May 25, 2017
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Special Needs

Parents with children who have special needs tell us finding appropriate educational and recreational programs can be difficult. To help we’ve gathered information on useful programs, specialists and organizations.

 

Classes for Children with Special Needs

These facilities, groups, classes and sport programs in Westchester County, New York offer activities for kids with special needs afterschool, on weekends and during school vacations.

 

Special Needs Camps

There are a growing number of camps in our area that specialize in serving the child with special needs. We’ve included a few of our favorites.

 

Schools for Children with Special Needs

Find the best schools, preschools and summer programs in Westchester County, New York for kids with behavioral, developmental and physical disorders.

 

Special Needs Sports and Recreation Center Programs

There are a number of sports leagues and classes, plus recreation center programs in Westchester, New York for your child with special needs. Sign up for swimming, soccer or baseball now!

 

Services and Support: Educational, Therapeutic and Supportive

These organizations in Westchester County, New York offer therapy, treatment and education for children with special needs.

Special Moms

Hot Topics: Just ask Dana DeRuvo Hanner and Susan Kleiman, two Westchester-based moms who meet while they were spending time with their sons with special needs at the Center for Discovery in Harris, New York. Read more…

The Best Playgrounds for Kids

Entertainment: Experts contend that unstructured time to play contributes to children’s mental, physical and emotional well-being. Good reasons to take your kids to these great playgrounds this summer. Read more…

Supplemental Needs Trusts

Fitness Program for Kids with Autism

Special Needs:  Pine Brook Fitness has partnered with Priscilla Bill, mom of two children with one on the spectrum, to launch a program dedicated to providing children with autism a structured fitness program. Aut To Be Fit is a 45-minute class for children with autism that will involve music, singing, obstacle courses and a fitness regimen that also promotes social skills, pre-academic skills and mindfulness.  Read more…

Organizational Strategies for your ADHD Child

Hot Topics: As students with ADHD progress through school, they often struggle with the rising organizational demands. Help your ADHD child build stronger organizational skills with these ideas. Read more…

Schools for Children with Special Needs

Child Development: Find the best schools, preschools and summer programs for kids with behavioral, developmental and physical disorders. Read more…

Classes for Children with Special Needs

Entertainment: S.N.A.C.C. (Special Needs Academic and Arts Read more…

Special Needs Sports and Recreation Center Programs

Child Development: There are a number of sports leagues and classes for your child with special needs. Sign up for swimming, soccer or baseball now! Read more…

Special Needs Services & Support

Hot Topics: ACHIEVE BEYOND. Pediatric therapy and autism services dedicated to providing quality evaluations and therapeutic/educational services for children ages birth to 21. The experts here speak English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and other languages. 333 Westchester Ave., West Suite 202, White Plains, 328-2868. achievebeyondusa.com Read more…

Special Needs Camps

Vacations: There are a growing number of camps in our area that specialize in serving children with special needs. We’ve included a few of our favorites. Read more…

Special Needs Resource Guide

Hot Topics: We are fortunate that in our area services and support for children with special needs is growing. While there are still needs to be met, parents today have greater options for their children when it comes to special needs education, recreation, therapy, support and even camps. Read more…

Financial Strategies for Your Child with Special Needs

Hot Topics: Even the most well-adjusted, optimistic people struggle with being able to communicate how difficult it is to be the parent of a child with special needs. Saying that parenting a child with special needs is daunting is a profound understatement – at least it was for me. During the early years, as parents of children with special needs, we face an especially challenging day-by-day, task-oriented, emotionally and physically draining reality. Read more…

Social Skills For Children With Special Needs

Hot Topics: All children deserve to have friends and Where I Can Be Me helps kids learn to make friends and maintain relationships. There are specialized programs with appropriate placement for ages 2 to 17. This is a place where children can come and feel safe learning to develop these important skills. Read more…

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