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Support & Resources for Children with Special Needs in Westchester County

Support & Resources for Children with Special Needs in Westchester County

Give your child with special needs the support they need with these services in Westchester County.



Get the proper care for your child with special needs with these helpful resources in Westchester County. Find the perfect school or therapy program online.


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ART THERAPY WESTCHESTER - DR. ROWENA TALUSAN-DUNN
57 Wheeler Ave. suite 202 , Pleasantville
646-846-1609

My practice supports families living with autism using the visual arts and process-oriented explorations. My techniques include mindfulness, cognitive behavioral exercises, and art therapy. I also provide therapy for children going through divorce, introverted children, women’s issues including infertility, couples therapy, parenting support groups, and life coaching in Westchester.


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!


BRIARCLIFF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
325 S. Highland Ave., Briarcliff Manor
914-762-4151

We offer the laser, the most revolutionary way to treat cavities. We have the highest number of cases of lip and tongue-tie releases using laser technology in the tristate area. No shots, no bleeding, no stitches-painless treatment in minutes. Great for newborns with breastfeeding issues or children with speech impediments.


BRONXVILLE BALLET
646-379-7092
Email info@bronxvilleballet.com

Bronxville Ballet offers ballet, tap, and jazz classes for dancers age 2 to adult. Special needs classes are for nursery school through high school ages. Aides are welcome to dance with students. We include all dancers in our spring recital which makes our school complete.


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.


CREATIVE WONDERS THERAPY CENTER - BOTH
470 Mamaroneck Ave., suite 204, White Plains
914-421-8270 ext. 1
101 South Bedford Road suite 404, Mt. Kisco
914-373-6823



Creative Wonders is a pediatric therapy center located in White Plains and Mt. Kisco. Seasoned occupational, physical, and speech therapists are trained in specialties including sensory integration, PROMPT, and therapeutic listening. Strict cleaning guidelines, therapists in masks, and Alen BreatheSmart 75i and 45i True HEPA Air Purifiers in both locations.


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.


GREEN CHIMNEYS - BOTH
400 Doansburg Road, Brewster
845-279-2995
33 Clearpool Road, Carmel
845-225-8226


Green Chimneys School is an accredited special education program for students kindergarten-12th who benefit from a highly structured and supportive setting. An enriched curriculum for individualized academic, behavioral, and emotional support features an innovative nature-based approach that integrates animal-assisted activities, horticulture, and outdoor exploration into therapeutic treatment and education programs.


HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER - BOTH
1-800-CAN-LEARN
Eastchester, Scarsdale, Yorktown



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.


INSTITUTE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND RELATED DISORDERS, INC. (THE)
646-831-0378
Email icawestchester@gmail.com

The Institute for Children with Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (ICA) was founded in 2000. With offices in Riverhead, Melville, and White Plains, ICA’s mission is to provide state-of-the-science consultation directly to students, their families, and the school districts and community agencies that serve them.


LISTENING PARTNERS, INC.
2975 Westchester Ave. suite 202 , Purchase
914-305-5345
Email info@listeningpartnersny.com

Our mission is to strengthen the lives of all children with special needs. We believe that working with the whole child, as opposed to just the diagnosed disorder, allows for greater success. We accomplish this by building self-esteem and self-advocacy. Our devoted therapists are part of your support team.


LITTLE DREAMS DENTISTRY
245 N. Broadway, suite 105 , Sleepy Hollow
914-920-3070
Email info@littledreamsdentistry.com

Little Dreams Dentistry provides pediatric dental care under anesthesia to children with special and medical needs. We perform procedures in the office and in the hospital operating room. We consult with families, doctors, and dentists to create the best plan for your child.


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.


MAIN STREET PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
115 Main St., suite 302, Tuckahoe
914-633-4440
Email drpennydds@aol.com

For more than 25 years, Dr. Penny and her staff have been making the dental experience a positive one, helping children feel secure, calm, and confident during treatment. They have also taken additional measures to keep patients safe such as HEPA air filtration, external high-speed suction machines, de-fogging machines, and additional PPE.


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.


MLM ADVOCACY
914-308-0751

The mission of MLM Advocacy is to help families understand and access all the special education services that their child is entitled to. With expertise, compassion, and knowledge of educational law, Monica Mandell helps to navigate this process. The goal is to develop the framework for a master plan for academic success.


MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER'S MUSIC THERAPY INSTITUTE
216 Central Ave., White Plains
914-761-3900
Email info@musiced.org

Since 1986, the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Music Therapy Institute has been the largest provider of professional music therapy services in the greater Westchester region. The Institute provides music therapy programs and adapted instruction for children and adults at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, as well as throughout the county.


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.


PROJECT EXPLORE
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available.


PSYCHOLOGY FOR GROWTH, P.C.
914-619-3360
Email info@psychforgrowth.com

Psychology for Growth, P.C., provides comprehensive psychological evaluations of children and adolescents. Dr. Elizabeth Donovan is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Testing can explore autism, learning, behavioral, and social-emotional concerns. Conveniently located in Harrison.


SENSORY STUDIO - IN-PERSON
1063 North Ave., New Rochelle
917-612-0426
Email sensorystudionr@gmail.com

The Sensory Studio is a newly renovated Pediatric Occupational Therapy practice in New Rochelle, focusing on in-person one-to-one therapy for children ages 3-12. The three OT's have more than 50 years of experience with children and specialize in sensory integration disorders, fine motor dexterity/coordination, and muscle strengthening. Strict COVID medical guidelines followed.


SPORTIME USA
380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-2111 x2

Sportime USA offers activities for all ages, including a 4-D motion theater, Laser Tag, rock climbing, batting cages, bumper cars, kiddie rides, video and prize games, Ballocity Ball Arena, and kiddie play zone. We are ADA compliant and able to help everyone with any special needs to enjoy all the attractions.


STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains, Satellite locations in Chappaqua and Ossining,
914-328-1900

We offer high quality, developmentally appropriate dance instruction and performance opportunities. Adaptive dance classes and camps for students of all abilities (wheelchair and stand up) are part of our preschool through pre-professional classes. Students have the opportunity to learn modern, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, composition, and creative movement.


STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
Matthews Park, 303 West Ave., Norwalk
203-899-0606 x208

All families are invited to play and learn at Stepping Stones with supportive programs that modify our environment to facilitate discoveries for children with special needs. Participate and learn every Thursday at 3:30pm with My Ability. ACCESS-ability is free with registration the third Monday of every month, 2–5pm.


TAPPAN ZEE KID SMILES
245 N Broadway, suite 108
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
914-332-1272

Port Chester Kid Smiles
55 South Main St., suite 1A
Port Chester, NY 10573
914-939-2000


The offices of Dr. Ann Mitsumoto provide high quality pediatric dentistry to all children in our communities. We offer a fun, welcoming environment for families including those of children with special needs. When necessary, dentistry under sedation can be performed in our office or in the hospital setting.


THERAPY NEST (THE)
14 Rye Ridge Plaza, suite 242 , Rye Brook
914-222-1326
Email rachel@thetherapynest.com

The Therapy Nest provides a full range of pediatric occupational therapy services in our newly expanded, state-of-the-art OT sensory gym. We strive to provide the highest quality, most individualized occupational therapy services to children of all ages. We work closely with parents, evaluating and developing strategies to help children be successful.


WE ROCK THE SPECTRUM KID’S GYM
606 Main St., New Rochelle
914-365-2585
Email info@werockthespectrumnewrochelle.com

We Rock the Spectrum, a fun and safe gym for children, with and without special needs, to run, jump, play, and climb, provides a nurturing environment to foster learning, exploration, and sensory-safe experiences! We are the only sensory-safe kids' gym with trampoline fun, a zip line, swings, games, and music.


YALE CHILD STUDY CENTER – AUTISM RESEARCH PROGRAM
230 S. Frontage Road, New Haven
203-737-3439, Erin MacDonnell
Email autism@yale.edu

If you or your child are between 6 and 40 years of age, you can participate in our study to help learn about brain development. The McPartland Lab at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking individuals with autism spectrum disorder or typically developing individuals. Participants receive an evaluation and compensation.


YOGASHINE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
7-11 Legion Drive , Valhalla
914-769-8745
Email vitalah@verizon.net

Top quality for more than 29 years, specializing in autistic spectrum disorders, PDD, ADD/ADHD, and for children of all ages with developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities. Kids enjoy playful movement, develop strength, focus, and calm. Offerings include child with parent, individuals, small groups, families, and parent support services.


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