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Support & Resources for Children with Special Needs in Rockland County

Support & Resources for Children with Special Needs in Rockland County

Give your child with special needs the support they need with these services in Rockland and Bergen counties.



UPDATED January 2020: Get the proper care for your special needs child with these helpful resources in Rockland and Bergen County. Find the perfect school or therapy program online.

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BEAR BROOK CHILDREN’S DENTAL SPECIALISTS
305 W. Grand Ave., Suite 100 , Montvale
201-746-9474
Email info@bearbrookdentalcare.com

Dr. Tommy Lee specializes in pediatric dentistry and in treating children with special health needs. He completed his pediatric dental specialty training at Yale Hospital and has experience treating patients with but not limited to autism, ADHD, other mental or physical disabilities. He provides customized treatments for all patients.


BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage
845-268-4000
facebook.com/bouncetrampolinesports
twitter.com/bouncesport


Email info@bounceonit.com

We welcome children with sensory or special needs to our special needs sessions on Tuesday nights from 6-7pm where our entire facility is open just for you. Parents are allowed to join the children on the trampolines at no additional cost and the cost for the hour is discounted. Our 10,000-square-feet facility includes trampoline dodgeball, slam-dunk basketball, giant foam pits, and our Bounce! Xtreme Ninja Obstacle Course. Bounce! Jr. for ages 5 and younger with separate trampoline court, foam pit, and giant inflatable castle. Free Wi-Fi, HD television lounge, and snack and coffee bar.


CAMP HUNTINGTON
56 Bruceville Road, High Falls
855-707-2267
Email dfalk@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 VENTURE SUMMER CAMP
58 Oak Colony Road, Stony Point
845-624-3868

Camp Venture is proud to offer a summer day camp for all children, but specializing in providing kids with special needs a unique camping experience. Our one- to seven-week integrated camp is a fun, nurturing place for Rockland children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Activities include swimming, art, and noncompetitive sports. Morning and teen programs available.


CHILDREN'S DENTISTRY OF THE PALISADES
99 Dutch Hill Road, suite 1100, Orangeburg
845-359-8080

As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Varsha Reddy, and her team of specialists are experts in pediatric oral health care. Dr. Reddy has worked closely with special needs children and has helped them have positive experiences at her office through her individualized desensitization program.


CORNERSTONE SPEECH & LANGUAGE CENTER
2 Franklin Ave., Pearl River
845-920-1694
Email cornerstonespeechandlanguage@gmail.com

Cornerstone Speech and Language Center, est. 2018, is located in the heart of Pearl River. Services we offer include speech and language therapy, social skills, feeding therapy, executive functioning, and parent support in individual and group sessions. We strongly believe in the team approach and helping children meet their potential.


COUPÉ THEATRE STUDIO
430 Market St., Nanuet,
845-623-2808

For more than 45 years, Coupé Theatre Studio has offered the finest training in performing arts. We are now proud to offer an integrative dance program called Rhythm Works which is an inclusive hip-hop dance program open to dancers, ages 7-14, of all levels and abilities. The class is specifically designed for children with special needs, including Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy, to work on different skills such as strength, coordination, and memory. The program runs for a 10-week period. Children gain cognitive skills, physical fitness, and social skills. Call for more information regarding upcoming sessions. Pre-registration is required.


DENTAL WELLNESS OF SUFFERN
2 Executive Blvd., suite 307, Suffern
845-918-1801
Email dentalwellness@optonline.net

Dr. Alpert is excited to offer drill-free, needle-free dentistry with the Solea CO2 Laser. A parent herself, Dr. Alpert enjoys working with children who are apprehensive about the dentist, as well as those with special needs, creating a fun environment with magic tricks, a wall mural, and a lot of patience.


GENERAL AND SPECIAL NEEDS PRIVATE TUTORING BY HOWARD GORMAN
Serving Rockland, Bergen, Westchester, and CT ,
845-304 –7074
Email hbgorman@aol.com

Using research based methods, your child will not only improve academically, but her sense of self will get stronger. It starts with getting to know your child as a unique person, identifying those areas that need enhancement, and then following a structured strategy that is achievable and closely monitored.


GLAZE POTTERY AND ART STUDIO
34 Orangeburg Plaza, Orangeburg
845-359-9020

Glaze Pottery and Art Studio, owned by The ARC, Rockland, is Rockland County’s foremost paint your own pottery store with a wide range of choices for the first timer to the seasoned artist. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive studio and we welcome and accommodate people of all ages and abilities. To paint as a large group or to plan a party or special event call to make a reservation. Otherwise drop in any time to paint your very own work of art. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.


HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
808 Union St., Park Slope
718-230-4600
514 86th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-491-0900


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 the student's behalf and attends IEP/504 meetings.


JILL'S CERAMICS
180 Germonds Road, West Nyack
845-623-4975
Email jillsceramics@aol.com

Established for more than 38 years, Jill’s Ceramics has always welcomed special needs groups to her studio. She offers a safe and patient environment for kids and adults alike to create their own works of art. They offer a huge variety of plaster pieces that can be painted and taken home in the same day, or glazed ceramics with a large assortment of finishes (seasonal items, figurines, customized plates, mugs, bowls and more). Please call ahead to schedule a group time and group pricing.


LIPSON FAMILY COACHING - MELISSA LIPSON
275 Route 304, Bardonia
914-649-6923
Email melissa@lipsonfamilycoaching.com

Melissa Lipson, a professional school guidance counselor, works with children and teens to give them tools that are transferable to all aspects of their lives. Using a variety of strategies and techniques, she teaches important life skills that allow them to function well emotionally now and in the future.


LITTMAN KROOKS, LLP
399 Knollwood Road, White Plains
914-684-2100
655 Third Ave., Manhattan
212-490-2020


Identifying the best services for someone with special needs can be daunting. Littman Krooks can help you navigate the system, understand your child's legal rights, and establish the financial foundation that will enable as much independence as possible. Our goal is to empower families with the tools they need.


MARITA SMITH, D.D.S. SMITH'S LITTLE SMILES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
5C Medical Park Drive , Pomona
845-414-9626
Email drsmith@smithslittlesmiles.com

Dr. Marita Smith is a board-certified pediatric dentist dedicated to providing excellent dental care for children infancy-adolescence in a warm and friendly environment. Dr. Smith completed her pediatrics specialty at a Level 1 Trauma center, with extensive training at the Rose F. Kennedy Center in caring for children with special needs.


NOW YOU’RE TALKING LLC
43 South Liberty Drive , Stony Point
845-533-5544
Email sgotthardt@nowyourtalkingspeech.com

We offer the utmost care in treating your child's unique needs with a fun, tailored, speech language plan aimed at bringing communication skills to an age-appropriate level. Sandra and Diana are nationally board-certified speech language pathologists. Sandra is also a certified orofacial myofunctional therapist who works collaboratively with other related health specialists.


NYACK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
265 N. Highland Ave.,(Route 9W) , Nyack
845-512-8434
Email drb@nyackpediatricdentistry.com

Nyack Pediatric Dentistry is a cutting-edge practice that delivers state-of-the-art oral health care to the pediatric population, from birth through their teenage years. We believe that good oral health begins with prevention. Using age-appropriate techniques, we accomplish this through education and motivation. We welcome special needs patients.


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.


SACHDEV FAMILY ORTHODONTICS
124 E. Ramapo Road, Suite 2 , Garnerville
845-786-7736
Email sfojustsmile@gmail.com, Facebook.com/sachdevfamilyorthodontics Instagram: @sachdevfamilyorthodontics

We provide individualized braces and Invisalign treatment to kids–adults (including patients with special needs). Dr. Ameeta Sachdev has been in the dental field for two decades with dual dental degrees, from India and the U.S. Most insurances accepted, evening and Saturday hours and 24-hour emergency service available.


SMILE MORE KIDZ DR. DARREN TONG
140 Oak Tree Road, Tappan
845-367-7782

Dr. Tong is a certified pediatric dentist and has been voted Favorite Kid’s Doc by NJ Family Magazine for five consecutive years. He specializes in treating children with special needs. Dr. Tong is patient, friendly, and has a kind personality that connects with children and helps them relax and be comfortable.


SPOTS SPECIAL PROGRAMS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES
30 Ramland Road, Orangeburg
845-848-2228

SPOTS is a pediatric occupational therapy practice that provides services for toddlers-teens. We are committed to fostering a child’s self-esteem and confidence while utilizing their strengths to improve areas of difficulty, such as sensory processing skills, fine and gross motor skills, handwriting skills, social skills, attention and self-regulation skills.


TUMBLE-BEE GYMNASTICS AND FITNESS
401 Market St., Nanuet Mall South, Nanuet
845-623-2553

Tumble-Bee Gymnastics, celebrating more than 30 years of serving families in Rockland, offers gymnastics programs for children. On Tuesdays, we offer a class for children with mild to moderate physical disabilities or developmental delays. Safety is our first priority, so class size is limited. Children must be evaluated prior to joining.


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