Programs & Private Schools



PARC Preschool
125 Baldwin Place Road
Mahopac, NY 10541

PARC Preschool is a private, not-for-profit, New York State Department of Education approved evaluation site and certified pre-school program for children ages birth to five with special needs. PARC Preschool can provide home-based, center-based, and community-based services, including developmental and educational evaluations, to Putnam, Northern Westchester, and Dutchess counties. The mission of the preschool program is to provide an early start for children with special needs, so they can achieve their potential and be a valuable part of the mainstream of school and community life. The main goal of PARC Preschool is to give preschool children in its care the unique supports and academic enrichment opportunities needed by children with developmental delays/disabilities to become Kindergarten-ready and better able to function/learn within a mainstream school district classroom situation.

Anderson Center for Autism  
4885 Route 9
PO Box 367
Staatsburg NY 12580-0367
(845) 889-4064
Anderson Center serves as a valuable resource by providing support networks, outreach services and information aimed at delivering assistance and increasing overall autism awareness. Based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, their treatment approach focuses on techniques and interventions that use positive reinforcement to teach students the skills they need to strive for independence and reach their full potential.

Brookside School
11 Tan House School Road
Cottekill, NY
(845) 687-7250
The Brookside School is a private not-for-profit special education school certified by the New York State Department of Education.  It offers home-and-community based early intervention services beginning at birth, a mainstreamed community preschool and Universal Pre-K and special education to age 21.  Its services also include developmental evaluations; family counseling; service coordination; occupation, speech, physical and music therapy.   The Brookside School is a dvision of Ulster-Greene ARC which has served the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain region since 1956. 

The Autism Family Center
845 North Broadway
White Plains, NY
(914) 761-0600 ext. 228
The Autism Family Center is a program of the Westchester Jewish Community Services.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD)
909 Third Avenue, Suite 537
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (646) 495-3152
Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) is among the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders. Following the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a treatment for autism that has been thoroughly researched and empirically validated by the scientific community, CARD develops individualized treatment plans. CARD was established in 1990 and has several offices throughout the world. Service Region: New York City, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester County, Connecticut.

The Center for Discovery
Admissions & Family Services 

PO Box 840, Harris, New York, 12742

By Phone:  845.707.8889

By Email:

By Fax: 845.707.8927

The Center for Discovery (a private not for profit organization) has grown from its roots in 1948 to become a nationally known provider of educational, health, day school and residential services for children and adults with severe disabilities and medical frailties, including a growing number of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.  The Center offers individuals – and their families – innovative educational, clinical, social, creative arts and recreational experiences designed to enrich their lives through personal accomplishment. Partnerships with leading researchers continue to enhance programs, services and interventions and inform our approach to care. The Center is located on a multi-campus setting in the Catskill Mountains and greenscapes of Sullivan County, New York – just 90 minutes northwest of Manhattan. The Center is distinguished by a philosophy that celebrates each individual’s abilities rather than his or her disabilities.


Center for Spectrum Services
70 Kukuk Lane
Kingston, NY 12401-6943
Formerly The Children’s Annex
(845) 336-2616
The Center for Spectrum Services is a private, not-for-profit program serving people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Spectrum Services is approved by the New York State Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, the New York State Health Department and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.

The Center for Spectrum Services conducts developmental evaluations and provides community-based services for preschoolers ages 2 to 4. Center-based day school programs located in Kingston and Ellenville, New York educate students from more than 45 school districts in the Mid-Hudson Valley between the ages of 3 to 12 who are classified as a preschooler with a disability, or when school age, as a student with autism or multiple disabilities. Clinic services are available to people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder of any age, their families and the community that serves them.

The Children’s School for Early Development
40 Saw Mill River Rd.
Hawthorne, NY 10504
(914) 347-3227

The Cody Center
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Students with ASDs can, and often do, have successful school experiences. The Autism School Consultation Program was developed to help provide the necessary support, education and training for educational professionals who work directly with this growing population of students.
Contact Dave Makowski, Ph.D., Director, @ 631.632.8983 or visit


The Collaborative Center for Learning and Development

44 Commerce Road 
Stamford, CT  06902

(203) 661-1609, ext. 225 or 232

The Collaborative Center for Learning and Development provide assessment, counseling, social skills, academic tutoring, and educational planning for children and young adults on the autism spectrum. Through our Behavior Services Group, our BCBA's (board certified behavior analysts) and ABA therapists provide ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis, therapy to children, birth through age 18. Our program focuses on decreasing inappropriate behaviors, teaching replacement behaviors, building independence, competence, and resilience across domains, and promoting social cognition. We work to help each individual child reach their learning potential - socially, emotionally, and academically. Our clinets come from Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY. We work with students in our center, at their schools, and in their homes.

Communication Clinic of Connecticut
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 544 9560
This clinic offers speech and language intervention to children between the ages of 18 months and middle school years. Therapists are trained to address language deficits, speech apraxia and behavioral difficulties. Relationship Development Intervention is a cornerstone of their programming.

Country Children’s Center
412 Cross River Road (Rt. 35)
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 242-0520
The Country Children’s Center Nursery School Program is designed to offer opportunities for preschool children to enjoy an integrated classroom in a nursery school setting.  The program is intended to increase communication and social interaction among children, stressing independence and self-reliance as goals.  The program provides opportunities for preschool children (with or without special needs) to learn cooperation and peer-mediated, age-appropriate learning, while encouraging the acceptance of diversity.

Crystal Run Village, Inc.
601 Stony Ford Road
Middletown, NY 10941
Telephone (845) 692-4444
Fax (845) 692-7101          
Crystal Run Village  has been providing services to people with Autism, spectrum disorders and other intellectual development disabilities for 50 years. Programs are offered in Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties. Services include but are not limited to: Out-of-Home Hourly and Overnight Respite House, Children’s Respite Weekends (day and overnight service), In-Home Res Hab, In-Home Respite, Service Coordination, Supported Employment, Day Habilitation, Self-Advocacy, Residential Placement, Clinical and Nursing supports.

Foundation for Educating Children with Autism
c/o Devereux Millwood Learning Center
14 Schumann Road
Millwood, NY 10546
(914) 941-1991
FECA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the appropriate educational opportunities for children with autism based on applied behavior analysis (ABA), through the development of schools, inclusion and vocational programs, consumer advocacy and community outreach.  FECA supports programs for individuals with autism, 5 – 21 years old, at Devereux Millwood Learning Center.

The Glenholme School
81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut
An exceptional bording school for students with special needs; The Glenholme School offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. The Schools milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic social and special needs development in students ages 10-18 and postgraduates. Please call for Open enrollment for Gelenhlomes middle school, high school, glen Ridge Post-Secondary Program and for more information on the summer programs.

Hawthorne School-Hawthorne Country Day School
Hawthorne Campus
5 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532
P: 914.592.8526
F: 914.592.5321


A Greenwich Education Group School

44 Commerce Road

Stamford, CT 06902

203.661.1609, ext 204

Pinnacle is an accredited, co-ed, independent day school for students in grades 2 - 12 who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS), Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NLD), or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). At Pinnacle we focus on the “whole child,” and create a safe, supportive, nurturing learning environment where your child develops friendships and masters skills. Students with average to superior cognitive ability thrive in a challenging academic climate that plays to their strengths and builds their self-esteem.


Shades of Learning
13 Lakeview Drive
Holmes, NY 12531
(646) 530 – 1468
For help with your child’s ability to communicate, understand language, play, and relate to others.

SUNY Orange BRIDGES Program
115 South St., Middletown, NY 10940

Patricia Bassey, Director

The McCarton School
331 W. 25th St.
New York, NY, 10028
Telephone: 212-229-1715
Fax: 212-229-1731


The Ridge School
86 AllenRoad, Salt Point, NY 12578
(845) 229-2087
The Ridge School is a not-for-profit organization located in Dutchess County, dedicated to the creation of a rich and positive setting for students who are not succeeding in their current educational placements.


The Ridge School emphasizes skills learning through experience and provides students the opportunity to learn through interaction and investigation. Using the scaffolding method, students may advance, through a series of steps, from their entrance levels to increased competence in academics, socialization, communication, and independence.

Timothy Memorial School
A non-profit, k-8th grade special education school
Norwalk, CT

The Union Child Day Care Center
30 Manhattan Ave.
White Plains, NY 10607
(914) 761-6134
Union Child Day Care Center is a private, nonprofit Child Care and Special Education Center located in the Town of Greenburgh, New York. The Center was organized in 1966 to provide quality developmental day care for the children of parents at all income levels that are employed or continuing their education, single parent families and for children with special needs. Stepping Stones is their New York State Approved Special Education Preschool Program that serves children between the ages of three and five years of age, provides a range of therapeutic services and is a certified evaluation site.

The Valhalla Child Development Center
70 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 328-1578
The Valhalla Child Development Center offers an Integrated Preschool for children with disabilities and their typically developing peers ages 3.5 to 5 years. The program provides special education services, including Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy, Counseling and Special Education to preschoolers with disabilities, while simultaneously providing a rich and stimulating curriculum for general education students.

Westchester Exceptional Children School
520 Route 22, North Salem, NY 10560

Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD)
Autism programs, ABA programs, Center for Autism, extensive services and assistance.
20 Hospital Oval West
Valhalla, NY 10595

Windward School
Lower School Campus (Grades 1-4)

13 Windward Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

Middle School Campus (Grades 5-9)
40 West Red Oak Lane
White Plains, NY 10604

Main Telephone Number:
(914) 949-6968

Windward School is an independent, co-ed day school focused exclusively on helping students in grades 1-9 with language-based learning disabilities.

WJCS - Autism Services and Autism Family Center

Contact: Lee Englander, MA
Autism Family Center Coordinator
Phone: 761-0600 x 228

Contact: Kari Philllips, LCSW
Phone: 914-949-6761, ext 477


The AUTISM FAMILY CENTER, staffed by a highly experienced professional team and assisted by parent volunteers, offers comprehensive services in a comfortable setting within which information, guidance, parent support and education, spiritual strength and the informal supports of others familiar with a child with autism, can be shared.  Support is provided through funds from UJA-Federation of New York.