School & Center For Children With Autism In New York

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Center-based Programs

Pre-School and School-Age Education are approved by NYSED and the City Department of Education


We offer education programs in our school and center, as well as related therapy services, which are available in both center- and community-based settings.

Services include:

  • Pre-School (3 to 5 years)
  • School-Age (5 to 11 years)
  • All day SEIT and Related Services Program at our center

Related Services (Center and home-based)

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Art Therapy

Preschoolers attend class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and school-aged children attend class from 8:30 a.m. to 2 pm., five days per week. Individualized pre-academic and academic programs include intensive, individualized sessions that alternate with small-group activities that teach children to relate to classmates and participate in social situations. Each child's schedule of learning activities is especially designed to meet his or her needs, but all programs emphasize language development and social interaction.

Curriculum is individualized for each child based on their needs and criterion-referenced assessment in order to identify individual learner goals. Because all intervention activities are data-based, teachers, therapists, and parents directly observe daily performance and collect data to provide objective feedback and ongoing evaluations of the effects of each intervention. On the basis of these data, individualized programs are revised or redesigned as needed to ensure each student's continued progress.
Scientifically designed, scripted lessons guide teachers to meet the learner's needs. Lessons are developed hierarchically to assure that each student's goals are functional and that generalization of skills will occur. We offer many applications that provide the foundation for increasingly complex learning.

Students receive instruction in the following areas:

  • Communication and Verbal Behavior
  • Cognitive and Academic Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Emotional and Affective Behavior
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Physical and Motor Development
  • Play Skills and Leisure Time Planning

SK-HOV provides a learner-driven approach to education within a 6:1:3 ratio. Because all interventions are individualized and data-based, teachers, therapists, and parents observe daily performance, coordinate efforts, make data-based decisions about the ongoing effects of each intervention and create quality programs for each student. Based on the feedback, individualized programs are revised or redesigned to assure the child's continued progress. We use a scientific approach to teaching to help students achieve goals.

Shema Kolainu's programs are accredited and certified by the New York State Department of Education and the New York City Department of Education. Children may be referred by parents, local school districts, other child advocates or human service agencies.

For more information contact:
Tel: (718) 686-9600 or Fax: (718) 686-6161

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The goal of our seminar series is to inform and educate parents/caretakers about various diagnostic tools and treatment interventions shown to be effective for people with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. Materials are based on the most recent research findings and the availability of resources. Click here to see our current workshop schedule.

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