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Support & Resources for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

Support & Resources for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

Get your child with special needs the proper services they need in Nassau and Suffolk county.



Get the proper care for your child with special needs with these helpful resources on Long Island. Find the perfect school or therapy program online.


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ANDREW COHEN, ESQ., LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW M. COHEN
250 W. 57th St., suite 1216
Manhattan
212-244-0595

1100 Franklin Ave., suite 305
Garden City
516-877-0595


Email ac@amcohenlaw.com

The Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen provides personalized, high quality special needs estate planning and special education legal services at a reasonable cost. Attorneys Cohen and Adler-Greene also conduct free workshops on several topics for agencies, schools, and parent groups.


ADVANCED CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY
200 Garden City Place suite 101 , Garden City
516-758-KIDS (5437)

Your child can experience a stress-free and fun dental experience! Our dedicated pediatric dental team has completed extra years of training to provide exceptional dental service and treat patients with special needs. Our pediatric dentist works closely with our on-site anesthesiologist for patients who require extra TLC during their dental treatments.


ADVANTAGE CARE HEALTH CENTER
189 Wheatley Road, Brookville
516-686-4400
230 Hanse Ave.
Freeport, NY


Advantage Care Health Centers and The Fay J. Lindner Center are Long Island’s premier Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHC). We provide comprehensive medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health services to children and adults. The center specializes in providing services to individuals with Autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities.


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 daycare 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 and early childhood teachers, and certified daycare staff.


BANKERS LIFE - KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-REGNIER
Serving NYC Metro Area, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and Westchester,
347-0247-7293
Email kimberly-williams.regnier@bankerslife.com

We at Bankers Life are here to assist families with special needs. We offer insurance plans modeled after 529 college savings plans in that money can be set aside for future needs and grow tax-free. The money set aside in these accounts can be spent tax-free on qualified disability expenses.


BERKSHIRE FARM CENTER AND SERVICES FOR YOUTH
535 Broad Hollow Road, Suite B30, Melville
631-420-4444

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth helps children find safety and comfort in the homes of foster parents. If you have love and patience, plus an extra bedroom, becoming a foster parent may be for you. Become a foster parent and give the gift of family!


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

Building Blocks is an early childhood learning center focusing on education of all young children. We offer parent and child groups, preschool classes, and childcare. As a New York state-accredited special education program for more than 35 years, we provide special instruction, ABA, speech, occupational, and physical therapy, psychological and diagnostic services.


CAMP HUNTINGTON
56 Bruceville Road, High Falls
855-707-2267
Email admissions@camphuntington.com

Camp Huntington, a coed, residential summer camp for children and young adults with autism and related developmental and learning disabilities, ADD. Ability levels mild to moderate-severe. Located in High Falls in the beautiful Catskill Mountain region, the camp provides therapeutically and instructionally designed recreation programs in summer.


CAMP LOYALTOWN
Glen Avenue, Hunter
518-263–4242

Each year, Camp Loyaltown, a program of Citizens Options Unlimited, welcomes more than 650 campers, ages 4-75, to enjoy the outdoors in a safe and fun environment. Located in the Catskill Mountains, Camp Loyaltown is a summer sleep-away camp and year-round respite program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT (THE)
305 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-741-0729

With a passion to help prepare all students to be successful in the real world, our center utilizes a combination of progressive and empirically supported strategies and curricula. Our program is suited for students with all abilities who thrive in small group instruction and need access to creative adaptive social learning.


CHILD BEHAVIOR CONSULTING, LLC
Serving Nassau, Suffolk and Greater NY Area,
631-617-1958
Email Info@childbehaviorconsulting.com

Providing the tools and knowledge necessary in teaching children and adults the cognitive skills to focus and remain calm. We educate how to overcome challenges related to behavior, academic learning, and social-emotional development through specialized techniques including children’s books, music, and visuals. Together, children and adults feel and become empowered!


CTREE
P.O. Box 1148, 41 Narrow Lane E., Bridgehampton
631-779-2835
Email info@ctreeny.org

We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization located on the east end of Long Island in New York. Our mission is transforming lives through the therapeutic power of horses. We provide therapeutic riding lessons and equine assisted activities to children, adults, veterans and seniors with cognitive, physical, or emotional disabilities.


EHRENMAN & KHAN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
959 Brush Hollow Road, suite 101, Westbury
516-333-3033
Email kidsteethli@gmail.com

Why choose us? Our expert care and compassionate approach. We have a special place in our hearts for children with special needs. We know they require and deserve care tailored to meet their unique needs. Our doctors have completed two years of specialty training in behavior management, sedation, and hospital dentistry.


FONTANETTA NEUROPSYCHOLOGY PLLC, REBECCA A. FONTANETTA, PSY.D.
755 New York Ave., suite 230 , Huntington

Fontanetta Neuropsychology PLLC is located in Huntington. Our mission is to provide families with accurate diagnoses, an in-depth explanation of their child's cognitive profile, and recommendations for treatment and future success. We serve individuals ranging from 12 months through 26 years who are experiencing cognitive, academic, social-emotional, or adaptive limitations.


GERSH ACADEMY (THE)
21 Sweet Hollow Road Suite 1, Huntington
631-385-3342
Email info@gershacademy.org

Gersh Academy serves students ages 5-21 on the autism spectrum. With more than 27 years of experience in special education, Gersh Academy provides students an environment where programs and services are customized around their individual needs, allowing them to reach their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally.


GERSH ACADEMY AT WEST HILLS DAY CAMP
21 Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington
631-427-6700
Email info@westhillscamp.com

Gersh Academy at West Hills Day Camp is Long Island’s premier summer day camp for children diagnosed with autism and other neurobiological disorders. Gersh Academy and West Hills Day Cam joined forces to provide the ultimate summer camp program for children on the autism spectrum.


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.


GREAT STRIDES LONG ISLAND
41 Coram-Swezeytown Road, Middle Island
631-786-9708


Email julie@greatstridesli.org

Great Strides provides instructors certified with PATH International, the worldwide standard-setting organization for therapeutic horseback riding. Instructors work with specially selected horses to give children and adults with special needs the safest and most valuable lesson possible. Develops the ability to focus and follow direction as well as self-confidence and emotional strength.


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.


HELPING HANDS CHILDREN SERVICES
229 Laurel Road , East Northport
631-659-3337
Email info@helpinghandschildren.com

Provides a variety of in-school, after-school, and home- or community-based behavioral intervention services, including applied behavioral analysis (ABA), neurocognitive testing, preschool services, and early intervention. Its staff includes doctoral-level clinicians, B.C.B.A.s/L.B.A.s who provide services to young people in more than 70 school districts throughout the five boroughs and Long Island.


HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTERS (LI) - BOTH
Baldwin, Bay Shore, Carle Place, East Northport, Flushing, Lynbrook,
Manhasset, Massapequa, Miller Place, Patchogue, Plainview, Smithtown


Huntington is the premier tutoring and test prep provider, including SAT/ACT and state tests, for kindergarten to 12th grades. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results. Founded in 1977, Huntington's mission is to give every student the best education possible. Tutoring is available in-center and online.


LAURA ADLER-GREENE, ESQ., LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW M. COHEN
250 W. 57th St., suite 1216, Manhattan
212-244-0595
1100 Franklin Ave., suite 305, Garden City
516-877-0595


Email lag@amcohenlaw.com

The Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen provides personalized, high quality special needs estate planning and special education legal services at a reasonable cost. Attorneys Cohen and Adler-Greene also conduct free workshops on several topics for agencies, schools, and parent groups.


LAW OFFICES OF BRAD H. ROSKEN, PLLC
534 Broadhollow Road, suite 275, Melville
631-379-9569
Email brad@specialedcounselor.com

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.


LIFE’S WORC THE FAMILY CENTER FOR AUTISM
1517 Franklin Ave., Garden City
516-355-9400
Email mrafferty@lifesworc.org

The Family Center for Autism (FCA) is Long Island's first venue that provides autism-specific classes, camps, services, and programs for children and adults. We also offer a full range of therapeutic, educational, social, and recreational programs. We are open seven days-a-week with day, evening, and weekend schedules.


LONG ISLAND CENTER FOR SPEECH AND MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY - BOTH
Locations across Suffolk and Nassau: East Yaphank, Farmingville, Stony Brook, Commack, Jericho, Wantagh, and Lake Success
Nassau: 516-216-1791
Suffolk: 631-689-6858
Queens: 718-640-6767


Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, owns and operates Long Island Center for Speech and Myofunctional Therapy. With her group of therapists, she supports families across Long Island, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders.


LONG ISLAND EXPLORIUM
101 E. Broadway , Port Jefferson
631-331-3277

We are inclusive of all populations of learners. Our programs and curriculum are designed to be flexible and serve and support students with special needs. We provide STEM programming to children with learning disabilities. Our programs provide a high level of student engagement with interaction in a productive manner.


LONG ISLAND SPEECH
Seven offices across Long Island and Queens,
844-5-SPEECH (844-577-3324)

Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, owns and operates Long Island Center for Speech and Myofunctional Therapy. With her group of therapists, she supports families across Long Island, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders.


LONG ISLAND WHOLE CHILD ACADEMY SCHOOL FOR TWICE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING
175 Wolf Hill Road, Melville
347-668-3676
Email ericher@liwholechild.org

The Long Island Whole Child Academy is a cutting-edge college preparatory school, grades first-11th, for highly capable youth who need special needs supports. The school provides one-to-one, fully individualized classes and clinical supports for ADHD, ASD, social emotional challenges, and a research-based Dyslexia intervention in a structured, nurturing environment.


MAKING AUTHENTIC FRIENDSHIPS LLC
631-374-0518
Email fethermanjuliana@gmail.com

Our responsive web-based application helps individuals with special needs (age 13 and older) find friends at home or on the go, based off of their geolocation, diagnosis, age, and interests. It works like a game, is interactive, fun, and user friendly. Its easy to sign up and use.


MGABA
1737 Veterans Memorial Highway Suite 1 , Islandia
631-479-2900
2341 New Hyde Park Road
New Hyde Park


Marra & Glick Applied Behavior Analysts (MGABA) specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to serve people with autism spectrum disorders in our center based programs, at school, in the home, and community. Our clinical providers are licensed in the state of New York or supervised by a NYS-licensed Behavior Analyst.


ONEIL CONSULTING NASSAU COUNTY - BOTH
516-316-6485
Email oneilconsulting1@gmail.com

Special Needs parents are a special breed of parent. They are tough but tired, strong but scared, and determined to provide their children with a fruitful life. Oneil Consulting is not just an advocate, we have the resources and tools to help you and your child succeed. You are not alone.


PEACE TALKERS LLC
917-765-9559
Email john@peacetalkers.com

Peace Talkers will teach you how to use Positive Behavior Support to increase the peace in your home. Whether it is emotional outbursts, defiance, or even destructive or violent behavior, Peace Talkers can help. Peace Talkers values support over compliance and sees beyond any diagnosis. As the father of a son who has a neurological difference, Founder John Gibilaro, M.S.Ed., approaches his work with the passion and drive that only true empathy can create.


PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
718-389-PEDS (7337)
150 E. Sunrise Highway, suite 105, North Lindenhurst
631-956-PEDS (7337)
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
631-864-PEDS (7337)


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, as well as baby, camp, school, and sports physicals.


PSCS PARENTAL SUPPORT & CONSULTING SERVICES
153 Main St., Suite 1, Roslyn
516-584-3104
Email dralisongilbert@gmail.com

It is my goal to help you use your strengths to meet lifes challenges. Individual therapy and resource consultation specializing in support for parents of children with special needs. Evidence-based approaches to the treatment of anxiety, depression, and adjustment to everyday problems, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT).


SOCCER SHOTS WEST
171 Eileen Way , Syosset
516-558-2266
Email liwest@soccershots.org

Soccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program with a focus on character development. Soccer Shots Empower is designed specifically for children with physical or mental disabilities. The program provides children with a venue for fun, participation, and growth. Children will develop positive social relationships, build confidence, and learn new skills.


SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS OF MINEOLA AND HUNTINGTON
393 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola
516-743-9943
1160 E. Jericho Turnpike
Huntington
631-424-5600
locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/huntington-ny


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.


T OFF 4 AUTISM C/O JUST ARCHITECTURE
572 Henry St., Brooklyn
718-855-1237
Email mjust@mjarch.com

T Off 4 Autism is 100 percent volunteer driven, focused on raising awareness, and supporting a variety of organizations and charities to help individuals with autism and their families. Our goal is to fund research to find a cure and provide long-term assistance including housing accommodations.


TILLES CENTER RELAXED AND SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES
720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
516-299-3100
Email stephanie.turner@liu.edu

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts offers two relaxed sensory-friendly programs in 2019-20. For information, contact the Tantleff Box Office at Tilles Center at 516-299-3100. This spring, we’re excited to announce an original Sensory Immersion Theater performance designed for audiences of 20 people. Contact stephanie.turner@liu.edu for more information.


TOOTH PILLOW DENTISTRY (THE)
775 Park Ave., suite 340, Huntington
516-317-2476

The Tooth Pillow Dentistry is a group of board-certified pediatric dentists and dentist anesthesiologists who work together to safely provide dental treatment while your child "sleeps." We provide this service for children who cannot be treated in the typical dental chair setting due to age, behavior, or other factors that hinder treatment.


VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER - IN-PERSON
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 evaluations, early intervention, special education (special classes, special classes in integrated settings, itinerant services), ABA, and Family Center Respite Program to more than 750 children and families annually, and professional training. VCLC has implemented COVID protocols in accordance with NYS DOH and CDC guidelines.


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, ADHD, dyslexia, and auditory and language disorders in grades first-12th. VSS students come from all over Long Island and NYC to take advantage of the school's unique programs and individualized curriculum.


WE CONNECT THE DOTS
180 Michael Drive , Syosset
631-468-7475
Email events@we-connect-the-dots.org

Coding is recognized as one of today’s most important skills for academic and career success. Students on the Autism spectrum benefit from our programs due to the hands-on experiential learning format, building computational thinking and strong communication skills. We partner with organizations like Autism Speaks, Microsoft, and Amazon. (For ages 7-18).


WEIGHT FOR IT FITNESS
631-766-5473

Weight For It Fitness was created for individuals of all needs. If you have autism, Down syndrome, or any cognitive, learning, or physical need, we are here. We help anyone who can't leave their home or who is not comfortable in a gym. We also cater to post-partum moms.


WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
30 Deforest Road , Dix Hills
631-779-2400
Email liadmissions@winstonprep.edu

Winston Preparatory School is a highly individualized and responsive setting for students in grades 3rd 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.


YMCA OF LONG ISLAND
855-2YMCALI (962254)
Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Holtsville, Huntington, and Patchogue


Email camp@ymcali.org info@ymcali.org

Every child should feel supported, enabled, and inspired to do their personal best. The YMCA of Long Island offers several programs for children and adults with disabilities including inclusive camp program for children, competitive soccer, and progressive swim lessons. For more information, visit ymcali.org.


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