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Schools for Children with Special Needs

Find the best schools, preschools and summer programs for kids with behavioral, developmental and physical disorders.

ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL. Small special education classes and Early Intervention classes for ages 2 to 5 with learning differences. Multiple locations. alcottschool.org

AMES EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER LEAKE AND WATTS SERVICES, INC. The Marion and George Ames Early Childhood Learning Center provides integrated educational classrooms for 3- and 4-year-olds with language and other developmental delays.463 Hawthorne Ave., Yonkers. 375-8743. leakeandwatts.org

BLYTHEDALE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER. The Early Childhood Center at Blythedale Children’s Hospital provides a unique medical, educational and recreational program for children ages birth through 5, and who are inpatients or Day Hospital patients at Blythedale. Services include Early Intervention programs for children with developmental delays and programs for children with Communication Disorders/Autism. 95 Bradhurst Ave., Valhalla. 831-2454. blythedale.org

CHILDREN’S SCHOOL FOR EARLY DEVELOPMENT. Associated with ARC of Westchester. Offering Early Intervention and preschool classes for children with developmental disabilities. Inclusion classrooms at a variety of sites in Westchester. Individual services also offered in the home and other locations. Main school building at 40 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne. 347-3227. arcwestchester.org

CLEAR VIEW SCHOOL DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM. 480 Albany Post Road, Briarcliff Manor. 941-9513. clearviewschool.org

DEVEREUX NY CARES. Provides an extended year, full-day, intensive educational and behavioral intervention based on Applied Behavior Analysis to children and young adults (up to age 21) with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Also offering programs for those who have aged out of the educational system. 941-1991. devereux.org

EAGLE HILL SCHOOL. Eagle Hill, est. in 1975, provides individualized academic programs for children with average or above average intelligence who are diagnosed with a specific learning disability. Students receive short-term, intensive, academic remediation to help them develop the skills, strategies and confidence necessary to successfully enroll in a more traditional educational environment. 45 Glenville Road, Greenwich, Conn. 203-622-9240. eaglehillschool.org

HAWTHORNE FOUNDATION, INC. Hawthorne Country Day School, 5 Bradhurst Ave., Hawthorne. 592-8526. hawthornecountryday.org

 JOHN A. COLEMAN SCHOOL. A community school providing excellence in education for children with and without disabilities, ages 18 months through 8. Approved evaluation site. Special Programs include music therapy, family support and specialized physical, occupational and speech therapies. 317 North St., White Plains. 597-4071. setonpediatric.org

 THE KILDONAN SCHOOL. The first established summer program for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences; Dunnabeck at Kildonan offers children ages 8 to 16 a six-week experience featuring daily one-on-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring, a proven approach to remediate difficulty with reading, spelling and writing. Exciting activities like horseback riding and water-skiing. 425 Morse Hill Road, Amenia. 845-373-8111. kildonan.org

Kulanu Hebrew School at Scarsdale Synagogue.

Serving students Grades K–6 and accommodating a range of learning and social challenges including language-based learning disabilities and ADHD. Small class sizes and specialized resources along with full participation of children with special needs in Jewish learning and community life. Personalized environment that focuses on your child’s needs. 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale. 914-725-5175. bit.ly/kulanufamilychild

VILLA MARIA SCHOOL. Children learn in different ways. The key is to allow a child to learn the way that brings out his best. At Villa Maria, students find a place where they can learn and succeed as never before. Small, highly individualized classrooms with caring, highly trained teachers in a comfortable, accepting environment. The programs are tailored to the special needs of the children.161 Sky Meadow Drive, Stamford, Conn. 203-322-5886. villamariaedu.org

WESTCHESTER SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN – PRESCHOOL. 45 Park Ave., Yonkers. 376-4300. westchesterschool.org

THE WESTFIELD DAY SCHOOL. A therapeutic day school for the underachieving student. ADHD, social-emotional problems and other special education classifications. 23 Purdy Ave., Rye. 967-2530. westfieldschools.info

WINDWARD SCHOOL. A traditional school schedule plus a four-week summer program is designed for students in grades 4-9 who desire to improve their skills, enrich their knowledge in math, science, organizational and study skills. Afternoon socializing and fun through sports, arts and drama. All students receive instruction from teachers trained in Windward’s multi-sensory approach to learning. 13 Windward Ave., White Plains. 949-6968. thewindwardschool.org


College Resources for Students with Disabilities. Provides support, advocacy and assistive technology to facilitate the transition to higher education. http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities. Discover scholarships, both narrowly- and broadly-focused, that can help students with disabilities pay for their educations, as well as additional resources for obtaining funding.