wrong way to make art. Mini Monet offers classes to children older than 18 months, adults, and children with special needs.
GallopNYC, the NYC-based therapeutic riding organization, held its fifth annual Ride with Pride Horse Show in Central Park, celebrating its disabled riders.
Bergen Pediatric Therapy Center in Westwood, New Jersey, opened a new facility with a heated therapeutic pool and new services for kids.