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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 March 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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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!


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

Chatty Child is a unique therapy center located in Lower Manhattan. We specialize in providing expert, personalized, quality care for all your child's ST/OT/PT therapeutic needs. We offer remote and in-person options, creative arts, theatre and literacy classes, and individualized tutoring. Please email info@chattychild.com to book an appointment today.


EBL COACHING - MANHATTAN
17 E. 89th St., Suite 1D, New York
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.


GATEWAY SCHOOL (THE)
211 W. 61st St., 6th floor, New York
212-777-5966
Email admissions@gatewayschool.org

The Gateway School is an independent day school for children ages 5-14 with language-based learning disabilities or attention deficits. It was among the first schools to recognize that bright children who had difficulty learning simply had to be taught differently. At Gateway, students recognize their strengths and develop self-advocacy skills.


GILLEN BREWER SCHOOL
410 E. 92nd St., New York
212-831-3667
Email julian@gillenbrewer.com

Founded in 1992, Gillen Brewer School is a family-oriented, 12-month early childhood program for children ages 2.8-10 years with language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities. We provide developmentally appropriate academic instruction, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling and social groups, music, art, science, technology, sports, and physical fitness.


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.


HEBREW PUBLIC
555 Eighth Ave. suite 1703, New York
212-792-6234

Hebrew Public Charter School is a network of diverse-by-design schools. We are committed to serving instructional services to all students, from a wide range of racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Services include: occupational and physical therapy, special education itinerant services, speech and language therapy.


HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
1556 Third Ave., suite 209, Upper East Side, New York
212-534-3200

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 students behalf and attends IEP/504 meetings.


IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN (THE)
Upper West Side , New York
212-769-1699
Email JKemp@theidealschool.org

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is New York's only kindergarten-21 independent inclusion school, where we celebrate the tremendous social, emotional, and academic growth born in a diverse and nurturing educational community.


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 www.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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