Special Needs: Read Our Digital The Special Child Issue Now!

Read our Digital Special Child Issue Now!

Special Needs Issue for New York Families

Our Special Child issue was first created by a mom and New York Family team editor who saw the need to share an issue whose sole focus is on children with special needs. While we do cover special needs frequently, this issue is extra. We know that every family is unique and faces different challenges, but one consistent thread in this journey is that parents with special needs children need support. 

In this issue, you will find a local and near guide to Special Need resources. Our helpful articles, such as a Glossary of Keywords, provide you with the terminology to help as you navigate conversations with teachers, paperwork, therapy, and so on. 

We know that being well informed and reading about other parents’ stories strengthens and gives you some tools that we hope help you on this journey. 

Click on the issue to read!

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<p>For over 35 years, Saf-T-Swim Swim School has been teaching lifesaving swimming skills throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, and now Little Neck. The school is proud to be Long Island's #1 swim school and a leader in water safety education. With swim programs for infants as young as 4 months, beginners, and advanced swimmers, Saf-T-Swim offers swimming programs for every age and skill level. Discover why generations of Long Islanders have trusted Saf-T-Swim time and time again with equipping their little ones the essential skill of swimming.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

HudsonWay Immersion School

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">A pioneer in language immersion since 2005. After school language classes provide a fun and effective way for preschool and elementary children to learn Mandarin or Spanish language skills through project based learning and fun, engaging themes.</span></p>

Music Together

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">Music Together® is for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents/caregiver. The classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes and movement, and instrument play activities that are developmentally appropriate for the children and easy for parents and caregivers, regardless of their own musical ability.</span></p>