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ARTS FOR HEALING, INC. Provides therapy for special needs children and adults in the form of creative arts. Integrated music, art and therapy combines auditory and visual stimuli in an interactive, fun and nurturing environment. 24 Grove St., New Canaan, Conn. 203-972-2982. artsforhealing.org

S.N.A.C.C. (Special Needs Academic and Arts Center). Enrichment programs for children pre-K to 18 years old. Sunday Funday, 9 a.m. to noon, a social skills-based program for all children with any social or emotional issues. Focus is on social skills, speech skills, sports, art, music therapy, theatre and computers. Also available Sib Connection, a program for siblings of children who have special needs. JCC of Mid-Westchester,999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale.472-3300, ext. 361. jccmw.org

WESTCHESTER CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY SERVICES. A source for music and art therapy services. Westchester CATS provides Saturday group sessions at their location in Yonkers as well as art and music therapy for interested agencies and schools in Westchester and neighboring areas. 16 Villard Ave., Hastings. 476-7662. wcats.org


MOVING WHEELS & HEELS. An integrated dance class for students of all abilities, including wheelchair bound, who gather to explore the joy of movement. Steffi Nossen School of Dance. 216 Central Ave., White Plains. 328-1900. steffinossen.org

NEW CANAAN DANCE ACADEMY. Offers classes for special needs children, giving them an opportunity to heighten their visual and auditory senses. Creative movement set to music will enhance motor skills, body awareness, and body balance. 15 Forest St., New Canaan, Conn. 203-972-9174. ncdacademy.com

ROCKIN’ JUMP. This trampoline park has a dedicated sensory friendly jump time. Individuals with special needs and their caregivers can make use of the two-hour open jump time and socialize in a fun, comfortable, friendly environment. Sensory friendly jump time held the first Sunday of every month from 8 to 10 a.m. Visit the website to fill out your online waiver. Rockin’ Jump, 333 N. Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco. 743-5730. mtk.rockinjump.com.


PEGASUS THERAPEUTIC RIDING. Therapeutic horseback riding and related activities for individuals with special needs. Programs held in Pleasantville and Brewster as well as Greenwich, New Canaan and Darien, Conn. Please direct all inquiries to the main offices at Pegasus Farm only, 845-669-8235. pegasustr.org

 WE WILL RIDE THERAPEUTIC RIDING INC. Offers programs in equine related activities to people with disabilities aimed at enhancing their physical, mental, emotional and social well-being and functioning in every day life. PO Box 1155, Ridgefield, Conn. 203-438-1947. wewillrideinc.com


HEARTSONG. Art and music therapy for all special needs children. 277 Martine Ave., Suite 230, White Plains. 358-5613. heartsong.org

MUSIC THERAPY INSTITUTE OF THE MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER. Music therapy programs for children and adults. All faculty members are Board Certified and professional members of the American Music Therapy Association.216 Central Ave. White Plains. 761-3900. musicconservatory.org/musictherapy.html

Updated 4:26 pm, July 9, 2018
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