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The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

JBFCS is an umbrella organization that provides a multitude of programs and services for children with disabilities and families in need of support.

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Child Development Center

Organization: Child Development Center Website: http://www.jbfcs.org/programs.php?id=95 Phone: (212) 690-7234 Address: 34 W 139th Street, New York, NY 10037 Services provided for children 3 to 5 years of age, include evaluation and three center-based special education classrooms with a developmentally based interdisciplinary team approach. Small group and individualized services are provided to children, as well as […]

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Big Apple Day Program

Big Apple Day Program is a Manhattan co-ed summer day program for children ages 7-18 with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and/or learning difficulties. It is an empirically-based, behaviorally-oriented program with highly-trained staff who integrate individualized goals with academic remediation, social skills training and recreational sports.

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Rivendell School

Organization: Rivendell School Website: www.rivendellnyc.org Phone: (718) 499-5667 Address: 277 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215 A Montessori inclusion school serving children two to six years old for more than 32 years.

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The JCC Manhattan-Special Needs Programs

You can find classes and programs for children of all ages and adults with wonderful learning opportunities and social interactions. For the child that likes to move there is soccer,swimming, gymnastics and karate. There is also music therapy, story pirates, drop-in art classes and even a tween and teen lounge. For the grown-ups there are a wide variety of support groups, lectures, and even a resource library.

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Harbor Haven Day Camp


Harbor Haven is a seven week co-ed summer program for 3-15 year olds with mild to moderate special needs. It is located on a private school setting in West Orange, NJ. The program is dedicated to the concept that all children benefit from the magic of summer activities. They combine the most important elements of traditional summer activities with structured support, helping children to maintain and expand social, educational and communication skills.

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Special Needs Activity Center

Snack provides activities after school and weekends for children ages 3-18 with autism and other special needs. They also hold many parent education lectures given by a wide variety of professionals in the area of special needs children.

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Hunter College Learning Lab

The Learning Lab provides after-school tutoring for students with learning disabilities. This one-on-one remediation addresses those areas most needed by the individual child.

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Birch Family Services

Birch Family Services looks to provide education, habilitation, and residential services to people with autism and other developmental disabilities. They have staff that speak many different languages and have schools and services throughout the boroughs of New York

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YAI-National Institute for People with Disabilities

Organization: YAI-National Institute for People with Disabilities Website: www.yai.org Phone: 212-273-6100 Address: 460 West 34th Street, New York NY 10001 They provide one of the nation’s most comprehensive networks of programs and services to assist people with disabilities in maximizing their potential. They have school and resources throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

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The Meeting House Afterschool Program

The Meeting House in New York City is a recreational after-school organization providing a community for children who need help with socialization and communication. Through group classes and integrated offer after-school programming they offer fun, friendship.

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Resources for Children with Special Needs

Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) is located in New York City and is the only independent nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all special needs, across all boroughs, to understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential.

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Nesher Program for Children with Developmental Disabilities

The Nesher Program at the 92nd Street Y provides a series of recreation based programs, designed to strengthen and support the social development and learning experiences of children with developmental disabilities including neurological impairment, mental retardation, speech and language delays, learning disabilities, PDD, Asperger syndrome and Autism.

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Astoria Blue Feather School

Organization: Astoria Blue Feather Website: www.ahrcnyc.org/education/preschools Phone: 718 721-3960 Address: 27-07 8th Avenue, Astoria NY 11102

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Howard H. Haber Early Learning Center

Organization: Howard H. Haber Early Learning Center Website: www.ahrcnyc.org/education/preschools. Phone: 718 409-1450 Address: 2300 Westchester Avenue, Bronx NY 10462

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Central Park Early Learning Center

Organization: Central Park Early Learning Center Website: www.ahrcnyc.org/education/preschools. Phone: 212 787-5400 Address: 15 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023

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NYC Special Education Schools

Organization: NYC Special Education Schools Website: schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SpecialEducation/Parents Phone: 212-374-6085 Address: 52 Chambers Street, Room 22 New York, NY 10007

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Francis Paola Early Learning Center

Organization: Francis Paola Early Learning Center Website: www.ahrcnyc.org/education/preschools. Phone: 718 782-1462 Address: 201 Conselyea Street, Brooklyn NY 11211

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Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School

Organization: Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School Website: www.ahrcnyc.org/education/elementary Phone: 718 834-0597 Address: 2335 Gerritsen Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11229

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Adaptive Sports Foundation

Since 1984, the Adaptive Sports Foundation has been providing services to children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.  As the largest adaptive sport program on the East Coast and considered amongst the top adaptive programs in the country, Adaptive Sports Foundation offers both winter and summer sports to a wide range of special needs children and adults. Participation in sports gives the disabled individual increased self worth and self esteem. Students are often heard saying, “If I can do this, I can do anything.”

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Winston Preparatory School

Organization: Winston Preparatory School Website: www.winstonprep.edu CT Campus: Phone: 646 638-2705 Ext 634 Address: 126 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 NYC Campus: Phone: 203 229-0465 Ext 535 Address: 57 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851

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Windward School

Organization: Winward School Website: www.winwardny.org Phone: 914 949-6068 Address:  13 Winward Avenue, White Plains NY 10605

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West Side Soccer League-VIP Team

Organization: West Side Soccer League-VIP team Website: www.wsl.org

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West End Day School

Organization: West End Day School Website: www.westenddayschool.org Phone: 212 873-5708 Contact: Nancy Nasr Address: 255 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023

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The Summit School

Organization: The Summit School Website: www.summitschoolqueens.com Phone: 718 264-2931 Contact: Nancy Morgenroth Address: 187-30 Grand Central Parkway, Jamaica Estates NY 11432

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The Stephen Gaynor School

Organization: The Stephen Gaynor School Website: www.sgaynor.com Phone: 212 787-3312 Contact: Jackie Long Address: 174 West 90th Street, New York, NY 10024

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The School for Language & Communication Development

Organization: The School for Language & Communication Development Website: www.slcd.org

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The Parkside School

Organization: The Parkside School Website: www.parksideschool.org Phone: 212 721-8888 Contact: Albina Miller Address: 48 West 74th Street, New York NY 10023

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The McCarton Center

Organization: The McCarton center Website: www.mccartonschool.org Phone: 212 996-9019 Contact: Anne Hogan Address: 350 East 82nd Street, new York, NY 10028

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The Lowell School

Organization: The Lowell School Website: www.thelowellschool.com Phone: 718 352-2100 Address: 203-05 32nd Avenue Bayside, NY 11361

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