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UPDATED September 2017: Are you looking for the most comprehensive guide to special needs resources in Brooklyn? Our guide has listings for therapists, special needs camps, medical experts, advocates and special needs support groups for families all over Brooklyn, including Park Slope, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
56 Bruceville Road, High Falls
Camp Huntington is a coed, residential program for children (ages 6-22) with autism and related learning and developmental needs. Our summer and weekend camp programs maximize a child’s potential, and locate and develop strengths and hidden abilities. Campers enjoy fun-filled days while learning practical social and life skills. Our unique program of adaptive, therapeutic recreation combines key elements that encourage progress: structured programming, nurturing care, a positive setting, and academic instruction to meet IEP goals.
Comprehensive Kids Developmental School is a private school in lower Manhattan specializing in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis. Individualized instruction is provided for children ages 3-21. Our highly trained instructors implement intervention grounded in data-based research across all content areas including academics, language, social, behavioral, and life skills. Our professional staff include board-certified behavior analysts, psychologists, speech therapists, special educators, occupational and physical therapists. We foster a team atmosphere, supporting our families in helping them to understand the special needs of their children through direct family training.
EASY PEASY POTTY TRAINING-GREATER NYC AREA
EASY PEASY POTTY offers a customized potty training plan specific to your child’s needs, at very affordable prices. As a parent, you receive instructions for effectively training your child. Parents have an opportunity to learn how to work with their child and share the successful potty training experience with them in a rewarding manner. Consultation can be offered on the phone or in person. Please refer to the website for more detailed information. An intake form can be completed online so that you can easily begin the process.
HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
535 E. 70th St., New York
Parents seeking the best orthopedic care for their children can visit the #1 hospital in the country for orthopedics. Hospital for Special Surgery’s (HSS) Lerner Children’s Pavilion, a “hospital within a hospital,” provides one-stop care for children with bone and muscle conditions. Doctors, nurses, radiologists and anesthesiologists at HSS have a dedicated focus on children from infants to teens, coupled with a deep understanding of orthopedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation. Getting the right care the first time is vital. Visiting a specialty hospital ensures that children are on the right recovery path.
HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
808 Union St., Park Slope
Huntington Learning Center is an accredited K-12 tutoring and test prep leader with certified teachers providing individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, math, science, study skills, executive functioning skills, SAT, ACT, and state and standardized exams. Huntington helps students at all levels achieve results including students with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities. The skills, confidence, and motivation developed by Huntington help students succeed and meet Common Core State Standards. A former parent states: In just four months, the improvements I have seen in Jessica's grades and confidence were incredible.
LITTLE OPTICS, INC.
192-07 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
53-15 Roosevelt Ave.
Woodside, NY 11377
We provide eyeglasses and professional eye care for children, including infants, and young adults. Fitting children with glasses is a very different task than fitting an adult with glasses. Most children have serious medical issues like strabismus (crossed eyes) or amblyopia (lazy eyes). When we fit a child with glasses we start a relationship with them, as we will consistently see them during the year for adjustments as well as prescription changes. We alleviate any self-esteem issues associated with the stigma of wearing glasses. When your child leaves Little Optics, rest assured that they will feel confident.
LOIS JACKSON, D.D.S., P.C. AND ASSOCIATES
16 Court St., Suite 2211, Brooklyn
505 LaGuardia Place, Suite L4, in Greenwich Village near Washington Square Park.
Dr. Lois Jackson is very experienced in pediatric dental care for children, adolescents, and patients with special needs. She is the president of the New York State Association of Pediatric Dentists. To give back to the community, Dr. Jackson volunteers and supports numerous civic and cultural organizations. She is a member of the board of directors for Camp Brooklyn (sending children to camp), Flatbush Development Corporation, East Midwood Jewish Center, and Fisk Terrace Neighborhood Association. Dr. Jackson was a Nickelodeon Parents' Pick for Best Dentist for two years running!
OHEL CHILDREN'S HOME AND FAMILY SERVICES, ELEVATING LIVES EVERY DAY
3611 14th Ave. Suite 550 , Brooklyln
718-686-3348, 347-831-0808, 800-603-OHEL (6435)
Since 1969 OHEL has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount disability, everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises. OHEL serves thousands in need every day in communities in New York, New Jersey, California, and worldwide. Individuals interested in the many programs that OHEL offers should contact OHEL at 800-603-OHEL (6435). Like us on Facebook at OHEL Children's Home and Family Services, follow us on Instagram @ohelfamily or visit us at ohelfamily.org.
PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Suite 105, North Lindenhurst
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
Pediatric Immediate Care is a team of hearts where kids come first. State-of-the-art medical office equipment allows us to deliver your test results during your visit. Kid-friendly, walk-ins welcome, most insurance plans accepted. Complete pediatric and adolescent care, babies, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America. Thirty years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open seven days a week, including holidays, 8am-11pm.
Offers workshops designed to help parents, family, and friends aid people with diverse abilities in their search for volunteer opportunities related to their field of college interest. Either sign up for a no-cost workshop and learn all the tools necessary, or register for a nine-week class that will not only show you all the tools you need but immerse you in the process. Topics will include determining areas of interest, finding mentorship opportunities, and 60 possible places for employment.