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Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities (LD) are manifested by significant problems in listening, understanding, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical ability. The LD may be mild or severe. Some people with LD have trouble performing tasks when instructions are too rapid to process; this is sometimes mistaken for carelessness or lower intelligence. While children may have LD detected at school, many adults struggle without receiving the proper diagnosis and help. Due to the manyc forms of LD, it is important that an individual receive proper testing and treatment.

The following links will take you to resources for evaluation and other appropriate services.

NAA NY Metro Chapter

New York, NY 10016
Attn. Sabeeha Rehman

NAA New York Metro is a chapter of the National Autism Association. Our mission is to educate and empower those in the Autism community in the New York City area. We provide parent mentoring for newly diagnosed families, advocate for autism related legislation and have autism related monthly support groups, lectures and other workshops and events, free of charge. You may find information about these programs and more at our website,

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National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center

Academy for Educational Development
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW. Suite 800f
Washington D.C. 20009-1201
Voice: 202-884-8185
Fax: 202-884-8422

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National Learning Disabilities Center (NCLD)

32 Laight Street
New York, NY 10013
Voice: 212-545-7510
Fax: 212-545-9665

Independent Schools

The Reece School
Elementary School students with either learning, emotional and/or speech difficulty’s
25 East 104th Street
New York, NY 10029
Phone: (212) 25 East 104th Street
New York, NY 10029

Phone: (212) 289-4872
Fax: (212) 423-9652

Email: info@reeceschool.org289-4872
Fax: (212) 423-9652

Winston Prep School
Grades 4-12 School for students with a variety of learning disabilities
126 West 17 Street
New York, NY 10011

Gateway School
K-8 school for students with a variety of learning disabilities
211 West 61st Street New York NY 10023  
1212 777 5966

Stephen Gaynor School
K-8 school serving students with language based learning disabilities
148 West 90th Street, New York, NY 10024 |
(212) 787-7070

Parkside School
Elementary school for students with language based learning disabilities
48 West 74th Street New York, NY 10023
(212) 721-8888

Aaron School
K-12 serves students with a variety of learning disabilities
309 E 45 Street
New York, NY 10017
Phone (212) 867-9594

Legacy High School
Grades 9-12 students with a variety of learning disabilities

The Lorge School
K-9 students with learning and emotional disabilities
353 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011  
Tel: 212-929-8660

Children’s Academy
K-5 school for students with speech and language delays
350 East 52nd street

West End Day School
Elementary School geared towards students with a variety of learning and emotional issues
255 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-873-5708

Shefa School
Serves students grades 2-5 who have language based learning disabilities
The Shefa School
40 East 29th Street
New York NY 10016
Phone: 212.873.1300

Gillian Brewer School
Serves students 5-10 years old who have learning, emotional and speech related issues
410 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128

Windward Manhattan
Serves students grades 2-7 with language based learning disabilities
212 East 93rd Street New York, NY 10128


Gesher Yehuda Yesheva
K-12 school for students with a range of learning disabilities
9 Avenue T, Brooklyn, NY, 11223
Phone: 718.714.7400
FAX:    718.714.9075

Catherine Laboure School
Offers a 12 month program for students with a variety of learning disabilities grades k-8
744 East 87th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236

The Sterling School
Grades 2-6 school serving students with language based learning disabilities
299 Pacific St Ste A
Brooklyn, NY 11201-0112
Tel: (718)625-3502

Mary McDowell Friends School
Serves K-12 students with a variety of learning disabilities

Elementary School
20 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Middle School
133-135 Summit Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Upper School
23 Sidney Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Ohr Halimud - The Multi-Sensory Learning Center
Serves children and young adults with dyslexia through a variety of programs
Programs include
Ohr HaLimud Girls School
Boys yeshiva program
After School tutoring
 1681 42nd Street Brooklyn NY 11204

Yeshiva Education for Special Students
Serves K-8 Students with a variety of learning disabilities
147-37 70th Road, Flushing, NY 11367

Lowell School
Serving grades 3-12 students with a variety of learning disabilities

Elementary/Middle School
Whitestone, New York 11357
Fax: 718-352-3654
Irene Psilakis
Phone: 718-352-2156

Director of Admissions
Alicia Devins
Phone: 718-352-3525

High School
The Lowell School
Flushing, New York 11355

Susan Klein
Phone: 718-445-4222

Admissions/Clinical Coordinator:
Rona Wasserman
Phone 718-445-4222

Summit School
Geared towards students with emotional and learning disabilities
Lower School: 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY 11366 |
Upper School:  Jamaica Estates, NY 11432

New York Institute of Special Education (Van Cleve program)
School for elementary- middle school age children with learning and/or emotional disabilities
999 Pelham Parkway, Bronx, NY 10469

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Colleges/Post secondary resources
Marymount Manhattan College

Winston Transitions
240 Madison Avenue, 14th floor, New York, NY 10016
Director, John Civita
Executive Director, Scott Bezsylko
646-869-4600 |


Jewish Board of Guardians

The Learning Center
4049 Henry Hudson Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471
Voice: 718-796-8700

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Mount Sinai Medical Center

Communication Disorders Center
100 Street & Madison Avenue, Box 1254
New York, NY 10028
Voice: 212-241-6153
Fax: 212-426-7781

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Manhattan Reading Institute

236 W. 27th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Voice: 212-727-7760

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Adult Literacy Program
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461
Voice: 718-430-2000

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Ackerman Institute for the Family

LD, Attention Disorders & Family Program
149 E. 78th Street
New York, NY 10021
Voice: 212-879-4900
Fax: 212-744-0206

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LaGuardia Community College - CUNY

Office for Students with Disabilities
The Learning Project
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room M120B
Long Island City, NY 11101-3071
Voice: 718-482-5278
TTY: 718-482-6056
Fax: 718-482-6055

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The Churchill Center for Learning Disabilities

350 East 82nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10028
Voice: 212-722-0610
Fax: 212-722-1384

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New York University

LD Support Services Unit
566 LaGuardia Place, Suite 701
New York, NY 10012
V/TTY: 212-998-4980
Fax: 212-995-4114

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The A.D.D. Resource Center, Inc.

215 W. 75th Street
New York, NY 10023
Voice/Fax: 646-205-8080

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International Center for the Disabled

Speech & Hearing Department
340 E. 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Voice: 212-585-6245

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