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Special Education Schools and Services in Manhattan

Special Education Schools and Services in Manhattan

Give your child with special needs the best education and support possible in Manhattan.



UPDATED May 2021: Looking for a Manhattan special education school? Look no further than our list of the top special education schools in Greenwich, Upper East Side, Soho, Tribeca or Harlem.

When you have a child with special needs (whether a learning disability, behavior issues, or intellectual/developmental disabilities), finding a special education school in Manhattan that welcomes them and caters to their needs is top of mind in ensuring your child gets the education they’re entitled to. But finding the right special education school for your child can be a challenge. The good news is there are plenty of special education schools and educational services for children in Manhattan. Whether you’re looking for a school where your child can mainstream, a school that specializes in supporting your child’s specific needs, or a school that offers special education services, you’ll find special education schools and services in Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Meatpacking District, Hell's Kitchen, Financial District, Battery Park, Harlem, and beyond.



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Jump to: ANNE CUNNINGHAM, EDUCATIONAL ADVOCATE
203-417-6004
Email annec@advocate4students.com

Anne Cunningham, Educational Advocate, (advocate4students.com) has been successfully supporting students for almost ten years in Westchester, Putnam, Orange Counties, parts of Connecticut, and Manhattan. She interacts on behalf of students with all disabilities or educational concerns. Anne can be reached at annec@advocate4students.com.  

ATLAS FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM
252 W. 29th St., 3rd Floor, New York
212-256-0846
Email info@atlasforautism.org

The Atlas Foundation for Autism houses the Atlas School as well as speech, OT services, music, after-school classes, and weekend social skills groups! Atlas is different in its approach to working within modalities that address communication, emotional and social thinking, as well as behavior and self-esteem!

BIRCH FAMILY SERVICES, INC.
104 W. 29th St., Chelsea
212-616-1800

Birch Family Services is a leading provider of educational, employment, and community supports for people with autism and developmental disabilities. With 12 programs located across New York City, Birch provides preschool and school-age special education programs for children ages 3-21 in environments appropriate for their individualized needs. Learn more at birchfamilyservices.org.

BRAINTRUST TUTORS
646-397-3696

Braintrust Tutors connects parents with a nationwide network of certified teachers and learning specialists. Our experts have the training and expertise to spark more a-ha moments for children with learning differences. The Braintrust platform offers more gains and smarter insights at a price that's right for you.  

CHATTY CHILD SPEECH, OCCUPATIONAL, AND PHYSICAL THERAPY, PLLC
325 Broadway, suite 403, Tribeca
347-491-4451
Email info@chattychild.com

Chatty Child is a unique, personalized pediatric therapeutic center in downtown Manhattan. We provide in-person and remote options for speech-language, occupational, and physical therapy. We offer evaluations, individual treatment, socialization groups, tutoring classes, and creative arts enrichment programming - InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab (summer workshops and yearly classes).

EBL COACHING - MANHATTAN
17 E. 89th St., Suite 1D, Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-249-0147

EBL Coaching specializes in one-on-one home, on-site, and virtual tutoring for students pre-K to 12th with specialized learning needs. They use research-based, multi-sensory techniques to develop reading, writing, math, executive functioning, and organizational skills. Specialized instruction for students with learning disabilities and ADHD is available. Now offering COVID homeschooling programs.

GILLEN BREWER SCHOOL
410 E. 92nd St., Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-831-3667
Email julian@gillenbrewer.com

Gillen Brewer School is a family-oriented, early childhood and elementary program for ages 2.8-10 with language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities. We provide an integrated, developmentally-appropriate, academic-therapeutic program that includes speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and counseling. Our curriculum is enriched with arts, music, science, and physical fitness. Full time in-person learning returns April 2021.

GLENHOLME SCHOOL (THE) — DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington
860-868-7377

The Glenholme School is an independent, coeducational special needs boarding and day school for ages 10-21 in middle school, high school, postgraduate, and transitional living for career development. The comprehensive learning environment supports students with Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s, depression, anxiety, and learning differences.

IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN (THE)
Upper West Side , New York
212-769-1699
270 W. 89th St.

Email admissions@theidealschool.org

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is New York's only K-12+ independent inclusion school, where we celebrate the tremendous social, emotional, and academic growth born in a diverse and nurturing educational community.

LEARNINGSPRING SCHOOL
247 E. 20th St., Gramercy Park, Manhattan ,
212-239-4926     
Email mpoggi@learningspring.org

LearningSpring is a 12-month special education school for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum in grades kindergarten-eighth. Our students are bright, verbal, and ready to learn. Our integrated curriculum is designed to set high standards for students based on their ability, and provide structure and support to enable students to succeed.

OTTO SPECHT SCHOOL
260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-352-5020 x130
Email info@ottospecht.org

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.

PTS COACHING - CINDY GOLDRICH, ED.M., ADHD-CCSP
Serving New York and Nationwide,
Email Cindy@PTScoaching.com

Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, is a mental health professional, certified ADHD Coach, and teacher trainer. Founder of PTS Coaching, LLC, Cindy is a leading authority on parenting and teaching children with ADHD, Executive Function, and Learning Disabilities. She coaches parents, provides professional development for school districts, and trains professionals to become ADHD/EF Parent Coaches.

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Various locations throughout the greater NYC area. ,
631-779-2400
Email liadmissions@winstonprep.edu

Winston Preparatory School is a network of six campuses offering students with learning differences a highly individualized and responsive education. Our unique model serves students through grade 12. Winston Online now allows students to learn from anywhere in the country. Visit winstonprep.edu/apply-now to sign up for a virtual open house.


And you can always browse more of our education resources in Manhattan, including private schools, preschools, Catholic schools, and charter and magnet schools.

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