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Special Education Schools and Services in Manhattan

Special Education Schools and Services in Manhattan

Give your child with special needs the best education and support possible in Manhattan.



UPDATED July 2022: Looking for a Manhattan special education school? Look no further than our list of the top special education schools in Greenwich, Upper East Side, Soho, Tribeca or Harlem.

When you have a child with special needs (whether a learning disability, behavior issues, or intellectual/developmental disabilities), finding a special education school in Manhattan that welcomes them and caters to their needs is top of mind in ensuring your child gets the education they’re entitled to. But finding the right special education school for your child can be a challenge. The good news is there are plenty of special education schools and educational services for children in Manhattan. Whether you’re looking for a school where your child can mainstream, a school that specializes in supporting your child’s specific needs, or a school that offers special education services, you’ll find special education schools and services in Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Meatpacking District, Hell's Kitchen, Financial District, Battery Park, Harlem, and beyond.

Watch the Manhattan, Brooklyn, & Queens School Showcase today to "tour" schools, meet directors, and find the perfect school for your child!



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Jump to: WINSTON PREP NEW YORK
126 West 17th Street, New York
212-496-8400
Email [email protected]

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Winston Preparatory New York is a leading school for students with learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, and nonverbal learning disorders.

PTS COACHING - CINDY GOLDRICH, ED.M., ADHD-CCSP
Serving New York and Nationwide,
Email [email protected]

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Cindy Goldrich specializes in parenting children and teens with ADHD. She helps parents reduce arguing, stress, and chaos to help children reach their true potential. Cindy conducts a parent workshop series to help parents develop the tools to create a calm, more compliant environment. Specific strategies are developed to establish workable, realistic rules and expectations, reduce homework stress, and improve children’s problem solving, self-advocacy, and communication skills. Additional services include school support, staff development, and presentations. Coaching is available in person on Long Island and Manhattan or via phone.

ANNE CUNNINGHAM, EDUCATIONAL ADVOCATE
203-417-6004
Email [email protected]

Anne Cunningham, Educational Advocate, (advocate4students.com) has been successfully supporting students for almost ten years in Westchester, Putnam, Orange Counties, parts of Connecticut, and Manhattan. She interacts on behalf of students with all disabilities or educational concerns. Anne can be reached at [email protected]  

ATLAS FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM
252 W. 29th St., 3rd Floor, New York
212-256-0846
Email [email protected]

The Atlas Foundation for Autism houses the Atlas School as well as speech, OT services, music, after-school classes, and weekend social skills groups! Atlas is different in its approach to working within modalities that address communication, emotional and social thinking, as well as behavior and self-esteem!

BIRCH FAMILY SERVICES, INC.
104 W. 29th St., Chelsea
212-616-1800

Birch Family Services is a leading provider of educational, employment, and community supports for people with autism and developmental disabilities. With 12 programs located across New York City, Birch provides preschool and school-age special education programs for children ages 3-21 in environments appropriate for their individualized needs. Learn more at birchfamilyservices.org.

BRAINTRUST TUTORS
646-397-3696

Braintrust Tutors connects parents with a nationwide network of certified teachers and learning specialists. Our experts have the training and expertise to spark more a-ha moments for children with learning differences. The Braintrust platform offers more gains and smarter insights at a price that's right for you.  

CHATTY CHILD SPEECH, OCCUPATIONAL, AND PHYSICAL THERAPY, PLLC
325 Broadway, suite 403, Tribeca
347-491-4451
Email [email protected]

Chatty Child is a unique, personalized pediatric therapeutic center in downtown Manhattan. We provide in-person and remote options for speech-language, occupational, and physical therapy. We offer evaluations, individual treatment, socialization groups, tutoring classes, and creative arts enrichment programming - InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab (summer workshops and yearly classes).

EBL COACHING
17 E. 89th St., Suite 1D, Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-249-0147
50 Main St., Suite 1000
White Plains
914-200-1320

One-on-one HOME, CENTER, and ONLINE tutoring for grades preK-12 in reading, writing, math, study skills, executive functioning skills, and homework help. EBL offers specialized instruction for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, and ADHD, including tutoring using the Orton Gillingham method and other research-based, multi-sensory techniques. Under the direction of their director, Dr. Emily Levy, each student is evaluated to determine his or her specific needs and is then matched with one of EBL's highly trained learning specialists.

GILLEN BREWER SCHOOL
410 E. 92nd St., Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-831-3667
Email [email protected]

Gillen Brewer School is a family-oriented, early childhood and elementary special education program for ages 2.8-10 years old. We provide an integrated, developmentally-appropriate, academic-therapeutic program that includes speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and counseling. Our curriculum is enriched with arts, music, science, and physical fitness.

THE GLENHOLME SCHOOL — DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington
860-868-7377

The Glenholme School is an independent, coeducational special needs boarding and day school for ages 10-21 in middle school, high school, postgraduate, and transitional living for career development. The comprehensive learning environment supports students with Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s, depression, anxiety, and learning differences.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
1556 Third Ave., suite 209, Upper East Side, New York
212-534-3200

Huntington Learning Center is the premier tutoring and test prep provider for kindergarten students through 12th grade. Founded in 1977, its mission is to give every student the best education possible. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results with individualized programs taught by certified teachers at accredited centers.

THE IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN
Upper West Side , New York
212-769-1699
270 W. 89th St.

Email [email protected]

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is NYC’s only Kindergarten-12th and older independent inclusion school. At IDEAL, we believe that differentiated learning is the key to academic excellence. We offer a supportive environment where all children are valued and celebrated. Contact [email protected] to learn more about our unique inclusion program.

LEARNINGSPRING SCHOOL
247 E. 20th St., Gramercy Park, Manhattan ,
212-239-4926     
Email [email protected]

LearningSpring is a 12-month special education school for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum in grades kindergarten-eighth. Our students are bright, verbal, and ready to learn. Our integrated curriculum is designed to set high standards for students based on their ability, and provide structure and support to enable students to succeed.

OTTO SPECHT SCHOOL
260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-352-5020 x130
Email [email protected]

At the Otto Specht School, we work to discover each child's path to lifelong learning, offering a variety of educational programs designed to meet needs of students with developmental delays, social and sensory sensitivities, and learning challenges. We offer kindergarten-high school, High School Practical Life Skills, and Transitional Life Skills programs.


And you can always browse more of our education resources in Manhattan, including private schools, preschools, Catholic schools, and charter and magnet schools.

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