‘Sesame Street’ is introducing a new character named Julia: a muppet with autism.
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Self-Direction Services (SDS), a New York State-funded program for children with special needs, offers parents funding for services of their own choosing.
A list of lawyers, educational consultants, therapists, and other professional special needs advocates on Long Island, NY.
Where to find centers and therapists providing ABA--applied behavior analysis--to kids with special needs, including autism, in Nassau County and Suffolk County.
After-school activities, classes, and other fun programs for kids with special needs and learning differences in Westchester County.
After-school activities, classes, and other fun programs for kids with special needs and learning differences on Long Island.
Healthcare providers, including pediatricians, dentists, and other doctors, for kids with special needs and learning differences in Rockland County.
Our guide of professional services for kids with special needs in Queens, NY.
Our guide of professional services for kids with special needs on Long Island, NY, including therapists, opticians, and more.
Healthcare providers, pediatricians, dentists, and other doctors for kids with special needs and learning differences throughout Long Island.
Our list of schools and educational programs for children with special needs in Queens.
We've gathered the best family-friendly events for children with special needs in New York City in March, including sensory-friendly screening of Hotel Transylvania at AMC theaters, mouth and foot painting at Children's Museum of Art in Soho, and art classes at MoMA.
John Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome from Long Island, co-founded John’s Crazy Socks. In just two months the online sock store has reached 1,000 customers.
Annual Individualized Education Program meetings can be stressful, but there are ways to help make them run smoothly.
On Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm, Temple Beth Sholom in New City will welcome 80-plus adult guests from Rockland ARC, Camp Venture, HVDDSO, and Jawonio for a Havdalah celebration.
Daniel's Music Foundation in East Harlem now offers private music lessons and more for the community.
The CIIT Center opened an advanced treatment center for people with autism spectrum disorder in Nassau County.
There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a tutor for your child with special needs. Ease your search with this list of questions from a mom with experience.
The first Long Island “Special Needs Got Talent” competition will be held in the style of the X-Factor and American Idol on Feb. 4 in East Islip.
The story of how one child with special needs went from fearing music to celebrating it.
When you have a child with special needs, this time of year can be challenging. A mother shares her tips and ideas to make the most of the holidays with a child with autism.
Going out to dinner with a child who has autism can be very stressful. These are five tips from a mom who has been there.
PTS Coaching, a nationwide parent-training program for children with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD), is now offering private home tutoring for children of all ages.
What to consider when your child with special needs turns 21—and is no longer a child.
Going to the movies with a child who has autism can be a challenge, but here are our top tips for a successful cinematic outing.
The Healthy Brain Network is offering free study-related, diagnostic language, learning and mental health evaluations to 10,000 children ages 5-21.
HappyFest is the very first all-ages, all-abilities obstacle course and festival of its kind and will be held fat Long Island Sports Park, in Calverton, NY, on Oct. 15th.
Many kids refuse to go to school when the first day comes around, but for some, it may be more than back-to-school anxiety.
Safari Adventure in Riverhead has been refinished and now includes arcade games and inflatables as well as a sensory calming spa for kids with special needs.
Girl AGain boutique in White Plains is hosting in-store events this fall, including author readings, tea parties, and craft activities.
A study that aims to research whether specific genes are linked to autism is looking for participants.
A mother shares her tips to help her son with special needs transition to a new school this fall.
A multi-sensory instructional program designed to aid children with learning disabilities, launches at Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C.
Metamorphosis Pediatric Physical Therapy opened in Somers, NY with a focus on Cuevas Medek Exercises.
Sesame Workshop's Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative aims to help all children better understand autism and combat the stigma of the spectrum disorder.
Choosing a babysitter for a child with special needs poses challenges to parents. Here are tips for how to find a sitter for your child with special needs.
What parents need to know about touring a preschool for their child with special needs, from safety issues to the staff and student body.
Best places in New York City for a fun day with a child who has autism--activities without long lines, loud noises, or other common challenges, including The Central Park Zoo, the Apple Store, and walking the Brooklyn Bridge.
T Off 4 Autism is holding a special needs golf clinic in Glen Head on June 18.
Their brothers and sisters have special needs, but these children face their own unique challenges—and opportunities for growth.
UPDATED March 2017: April is Autism Awareness Month. Help raise awareness and have some fun with Autism Awareness Month events and more in the New York metro area.
I strived for years to help my daughter form meaningful relationships—from her own twin brother to future romantic partners.
Though it may sometimes not seem like it, children with autism have and show feelings in their own ways, plus tips to connect with a child on the spectrum.
Educators behind a charter school for autistic students in East Harlem hope to open up another location in the South Bronx in time for the 2017-18 school year.
A mental health counselor and board-certified ADHD coach explains the correlation between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.
Runway of Dreams, a nonprofit that collaborates with fashion designers to adapt mainstream clothing for the differently abled community, announced the launch of its collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger.
Caroline’s Carts are coming to Target and they will help families with children with special needs shop with greater ease.
Mental health professionals Michael O. Weiner, LCSW, and Les Paul Gallo-Silver, LCSW-R, BC-HSP, set out to demystify the therapy process for you and your child.
In a landmark decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York City will pay for a learning-disabled student’s private school tuition.
Is a mom who ceaselessly pushes for her child, who hounds the school with emails and questions a bully, or just doing what she needs to for her kid? A local mother and former teacher weighs in.