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Community-Based Services for Children with Special Needs

Shira Segev, LMSW
Program Director Community-Based Services for Children with Disabilities
(718) 423-6111 ext. 242

We have a lot of exciting and innovative programs for children with special needs. Before your child is placed in one of our programs
an assessment is done to evaluate which programs would be most beneficial for your child. To set up an intake or with any questions,
please contact Shira Segev.


    After School Program for Children with Learning Disabilities at Bay Terrace Center
    An after school program specifically designed to meet the needs of elementary school children with learning disabilities, ADHD,
    and mild autistic spectrum disorders. Program is offered from 2:30-6:00 PM Monday-Friday.Each afternoon, children participate
    in educational, recreational and socialization experiences designed to enhance academic and social skills while boosting self-
    esteem. Homework help is provided each day. The after school activities program, designed and supervised by professional
    educators and clinicians, offers the opportunity for children to enjoy safe, supportive and successful after school experience.
    This project is made possible by a grant from the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation.
    Contact: Shira Segev at (718) 423-6111 Ssegev@sfy.org

    For Children with Autism or Learning Disabilities
    The Samuel Field Y is proud to work with The Seaver and New York Autism Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai School of
    Medicine in offering social skills programs.  The program includes a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) structure of teaching
    skills and will focus on skills such as non-verbal communication, social initiation, problem solving and coping.  Children are
    placed in groups consisting of 5 - 8 children according to age and current areas of strength and concern.  Groups meet once
    weekly for an hour and a half.  Help your child carry the skills home through participation in a voluntary parent discussion group
    that will meet for a half hour with our trained staff.
    Contact: Shira Segev, LMSW at 718-423-6111


  • Basketball Buddies/Soccer Stars for children with special needs (at Little Neck site)
    Children ages 5-21 are meticulously paired up with teen mentors who act as the children’s coaches and buddies throughout
    the season. The 1 hour class is run by a physical education instructor along with other staff including a licensed social worker.
    Each child learns specific basketball or soccer skills each week and the class ends with a snack break and social skills
    learning piece. This is a great way for children to socialize with their peers while learning social skills and sports each week.
    The children play in the gym and benefit from the individualized attention provided by their mentors.
    Contact: Shira Segev, LMSW 718-423-6111 Ssegev@sfy.org


    This youth summer camp program serves children with autism and other similar disabilities ages 5 - 21.  Children participate in
    an array of educational, recreational and socialization activities following their summer school program.  Day camp activities are
    designed and implemented by professional educators and clinicians.  The summer program is offered 2:30 - 5 PM daily.  At the
    end of each program day, participants receive mini-bus transportation home.  At summer school's end, a one-week, full day
    respite program is offered to day camp program participants.
    This program is made possible by a grant from New York State OMRDD-Queens DDSO.
    Contact: Shira Segev at 718-423-6111 (Bay Terrace Center) Ssegev@sfy.org
  • Academic Summer Enrichment (at Little Neck site)
    Have your child continue their academic learning throughout the summer with programs daily from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Learning
    and Fun go hand-in-hand at ASE! Instruction in Math, Reading, Writing and Science are all part of the exciting and dynamic
    curriculum, personalized according to your child’s needs and led by a New York State Certified Teacher.  American Red Cross
    Swim Instruction will also be a part of the program at the Deepdale Pool across the street from our site on selected days.
    Transportation from target areas in Eastern Queens and Nassau County is available for an additional fee. Snack is provided
    daily. If your child needs that bit of extra help or if you just want to keep your child up-to-date and ready for the new school year,
    ASE is the Place to Be!
    Contact: (718) 225-6750 or email JDeLorenzo@sfy.org