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  • 49 Local Resources For Children With Special Needs

    Our favorite valuable education resources for students with special needs.

    By Meghan Brown

    Taking care of a child is never easy–it truly does take a village to raise one, and raising a child with special needs is no different. In New York City, there are several villages to help with each need of any individual child. Here are a few resources to help get you started.

    Resources for Medical Information

    Center for Children with Special Needs

    The Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC)

    Easter Seals New York

    Marina Pediatrics

    Schools Specializing in IEP

    Aaron School (Private)

    Gillen Brewer School (Private)

    The Heartshare School

    New York Center for Autism Charter School (Public)

    Reece School (Private)

    Stephen Gaynor School (Private)

    PS 35

    PS 79 Horan School (Public)

    PS 226

    PS 811 Mickey Mantle School


    All About Kids

    Big City Tutoring

    EBL Coaching

    The Evolved Education Company

    HB Academics

    New York Public Library Enrichment Zone Afterschool Program

    The Study Shack

    The Tutoring Collective

    The Varsity Pen

    WHEDCO Education and Youth Development


    Wiz + Kid Tutoring

    Afterschool Programs for IEPs

    AHRC After School Programs

    Association of Metroarea Autistic Children (AMAC)

    Block Institute

    Center for Family Support

    Elmy’s Special Services

    Esperanza Center

    Heaven’s Hands Community Services


    Kings Bay YM-YWHA

    OHEL Bais Ezra

    Family and Individual Support Groups

    Autism Society of America

    Center for Family Support

    Eihab Children’s Services

    Heartshare Human Services

    Manhattan Mothers and Others

    Parent to Parent of New York State

    Sports and Performing Arts Classes/ Therapy

    Adaptive Climbing

    Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

    Kicking the Spectrum

    Literature at Play

    Mark Morris Dance Group

    Nordoff – Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU

    Prospect Park Tennis Center


    Swim Works

    Yoga for the Special Child

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