Local Psychologists/Support

Educational Therapist and Diagnostician

Gardner, Nadine, PsyD Forest Hills 718.275.3509

Local Psychologists/ Support

Abelew, Paul and Tami, Ph.D. Plainview, Lynbrook 516.822.7674, 516.593.9661
Alter, Steven, Ph.D. Forest Hills 718.261.3363
Bryson, William Brockmann, Ph.D. Mineola 516.665.4432
Byalick, Robert, Ph.D. Roslyn 516.484.9232
Dumas, Juan Carlos, Ph.D.
Jackson Height, Bay Shore 718.335.6611, 631.387.7218
Dustman, Alan, Ph.D. Garden City 516.742.0110
Gardner, Nadine, PsyD Forest Hills 718.275.3509
Gregory, Alexander, Ph.D. Bay Shore 631.969.9992
Hollander, Anthony, Ph.D.
(specializing in behavioral modification for PDD and related conditions)
Amityville 631.789.3665
Koelln, James, Ph.D. Forest Hills 718.740.2067
Lachenmeye, Juliana, Ph.D. Great Neck 516.482.1767
Murphy, David Todd, Ph.D.
(Clinical Psychologist)
Oceanside 516.897.9261
Pitkow, Alvin, Ph.D. Franklin Square, Old Westbury 516.626.1114
Schnee, Scott, Ph.D. Mineola, Rockville Centre 516.678.2948
Schneider, Howard, Ph.D. New Hyde Park 516.933.8402
Seigel, Karen, Ph.D. Manhasset 516.627.7070
Stein, Philip D., Ph.D. Garden City 516.739.2133

The following resources for New York help parents find special needs educational options, recreation, and support. If you are specifically looking for summer recreation and camps, see our Camps section.

  • NICHCY -The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities – New York State Resources
    This New York resources page lists contact information for educational and other support services.
  • Parent to Parent of NY State – www.parenttoparentnys.org
    Parent to Parent of NY State can put parents of children with disabilities or chronic illness in touch with a trained volunteer support parent whose child has the same or similar disability for the purpose of emotional support, sharing of practical day to day tips, and networking to find needed services. Parent to Parent of NY State is a parent run organization.
  • Parent Training and Information Centers
    Parent centers in each state provide training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, school-aged children, and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who work with their families.
    To search for the ones in your state, go to: www.taalliance.org/PTIs.htm
    These are the three that serve NY state:
    • The Advocacy Center
      Cassandra Archie
      277 Alexander St., Suite 500
      Rochester, NY 14607
      Tel: 716-546-1700
      Fax: 716-546-7069
      Toll-free: 1-800-650-4967 (NY only)
      Email: advocacy@frontiernet.net
      Website: http://www.advocacycenter.com
      Statewide except for New York City
    • Advocates for Children of NY
      Ana Espada
      151 West 50th Street, 5th Floor
      New York, NY 10001
      Tel: 212-947-9779
      Fax: 212-947-9790
      Email: info@advocatesforchildren.org
      Website: www.advocatesforchildren.org
      Serves: Five boroughs of New York City
    • Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
      Karen Schlesinger, Director
      200 Park Ave. South, Suite 816
      New York, NY 10003
      Tel: 212-677-4650
      Fax: 212-254-4070
      Email: resourcesnyc@prodigy.net
      Website: www.resourcesnyc.org
      New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island)

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ADD Resources
CHADD – Children And Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Autism Research Institute
Growing Minds Autism Programs
The Son-Rise Program…The Autism Treatment Center Of America
Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association Inc.
Brain Trauma Foundation
Brain Tumor
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy
American Epilepsy Society
The Epilepsy Foundation
American Council for Headache Education (ACHE)
National Headache Foundation
World Headache Alliance
Huntington’s Disease
Caring For People with Huntington’s Disease
Huntington’s Disease Society of America
Lyme Disease
American Lyme Disease Foundation
Lyme Disease: A Patients Guide
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Neurofibromatosis, Inc.
National Neurofibromatosis Foundation
Pain Management
American Chronic Pain Association, Inc. (ACPA)
Spine Health
General Neurological Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics
Christopher and Dana Reeve Resource Center
Dana Alliance (Charles A. Dana Fund)
Easter Seals
Family Caregiver Alliance
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
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This site has a database of all kinds of camps, with a special needs section that includes many different kinds of disabilities. Among all the online databases of camps, this one appears to contain the most complete listings for the entire U.S. and it has very useful search tools.

The Advocacy Center’s Database of Inclusive Recreation/Sports/Arts programs

This parent center for New York state offers an online database of special needs recreation, including camps, for upstate New York.

Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.

The Metro New York organization’s website offers extensive information and guidance on choosing a camp. Rather than an online database of camps, you can order their latest camps listing publication specifically for Metro New York.
Tel: 212-677-4650
Fax: 212-254-4070
Email: info@resourcesnyc.org