Accelerated Childhood Education, Inc.

New York City Department of Early Intervention approved Not-For-Profit Early Intervention Home-based Agency serving young children with Developmental and Language Delays and their Families in Queens, Staten Island and Nassau County


Both the families and the ACE staff are encouraged to participate in ongoing trainings on the methodology of Applied Behavioral Analysis. The ACE directors obtain supervisors and outside experts in the field to perform trainings for both the therapists and families on a continual basis. The Accelerated Childhood Education office also has an extensive lending library of books, CD’s, videos and teaching materials for our families to use on an as-needed basis. Below please see our recommended resource list, which includes:

  • Apps, CD’s, Video Tapes
  • Books
  • Catalogs and Publishers
  • Computer Software, Educational tapes and games
  • Conferences
  • Newsletters
  • Websites

Advocates for Families

Affiliations & Conferences

  • ASA – Autism Society of America
  • AHA – Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association
  • Alpine Learning Center
  • Child Mind Institute
  • The Elija School
  • The Genesis School
  • NYFAC – NY Families for Autistic Children
  • NYSABA – New York State Association for Behavior Analysis
  • NYU Child Study Center
  • PCDI – Princeton Child Development Institute
  • Rutgers University
  • Yale Child Study Center

Social Skills Programs

  • ASPIRE Center for Learning and Development………(631) 923-0923
  • Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism (Social Skills Language-based groups)………(516) 802-8600
  • Genesis ………(516) 937-1397
  • GRASP: The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership:
  • Jonathan Cooper, Port Washington, NY…….(516) 569-3083 Ext. 135
  • Sid Jacobson JCC, Roslyn …….(516) 484-1545 Ext. 178
  • The Nicholas Center for Autism:   Innovative programs that foster skills and opportunities for maximum community inclusion and participation – (516) 767-7177………
  • NYFAC: NY Families for Autistic Children, Ozone Park………(718) 641-3441
  • QSAC ………(718) 728-8476
  • Queens Parent Resource Center:  Fun with Friends – After-day activities for adults with developmental disabilities………(718) 523-6953 Ext.217
  • The Samuel Field Y, Bayside, NY  –  Social Skills Groups for “Tweens and Teens” (718) 423-6111 Ext.228 / [email protected]
  • The Social Training Center at Adelphi University: for students with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome – Garden City, NY……………..(516) 237-8579

Educational Apps, DVD’s, Video Tapes


  • Exploring Feelings / Tony Attwood
  • Asperger Syndrome/ Tony Attwood
  • The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome / Tony Attwood
  • Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom: A Handy Reference Guide that Explains Behaviors Associated with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other Special Needs / Beth Aune, B. Burt, P. Gennaro
  • Preparing for Life / Jed Baker
  • Social Skills Picture Book for High School & Beyond / Jed Baker
  • No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior  / Jed Baker
  • Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens / Jed Baker
  • No More Victims: Protecting Those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators, and Scams / Jed Baker
  • The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Austism / Dr. Jed Baker
  • Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories / Kay Marner, Adrienne Ehlert Bashista
  • Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs / Brightman, Baker
  • Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism / Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Jennifer Byde Myers
  • Social Skills in Our Schools / Michelle A. Dunn PHD
  • You’ve Got a Friend / Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Be Good to Eddie Lee / Virginia Fleming
  • Decreasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Mental Retardation and Autism / R.Foxx
  • Increasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Mental Retardation and Autism / R.Foxx
  • Toilet Training Persons with Disabilities / Foxx
  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome / Uta Frith
  • The Way I See It / Temple Grandin
  • Thinking In Pictures / Temple Grandin
  • A Parents Guide to Autism / Charles Hart
  • How to use Incidental Teaching for Elaborating Languagae / Hart & Risley
  • A Parents Guide to Autism / Charles Hart
  • Visual Strategies for Improving Communications: Practical Supports for Autism Spectrum Disorders / Linda Hodgdon
  • All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome / Kathy Hoopman
  • Asperger Syndrome / Ami Klin
  • The Little Cupcakes / Anthony King
  • Reaching the Autistic Child: A Parent Training Program / Martin Kosloff
  • The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder / Carol Kranowitz
  • The Child with Autism at Home & in the Community: Over 600 Must-Have Tips for Making Home Life and Outings Easier for Everyone / Kathy Labosh, LaNita Miller
  • Power of Positive Parenting: A Wonderful Way to Raise Children / Dr. Glen Latham
  • Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children: The Me Book / I.O. Lovaas
  • Solutions for Adults with Asperger Syndrome / Juaneta P. Lovett, PHD
  • You Are Special / Max Lucado
  • When Everybody Cares / Dr. Bobby Neuman
  • Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew / Ellen Notbohm
  • 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s / Ellen Notbohm, Veronica Zysk
  • Behavioral Interventions for Young Children with Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals /C. Maurice
  • Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph Over Autism / C. Maurice
  • High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Reducing Meltdowns / Brenda S. Myles, R. Aspy
  • An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate & Learn / Sally J. Rogers, Geraldine Dawson
  • All Kinds of Friends, Even Green! / Ellen Senisi
  • The Hidden Curriculum One A Day Calendar / Brenda Smith Myles
  • The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations / Brenda Smith Myles
  • The Relationship Puzzle / Brenda Smith Myles
  • Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Trantrums, Rage and Meltdowns / Brenda Smith Myles
  • A Full Life with Autism: From Learning to Forming Relataionships to Achieving Independence / Chantal Sicile-Kira, Jeremy Sicile-Kira
  • The Autism Source Book: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping and Healing – from a Mother Whose Child Recovered / Karen Siff Exkorn
  • Preschool Issues in Autism / Eric Schopler
  • Little Rainman: Autism – Through the Eyes of a Child / Karen Simmons
  • Asperger Syndrome / Richard Simpson
  • We’ll Paint the Octopus Red / Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
  • Don’t Call Me Special / Pat Thomas
  • Play and Imagination in Children with Autism / Pamela J. Wolberg
  • From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide / Peter W.D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright
  • Different Roads Skill Building:  “Wh” Questions, Language Builder Emotion Cards, Introducing Inference, Social Skills, Auditory Directions Skills, Diary of a Social Detective

Catalogs and Publishers

  • ABC school supply: (800) 669-4222 / website
  • Autism Asperger Publishing Company (877) 277-8254 / website
  • Autism Today (877) 928-8476 / website
  • EAI Education (800) 770-8010 / website
  • Future Horizons
  • Brookes Publishers
  • Different Roads to Learning: (800) 853-1057 / website
  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers:  Bestselling books on autism and related conditions for parents, teachers, and professionals –
  • Lakeshore Educational Products:
  • Natural Learning Concepts (800) 823-3430
  • National Autism Society: (301) 657-0881
  • Pro Ed: (512) 451-3246 / (800) 897-3202 / website
  • Research Press / website
  • Super Duper School Company: Fun Learning Materials for Kids – (800) 277-8737 / website
  • Spectrum Training Systems, Inc.:  Online Autism Bookstore – (920) 749-0332 / website

Computer Software & Educational Toys


  • Asperger Center for Education and Training…(718) 406-3848 or
  • Association for Science in Autism Treatment…
    Early Intervention Guidelines to maximize language/communication development of young children with complex communication needs….. View Website
  • Applied Behavior Analysis resources….. View Website
  • Autism Society of America….. View Website
  • Association for Behavior Analysis, ABA….. View Website
  • Autism NOW: National Resource and Information Center…………
  • AHA High Functioning Autism Society….. View Website
  • Autism Speaks: Bully Project – Help our children live in a bully-free world, and more……..View Website
  • Alpine Learning Center….. View Website
  • Behavior Analysts, Inc….. View Website
  • Bricks 4 Kidz:  We learn, We build, We play… with LEGO Bricks:  Camps, Workshops, After-school programs, Birthday Parties – (917) 205-1280………………………
  • Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music: Music therapy programs for Social and Emotional Learning for children and adults…..
  • Bully Prevention Center:  (516) 621-0552….. View Website
  • Catholic Charities OPERATION F.U.N. – Saturday Recreation Program:  (718) 408-5180
  • Catholic Charities Out-Patient Behavioral Health Centers for Ages 5+ in Queens & Brooklyn – Individual, Group and Family Counseling, Crisis and Trauma Therapy, Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management………………
  • CEC: Council for Exceptional Children – Voice & Vision of Special Education……
  • CelebrateFemale, ASD….. View Website
  • Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)….. View Website
  • Child Mind Institute: Dedicated to transforming mental health care for children. Website offers advice, support, and innovative scientific reports……………
  • Different Roads to Learning: Catalogue….. View Website
  • Dolly Parton’s IMAGINATION LIBRARY:  Foster the love of reading in your community with free books…..www://
  • Dr. Tony Attwood’s Website….. View Website
  • ECDC (Early Childhood Direction Center)….. View Website
  • Eden 11 website….. View Website
  • Elija Foundation….. View Website
  • Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism….. View Website
  • JCCA; Jewish Child Care Association – COMPASS PROJECT: Offering direction to youth with special needs and their families (516) 822-3535 Ext 355 or (914) 761-0600 Ext. 225….. [email protected]
  • JCCA: Compass/Bridges – monthly social, recreational, and vocational programs for college students.  (516) 351-0322 or
  • JCCA – College planning, internships, music, etc….(516) 351-0322
  • Leaps and Bounds: Pediatric Rehabilitation Center………
  • Lexington School for the Deaf – free for children receiving EI services:  (718) 350-3244……….[email protected]
  • Life’s WORC….. View Website
  • Long Island Advocacy Center….. View Website
  • Maranatha Human Services, Inc. –  Family Support Services for Children and Adults with a Developmental Disability (NO Medicaid necessary!)…..(718) 441-7313 / [email protected]
  • NSSA: Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism ……………
  • Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.: Legal services for people with special needs – (516) 292-8100 or (631) 232-2400…..
  • NYU Child Study Center….. View Website
  • National Autism Society….. View Website
  • National Institute of Health, NIH….. View Website
  • New York Metro Parents publishes “Special Parents” magazine for parents of children with special needs:
  • New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, NYSABA….. View Website
  • New York State Education Department….. View Website
  • New York Families For Autistic Children, Inc. (NYFAC)….. View Website
  • NYFAC’s After-School Respite Program – Ages 8-18:  (347) 566-3122 x304………
  • NYU Child Study Center….. View Website
  • Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, OMRDD….. View Website
  • Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc.
    Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
    (The focus of EAP is not riding or horsemanship.) (All activities are done on the ground.) View Website
  • PCDI:  The Princeton Child Development Institute….. View Website
  • The P.I.T. Stop (Parents in Transition) – for parents of special needs teens:  First Tuesday of each month.  Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center.  (516) 484-1545 Ext. 200………….
  • Queens Early Childhood Direction Center Catherine Warkala, M.S., Coordinator 82-25 164 Street, Jamaica, NY 11432: Email:cwarkala View Website
  • Resources for Children with Special Needs:  Gary Shulman, MS.Ed., Program Director – [email protected]……………………………..,
  • SAFE START: EAC Education & Assistance Corp – Child Passenger Safety………Safety Belt Safe U.S.A.
  • Spectrum Services:  Diagnosis, Treatment, Support and many unique services for children, teens, adults with Asperger Syndrome – (212) 686.3535 Ext.205……………………..
  • Yale Child Study Center….. View Website
  • Technology:  Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices and Communication Solutions – The Assistive Technology Industry Association….. View Website
  • Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities:  The TRAID Program (Federally funded) – Nassau/Suffolk (631) 668-4858
  • The U.S. Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication….. View Website


Family Support

  • AHA- Spouse/Partner Groups Support Groups/workshops
  • ASPIRE- Women’s Process Group on Mondays
  • Challenge Early Intervention Center – Connecting and supporting families of individuals with special needs. Monthly Parent Support Group: Call (718) 972-0880 Ext. 152
  • DDSO Family Support Services – This is the first place to start if you are looking to determine benefit eligibility for your special needs loved ones. Call Linda Roberts at (631) 434-6127, or for intake call (631) 434-7273
  • Early Childhood Direction Center:  Workshops and Resources for Families (English/Spanish) – (718) 374-0002 Ext.465
  • Help Me Grow – Long Island:  A free resource for families with children ages 0-5
  • Sid Jacobson JCC:  The Family Depot – (516) 484.1545 Ext.200
  • New York State Family Resources:  Department of Health Website
  • NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities:  Helping families provide at-home care for their loved one – (866) 946-9733 / View Website
  • Queens Centers for Progress: Families First – Reimbursement Project………..(718) 374-0002 Ext. 428
  • Queens Parent Resource Center:  Provides financial support services to families who have an individual at home with a developmental disability – (718) 736.8690
  • QSAC: Support Groups, Weekend Respite Program, Saturday Recreation, After School Program – (718) 7-AUTISM
  • Parent to Parent Long Island – Parent to Parent offers resource groups, support services and is a beacon of light for the special needs community. Call (800) 559-1729 or (631) 434-6196.
  • Respite Services at AHRC:  In-Home, Weekend, Vacation, etc……..(212) 780-4491 /
  • AHA – Support Groups for Individuals with High Functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder:
  • P.S. 177 Queens Family Support Program, 56-37 188th Street, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 – (718) 357-4650
  • QSAC – Quality Services for the Autism Community, 30-10 38th Street, Astoria, NY 11103 – (718) 728-3566 Ext.1219 Annie Washington
  • NYFAC – New York Families For Autistic Children, (718) 641-3441 /
  • North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, (516) 626-1971 /
  • Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY 11548 – (516) 484-1545 / Sid Jacobson JCC Information
  • The Elija Foundation – (516) 433-4321 /
  • YAI/NIPD Network: National Institute for People with Disabilities – (886) -2-YAILINK /
  • The Mid Island YJCC: Mom’s Support Group, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY 11803 – (516) 822-3535
  • Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association – (516) 470-0360 /


  • CAMP KODIAK : A Place to Grow ………
  • CAMP KULANU: Where Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities Thrive……..(516) 569-3083
  • The Family Center for Autism- Zumba Fitness …………….(516) 741-9000
  • Gersh Academy at West Hills Day Camp – Summer 2011 ……..(631) 427-6700
  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort ……………(413) 738-5500
  • Life’s WORC Mommy & Me Music classes………….(516) 741-9000
  • Life’s WORC, Queens Village, NY
    Recreation program for children with disabilities age 5-12 years old…….(516) 741-9000 Ext.271
    Teen Adventure Connection – Weekend Recreation Program on Saturdays twice per month….(516) 741-9000 Ext.271
  • Mount Snow – Ability Plus online …………(802) 464-1100
  • NYFAC – NY Families of Autistic Children…….(718) 641-3441
  • Pal-O-Mine Equestrian ……………………….(631) 348-1389
  • Parent Resouce Center …………………….. (516) 767-3808
  • QSAC: Saturday Recreation Program, Weekend Respite Program……..(718) 7-AUTISM
  • Samuel Field Y: Weekday Afterschool Program for Preschool Children with Developmental Disabilities – (718) 225-6750
  • Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center……………..(516) 484-1545 or
  • Smuggler’s Notch Resort …………………… (800) 419-4615
  • SNACK: Special Needs Activity Center for Kids – ages 3-18………..(212) 439-9996 or
  • Surfers Healing …………View Website
  • Windham Ski – Adaptive Sports Foundation …..(518) 734-5070





The resources on the Resource List are offered to assist parents, guardians, etc. in identifying resources, doctors and professionals suitable for their particular situation. The qualifications of resources, doctors and professionals listed, and the information provided, is not verified or validated by ACE in any way. Parents and guardians utilizing this Resource List are urged to take reasonable steps to verify the qualifications of any resources, doctor or professional. Neither ACE, nor any of its officers, employees or agents make any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any liability or responsibility, for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information contained in the Resource List or the quality of the services provided.