Special-Needs Schools and Educational Programs in Queens, NY

Special-Needs Schools and Educational Programs in Queens, NY

UPDATED April 2018: Our list of schools and educational programs for children with special needs in Queens.

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Special Education Services on Long Island

Special Education Services on Long Island

UPDATED April 2018: A list of special education services in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, including schools for children with special needs, academic enrichment programs for children with special needs, and educational support for chi...

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Learn More About the Atlas School for Autism

Learn More About the Atlas School for Autism

Atlas School creates an individualized educational program for each of its students. At the core of these programs is a focus on developing students’ social-emotional skills as well as their communication skills. The school’s curriculum, called the...

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When Is It Time to Look into Special Education Services for My Child?

When Is It Time to Look into Special Education Services for My Child?

Tips from an expert on when to consider Special Education for your child.

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Helping Kids with Special Needs Focus on Abilities

Helping Kids with Special Needs Focus on Abilities

When your child with special needs starts to feel discouraged in school, let him read this, or use this as a guide, to help him through it.

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Summer Camp to Expand Programming for Children with Special Needs

Summer Camp to Expand Programming for Children with Special Needs

Gersh Academy @ West Hills Day Camp in Huntington will be offering increased integration opportunities for campers with special needs on campus and in the community, starting summer 2018.

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Alternatives For Children Expands Offerings in Dix Hills

Alternatives For Children Expands Offerings in Dix Hills

The day care and preschool special education center in Dix Hills has added a sensory integration room as well as several new programs.

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Windsor Terrace Preschool Launches Parent Association

Windsor Terrace Preschool Launches Parent Association

Therapy and Learning Center now has a parent association with an executive board that will help support the school and produce its first yearbook.

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Five Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting

Five Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting

Annual Individualized Education Program meetings can be stressful, but there are ways to help make them run smoothly.

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When Back-to-School Stress Isn't Just Stress

When Back-to-School Stress Isn't Just Stress

Many kids refuse to go to school when the first day comes around, but for some, it may be more than back-to-school anxiety.

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Touring a School for a Child with Special Needs

Touring a School for a Child with Special Needs

What parents need to know about touring a preschool for their child with special needs, from safety issues to the staff and student body.

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The NYC Autism Charter School Hopes to Open Second Location

The NYC Autism Charter School Hopes to Open Second Location

Educators behind a charter school for autistic students in East Harlem hope to open up another location in the South Bronx in time for the 2017-18 school year.

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Sesame Street Introduces a New Character Who Has Autism

Sesame Street Introduces a New Character Who Has Autism

As part of a new initiative to destigmatize autism, Sesame Street is introducing Julia, a new character who has autism, and with it resources for parents to use.

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Long Island Back to School Resources

Long Island Back to School Resources

Your resources for Long Island schools in Nassau County and Suffolk County, after-school classes for kids, music classes, dance classes, art classes, youth theater programs, sports teams in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and fitness programs, after-...

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Change Your Own Attitude to Help Your Child Do Better in School

Change Your Own Attitude to Help Your Child Do Better in School

Parents' attitudes have a tremendous impact on how their children experience school, especially if the child is an atypical learner. Here, seven ways to adjust your attitude that will set your child on a path to success in school and beyond.

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HLVS Expands Preschool for Children on the Spectrum

HLVS Expands Preschool for Children on the Spectrum

Hagedorn Little Village School, a Seaford school that offers educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs, is adding two new preschool classes for children on the autism spectrum.

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Variety Child Learning Center Opens Second Location

Variety Child Learning Center, a Long Island school for children with special needs, recently opened a second location. The new location, in Levittown, offers a school program as well as an integrated preschool class.

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School for Children with Special Needs Expands Therapy services

The Hagedorn Little Village School, Jack Joel Center for Special Children, a school for children with special needs, has expanded its therapy services with the opening of a sensory gym.

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Literacy lifts children with Down syndrome socially

Apart from an improved aptitude for learning, literacy helps children with Down syndrome by building self-esteem and confidence to interact socially.

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Academic Support Center Uses 3-Step Approach to Teach Reading and Writing

A new academic center in Rockland County, Hudson Valley Academic Support Services uses a three-step approach to help children improve reading and writing skills and vocabulary.

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Cleary School for the Deaf Introduced Transition Program for Students

The Cleary School for the Deaf started the school year by introducing a new transitional program to prepare students for life after graduation, including writing a resume and applying for a job. The school also appointed a new lead teacher for its ...

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Autism Speaks Launches School Community Tool Kit 2.0

Autism Speaks' new School Community Tool Kit 2.0 is a resource meant to help classmates, teachers, and other school staff to better understand students on the autism spectrum and how to support them.

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New Survey Finds Americans Are Confused About Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) recently released a shocking new survey of nearly 2,000 American adults (4.4% margin of error), showing that Americans lack a basic understanding of learning disabilities (LDs). We present the ne...

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Helping Challenged Kids Go Back To School

How can you help your child with a psychiatric or learning disability deal with going back to school? Model confidence, create structure, and get to know the new teacher. Our expert offers six things to keep in mind as the academic year kicks into ...

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NYC DOE Offers More Resources For Families Of Children With Special Needs

The New York City Department of Education's (DOE) Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners has created additional resources for families with questions about the citywide expansion of the special education reform initiat...

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Five Symptoms of Kids With Writing Disabilities

Now more than ever, writing is a vital part of our daily lives. If your child struggles with writing, he or she may have difficulty now in school and also later on in life. Neil MacGregor, VP of Learner Development for WordQ+SpeakQ, battled his own...

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How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD

Are you looking to hire a private tutor for your child who has learning disabilities? Find out what questions you should ask and download a handy worksheet that will help you evaluate each candidate.

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School and Education Resources and Organizations

Here are some organizations and resources that can advise you on navigating tuition, understanding state school evaluations, zoning, and more--a great way to further your own knowledge on this important journey for you and your child(ren).

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Autism Speaks Releases IEP Guide for Parents

A new Individualized Education Programs (IEP) guide helps parents of children with special needs understand the legal rights of students with disabilities and offers advice on how to get special education services and form an IEP for your child.

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10 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

Your child's success in school depends largely on your involvement in his education. Follow these easy tips on how to communicate effectively with your child's teacher at your next parent-teacher conference.

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Ask the Expert: Why Do Students with Special Needs Require Multisensory Teaching Methods?

We asked Rhonda Boltax, a learning disabilities specialist and the founder of Keys to Reading in Great Neck, NY, if and why multisensory teaching methods, like visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile methods, are effective for children with spec...

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When Your Child Has a Learning Disability: Taking the First Steps

It is a daunting task for parents to work through a child’s disability. They must arm themselves with knowledge and information in order to be the best advocate for their child. One mother shares her story as well as some advice.

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Mompreneur: Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman Opens Third School for Language Development on Long Island

Long Island mom Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman is the founder of three schools for language development in the Long Island and Queens area. A new high school will open up in Richmond Hill in September. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the op...

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Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD

While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for ...

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10 Ways to Help Your Child Get Structured

Having good organizational skills is very important for your child’s success in school and in life. Some people are by nature more organized than others, but anyone can adopt the routines and habits of organization. All you need is practice and con...

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Programs For Special Needs Children: Unlocking Their Acronyms

If you have a child with a suspected developmental delay, foreign terms like CPSE, EI, OSC, IEP are likely to work their way into your vocabulary. Decoding these acronyms may seem like learning a new language, an accurate translation may hold the ...

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