Babysitting

Village Playday
Licensed, experienced, qualified professionals in the special needs community who recognize the necessity for specialized child care. Village Playday providers are understanding of your families diverse needs and offer the experience you can rely on. They provide safe and reliable in-home childcare for families of children with special needs. Evenings, nights, and weekends...anytime.
Contact: Jill Moses
o: (347) 687-5122
c: (646) 345-6954
Jill.moses@villageplayday.com
www.VillagePlayDay.com

Dance

Dancing Dreams (for girls)
A licensed pediatric physical therapist leads girls with physical and medical challenges to become little ballerinas. Each dancer is accompanied in class by a high-school student trained to assist her, and the yearlong program culminates in a recital. Yearlong session begins in September. Families pay what they wish. Ages 3 and up.
dancingdreams.org
718-428-2600

Studio B
281 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY 10709
(914) 793-2799 Contact: Katie
Hip-hop, ballet, tap, yoga, plus more
Summer program & week and weekend classes
http://www.studiobdance.com/

Horses

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
Services include both Riding & Non-riding interventions
Locations include: Pleasantville, NY; Brewster, NY; Greenwich, CT; New Canaan, CT; Darien, CT
http://www.pegasustr.org/

GallopNYC: Therapeutic Horsemanship
http://www.gallopnyc.org/
Brooklyn and Queens locations
Contact: Brooke brooke@gallopnyc.org

High & Mighty Theraputic Riding
High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center, located on fifty acres in beautiful Columbia County, New York, offers riding, driving and other equine assisted activities to children, teens and adults with special needs. Our herd also offers opportunities for individuals and groups to explore personal development, all in an integrated community setting.
https://high-n-mighty.org/

Social Skills

The Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs
The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave @ W. 76th St
New York, NY 10023
http://www.jccmanhattan.org/special-needs/

Social City
Social skills program for children ages 2 to 16 years old who would benefit from supplemental social and emotional support. Co-Founders Tara Ferrara and Aly Spira are speech and language therapists who specialize in pragmatic language and social skills. They provide the support that allows children to make the most of their strengths and help them overcome their weaknesses.
http://www.socialcitynyc.com/

Where I Can Be Me
127 Woodside Ave Suite 201
Briarcliff Manor (15min from Bronxville)
http://www.whereicanbeme.com/
914-686-0190 Contact: Remya

Ready Set Play!
Ready, Set, Play! is a behavior-based program specializing in social skills development for children. They provide children the support they need to instill confidence and minimize apprehension while participating in a small group setting. Our specialized instruction teach the skills they need to participate in open-ended group play and structured activities. All of the lessons are thematic-based and modeled after their mainstream equivalents.
http://www.readysetplayinc.com/

Sandy Greenbaum, LCSW
Recommended private clinician who facilitates after-school social skill groups on the upper west side
contact: (212) 362-3475

Extreme Kids & Crew
Extreme Kids & Crew is a welcoming community center where children with disabilities, their friends, and their families, socialize, create and play. A big and beautiful sensory gym that provides both "open and free play" and structured classes.
Red Hook, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens
http://www.extremekidsandcrew.org/

Medical

  • Dermatologist

Barry Goldman
Goldman Dermatology
150 Broadway #1110
NY, NY 10038
212-962-1115

Anat Lebow
67 Perry Street
NY, NY 10014
(212) 675-5847

  • Dentist

Dr. Sean Adler
Manhattan Pediatric Dental
192 East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021
(212) 570-2221

  • Eye Doctor

Mark Steele
317 East 34th St or
127 West 79th St.
212-981-9800 (for both locations)

  • Pediatrician

Global Pediatrics
Bruce Brovender
1559 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
212-585-3329

Music lessons/therapy

Daniel’s Music Foundation
Go Fish! Studios
220 E 86th St btw 2nd and 3rd Aves, lower level
This nonprofit offers free musical instruction to all individuals with disabilities in the NYC area. Classes include recreational rhythm, band, composition, guitar and keyboard.
FREE. Ages 3 and up
danielsmusic.org
212-289-8912

Jon Samson at CoCreative Music
Support your child's highest creative potential and expression with a uniquely fun combination of music therapy, music education and studio recording.
http://www.cocreativemusic.com/
cocreativemusic@gmail.com

Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy NYU
82 Washington Sq East @ Washington Pl
The 1:1 and group sessions here are mostly improvisational. Youngsters jam on an array of instruments,many of which require little training.
New York University
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/nordoff
212-998-5151

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
They offer both individual and group music therapy. Also have adaptive music lesson. Financial help is available.
http://www.bqcm.org/
Contact: Anne Dewan, Onsite Music Therapy Coordinator
718-622-3300 x212 and adewan@bqcm.org

Piano Plus
http://www.pianoplusnyc.com/instruction.html
212-744-8680
info@pianoplusnyc.com

Sports/Recreation

Super Soccer Stars
Popular program has a special-needs class for kids with development disabilities. The two-to-one student-instructor ratio ensures that your child will get lots of individual attention. Various locations and prices
supersoccerstars.com
212-877-7171

Special Aces Tennis
Prospect Park Tennis Center
50 Parkside Ave btw Parade and St. Paul Pls
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Tennis lessons provided by trained PTs and OTs.
718-436-2500

KARATE
EPIC Hybrid Training
230 East 53rd Street
New York, NY, 10022
Teachers are skilled with working with children with speical needs alongside peers.
P- 646.450.2405
Contact: Sensei Brayner Martinez

Fitness for Focus
325 E 65th St btw 1st and 2nd Aves
The Fitness for Focus Martial Arts and Kids Karate programs are a fun and therapeutic activity for Neuro-typical (Mainstream) and Special Needs Children. Comprehensive sensory integration activity specially designed to support Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Psychotherapy – all while children have a great time and get good exercise.
917–783–5325
http://fitnessforfocus.com/special-learning-needs/

Kicking the Spectrum
Kicking The Spectrum is a Martial Arts inspired program developed to teach and inspire students with special needs to combine fitness and wellness for life; mix of martial arts, ABA, OT, and speech.
50 Lexington Avenue, Lower Level
(Enter the building on 24th street)
New York, NY 10010
Tel: 212-867-5008
http://www.kickingthespectrum.com/

The 92nd St Y
They offer both swimming and gymnastics for children with special needs
http://www.92y.org/SpecialNeeds

JCC Manhattan
Focused swim class for children with special needs features small class sizes and dedicated instructors. Children are placed in groups for ages 5-10 or 9-14, with swimmers of similar abilities.
https://www.jccmanhattan.org/special-needs/school-age/aquatics/