ACLD Service Directory

 

 

Services for Children and Teens

Educational Services

Family Support Services

Service Coordination

Transition from School to Work

Services for Adults

Residential Habilitation

Day Habilitation

Service Coordination

Family Support Services

Recreation
 

ACLD Community Trust

 

Educational Services

Pre-school Education

ACLD’s Pre-school program at The Kramer Learning Center and the Speigel Children's Center are designed to meet the individual needs of young children with and without disabilities. Quality educational services are provided by classroom teams that include a certified special educator, a speech language pathologist, a certified teacher’s assistant, a school psychologist, a school social worker, a licensed occupational therapist and a licensed physical therapist. A pediatric registered nurse is on-site for routine health care and medical emergencies.

The Head Start program is available for eligible children based upon their guidelines.

For children with disabilities, offered services are determined by an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that is written by the school district’s Committee on pre-school Special Education (CPSE).

  • Upon referral from a school district, ACLD conducts multi-disciplinary evaluations at The Kramer Learning Center in order to determine eligibility
  • Eligible children will be provided services at no cost to the family. Funding is provided through county taxes and state funds.
  • Transportation is available in special education services. Parents who transport their children will be reimbursed.
  • Eligibility begins at 2 years 9 months and ends the summer before kindergarten.

Program hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00 pm with AM and PM sessions. 
For more information regarding thess program, please contact:

Kramer Learning Center
1428 5th Avenue
Bay Shore, New York 11706
Phone (631) 665-1900 Fax (631) 665-1377

Principal
Noreen Clemens
631-665-1900 x312
clemensn@acld.org

Assistant Principal
Robin Stevens
631-665-1900 x 360
stevensr@acld.org


The Spiegel Children's Center
67 Greenwood Road
Bay Shore, New York  11706
Phone:  631-647-9577

Principal
Noreen Clemens
631-665-1900 x312
clemensn@acld.org

Assistant Principal
Linda Eisen
631-647-9577 x 232
eisenl@acld.org

 

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AFTER-SCHOOL THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

The After-School Therapeutic Recreation program provides recreation opportunities to improve health and well-being of school-age children with disabilities. Many times children with disabilities do not have the opportunity to participate in their home school districts’ recreation programs or after-school activities due to their disabilities. This leaves a child with a developmental disability with no options for after-school activity. Our program is designed to fill their social and recreational needs. Students have the opportunity to choose to participate in a variety of activities on a daily basis, including arts and crafts, music, games, toys, puzzles, sports, cooking, outside play and special events. The After-school Therapeutic Recreation program hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 2:45 pm until 5:45 pm and follow the school calendar.

Administrator
Linda Eisen 
631-647-9577 x 232
eisenl@acld.org

 

The Spiegel Children's Center
67 Greenwood Road
Bay Shore, NY 11706

                

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Family Support Services

ACLD’s Family Support Services Programs focus on supporting and assisting the families of individuals with developmental disabilities to enhance, strengthen and maintain the family unit.

In-Home Respite Program
In-home respite is a grant program that provides short-term relief for parents or caregivers who have individuals over the age of three with a developmental disability living at home. This service is provided in the individual’s home environment. The respite program allows the parent or caregiver free time away from care giving responsibilities up to 15 hours per month.

For more information regarding this program, please contact ACLD’s Information and Referral Coordinator, Carla Oswald, at (516) 822-0028 x652 or by email at oswaldc@acld.org.

Respite Coordinator
Stelie Louis 
(516) 822-0028  x358
louiss@acld.org

Administrator of Family Support Services
Colleen Valentin
(516) 822-0028  x240 
valentinc@acld.org

Assistant Director of Service Coordination and Family Support Services
Nicole Richardson
(516) 822-0028 ext 263
richardsonn@acld.org

Director of Day and Community Support Services
Donna Celardo
(516) 336-5909 x272
celardod@acld.org

The Gail and Don Mitzner Adult Services Pavilion
857 South Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, N.Y 11714
(516) 336-5909

 

School Vacation

School vacation camps are run during winter break (December) and spring break (April) at two local community sites. School vacation respite is a grant program that provides inclusionary camp experiences to school-aged children, ages five to twelve who have a documented disability and reside at home with a primary caregiver.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp is run during the summer months providing two three-week sessions of inclusionary camp experience for children aged five to twelve. Individuals aged 14 to 17 may participate in ACLD’s Counselor-in-Training Program



Administrator
Robin Stevens
631-665-1900 x 345
stevensr@acld.org
 

The Alan and Ellen Spiegel Children's Center
67 Greenwood Road
Bay Shore, NY 11706

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Great South Bay YMCA
200 W. Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706

 


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Service Coordination

Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) assists individuals with documented developmental disabilities in accessing and coordinating services. This service is available to those who are Medicaid eligible and who can be approved for services through the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

Non-Medicaid Service Coordination is provided through a Family Support Services grant and is available to those who are not Medicaid eligible but require assistance in accessing necessary services.

If you are interested in receiving either of these services, please contact ACLD’s Intake and Referral Coordinator, Carla Oswald, at (516) 822-0028 x 652 or by email at oswaldc@acld.org.

Administrator of Service Coordination
Michael Fleischmann
(516)822-0028 x276
fleischmannm@acld.org

Assistant Director of Service Coordination and Family Support Services
Nicole Richardson
(516) 822-0028  x263
richardsonn@acld.org

Director of Day and Community Support Services
Donna Celardo
(516) 336-5909 x272
celardod@acld.org

The Gail and Don Mitzner Adult Services Pavilion
857 South Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, N.Y 11714
(516) 336-5909


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Transition from School to Work

Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation (DVE):

ACLD’s Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation is an individualized program consisting of testing and real work assessments. It is designed to determine an individual’s abilities, interests and needs in order to identify realistic work goals/employment outcomes. Currently ACLD’s evaluation is comprised of a combination of comprehensive (paper and pencil) tests and community-based/school-based individualized situational assessments.

Job Development Services:

ACLD’s Job Development Services provides individualized assistance with the goal of job acquisition. Assistance is provided in resume development, performing job searches, practicing and participating in job interviews and negotiating job offers.

Job Coaching Services:

ACLD’s Job Coaching Services provides individualized, on-the-job training to individuals in order to ensure competence with all job duties, understanding/compliance with employer expectations and the development of naturalized supports. Individuals receive the level of job coaching necessary to support success on the job.

Travel Training:

ACLD offers comprehensive travel training to individuals upon job placement, if needed. Travel Training involves the job coach identifying the best travel route for the individual, evaluating their ability to travel independently, and providing on-site training until the individual can independently travel to the evaluation site.

If you are interested in receiving any of these services, please contact Doreen Nobile ACLD’s Vocational Intake Coordinator at (516) 336-5909  ext. 171 or by email at nobiled@acld.org

Assistant Director of Vocational Services
Jeanie Shelton-Clyne
(516) 336-5909 x286
sheltonj@acld.org

Assistant Director of Community-Based Services
Susan Reed
(516) 336-5909 x227
reeds@acld.org

Director of Day and Community Support Services
Donna Celardo
(516) 336-5909 x272
celardod@acld.org

The Gail and Don Mitzner Adult Services Pavilion
857 South Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, N.Y 11714
(516) 336-5909

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Homes and Independent Living

Supervised Individual Residential Alternatives

Supervised living opportunities are provided in 29 homes throughout Nassau and SuffolkCounties. Individuals are provided with patterns of daily living which enhance their growth and development. Each resident is encouraged, trained and supported as they work, travel and interact with their communities. All activities and goals are designed to create an enviable life for each individual.

Supported Individual Residential Alternatives

This program provides independent apartment living to adults with disabilities. Residents share an apartment in the community and are provided partial staff support. This program provides residents with the necessary skill development so they may live, work and interact within their communities as independently as possible. The ultimate goal of this program, and for each individual, is to become completely independent of staff support.

 

Community Habilitation/ISS Grant/Satellite

This program provides community habilitation services within an individual’s private home or living arrangement. One of the main goals of this program is to increase an individual’s daily living skills while supporting the family. This program encourages some individuals to strive to live independently in the community with minimal staff support. Additionally, assistance is available to individuals who possess the skills necessary to live independently, but require minimal financial support. This is available through our ISS Grant program. These services are also available as “fee for service” for those who do not qualify financially.

For more information regarding this program, please contact Diane Abeles, Assistant Director of Residential Services at 516-336-5909 ext 252 or by email abelesd@acld.org

Additional Contact Information:

Associate Director of Residential Services
Anastasia Brillis 
(516) 336-5909 Ext. 280
e-mail: brillisa@acld.org

Director of Residential Services
Anne Marie Sime 
(516) 336-5909 Ext. 149
e-mail: Simea@acld.org



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Supported Employment, Evaluation and Training

Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation (DVE):

ACLD’s Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation is an individualized program consisting of testing and real work assessments. It is designed to determine an individual’s abilities, interests and needs in order to identify realistic work goals/employment outcomes. Currently ACLD’s DVE is typically completed within 7-10 days, and comprises a combination of comprehensive (paper and pencil) tests and community-based individualized situational assessments.

Job Development Services:

ACLD’s Job Development Services provides individualized assistance with the goal of job acquisition. Assistance is provided in resume development, performing job searches, practicing and participating in job interviews and negotiating job offers

Job Coaching Services:

ACLD’s Job Coaching Services provides individualized, on-the-job training to individuals in order to ensure competence with all job duties, understanding/compliance with employer expectations and the development of naturalized supports. Individuals receive the level of job coaching necessary to support success on the job.

Travel Training:

ACLD offers comprehensive travel training to individuals upon job placement, if needed. Travel Training involves the job coach identifying the best travel route for the individual, evaluating their ability to travel independently, and providing on-site training until the individual can independently travel to the evaluation site.

Funding for these services is provided through the New York State Education Department: Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) and New YorkState’s Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Eligibility for services through ACCES-VR and/or OPWDD is required depending on the services needed.

If you are interested in receiving any of these services, please contact Doreen Nobile, ACLD’s Vocational Intake Coordinator at (516) 336-5909 x171 or by email at nobiled@acld.org

Administrator of Vocational Services
Shannon Gorlesky
(516) 336-5909 x201
gorleskys@acld.org

Assistant Director of Community-Based Services

Jeanie Shelton-Clyne
(516) 336-5909 x286
sheltonj@acld.org

Director of Day and Community Support Services
Donna Celardo
(516) 336-5909 x272
celardod@acld.org

The Gail and Don Mitzner Adult Services Pavilion
857 South Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, N.Y. 11714
(516) 336-5909

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Day Habilitation Services

ACLD’s Day Habilitation Programs provide habilitative and vocational training to adults with a documented developmental disability, who reside in Nassau County or Western to Central Suffolk County. Day Habilitation Programs are certified by the New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and are Medicaid Waiver (HCBS) funded programs. All participants must meet OPWDD eligibility requirements. All programs operate year round, Monday through Friday with program hours from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Door-to-door transportation services are arranged for all individuals. The daily activities are a reflection of the many skills and interests of the participants.

If you are interested in joining any of ACLD’s Day Habilitation Programs, please contact Sandi Nayberg, ACLD’s Day Services Intake Coordinator, at (516) 336-5909 x242 or by email at naybergs@acld.org.

Center-Based Day Habilitation Programs

CHOICES is a center-based Day Habilitation Program designed to promote in-house as well as community-based opportunities. Specialty staff in the areas of music, art and community integration provides instruction to help organize and support the consumers’ participation in community-based activities. Clinical support in nursing and psychology are on site daily. (Bethpage and Hauppauge)


CONNECTIONS is a center-based specialty Day Habilitation Program designed for individuals who have an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis (ASD) or present similar strengths and challenges. (Bethpage)

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES is a center-based specialty Day Habilitation Program designed for individuals who are aging and/or medically frail. (Bethpage)

Administrator: CHOICES-Bethpage
Laida Duany
(516) 681-4500 x307
duanyl@acld.org

Administrator: CHOICES-Hauppauge
Antonella Bechini
631-434-1715 x 205
bechinia@acld.org


Administrator: CONNECTIONS / GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES / CHOICES
Carolyn Wakeland
(516) 681-4500 x333
wakelandc@acld.org

Assistant Director of Center-Based Services
Jeanne Chelius
(516) 336-5909 x305
cheliusj@acld.org

Director of Day and Community Support Services
Donna Celardo
(516) 336-5909 x272
celardod@acld.org


CHOICES-BETHPAGE / CONNECTIONS / GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES

HELEN AND ARTHUR PASHCOW DAYSERVICES CENTER
Phone (516) 681-4500 fax (516) 433-8811
837 SOUTH OYSTER BAY ROAD
BETHPAGE, NY11714

CHOICES-HAUPPAUGE
Phone (631) 434-1715 Fax (631) 434-1738
305 OSER AVENUE
HAUPPAUGE, NY, 11788

Community-Based Day Habilitation Programs

BRIDGES-(NASSAU) and OASIS-(SUFFOLK)
ACLD’s community-based Day Habilitation Programs are located within the community to facilitate access to community resources on a daily basis. Clinical staff in the areas of nursing and psychology are scheduled to interface with the program weekly.

PROGRAM WITHOUT WALLS Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Offers the same opportunities as Community-based Day Habilitation, Focusing on individuals who require fewer supports and/or would benefit from an alternative setting. Clinical supports are only available as needed.

Administrator: OASIS/BRIDGES-Farmingdale
Kris Biedermann
(631) 434-1715 x203
(516) 293-2919 x22
biedermannk@acld.org


Administrator: BRIDGES- Levittown/Westbury/Glen Cove
Joann Leavy
(516) 735-2955 x22
leavyj@acld.org

Assistant Director of Community-Based Services
Susan Reed
(516) 336-5909 x227
reeds@acld.org

Director of Day and Community Support Services
Donna Celardo
(516) 336-5909 x272
celardod@acld.org


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Service Coordination

Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) assists individuals with documented developmental disabilities in accessing and coordinating services. This service is available to those who are Medicaid eligible and who can be approved for services through the Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

Non-Medicaid Service Coordinationis provided through a Family Support Services grant and is available to those who are not Medicaid eligible but require assistance in accessing necessary services.

If you are interested in receiving either of these services, please contact ACLD’s Intake and Referral Coordinator, Carla Oswald, at (516) 822-0028 x652 or by email at oswaldc@acld.org.

Assistant Director of Service Coordination and Family Support Services
Nicole Richardson
(516) 822-0028 x263
richardsonn@acld.org

Director of Day and Community Support Services
Donna Celardo
(516) 336-5909 x272
celardod@acld.org

ACLD Career and Community Services
857 South Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, N.Y. 11714
(516) 336-5909

 



 

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Family Support Services

ACLD’s Family Support Services Programs focus on supporting and assisting the families of individuals with developmental disabilities to enhance, strengthen and maintain the family unit.

FAMILY MEMBER TRAINING

is a grant program designed to provide information and referral, life planning assistance, and transitional planning awareness to individuals and their families. This program also gives information and referral information to schools, hospitals and other agencies.

MAIN STREET RESPITE

is a site-based waiver program offered to adults living at home in an effort to provide the daily caregiver with some relief from those responsibilities. Individuals served must be over the age of 21 and have a documented developmental disability. The program operates at our Farmingdale campus on Thursday and Friday evenings (3:30 to 7:00 pm) and Saturday and Sunday during the day (10:00 to 4:00). 

IN-HOME RESPITE PROGRAM

 

is a grant program that provides short-term relief for caregivers who have individuals over the age of three with a developmental disability living at home. This service is provided in the individual’s home environment. The respite program allows the caregiver free time away from care giving responsibilities up to 15 hours per month.

For more information regarding these programs, please contact ACLD’s Information and Referral Coordinator, Carla Oswald, at (516) 822-0028 x 652 or by email at oswaldc@acld.org


Respite Coordinator
Stelie Louis 822-0028 x 358
louiss@acld.org

Administrator of Family Support Services
Colleen Valentin
(516) 822-0028 x240
valentinc@acld.org

Assistant Director of Service Coordination and Family Support Services
Nicole Richardson
(516) 822-0028 x263
richardsonn@acld.org

Director of Day and Community Support Services
Donna Celardo
(516) 336-5909 x272
celardod@acld.org

The Gail and Don Mitzner Adult Services Pavilion
857 South Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, N.Y. 11714
(516) 336-5909


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Recreation

Recreation is a fee-for-service program which offers a variety of weekend activities throughout the year, as well as weekend excursions and organized vacations during the year. The program is designed for individuals who are looking to socialize with their peers and increase their community participation. There are recreation groups in both Nassau County and Suffolk County

For more information regarding these programs, please contact ACLD’s Information and Referral Coordinator, Carla Oswald, at (516) 822-0028 x652 or by email at oswaldc@acld.org.

Recreation Coordinator
Colleen Valentin
(516) 681-4500 x240
Valentinc@acld.org


Administrator of Family Support Services
Colleen Valentin
(516) 822-0028 x240
Valentinc@acld.org

Assistant Director of Service Coordination and Family Support Services
Nicole Richardson
(516) 822-0028 x263
richardsonn@acld.org

Director of Day and Community Support Services
Donna Celardo
(516) 336-5909 x272
celardod@acld.org

The Gail and Don Mitzner Adult Services Pavilion
857 South Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, N.Y. 11714
(516) 336-5909

 



 

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ACLD Community Trust

ACLD’s Community Trust has two options for special needs trusts.

Trust A- A third party trust in which a family member or guardian can safeguard money for the future needs of an individual with a disability. This trust will not jeapordize an individuals benefits.

Trust B –A first party trust in which an individual with a disability can safeguard their assets to be used for their benefit without jepaordizing their benefits.

For more information about ACLD’s Community Trust, contact Howard Simon at 516-822-0028, extension 161 or  simonh@acld.org.

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Adults & Children with Learning
& developmental disabilities, Inc.

807 South Oyster Bay Road, Bethpage, NY 11714

Phone: 516.822.0028 | Fax: 516.822.0470 | info@acld.org

 

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