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

Questions about our program?

Call 516-767-7216

 

A Not For Profit Corporation

Resources

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:

  • Conferences
  • Audio, Video Tapes
  • Books
  • Catalogs and Publishers
  • Computers, Software, Educational tapes
  • Websites
  • Newsletters

Advocates for Families

Affiliations & Conferences

  • ASHA
  • Autism Society of America, ASA
  • AHA – Advocate for High Functioning Autism and Asperger
  • Alpine Learning Center
  • Child Mind Institute
  • Elija
  • Genesis School
  • NYFAC
  • New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, NYSABA
  • NYU Child Study Center – About Our Kids
  • PCDI – Princeton Child Development Institute
  • Rutgers University
  • Yale Study Center Conference

Social Skills Programs

  • AHA Summer Social Skills Groups …………………………….(631) 470-5549 or (516) 741-5141
  • 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:  GRASP.org
  • Jonathan Cooper, Port Washington, NY…….(516) 569-6664
  • 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………………………..www.ncfautism.org
  • NYFAC: NY Families for Autistic Children, Ozone Park…………………(718) 641-3441
  • N.Y. University Child Center ……. (212) 652-1961
  • P.A.L.A. (Partners in Action for Learning Social Skills) ………(631) 265-0490
  • Positive Behavioral ….(631) 262-8561
  • 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, adelphi.edu/communityservices/derner/STC

Audio Tapes, Video Tapes, CD’s, DVD’s & Apps

  • Dr. James Paddington DVD – ABA Workshop Series
  • Model Me Kids Videos & Interactive Software:  Model Me Confidence, Model Me Friendship, etc. …………. ModelMeKids.com
  • ABA Videos – NYFAC Discrete Trial Teaching, Incidental Play Skills Teaching
  • Conference audiotapes and CD’s are available directly through the particular agency or association.
  • A variety of videotapes are available for purchasing or renting.
    T. Attwood, G. Latham, I. O. Lovaas, and Research Press, Co. are recommended sources.
  • Laureate Language CD’s (nouns, verbs, simple sentences)

Books

  • Preparing for Life / Jed Baker
  • Social Skills Picture Book for High School & Beyond / Jed Baker
  • The Way I See It / Temple Grandin
  • Social Skills Activity Book / Darlene Mariner
  • Hidden Curriculum One A Day Calendar / Brenda Smith Myles
  • No More Meltdowns / Jed Baker
  • The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome / Tony Attwood
  • Exploring Feelings / Tony Attwood
  • Social Skills Picture Books / Dr. Jed Baker
  • When Everybody Cares – Dr. Bobby Neuman
  • Thinking In Pictures – Temple Grandin
  • The Hidden Curriculum – Brenda Smith Myles
  • The Relationship Puzzle – Brenda Smith Myles
  • Difficult Moments – Brenda Smith Myles
  • Asperger Syndrome / Ami Klin
  • Asperger Syndrome / Richard Simpson
  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome / Uta Frith
  • A Parents Guide to Autism / Charles Hart
  • Visual Strategies for Improving Communications / Linda Hodgdon
  • Behavioral Interventions for Young Autistic Children/C. Maurice
  • Let Me Hear Your Voice – A Family’s Triumph Over Autism / C. Maurice
  • Decreasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Mental Retardation and Autism/R.Foxx
  • Increasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Mental Retardation and Autism /R.Foxx
  • Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children: The Me Book/ I. O. Lovaas
  • Social Skills Picture Books / Dr. Jed, Baker
  • Steps to Independence – A Skills Training Guide/ Brightman, Baker
  • Reaching the Autistic Child/ Martin Kosloff
  • Asperger Syndrome/ Tony Attwood
  • Keys to Parenting a Child with Autism
  • Positive Parenting / Dr. Glen Latham
  • Toilet Training Persons with Disabilities / Foxx
  • How to use Incidental Teaching / Hart & Risley
  • Preschool Issues in Autism / Eric Schopler
  • Social Skills in Our Schools / Michelle A. Dunn PHD
  • Solutions for Adults with Asperger Syndrome / Juaneta P. Lovett PHD

Catalogs and Publishers

  • ABC school supply: (800) 669-4222….website
  • Autism Asperger Publishing Company (877)277-8254
  • Autism Today (877) 928-8476
  • EAI Education (800) 770-8010
  • Future Horizons
  • Brookes Publishers
  • Different Roads to Learning: (800) 853-1057
  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers:  Bestselling books on autism and related conditions for parents, teachers, and professionals –  www.jkp.com
  • Lakeshore
  • Laureate: (800) 562-6801
  • Learn and Play: (800) 247-6106
  • Natural Learning Concepts (800)823-3430
  • New Horizons
  • Philadelphia and Wisconsin/National Autism Society: (301) 657 – 0881
  • Pro Ed: (512) 451-3246/800-897-3202
  • Research Press
  • Super Duper School Company: (800) 277 – 8737
  • Spectrum Training Systems, Inc.:  Online Autism Bookstore with Free Shipping – (920) 749-0332
  • Toys to Grow On: (800) 542-8338
  • Teaching Exceptional Children: (800) 224-6830

Computer Software & Educational Toys

  • Discovery Toys – View Website
  • Earobics
  • Jumpstart Toddler and Preschool Computer Programs
  • Laureate: First Nouns and First Verbs 800-562-6801
  • Lotto and Sound lotto games
  • Ravensburger games
  • Reader Rabbit Toddler and Preschool
  • Sesame Street Toddler and Preschool
  • Shape sorters
  • Toysrus.com/AutismSpeaks – View Website
  • Wooden and Interlocking Puzzles

Websites

  • Asperger Center for Education and Training…(718) 406-3848 or aspergercenter.com
  • Association for Science in Autism Treatment…asatonline.org
  • AACKIDS
    Early Intervention Guidelines to maximize language/communication development of young children with complex communication needs….. View Website
  • Advocates for Individuals with High Functioning Autism…….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…………www.autismnow.org
  • 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
  • Best Buddies New York….. View Website
  • Bricks 4 Kidz:  We learn, We build, We play… with LEGO Bricks:  Camps, Workshops, After-school programs, Birthday Parties – (917) 205-1280……………………….www.bricks4kidz.com/458
  • Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music: Music therapy programs for Social and Emotional Learning for children and adults….. www.bqcm.org
  • 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……………….www.ccbq.org
  • CEC: Council for Exceptional Children – Voice & Vision of Special Education……..cec.sped.org
  • 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…………….childmind.org
  • Different Roads to Learning: Catalogue….. View Website
  • Dolly Parton’s IMAGINATION LIBRARY:  Foster the love of reading in your community with free books…..www://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/howworks.php
  • 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
  • Future Horizons….. 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 jccany.org/compass
  • JCCA – College planning, internships, music, etc….(516) 351-0322
  • Leaps and Bounds: Pediatric Rehabilitation Center……….www.leapsandboundspeds.com
  • 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 …………… www.nssainfo.org
  • Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.: Legal services for people with special needs – (516) 292-8100 or (631) 232-2400….. www.nslawservices.org
  • Natural Learning Concepts:  Products for Autism and Speech ……………. Call 1-800-823-3430
  • 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: www.nymetroparents.com
  • 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………..www.NYFAC.org
  • 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……………………………………………. sjjcc.org
  • 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]…………………………….. resourcesnyc.org, resourcesnycdatabase.org
  • 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……………………..http://www.spectrumservicesnyc.com
  • Yale Child Study Center….. View Website
  • Technology:  Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices and Communication Solutions – The Assistive Technology Industry Association….. View Website
  • Technology: The TRAID Program – (Federally funded) Technology -Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities……..1-800-624-4143 or www.cqc.ny.gov ……..Nassau/Suffolk 631-668-4858, NYC 212-979-9700 Ext.279
  • The U.S. Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication….. View Website

Newsletters

Family Support

  • AHA- Spouse/Partner Groups Support Groups/workshops
  • YAI- Autism Family Support Jan 15- Apr 29, 2014
  • Shema Kolainu- Free Autism Workshop Nov 21 2013- May 29 2014
  • ASPIRE- Social Skills Group Fall 2013 for 7-10 year olds
  • 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
  • Eihab Day Habilitation of Queens: Participants are taught skills that will foster community integration and inclusion; office skills, self-reliance, travel training, work readiness – 718.465.8833 Ext.17
  • FAIR Program: Family Services Helping Parents of Children with Special Needs – 516.496.7550 Ext.240
  • Homework Helper Program “in your home” for children with learning disabilities, ADHD and Asperger’s………………. (718) 225-6750 Ext.262
  • 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 1-800-559-1729 or (631) 434-6196.
  • Respite Services at AHRC:  In-Home, Weekend, Vacation, etc……..(212) 780-4491 / www.ahrcnyc.org
  • AHA – Support Groups for Individuals with High Functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder:   http://ahany.org/support.htm
  • Tender Care Human Services, INC
    246-14 Jericho Turnpike
    Floral Park, NY 11001
    (718) 343-3060
  • P.S. 177 Queens Family Support Program
    56-37 188th Street
    Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
    (718) 357-4650 Ext 557 Susan Altabet-Bomer
  • QSAC – Quality Services for the Autism Community
    30-10 38th Street
    Astoria, NY 11103
    (718) 728-3566 Ext 19 Annie Washington
  • Queens Parent Resource Center, Inc.  –  (718) 736-8690 Ext.11  OR  (718) 523-6953 Ext.217
  • NYFAC – New York Families For Autistic Children
    (718) 641-3441 www.nyfac.org
  • North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center
    (516) 626-1971 www.northshorechildguidance.org
  • Sid Jacobson JCC
    300 Forest Drive
    East Hills, NY 11548
    516-484-1545 Sid Jacobson JCC Information
  • The Elija Foundation
    516-433-4321 www.elija.org
  • Westchester Jewish Community Services: POINT Program Director – (914) 761-0600 Ext.175    [email protected]
  • YAI/NIPD Network: National Institute for People with Disabilities
    1-886-2-YAILINK http://www.yai.org
  • The Mid Island YJCC:
    Mom’s Support Group Thursday nights in the fall
    45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY 11803
    516-822-3535 www.miyjcc.org
  • Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association
    516-470-0360 www.ahaNY.org

RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Autism Family Fun “Swim & Sail”……………………..(631) 772-8917 or (631) 664-0031 cell
  • CAMP KODIAK : A Place to Grow ………………….www.campkodiak.com
  • CAMP KULANU: Where Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities Thrive……..516.569.3083 X135
  • Circle of One Karate ……………………….. (631) 846-7867
  • The Family Center for Autism- Zumba Fitness …………….(516) 741-9000  www.thefamilycenterforautism.org
  • Gersh Academy at West Hills Day Camp – Summer 2011 ……..(631) 385-3342
  • Hooves for Hope ……………………………….(631) 805-0776
  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort ……………(413) 738-5500
  • Life’s WORC Mommy & Me Music classes………………………………(516) 741-9000 Ext. 253
  • 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 Plusonline …………(802) 464-1100
  • NYFAC ………………………………………………..(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 www.sjjcc.org
  • Smuggler’s Notch Resort …………………… (800) 419-4615
  • SNACK: Special Needs Activity Center for Kids – ages 3-18………………..(212) 439-9996 or www.snacknyc.com
  • Soccer Rockets …………………………………… (718) 479-1680
  • SUPER SOCCER STARS SPECIAL NEEDS………….(212) 877-7171
  • Surfers Healing ……………………………………..View Website
  • Windham Ski – Adaptive Sports Foundation …..(518) 734-5070
  • YAI Aurism Center: Ballet and Yoga Group …….. (212) 273-6182
  • YAI Mainstreaming at Camp (MAC) ……………. (212) 273-6658

 

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DISCLAIMER

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.