For more than 30 years, our Special Needs Center has provided the community with services for those with special needs. Our approach is the person-centered model. We work with every child, teen and adult with special needs to reach their fullest potential, both developmentally and interpersonally. An individual assessment is required to determine an appropriate placement.
Partial funding for provided by J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, North Shore Autism Circle, Sheldon A. Sinett B.A.S.I.C.S Fund and UJA-Federation of New York.
Our staff is comprised of experienced professionals in the fields of social work, special education, and psychology, who possess a combination of clinical and recreational skills. These highly-qualified individuals work with Long Island and Queens children, teens and adults with a variety of special needs, including, but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
We provide families with access to a range of socialization, respite, and inclusion programs such as a summer day camp, a summer vocation program for teens and young adults, year-round social skills groups, and recreation programs. Screenings are required prior to registration for all programs.
High Hoops Basketball Clinic
We are excited to announce our first-ever High Hoops Special Needs Basketball Clinic!
Saturday, March 11
Sponsored by Katz Wealth Management
MY HERO BROTHER
See the documentary capturing the journey a group of remarkable young adults with Down syndrome and their neurotypical siblings take as they embark on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayans. As the siblings deal with physical and emotional challenges, unresolved conflicts come to surface and heart-warming friendships develop. Introduction by director Yonatan Nir. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, March 25
Looking for more information about our programs?
Pamela Zimmer, MS Ed., Director of Camp Kehilla + Special Needs Programs, 516-484-1545 ext. 148, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marissa Caira, B.A. Ed., Assistant Director of Camp Kehilla + Special Needs Program, 516-484-1545 ext. 127, email@example.com
Stacy Denison, Director of OPWDD Programs, 516-484-1545 ext. 178, firstname.lastname@example.org