Special Education Services and Schools for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

Special Education Services and Schools for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

Give your child with special needs the best education and support possible in Nassau or Suffolk county.

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UPDATED November 2018: Support your child with special needs with these services catered specifically for children with special needs, such as ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and behavioral issues. Services offered for children with special needs include Applied Behavior Analysis; speech, occupational, and physical therapy; psychological services; diagnostic evaluation and treatment; early intervention; support groups; and tutoring. Find special education services and schools for your child with special needs throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, serving Baldwin, Carle Place, Levittown, Lynbrook, Manhasset, Massapequa Park, Plainview, Roslyn Heights, Seaford, and Syosset in Nassau County and Commack, East Northport, Huntington, Melville, Patchogue, Port Washington, and Smithtown in Suffolk County.

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ALTERNATIVES FOR CHILDREN
1116 Main Road, Aquebogue
631-722-2170
600 South Service Road, Dix Hills
631-271-0777
14 Research Way, East Setauket
631-331-6400
168 Hill St., Southampton
631-283-3272


Providing quality affordable day care and special education services since 1988. Creating a natural learning environment fostering each child’s development. Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education evaluation site and provider. Preschool special education, integrated classes, daycare classes taught by NYS special education early childhood teachers, and certified daycare staff promoting a child’s development through individualized instruction that will support them for the rest of their lives. Special education services of physical, occupational, and speech therapy provided by licensed therapists. Children leave Alternatives For Children ready to learn and ready for kindergarten.

BUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
29 Pinewood Drive, Commack
631-499-1237

Building Blocks is an early childhood learning center focusing on the education of all young children. We offer parent and child groups, nursery and preschool classes, and childcare options. As a New York state-accredited special education program serving children and their families for more than 30 years, we provide services including special instruction; ABA; speech, occupational, and physical therapy; psychological services; and diagnostic services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We develop skills that enable all our children to attain their highest potential while building self-esteem and independent learning.

GERSH ACADEMY (THE)
21 Sweet Hollow Road Suite 1, Huntington
631-385-3342

In 1999, Gersh Academy opened with a vision of creating a world where individuals on the autism spectrum are empowered to thrive. Today our vision remains the same, but we're more than just a school. We are a collective of professionals dedicated to making a real difference in the world. We're dedicated to fulfilling the hopes and dreams of parents by bringing autism spectrum disorder out of the shadows and into the light. We're committed to expanding our reach across the globe, in order to create the world we know is possible.

HAGEDORN LITTLE VILLAGE SCHOOL, JACK JOEL CENTER FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN (THE)
750 Hicksville Road, Seaford
516-520-6000
Email jon.feingold@littlevillage.org

The Hagedorn Little Village School is a not-for-profit school highly regarded for providing outstanding educational and therapeutic services for children with a wide range of developmental disabilities. HLVS provides year-round programs and services that include diagnostic evaluations and treatment, early intervention, a preschool, an elementary school, SEIT, and related services. Services provided on-site, in homes, nursery schools, and daycare centers include: speech, feeding, occupational, physical, and movement therapy, behavior management or Applied Behavior Analysis, counseling, and support groups.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTERS (LI)
656 Sunrise Highway, Baldwin
516-867-4041
607 E. Main St., Bay Shore
631-968-5100
79-81 Westbury Ave., Carle Place
516-747-5600
Elwood Shopping Center
1928B Jericho Turnpike, East Northport
631-462-8900
Phillips Plaza
639 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
516-568-1900
1506 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
516-365-4455
South Gate Shopping Center
49-34 Merrick Road, Massapequa Park
516-799-9500
Gateway Plaza
499-5 Sunrise Highway, Patchogue
631-289-4900
443 South Oyster Bay Road, Suite B, 2nd floor
Plainview
516-681-0400
Smithtown Shopping Center
8 Miller Place, Smithtown
631-360-0422


Huntington Learning Center is the premier tutoring and test prep provider for kindergarten to 12th grades. Founded in 1977, its mission is to give every student the best education possible. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results with individualized programs taught by certified teachers at accredited centers. Areas of instruction include phonics, reading, writing, vocabulary, math, science, ACT, SAT, PSAT, high school entrance exams, and state and other standardized exams. To learn more and locate a center near you, visit huntingtonhelps.com.

LAW OFFICES OF BRAD H. ROSKEN, P.L.L.C.
534 Broadhollow Road, Suite 275, Melville
631-379-9569
Email brad@specialedcounselor.com

School districts consult their attorneys, why shouldn’t you? Brad H. Rosken is an experienced trial attorney. He’s also a parent of a child with special needs. He knows how far to push a school district to obtain the maximum that your child is entitled to under law. He’ll guide you, decipher lingo, and develop effective strategies. He’s also a New York state-certified impartial hearing officer who hears cases in New York City, Rockland, and Westchester counties.

LONG ISLAND WHOLE CHILD ACADEMY
175 Wolf Hill Road, Melville
347-668-3676
Email info@liwholechild.org

The Long Island Whole Child Academy, School for Twice Exceptional Learning, is the only Long Island school dedicated to serving once highly capable students who also cope with anxiety, executive functioning, social cognition, and sensory processing challenges, ADHD, and high-functioning ASD youth, who do not thrive in a traditional school setting. Our mission is to provide a cutting-edge, integrated educational experience that raises the academic bar while building social and emotional strength and resilience through individualized attention and best clinical and gifted education practices.

LOUIS E. MORA, PH.D., PSYCHOLOGIST P.C.
70 Glen Cove Road, suite 201, Roslyn Heights
347-740-5690
Email lmoraphd@gmail.com

Dr. Mora works with children and adults. He specializes in psychological testing, which helps improve diagnosing and treatment planning. Such testing includes neuropsychological testing, giftedness examinations, and evaluating for the presence of psychological disorders. This includes evaluating for ADHD and possible consequences of head injury. He has years of experience doing such testing with various populations. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology and postdoctoral education in forensic psychology from St. John’s University. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at St. Francis College.

SAPPO SCHOOL
40 Kings Park Road , Commack
631-736-2146
Email info@sapposchool.com

Founded more than 20 years ago, Sappo School is one of the leading independent private schools on Long Island for students grades K-12th. We are forerunners in the movement toward educational reform and academic excellence. For more than 20 years, Sappo School has been providing a safe and nurturing environment for students. We offer small class sizes and a tailored approach to learning. We have had proven success in working with students with anxiety, ADHD, dyslexia, and ENL students. We offer College Prep, SAT Prep, STEM, music, and arts programs.

STEPS TO SOCIALIZATION
13 South Bayles Ave., Port Washington
516-767-0266

Steps to Socialization was created by Evelyn Kashinsky, a parent of children with special needs, to help children who have difficulty socializing. Steps to Socialization is more than just a social skills program. We teach children how to think socially, step by step. Working in small groups of three to four students, we cover a variety of topics, including how to establish and maintain friendships and initiating and maintaining conversations.

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS OF MINEOLA AND HUNTINGTON
393 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola
516-743-9943
1160 E. Jericho Turnpike
Huntington
631-424-5600


Email sylvanlearning@optonline.net

Sylvan’s Personalized Tutoring programs in reading, writing, mathematics, SAT and ACT Prep will improve your child's skills and confidence. We use a state-of-the-art assessment, personal learning plans, and certified teachers to ensure the high level of quality instruction and support that Sylvan prides itself on. Plus, our sessions are available in the afternoons, evenings, and on Saturdays, so that you can pick what works best with your busy schedule.

VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset
516-921-7171
Variety Child Learning Center at the Gallow School
72 Farmedge Road, Levittown
516-490-3301


Variety Child Learning Center provides programs and services to more than 750 children (ages newborn to 7) and their families annually, at sites in Syosset and Levittown, and off-site. Services include Evaluation Center to determine eligibility; Early Intervention; special education preschool and kindergarten-second grade; Special Classes in an Integrated Setting (SCIS); Special Education Itinerant Services (SEIS ) at nursery schools, childcare locations, and homes; Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA Home Program); Family Center Sunday Respite and Recreation Program; Social Skills Training Groups; Lufrano Training Program for early childhood personnel; and Saturday Enrichment Groups.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900


Vincent Smith School is Long Island’s premier prep school serving students with learning issues such as school anxiety, AD/HD, dyslexia, and auditory and language disorders in grades first-12th. VSS students travel from Long Island and Manhattan to take advantage of the school's comprehensive program. What makes VSS stand out? Differentiated, personalized instruction in small classes (5-to-1 student-teacher ratio); on-site counseling, reading, speech, and occupational therapy (OT); highly-engaged teachers passionate about their mission; emphasis on multi-sensory learning; college and vocational prep, approximately 85 percent of VSS graduates go to college.

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
30 Deforest Road , Dix Hills
212-719-5598 x2213
Email liadmissions@winstonprep.edu

Winston Preparatory School is a highly individualized and responsive setting for students in grades third through 12th with learning differences. Our unique model of education for the individual provides intense skill remediation while encouraging students to build independence, resilience, responsibility, self-awareness, and self-advocacy. Winston Prep Long Island is currently accepting applications. For more information, or to sign up for an open house, contact Karen Preston, WPSLI admissions director at liadmissions@winstonprep.edu, or visit winstonprep.edu.


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