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Westchester County, NY Special Needs Resource Guide - Part 2



UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Are you looking for the most comprehensive guide to special needs resources in the Westchester area? Our guide has listings for therapists, special needs camps, medical experts, advocates, and special needs support groups for families in Larchmont, Scarsdale, White Plains, Valhalla and all of Westchester County, NY.
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SENSORY INTEGRATION 


KIDABILITIES
1 Skyline Drive, Suite 298, Hawthorne
914-347-5990
Email sue@kidabilities.com

KidAbilities is a group of occupational, physical, and speech therapists dedicated to helping children develop physical, sensory, verbal, and social skills. Our unique approach includes cutting-edge treatment (NDT, Sensory Integration, listening therapies, eating therapy, PROMPT, sensory diets) conducted in state-of-the-art sensory gyms and treatment areas. Skills develop and positive self-images emerge while children have fun. KidAbilities group offerings: Play Partners is a social-skills group; ‘Write, On’ helps develop writing skills; and Mommy, Massage Me teaches parents how to massage their babies.


SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
914-244-4101

Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic focusing on improving processing skills and the developmental reorganizational abilities for individuals of all ages. We offer a Comprehensive Assessment to determine the specific areas that require intervention, then develop personalized treatment programs for each individual. We provide a variety of traditional and innovative treatment programs in the hopes of increasing academic, athletic, and social successes for individuals and their families.


VALLEY HYPERBARICS
28A Indian Rock, Route 59, Suffern
845-208-3624

Children with special needs can thrive. Our wellness center provides alternative treatments in a comfortable environment including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Chelation Therapy, Sensory Learning™ program and Suit Therapy. Our goal is to find the right approach to treat your child. Based on positive results with her own daughter who has cerebral palsy, Dr. Feingold decided to open her own practice to bring these treatments to more children. Check our website for more details.


WESTCHESTER THERAPY SOLUTIONS - OCCUPATIONAL, PHYSICAL & SPEECH THERAPY, PLLC
690 N. Broadway, White Plains
914-686-3116 x4
Email dklein@wtstherapy.com

Westchester Therapy Solutions (formerly Donna Klein & Associates) provides occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy, for children from birth through young adulthood throughout Westchester since 1990. With an excellent reputation and the highest quality of dedication to maximizing a child’s functioning, therapy is provided in our White Plains state-of-the-art gym or the convenience of your child’s home, preschool, day care center, or school district. If you are concerned about your child’s development, call us for a free consultation.

SERVING MULTIPLE DISABILITIES/OFFERING A VARIETY OF SERVICES


MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER'S MUSIC THERAPY INSTITUTE
216 Central Ave., White Plains
914-761-3900

For 28 years, the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Music Therapy Institute has been the largest provider of professional music therapy services in the greater Westchester region. Board-certified music therapists work individually and in small groups with over 2,000 children and adults each year. The institute provides music therapy programs and adapted instruction onsite at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains, as well as throughout the county through the Institute’s extensive outreach program.


SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
914-244-4101

Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic focusing on improving processing skills and the developmental reorganizational abilities for individuals of all ages. We offer a Comprehensive Assessment to determine the specific areas that require intervention, then develop personalized treatment programs for each individual. We provide a variety of traditional and innovative treatment programs in the hopes of increasing academic, athletic, and social successes for individuals and their families.


SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
914-244-4101

Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic focusing on improving processing skills and the developmental reorganizational abilities for individuals of all ages. We offer a Comprehensive Assessment to determine the specific areas that require intervention, then develop personalized treatment programs for each individual. We provide a variety of traditional and innovative treatment programs in the hopes of increasing academic, athletic, and social successes for individuals and their families.


TOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION - NEW YORK HUDSON VALLEY CHAPTER
P.O. Box 517, Ardsley
914-378-5025
Email info@tsa-nyhv.org

The mission of the NY Hudson Valley Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association is to provide service, information, and support to people with Tourette’s syndrome and their families, to educate medical and educational professionals in order to increase their understanding of TS, and to promote greater understanding of TS in the community at large. The chapter runs programs including support groups, informational meetings, in-service programs for educators, youth programs, and family-oriented activities.


WESTCHESTER CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY SERVICES
1291 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers
914-476-7662

Westchester Creative Arts Therapy Services is a new source for high quality music and art therapy services. Westchester CATS provides Saturday group sessions at its location in Yonkers as well as art and music therapy for interested agencies and schools in Westchester and neighboring areas.

SPECIAL EDUCATION 


CONGREGATION KOL AMI YAD B’YAD PROGRAM
252 Soundview Ave., White Plains
914-949-4717 x125
Email kayosborne@nykolami.org

Yad B’Yad is a synagogue-based, inclusive program for Jewish teenagers with developmental challenges that focuses on social and life skills. The target population for the program is Jewish teenagers who struggle with social interactions and may have learning, cognitive, or emotional challenges. Teenagers work with peer mentors; participate in electives (i.e. cooking, yoga, Israeli dance, drama), holiday and other special events such as field trips. The program runs from 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday evenings, along with the current Religious School.


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

Green Chimneys School is designed for students who have been unsuccessful in a traditional educational environment and require a highly structured and supportive setting. An enriched curriculum on two campuses (Brewster and Carmel, NY) incorporates innovative and therapeutic programming in an experiential learning environment to promote academic, social, and emotional success. Serving grades K-12. School district and private referrals accepted.


GREEN CHIMNEYS COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES
1689 Route 22, Brewster
845-279-2378

Green Chimneys offers comprehensive diagnostic services for children and adolescents who may be facing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and/or learning issues. Services include ADOS, psycho-education assessment, neuropsychological testing, and psychiatric evaluation to identify challenges. All services are provided under supervision of a licensed psychologist to review results and recommend treatment, school placement, and/or follow-up services. Green Chimneys is a leader in education and treatment for children with special needs through an accredited therapeutic day school, residential treatment center, and community-based support.


HOME STRETCH
Located in Westchester County,
914-260-6033

Does your child struggle at home or when not in a structured activity? You want to be able to help them, but just don’t know what to do. Home Stretch understands, and we can help. We provide more than a tutor—we give you specific learning strategies and ongoing parent coaching so you can help your child at home or on the go. Regular and special education, grades K-12. You can have success from bus to bed!


ROSENTHAL JCC OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER
Main Branch - 600 Bear Ridge Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
914-741-0333
Yorktown Branch - 2966 Crompond Road (Route 202)
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
914-962-8430
JCC Camp Discovery - 500 Yorktown Road,
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
914-271-7563
Sunrise Day Camp - 667 Blauvelt Road, Pearl River, NY 10965, 845-735-3638

The Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester (RJCC) continually enhances its programs and services for people with special needs and their families, to address emerging needs throughout the Northern Westchester community. The RJCC has developed many well-respected, special-needs programs for children and young adults, including Trailblazers, Saturday Night Chillin’, and the JCC Kids’ Club (formerly Get Social). PEP (Programs for Enhancing Potential) is directed by Jennifer Pergament, M.S.Ed (contact: jpergament@rosenthaljcc.org, or 914-741-0333 x29). Visit rosenthaljcc.org for registration information.


SUPPORTING SPECIAL FAMILIES, INC.
914-588-7721
Email kim@supportingspecialfamilies.com

Parenting a child with special needs can be isolating and confusing. We provide support and guidance for parents of children with special needs in Westchester County. We understand what you are facing because we have been through it ourselves. We can explain the CPSE and CSE processes and help you get organized and prepared for your child’s meetings. We also offer individual emotional support and parent support groups.

SPEECH THERAPY


DRAMATIC PRAGMATICS
111 Bowman Ave., Rye Brook
914-305-1210

The Dramatic Pragmatics Speech, Language, and Social Development Center is a comprehensive center that prides itself on the most advanced, effective, individualized approach to remediating all kinds of communication disorders and social skills/pragmatic language disorders for students, from the pre-school age through young adulthood. Well known for their social thinking groups for students with social-cognitive deficits, the center’s professionals are equally skilled in their high-quality individual treatments for kids with speech and language deficits, using children’s strengths to maximize both learning and social potential.


KIDABILITIES
1 Skyline Drive, Suite 298, Hawthorne
914-347-5990
Email sue@kidabilities.com

KidAbilities is a group of occupational, physical, and speech therapists dedicated to helping children develop physical, sensory, verbal, and social skills. Our unique approach includes cutting-edge treatment (NDT, Sensory Integration, listening therapies, eating therapy, PROMPT, sensory diets) conducted in state-of-the-art sensory gyms and treatment areas. Skills develop and positive self-images emerge while children have fun. KidAbilities group offerings: Play Partners is a social-skills group; ‘Write, On’ helps develop writing skills; and Mommy, Massage Me teaches parents how to massage their babies.


VASILIKIE S. PARIS, MA, CCC-SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
369 Ashford Ave., Suite 1E, Dobbs Ferry
914-772-0111
Email paris.vasilikie@gmail.com

V.S. Paris is a dynamic, experienced, bilingual (Greek/English) speech-language pathologist with 25-plus years in the field, trained in psychosocial development of the child. She has been in private practice for over 10 years working with children of all ages and adults. She provides therapy for speech (phonological childhood apraxia, etc.) and language delays/disorders. She works closely with her clients and families to achieve successful outcomes in a creative and rewarding setting.


WESTCHESTER THERAPY SOLUTIONS - OCCUPATIONAL, PHYSICAL & SPEECH THERAPY, PLLC
690 N. Broadway, White Plains
914-686-3116 x4
Email dklein@wtstherapy.com

Westchester Therapy Solutions (formerly Donna Klein & Associates) provides occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy, for children from birth through young adulthood throughout Westchester since 1990. With an excellent reputation and the highest quality of dedication to maximizing a child’s functioning, therapy is provided in our White Plains state-of-the-art gym or the convenience of your child’s home, preschool, day care center, or school district. If you are concerned about your child’s development, call us for a free consultation.

SPORTS PROGRAMS 


PEGASUS THERAPEUTIC RIDING
310 Peach Lake Road, Brewster
845-669-8235

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding provides equine-assisted activities for people with special needs, veterans, and at-risk individuals. We offer therapeutic horseback riding, unmounted programs, and equine-assisted psychotherapy to participants ages 4 and older. Diagnoses include but are not limited to autism, Down syndrome, PTSD, developmental delays, multiple sclerosis, ADD, ADHD, visual impairment, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury. Our main equestrian center is in Brewster, NY. We also have chapters in Pleasantville, NY and Darien and Greenwich, CT. Visit our website or facebook.com/pegasusnyandct for more information.


SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
914-244-4101

Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic focusing on improving processing skills and the developmental reorganizational abilities for individuals of all ages. We offer a Comprehensive Assessment to determine the specific areas that require intervention, then develop personalized treatment programs for each individual. We provide a variety of traditional and innovative treatment programs in the hopes of increasing academic, athletic, and social successes for individuals and their families.

VISION THERAPY


SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
914-244-4101

Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic focusing on improving processing skills and the developmental reorganizational abilities for individuals of all ages. We offer a Comprehensive Assessment to determine the specific areas that require intervention, then develop personalized treatment programs for each individual. We provide a variety of traditional and innovative treatment programs in the hopes of increasing academic, athletic, and social successes for individuals and their families.

RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS


CONGREGATION KOL AMI YAD B’YAD PROGRAM
252 Soundview Ave., White Plains
914-949-4717 x125
Email kayosborne@nykolami.org

Yad B’Yad is a synagogue-based, inclusive program for Jewish teenagers with developmental challenges that focuses on social and life skills. The target population for the program is Jewish teenagers who struggle with social interactions and may have learning, cognitive, or emotional challenges. Teenagers work with peer mentors; participate in electives (i.e. cooking, yoga, Israeli dance, drama), holiday and other special events such as field trips. The program runs from 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday evenings, along with the current Religious School.

 

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