Special Needs

Contests: Autism Speaks® says every child with autism is a superhero! We agree! To celebrate the Autism Speaks upcoming Autism Speaks Westchester/Fairfield Walk, held June 2 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Westchester Division in White Plains, Autism Speaks has put together a terrific Superhero Basket. Read more…

Special Needs Resource Guide 2019

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 camps. Read more…
Therapies: Green Chimneys, a fully functioning academic school for “special learners” in Putman County has 110 day and 100 residential students. The school works specifically with children ages 5 to 18 who are either dealing with psychological issues or are on the autism spectrum. These are children who have not experienced success in traditional public schools. Children are referred to Green Chimneys from school districts throughout New York state and each child has an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Read more…
Schooling: Merlin’s Magic Wand Foundation, a public charity that works to bring magic into the lives of seriously ill, disabled, and disadvantaged children worked in partnership with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester and ACDS in Scarsdale, a preschool serving children with developmental disabilities, to design and create a magic room inside ACDS that is devoted to occupational therapy for children with special needs. Read more…

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