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Support Services, Resources, Health Care Providers, & Advocacy Services for Children with Special Needs in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Support Services, Resources, Health Care Providers, & Advocacy Services for Children with Special Needs in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Give your child with special needs the support they need with these services in Rockland and Bergen counties.


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UPDATED September 2019: Choosing doctors and activities for your children can be difficult, but when your child has special needs, it is another level of difficulty from finding special after-school programs that accommodate their needs to finding the right school or therapy program. We're here to help. We've compiled a list of resources in Rockland County that offer services specifically for children with special needs, whether your child is diagnosed with autism, a learning disorder, ADD, ADHD, developmental disabilities, or behavioral issues. In this guide, you'll find camps, sports programs, dance programs, music programs, dentists, doctors, therapy services, tutors and academic enrichment programs, schools, and gymnastics and fitness programs all geared to children with special needs. These programs and services for children with special needs are located across Rockland County, including services for children with special needs in Nanuet, Orangeburg, Chestnut Ridge, Nyack, Pomona, West Nyack, Suffern, and Valley Cottage, as well as locations in Bergen County, NJ, including Westwood and Ridgewood.

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BEAR BROOK CHILDREN’S DENTAL SPECIALISTS
305 W. Grand Ave., Suite 100 , Montvale
201-746-9474
Email [email protected]

Dr. Tommy Lee specializes in pediatric dentistry and in treating children with special health needs. He completed his pediatric dental specialty training at Yale Hospital and has experience treating patients with but not limited to autism, ADHD, other mental or physical disabilities. He provides customized treatments for all patients.

CAMP HUNTINGTON
56 Bruceville Road, High Falls
855-707-2267
Email [email protected]

Camp Huntington, a coed, residential summer camp for children and young adults with autism and related developmental and learning disabilities, ADD. Ability levels mild to moderate-severe. Located in High Falls in the beautiful Catskill Mountain region, the camp provides therapeutically and instructionally designed recreation programs in summer.

CAMP VENTURE SUMMER CAMP
58 Oak Colony Road, Stony Point
845-624-3868

Camp Venture is proud to offer a summer day camp for all children, but specializing in providing kids with special needs a unique camping experience. Our one- to seven-week integrated camp is a fun, nurturing place for Rockland children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Activities include swimming, art, and noncompetitive sports. Morning and teen programs available.

CHILDREN'S DENTISTRY OF THE PALISADES
99 Dutch Hill Road, suite 1100, Orangeburg
845-359-8080

As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Varsha Reddy, and her team of specialists are experts in pediatric oral health care. Dr. Reddy has worked closely with special needs children and has helped them have positive experiences at her office through her individualized desensitization program.

DENTAL WELLNESS OF SUFFERN
2 Executive Blvd., suite 307, Suffern
845-918-1801
Email [email protected]

Dr. Alpert is excited to offer drill-free, needle-free dentistry with the Solea CO2 Laser. A parent herself, Dr. Alpert enjoys working with children who are apprehensive about the dentist, as well as those with special needs, creating a fun environment with magic tricks, a wall mural, and a lot of patience.

GENERAL AND SPECIAL NEEDS PRIVATE TUTORING BY HOWARD GORMAN
Serving Rockland, Bergen, Westchester, and CT ,
845-304 –7074
Email [email protected]

Using research based methods, your child will not only improve academically, but her sense of self will get stronger. It starts with getting to know your child as a unique person, identifying those areas that need enhancement, and then following a structured strategy that is achievable and closely monitored.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
808 Union St., Park Slope
718-230-4600

Huntington is the leader in kindergarten-12th tutoring and test prep. Our certified tutors provide individualized instruction in all areas including executive functioning, ADHD, Dyslexia, and learning disabilities. We help students prep for the SAT, ACT, and state exams. Huntington also testifies on student’s behalf and attends IEP/504 meetings.

MARITA SMITH, D.D.S. SMITH'S LITTLE SMILES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
5C Medical Park Drive , Pomona
845-414-9626
Email [email protected]

Dr. Marita Smith is a board-certified pediatric dentist dedicated to providing excellent dental care for children infancy-adolescence in a warm and friendly environment. Dr. Smith completed her pediatrics specialty at a Level 1 Trauma center, with extensive training at the Rose F. Kennedy Center in caring for children with special needs.

NYACK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
265 N. Highland Ave.,(Route 9W) , Nyack
845-512-8434
Email [email protected]

Nyack Pediatric Dentistry is a cutting-edge practice that delivers state-of-the-art oral health care to the pediatric population, from birth through their teenage years. We believe that good oral health begins with prevention. Using age-appropriate techniques, we accomplish this through education and motivation. We welcome special needs patients.

OTTO SPECHT SCHOOL
260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-352-5020 x130
Email [email protected]

At the Otto Specht School, we work to discover each child's path to lifelong learning, offering a variety of educational programs designed to meet needs of students with developmental delays, social and sensory sensitivities, and learning challenges. We offer kindergarten-high school, High School Practical Life Skills, and Transitional Life Skills programs.

SACHDEV FAMILY ORTHODONTICS
124 E. Ramapo Road, Suite 2 , Garnerville
845-786-7736
Email [email protected], Facebook.com/sachdevfamilyorthodontics Instagram: @sachdevfamilyorthodontics

We provide individualized braces and Invisalign treatment to kids–adults (including patients with special needs). Dr. Ameeta Sachdev has been in the dental field for two decades with dual dental degrees, from India and the U.S. Most insurances accepted, evening and Saturday hours and 24-hour emergency service available.

SMILE MORE KIDZ DR. DARREN TONG
140 Oak Tree Road, Tappan
845-367-7782

Dr. Tong is a certified pediatric dentist and has been voted Favorite Kid’s Doc by NJ Family Magazine for five consecutive years. He specializes in treating children with special needs. Dr. Tong is patient, friendly, and has a kind personality that connects with children and helps them relax and be comfortable.

SPOTS SPECIAL PROGRAMS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES
30 Ramland Road, Orangeburg
845-848-2228

SPOTS is a pediatric occupational therapy practice that provides services for toddlers-teens. We are committed to fostering a child’s self-esteem and confidence while utilizing their strengths to improve areas of difficulty, such as sensory processing skills, fine and gross motor skills, handwriting skills, social skills, attention and self-regulation skills.

TUMBLE-BEE GYMNASTICS AND FITNESS
401 Market St., Nanuet Mall South, Nanuet
845-623-2553

Tumble-Bee Gymnastics, celebrating more than 30 years of serving families in Rockland, offers gymnastics programs for children. On Tuesdays, we offer a class for children with mild to moderate physical disabilities or developmental delays. Safety is our first priority, so class size is limited. Children must be evaluated prior to joining.


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