Classes & Fun Programs for Kids With Special Needs in Westchester County, NY

Classes & Fun Programs for Kids With Special Needs in Westchester County, NY

UPDATED April 2018: After-school activities, classes, and other fun programs for kids with special needs and learning differences in Westchester County.

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Classes & Fun Programs for Kids With Special Needs on Long Island

Classes & Fun Programs for Kids With Special Needs on Long Island

UPDATED April 2018: After-school activities, classes, and other fun programs for kids with special needs and learning differences on Long Island.

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Activities for NYC Families with Children with Special Needs in April

Activities for NYC Families with Children with Special Needs in April

We've gathered the best family-friendly events for children with special needs in New York City in April.

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Coupé Theatre Studio Offers Dance Program for Children with Special Needs

Coupé Theatre Studio Offers Dance Program for Children with Special Needs

Coupé Theatre Studio, located in Nanuet, introduced an integrative dance program called Rhythm Works in the fall. Rhythm Works is an inclusive hip-hop dance program open to dancers, ages 7-14, of all levels and abilities. The class is specifically ...

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TJE Dance Force Adds More Classes for Dancers with Special Needs

TJE Dance Force Adds More Classes for Dancers with Special Needs

TJE Dance Force has added more special needs dance classes at the Holbrook and Saint James studio locations.

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Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Rockland and Bergen

Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Rockland and Bergen

A roundup of cooking classes for kids with special needs in Rockland and Bergen counties

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Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Westchester

Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Westchester

A roundup of cooking classes for kids with special needs in Westchester County

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Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs on Long Island

Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs on Long Island

A roundup of cooking classes for kids with special needs on Long Island

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Chuck E. Cheese’s Adds Program for Children with Special Needs

Chuck E. Cheese’s Adds Program for Children with Special Needs

Chuck E. Cheese’s is introducing a Sensory Sensitive Sundays program this April for children with special needs.

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Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Queens

Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Queens

A roundup of cooking classes for kids with special needs in Queens

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Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Brooklyn

Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Brooklyn

A roundup of cooking classes for kids with special needs in Brooklyn

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Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Manhattan

Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Manhattan

A roundup of cooking classes for kids with special needs in Manhattan

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Temple Beth Sholom Welcomes Adults with Special Needs for Havdalah Celebration

Temple Beth Sholom Welcomes Adults with Special Needs for Havdalah Celebration

On Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm, Temple Beth Sholom in New City will welcome 80-plus adult guests from Rockland ARC, Camp Venture, HVDDSO, and Jawonio for a Havdalah celebration.

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Music Nonprofit for People with Disabilities Expands Offerings

Music Nonprofit for People with Disabilities Expands Offerings

Daniel's Music Foundation in East Harlem now offers private music lessons and more for the community.

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HappyFest Obstacle Course and Festival Coming to Long Island

HappyFest Obstacle Course and Festival Coming to Long Island

HappyFest is the very first all-ages, all-abilities obstacle course and festival of its kind and will be held fat Long Island Sports Park, in Calverton, NY, on Oct. 15th.

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Children’s Entertainment Center Now Offering Sensory Friendly Facilities

Children’s Entertainment Center Now Offering Sensory Friendly Facilities

Safari Adventure in Riverhead has been refinished and now includes arcade games and inflatables as well as a sensory calming spa for kids with special needs.

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Educational Center Launches New Program for Kids with Special Needs

Educational Center Launches New Program for Kids with Special Needs

A multi-sensory instructional program designed to aid children with learning disabilities, launches at Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C.

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Autism Awareness Month Events in the New York Area

Autism Awareness Month Events in the New York Area

April is National Autism Awareness Month and there are many sensory-friendly events you can take kids to around the New York area, including shows, fairs, festivals, and museum tours.

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The Big Apple Circus Presents Matinee Performances for Those with Special Needs

The Big Apple Circus Presents Matinee Performances for Those with Special Needs

The Big Apple Circus presents specially adapted matinee performances of its new show, The Grand Tour, for children with special needs.

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Pediatric Therapy Center Launches Sensory Bounce at BounceU Nanuet

Pediatric Therapy Center Launches Sensory Bounce at BounceU Nanuet

Miriam Skydell and Associates has partnered with BounceU to offer Sensory Bounce at the BounceU Nanuet location. Sensory Bounce is a fun form of therapy that promotes social skills.

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Birthday Parties at Family Center for Autism

Birthday Parties at Family Center for Autism

Looking for a venue to hold a birthday party for your child with special needs? There's a new option right on Long Island.

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Youth Gym Offers Program for Those with ASD

Youth Gym Offers Program for Those with ASD

Evolution Youth Fitness, a children's gym in Port Jefferson Station, began a fitness program for children with autism last month. The fitness program for children on the spectrum aims to help children gain physical, social, and cognitive skills.

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Sensory-Friendly Birthday Parties at Norwalk's Pump It Up

Sensory-Friendly Birthday Parties at Norwalk's Pump It Up

Pump It Up, a children's entertainment facility and birthday party location in Norwalk, now offers sensory-friendly birthday parties for children with special needs.

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Bounce! Trampoline Sports Offers Sensory Bounce Time

Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Valley Cottage, an indoor trampoline park, now offers Sensory Bounce, trampoline time tailored to children with special needs.

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Seven Vacations for Families with Children with Special Needs

Seven Vacations for Families with Children with Special Needs

Traveling with children can be a challenge, but traveling with children with special needs can be even more challenging. Here are seven vacations, including Autism on the Seas and AdventureSmith, that cater to special needs to make your vacation an...

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Yes, You and Your Child with Special Needs Can...

It's easy to get used to hearing about all the things your child with special needs can't do, but there are so many within their grasp with the right modifications and help. We spoke to various experts, parents, and even kids themselves for tips on...

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Children with Special Needs Can Learn to Play Piano

IF you thought piano lessons were not an option for your child with special needs, think again. Kristyn Rushton, a residential program manager at Life's WORC shares what to look for in a piano teacher and details about a program that was designed s...

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How to Plan a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for a Child with Special Needs

Planning a bar or bat mitzvah is stressful for everyone, but when your child has special needs, there are more factors you need to plan for, from sensory issues to large crowds. But don't let this deter you from celebrating your child's mitzvah! A ...

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Sports Program for Kids with Special Needs Offers Classes in Saint James

Be the Best Sport, a nonprofit sports program for children with special needs, now offers its sports classes at Sports Arena in Saint James.

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KEEN New York Awarded $25,000 Partnership with Turbana

KEEN New York has been awarded a $25,000 partnership with Turbana by winning the organization's "Win $25K for Your Cause" contest on Facebook. KEEN is a nonprofit program dedicated to athletes with special needs.

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Sky Zone Offers Programs for Toddlers, Those with Special Needs

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Center in Deer Park now offers two special jump times: a sensory jump time for children with special needs and a toddler jump time. During both times, the facility is closed to others to provide a safe jumping environment.

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Air Trampoline Sports Dedicates Time for Kids with Special Needs

Air Trampoline Sports, an indoor trampoline facility in Ronkonkoma, now offers sensory jump time for children with special needs.

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Mid-Island Y JCC Receives Donation for Special Needs Center

Mid-Island Y JCC’s center for special needs in Plainview has a new name—the Adler Center for Special Needs—due to a donation from Kenneth and Ann Dorman Adler. The center provides services for children and adults with special needs.

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Easter Seals' Inclusive Preschool Opens in Sayville

Easter Seals Child Development Center recently opened an inclusive preschool for children with and without special needs on Long Island. The preschool’s lesson plans are designed to fit the unique needs of the students, and the creative curriculum ...

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Mommy and Me and Inclusive Zumba Classes Offered in Flushing

Flushing dance and fitness center Vibez Studio now offers Zumbini, a mommy and me Zumba classes, and inclusive Zumba classes for children with and without special needs ages 4-12. The 10-class Zumbini program offers a chance for mothers to bond wit...

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14th Street Y Offers Fitness Classes for Kids with Special Needs

The 14th Street Y in NYC's East Village offers the KOL Program, which includes sports, fitness, movement, and music classes for kids with autism and communication disorders or language delays.

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Fast Flash Cards Help Teach Reading to Kids with Down Syndrome

Teaching kids with Down syndrome how to read may not use the traditional phonics methods used widely by traditional schools. Instead, a fast flash method of going through flashcards of words and pictures at a quick speed helps kids with Down syndro...

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Kids Learning Loft Offers Animal Therapy, Social Skills Program

Williston Park-based therapy center for children with special needsWilliston Park-based therapy center for children with special needs now offers two new therapy programs: animal therapy and an after-school social skills peer-based program. The lof...

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92Y Opens State-Of-The-Art Gymnastics Studio on UES

92Y, on Manhattan's Upper East Side, recently opened a state-of-the-art gymnastics studio. Gymnastics Studio in the Sky now offers gymnastics classes for children with special needs, private lessons, cheerleader tumbling, and birthday parties.

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MILO Bear Helps Children Learn to Communicate

MILO Bear, an educational toy for children with special needs that uses Gardner's eight intelligences, helps children build communication skills.

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Prasanthi Yoga Studio Offers New Class for Children with ASD

Prasanthi Yoga Studio, a yoga studio located in Pelham, recently expanded its space to allow for more programming, including yoga classes for children, children with autism spectrum disorders, teens, and men and women.

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Ask the Expert: How Does Yoga Help Kids with Special Needs?

Lindsay Malejko, co-founder of Prasanthi Studio in Westchester, explains how yoga can benefit kids who have special needs, how yoga classes are modified for children with special needs, and why she recommends yoga for parents of kids with special n...

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Ask The Expert: What Challenges Make it More Difficult for Children with Autism to Stay Fit?

Children with disabilities and special health care needs are more likely to be overweight or obese. Louise Weadock, founder of sensory gym WeeZee, The World of "Yes I Can," discusses fitness obstacles for children with special needs and the physica...

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Homegrown Heroes: Making Waves

Homegrown Heroes: Making Waves

A couple on Long Island volunteers to teach children with autism how to surf through Surfers Healing, a daylong surfing camp for children with autism that was founded by former competitive surfer Israel "Izzy" Paskowitz and his wife Danielle.

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Homegrown Heroes: The Gift of Friendship

The Circle of Friends promotes inclusion and friendship for kids and teens with special needs among their peers with several programs, including a weekly Home With Friends program or a Sunday Teen Program.

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A Guide to Fun For Families in the NYC Area with Kids with Special Needs

Looking for inclusive events and activities for your child with special needs? We've compiled a list of fun workshops, family shows, museum and library activities, and much more for kids with special needs in the New York City area.

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Inclusive Activities and Events for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

Children with special needs can have fun and make friends with kids of all abilities with special programming, workshops, and kid-friendly events and activities on Long Island, including in Plainview, Great Neck, and East Meadow.

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Inclusive Activities and Events for Children with Special Needs in NYC

New York City offers countless cultural events and fun kid-friendly activities for all families, including those of children with special needs. Visit the museums, local community centers, and more for special programming that is created with your ...

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Inclusive Activities and Events for Kids with Special Needs in NYC Suburbs and Fairfield County

A guide to kid-friendly activities and events in the suburbs of New York City and Fairfield County, such as Scarsdale, Westchester, Stratford, and Paramus, to help families of children with special needs, including sensory issues, have fun during t...

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Where to Watch Sensory Friendly Films in the NYC Area

Where to Watch Sensory Friendly Films in the NYC Area

UPDATED JANUARY 2017: For a child or anyone with sensory issues, the high volumes and bright screens of a movie theater can be scary and unpleasant. Autism Society and AMC Loews Theaters bring Sensory-Friendly Films, special screenings of new famil...

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