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

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

Give your child with special needs the support they need with these services in Westchester County.


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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 Westchester 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 dentists, doctors, camps, tutors and academic enrichment, therapy and counselors, nutritionists, music programs, schools, sports and dance programs, creative art therapy, and research programs all geared to children with special needs. These programs and services for children with special needs are located across Westchester County, including services for children with special needs in Harrison, Hastings, Chappaqua, White Plains, Elmsford, Chestnut Ridge, Tuckahoe, Tarrytown, Scardsale, Yorktown Heights, Carmel, Brewster, Mamaroneck, High Falls, and Mount Kisco.

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ART THERAPY WESTCHESTER - DR. ROWENA TALUSAN-DUNN
57 Wheeler Ave. suite 202 , Pleasantville
646-846-1609

My practice supports families living with autism using the visual arts and process-oriented explorations. My techniques include mindfulness, cognitive behavioral exercises, and art therapy. I also provide therapy for children going through divorce, introverted children, women’s issues including infertility, couples therapy, parenting support groups, and life coaching in Westchester.

BERKSHIRE FARM CENTER AND SERVICES FOR YOUTH
535 Broad Hollow Road, Suite B30, Melville
631-420-4444

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth helps children find safety and comfort in the homes of foster parents. If you have love and patience, plus an extra bedroom, becoming a foster parent may be for you. Become a foster parent and give the gift of family!

BRIARCLIFF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
325 S. Highland Ave., Briarcliff Manor
914-762-4151

We offer the laser, the most revolutionary way to treat cavities. We have the highest number of cases of lip and tongue-tie releases using laser technology in the tristate area. No shots, no bleeding, no stitches-painless treatment in minutes. Great for newborns with breastfeeding issues or children with speech impediments.

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.

GREEN CHIMNEYS
400 Doansburg Road, Brewster
845-279-2995
33 Clearpool Road, Carmel
845-225-8226


Green Chimneys School is an accredited special education program for students kindergarten-12th who need a highly structured, supportive setting. Therapeutic day and residential programs include an enriched curriculum for individualized academic, behavioral, and emotional support, and experiential learning. An innovative nature-based approach integrates animal-assisted activities into treatment and education programs.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Eastchester
Eastchester Shopping Center
721 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-6100
Scarsdale
650 Central Ave., Scarsdale
914-946-7800
Yorktown Heights
335 Downing Drive
Yorktown Heights
914-245-8882
Nanuet
58 East Route 59, Nanuet
845-624-6800


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.

LISTENING PARTNERS, INC.
2975 Westchester Ave. suite 202 , Purchase
914-305-5345
Email [email protected]

Our mission is to strengthen the lives of all children with special needs. We believe that working with the whole child, as opposed to just the diagnosed disorder, allows for greater success. We accomplish this by building self-esteem and self-advocacy. Our devoted therapists are part of your support team.

MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER'S MUSIC THERAPY INSTITUTE
216 Central Ave., White Plains
914-761-3900
Email [email protected]

Since 1986, the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Music Therapy Institute has been the largest provider of professional music therapy services in the greater Westchester region. The Institute provides music therapy programs and adapted instruction for children and adults at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, as well as throughout the county.

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.

PSYCHOLOGY FOR GROWTH, P.C.
914-619-3360
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Psychology for Growth, P.C., provides comprehensive psychological evaluations of children and adolescents. Dr. Elizabeth Donovan is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Testing can explore autism, learning, behavioral, and social-emotional concerns. Conveniently located in Harrison.

SPORTIME USA
380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-2111 x2

Sportime USA offers activities for all ages, including a 4-D motion theater, Laser Tag, rock climbing, batting cages, bumper cars, kiddie rides, video and prize games, Ballocity Ball Arena, and kiddie play zone. We are ADA compliant and able to help everyone with any special needs to enjoy all the attractions.

STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains, Satellite locations in Chappaqua and Ossining,
914-328-1900

The Steffi Nossen School of Dance offers high quality, developmentally appropriate dance instruction and performance opportunities. From preschool through pre-professional, students have the opportunity to learn modern, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, composition, and an integrated adaptive dance class for students of all abilities (wheelchair and stand up).

YOGASHINE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
7-11 Legion Drive , Valhalla
914-769-8745
Email [email protected]

Top quality for more than 29 years, specializing in autistic spectrum disorders, PDD, ADD/ADHD, and for children of all ages with developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities. Kids enjoy playful movement, develop strength, focus, and calm. Offerings include child with parent, individuals, small groups, families, and parent support services.


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