Special Needs Services & Support

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

ALL ABOUT KIDS. Provides a full range of home and center based evaluations and therapy services for children of all ages with developmental delays, and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and their families. Services including, but not limited to, occupational, physical and speech and language therapy, special instruction, ABA, social work and psychological services facilitate individual growth and independence. Offices in all five NYC boroughs, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties. 145 Huguenot St., Suite 404, New Rochelle. 251-0905. allaboutkidsny.com

ANDRUS CHILDREN’S CENTER-MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION. A variety of psychological and psychiatric services are provided for children ages birth through 12 and their families. Services include testing and counseling. Groups for young children and mentally ill mothers and their children. Peekskill, White Plains and Yonkers locations. 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers. 965-3700. andruscc.org

AMICUS CIRCLE, LLC. was conceived with the needs of children with social skills difficulties in mind. It is designed to foster both friendships and a sense of community in a safe, nurturing environment. Staff is comprised of experienced professionals with backgrounds in speech therapy, school psychology and special education. amicuscircle.com

AUTISM SPEAKS™. Founded in 2005, this organization is now a leading force in autism science and advocacy, Funds research, increases awareness and shares information. Westchester/Fairfield office. 934-5138. [email protected]. autismspeaks.org

BIO CARE, INC. Neurofeedback therapy for special needs children and adults with ADD, autism and learning disabilities as well as those suffering from depression, anxiety, hypertension and a concussion. 875 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 305, Mamaroneck. 315-6868 or 400-6024. biocare-inc.com

 BOCES. Putnam and Northern Westchester SETRC (Special Education Training Resource Center). Offers training for parents serving as members of the CPSE/CSE. Open to both Southern and Northern Westchester parents and teachers. 200 BOCES Dr., Yorktown Heights. 245-2700. pnwboces.org

BOCES. Southern Westchester SETRC (Special Education Training Resource Center) Center for Instructional Support and Technology. Offers training for parents serving as members of the CPSE/CSE. Provides written materials like the Parents’ Guide to Special Education. Hosts workshops related to disabilities. Open to both Southern and Northern Westchester parents and teachers. 17 Berkley Dr., Rye Brook. 937-3820. swboces.org

 BRONXVILLE CENTER FOR LANGUAGE AND LEARNING. A therapist owned and operated practice experienced in speech-language pathology, art therapy, social skill training and educational services specifically tailored to fit each child and their family’s needs. 15 Park Place, Bronxville. 337-6357. bronxvillecenter.com

CENTER FOR AUTISM AND THE DEVELOPING BRIAN. Provides comprehensive care in a single setting for individuals living with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders of the brain. New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Westchester, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains. 997-5848. nyp.org/services/center-autism-developing-brain.html

CEREBRAL PALSY OF WESTCHESTER. 1186 King St., Rye Brook. 937-3800. cpwestchester.org

C.H.A.D.D.® of Putnam & Vicinity. A group for parents who have children with attention deficient disorders. Monthly meetings at Four Winds Hospital, Katonah. chadd.net/376

THE CENTER FOR BEHAVIOR THERAPY. A comprehensive facility of clinical professionals specializing in a full array of psychological and psychiatric services for adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. Offers EEG Biofeedback treatment. 222 Westchester Ave., White Plains. 946-4666. cognitivebehaviortherapy.com

ROBERT J. BERNSTEIN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES. A unique, successful methodology for a wide range of learning, behavioral and communication disorders in children and young adults, including those on the autism spectrum. [email protected]. autismspeech.com

DELANY CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT AT PACE UNIVERSITY. The Delany Center for Educational Enrichment offers services in reading and math and SAT prep to children from the age of 5 through high school. The program is individualized to meet the strengths and needs of each person. The classes meet after school and on Saturday in the fall and spring and during the month of July. 78 North Broadway, White Plains. 422-4135. pace.edu/school-of-education/centers/center-for-literacy-enrichment

CENTER FOR SMALL JEWELS. Specializes in pediatric therapeutic feeding and swallowing, apraxia of speech, articulation delays and disorders, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), Language Delay and Disorder, Auditory Processing, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems (AAC), Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) and Sensory Processing and Integration. 3 The Boulevard, New Rochelle. 632-9109. csjinc.com

CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT. Mental health center for children and adolescents who experience psychological, behavioral, developmental, social or family problems. 196 Greyrock Pl., Stamford, Conn. 203-324-6127. childguidancect.org

CHILD EDUCATION OF WESTCHESTER. Provides occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, therapeutic listening, play therapy, Mommy & Me groups, social groups, physical therapy, special education, ABA (applied behavioral analysis), parent education and parent support groups. 234 Central Park Ave., #102, Hartsdale. 722-6263.

CONNECT THE DOTS NEW YORK. Caroline Doty, the founder and owner of Connect the Dots New York and a New York State Certified school psychologist, special education teacher and elementary education teacher provides educational consultation services and then helps you find the services your child needs. She also provides workshops, seminars and teacher education for education professionals. 845-582-0585. connectthedotsny.com

DIANE SLONIM. Speech language pathologist, Ph.D. and an experienced advocate for children with disabilities. Tarrytown, New York. 767-0488. dianeslonim.com

DICKER READING METHOD. The Dicker Reading Method can teach any child to read, even children diagnosed as learning disabled, ADD, ADHD or dyslexic. Whether your child is reading below, at or above grade level, they can accomplish three to six years of reading in one year with immediate improvement in comprehension, vocabulary, grades, confidence and self-esteem. Individual tutoring for kindergarten through 12th grade. 35 years certified experience. 75 Brook St., Scarsdale. 472-0600. dickerreading.com

DIETITIAN-NUTRITIONIST. ELENA KOCHIN, MS,RDN,CDN. Specializing in treating children with: Autism, ADD/HD, Learning Disabilities, Delayed Language Development, Gastrointestinal Problems, Behavioral Problems and Irritability, Anxiety, Food Allergies and Delayed Sensitivities, Eczema, Depression and more. By using functional medicine, integrative nutrition and comprehensive biomedical lab testing she is able to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses the root cause of the problem, based on the unique biochecmisty of each individual client. Call for a free 20 minute consultation: 914-721-0660. www.elenakochinrd.com. 1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 305, Mamaroneck, New York 10543.

DONALD R. REED SPEECH & HEARING CENTER. Committed to helping children and adults with communication impairments. Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, individualized therapy programs, and family/patient education relative to the communication disorder. 777 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. 366-3010. phelpshospital.org

DYNAMIC KIDS, INC. For parents with children facing challenges in their development. This is a multi-disciplinary, pediatric therapy center where professionals focus on the “whole child,” OT, PT, speech, parent training and support available. 210 N. Central Ave., Hartsdale. 428-5151. dynamickidsny.com

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM at the Westchester County Dept. of Health. 813-5094. health.westchestergov.com/eip-early-intervention-program

THE FAMILY CONNECTION at Westchester Institute for Human Development. Provides Early Intervention service coordination services. Service coordination is provided by professionals who also are parents of children with disabilities. Families receive assistance from service coordinators in obtaining, coordinating and monitoring services received as well as accessing community resources. 493-8150. wihd.org

GIANT LEAPS® OCCUPATIONAL THERPAY, PC. Helps children develop their fullest potential for the tacks and roles of childhood through a variety of strategies. 612 Corporate Way, Suite 3M, Valley Cottage. 845-268-2323. giantleapsot.com

GREENWICH YMCA. High quality, affordable, supportive and nurturing early childhood learning environment. 50 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, Conn. 203-869-1630. gwymca.org

H.E.A.R.T. Pet Programs, Inc. Animal-assisted therapy. heartpetprograms.com

HEELING AUTISM: A GUIDING EYES FOR THE BLIND SERVICE DOG PROGRAM. 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights. 245-4024. guidingeyes.org

THE HOME PROGRAM. Behavior management consultation services, in-home training to address sleeping, toileting, mealtime, compliance and community behavior. 949-3751. thehomeprogram.org

HUDSON CENTER FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY. A group of experienced and expert mental health professionals in independent practice, offering psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, couples and families as well as psychoanalysis and psychopharmacology. 25 Main St., Hastings-on-Hudson. 478-1511.

 ISA MARRS SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, PC. Programs for children who have a difficulty with communication, making friends or eating a healthy and diverse diet. Services tailored to help each child reach their fullest potential. 127 Woodside Ave., Suite 201, Briarcliff Manor. 488-5283. speechlanguagefeeding.com

INSTITUTE FOR COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY & RESEARCH. A comprehensive psychological treatment institute. Provides cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as treatment for a number of anxiety disorders. 333 Westchester Ave., White Plains. 428-4745.

KIDABILITIES OCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPY. KidAbilities is a group of dedicated occupational, physical and speech therapists. Cutting edge treatment is combined with spacious sensory gyms and state of the art therapy rooms to assist special needs children and develop their physical, sensory, verbal and social skills, while having fun. KidAbilities offers individual therapy and group experiences. 1 Skyline Drive, Suite 298, Hawthorne. 347-5990. kidabilities.com

NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. Elizabeth Kinstlinger, a licensed agent with New York Life Insurance Company, specializes in helping parents and caregivers create financial strategies for children with special needs. 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 900, Saddlebrook, NJ. 917-533-0284. newyorklife.com/agent/ekinstlinger

WHERE I CAN BE ME ® SOCIAL SKILLS. Programs to help kids learn to make friends and maintain relationships. Their website WhereICanBeMe.com also has resources for parents and kids. 127 Woodside Ave., Suite 201, Briarcliff Manor. 488-5282. whereicanbeme.com.

WESTCHESTER THERAPY SOLUTIONS, PLLC. Servicing children for more than 25 years providing occupational, physical and speech therapies. The therapeutic services they provide are interpreted by the children being serviced as play. 690 N. Broadway, White Plains.  686-3116. Westchestertherapysolutions.com

Yellow Bus ABA is a therapy group providing consultation and intervention services for individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We have drawn upon the unique strengths of our highly experienced team of behavior specialists to employ scientifically validated teaching methodology, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), to bring quality care and intervention with lasting results.  P: 845-327-7111. E: [email protected]. yellowbusaba.com


LITTMAN KROOKS, LLP. Littman Krooks Special Needs Planning and Special Education Attorneys work for the empowerment of individuals with special needs. Sign up for their free newsletter and see their website for articles that address special needs legal concerns. 399 Knollwood Road, White Plains. 684-2100. specialneedsnewyork.com

BASHIAN & FARBER, LLP. Partners James L. Hyer, Esq, Gary E. Bashian, Esq. and Irving O. Farber , Esq. provide legal services including estate planning, trust and estate litigation, estate administration, matrimonial and family law, guardianships and litigation. 235 Main St., White Plains. 946-5100. bashianfarberlaw.com