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Local Swim Lessons for Children with Special Needs

Local Swim Lessons for Children with Special Needs

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.

Crafting with Children with Special Needs

Crafting with Children with Special Needs

Working on an art projects brings out creativity, eliminates distractions, and boosts confidence in children with special needs. Here are some tips to make crafting with your children successful and fun.

Teaching Children With Special Needs How To Swim

Teaching Children With Special Needs How To Swim

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 Adds Hydroworx Pool for Aqua Therapy

St. Vincent’s Adds Hydroworx Pool for Aqua Therapy

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.

Larchmont Ceramic Studio Allows for Parent-Child Bonding

Larchmont Ceramic Studio Allows for Parent-Child Bonding

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.

New Music Therapy Programs for Children with Special Needs

New Music Therapy Programs for Children with Special Needs

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.

Art Studio Offers Classes to Children With Special Needs

Art Studio Offers Classes to Children With Special Needs

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.

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders

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 Opens New Location with Therapeutic Pool

Bergen Pediatric Therapy Center Opens New Location with Therapeutic Pool

Bergen Pediatric Therapy Center in Westwood, New Jersey, opened a new facility with a heated therapeutic pool and new services for kids.




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