Programs are designed to help children overcome the disabilities caused by autism, including teaching them to communicate, socialize, play, read and write. Children participate in academic and therapy programs while learning to become a member of their family and community. Because autism knows no national or cultural boundaries, Shema Kolainu shares its pioneering programs and research with professionals locally and abroad so that all people who struggle with developmental disabilities and autism may benefit from our expertise.
SKHOV offers both school and home/community-based programs. In the community, we provide Early Intervention (EI) from birth to age 3, and Special Education Itinerant Teachers (SEIT), from age 3 to 5. We also offer evaluations, related support services and Medicaid waiver coordination.
Our center-based programs include preschool and school-age programs for children, aged 3 to 11. We also offer resources, training and support services to parents and other caretakers. All programs are individualized and based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices reaches out to children and families in all five boroughs of the metropolitan New York City area. Programs are customized and individualized to serve children with all delays. We provide comprehensive evaluations, physical, occupational and speech therapy services and special education. Our goal is to help our students to develop the skills to reach their greatest potential.
As we look toward the future, we must "Raise the Roof" to grow our building and services we provide. This expansion will allow us to reach more children with effective programs. Our goal is to extend the age group and expand our center to service more children. This expansion includes continuing education and vocational programs for maturing students, an adaptive gymnasium with high-tech auditorium, and an interior rooftop playground.