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Special Needs

Special Needs Programs

Robin J. Topol, LCSW
Director Special Services, (718) 225-6750 ext. 259
[email protected]

Gerrie Mayerhoff, MS PD
Co-Director Special Services

Director of C.H.I.L.D. Program, (718) 225-6750 ext. 262
[email protected]

Amanda Smith, LMSW
Program Director Community-Based Services for Children with Disabilities
(718) 423-6111
[email protected]

For Children with Developmental Disabilities

Special Needs children enjoy outdoor activities at Samuel Field Y
    This day program serves children 3-6 years of age that have developmental disabilities and their families. The year-round program, which is also a special Summer program offering Pool Parties and and opportunities to swim and play, includes weekly recreation programs that feature an adaptive physical education followed by a professionally facilitated play experience. We provide special activities for siblings and supportive assistance for parents.  Call Amanda Smith at (718) 423-6111 ext. 242 for more information.

Programs for Children with Learning Differences:

  • C.H.I.L.D.
    Center for Helping Individuals with Learning Differences

    C.H.I.L.D. has been established to help families with children who have been diagnosed as having a learning differences and/or ADHD.
    The child care center offers four basic components:
    ·  Homework Helper Program
    ·  Lecture Series
    ·  Parent Support Groups
    ·  Hebrew Homework Helpers
    In addition, we are here to provide support and guidance around issues that arise concerning children with Learning Disabilities and
    ADHD and their families.   Call Gerrie Mayerhoff at (718) 225-6750 ext. 262
    This program is made possible by a grant from the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation.

Programs for Families With Loved Ones with Autism