Our Special Child issue is now available digitally where you can read up on helpful articles as well as resources that help you guide you if you have a child with special needs. Read below as well as check out our listings of providers throughout the Westchester area.
16 North Broadway, Irvington
The John Cardinal O’Connor School is a Catholic school dedicated to providing an affordable, language-based,academic curriculum for children in grades K-8 with mild Learning Disabilities (LD), Speech or Language Impairments (SPL), or other Health Impairments (OHI). Students are taught by certified special education teachers in small classes. Teachers utilize multisensory instructional techniques to help children succeed academically and socially.
470 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 204, White Plains
101 South Bedford Rd Suite 404, Mt. Kisco
914-421-8270 ext. 1
Creative Wonders is a pediatric therapy center with locations in both White Plains and Mt. Kisco. Seasoned occupational, physical, and speech therapists trained in specialties including sensory integration, PROMPT, Feeding, and evaluations including SIPT evaluations. Private speech and toddler rooms as well as a sensory gym! Strict cleaning guidelines and precautions as well as HEPA Air Purifiers in both locations.
EBL Coaching Westchester
50 Main Street, Suite 1000 White Plains, NY
EBL Coaching specializes in one-on-one home and virtual tutoring for students in grades pre-K-12 with learning needs. They use research-based, multi-sensory techniques to develop students’ reading, writing, math, note taking, test taking, and executive functioning skills. Under Director Dr. Emily Levy, each student is evaluated to determine their specific needs and is matched with a learning specialist and an individualized learning plan. EBL offers specialized instruction for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, and ADHD using the Orton Gillingham method and other research-based techniques.
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Cloud (Virtual Option)
Accredited private school for gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) learners. Their gifted curriculum, infused with executive functioning support and social-emotional learning, is custom-designed for insatiable minds. Summer enrichment / ESY offered on Cloud and NJ campuses. International students are welcome on all campuses. FlexSchool is proud to provide financial aid and scholarships to those who qualify. Weekly Virtual Open House.
Campuses in Brewster & Carmel, 845-279-2995
Green Chimneys is an accredited special education program for students who have been unsuccessful in traditional school environments, and benefit from a highly structured and supportive setting. Therapeutic day and residential programs feature an enriched curriculum for individualized academic, behavioral and emotional support. An innovative nature-based approach integrates animal-assisted activities; horticulture; and outdoor exploration into treatment and education plans, helping students connect with nature, discover their own special talents, and develop skills and confidence to grow into independent young adults.
800 Westchester Avenue, S-436, Rye Brook
Littman Krooks Special Needs Planning and Special Education Advocacy Attorneys work for the empowerment of individuals with special needs. Planning for your child’s future can seem overwhelming but you do not need to face these tasks alone. Seeking the assistance of an attorney can be the best approach.
115 Main St., Suite 302, Tuckahoe, NY
Main Street Pediatric Dentistry’s experienced staff has specialized training to work with special needs patients and those with disabilities. They focus on behavior management, working closely with the patient and their families to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Patients of all ages are welcome.
Monica Mandell, PHD, LMSW
With expertise as a social worker, Monica Mandell, PHD, LMSW, helps families navigate through the special education system. As an experienced bilingual social worker, Monica is able to diagnose and understand the causes of your child’s learning problems and works with school districts and other providers to map an advocacy plan to ensure your child’s access to the tools needed for success both in and out of school.
1154 Saw Mill River Road
Yonkers, NY 10710
The School for Adaptive and Integrative Learning (SAIL) at Ferncliff Manor is a NYS Education Department approved private, non-public special education program serving residential and day students with severe ASD and developmental disabilities. SAIL provides 24-hour medical services, rehabilitative and psychiatric care and an intensive staff to student ratio. We accommodate a variety of meal plans (ie: kosher, diabetic, gluten free). We strive to provide each student with the skills they need to enjoy a personally rewarding life.
Yonkers Ridge Hill Mall
221 Market St., Unit 2950, 2nd fl., Yonkers NY
Monster Mini Golf is an indoor, fun, affordable, upbeat experience for special needs humans of all ages. Their 18 holes of monster-themed mini golf, glow-in-the-dark experience is wheelchair accessible, climate controlled, with interactive team members. For more excitement they have an on-course DJ, arcade games, bowling, and private party rooms!
45 Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY
520 Route 22, North Salem NY
33 Seymour St., Yonkers NY (Pre-K), 914-376-4300
The Westchester School is a New York State approved, non-public school that provides educational and therapeutic services to students from Long Island, New York City, the Hudson Valley, and Connecticut. With campuses in Yonkers and North Salem, NY the program provides services to over 300 students with the classifications of Autism, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Emotional Disability, and Preschool Student with a Disability.
57 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT
Michelle Rolfe, Director of Admissions
At the core of Winston Preparatory School’s unique, individualized learning program for students with learning differences is the continuous commitment to an in-depth understanding of each and every student. At Winston Prep, emphasis is put on discovering who each student is, what their strengths and learning needs are and, based on their learning profile, designing an individualized curriculum that is grounded in continuous assessment and evaluation by expert faculty and staff.
PO Box 2019
White Plains, NY 10601
Yes She Can Inc., a non-profit founded in 2013 dedicated to helping young women with autism and related disabilities develop transferable job skills and workplace social skills – through authentic work experience. We serve teen girls in transition from high school to adulthood and young women with autism spectrum disorders in an inclusion setting at Girl AGain boutique. Contact Darlene Schubert, MA Director of Training Programs at [email protected].