You are reading

New School Serving Children on the Autism Spectrum to Open in Long Island City

Academy for Young Minds, located at 11-20 46th Rd. (Academy for Young Minds)

Aug. 5, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A new school serving children on the autism spectrum will open in Long Island City next month.

Academy For Young Minds (AYM) will open in a new building located at 11-20 46th Rd. this September.

The independent private school is geared towards mid-to high-functioning school-aged children who fall on the autism spectrum. It will serve students ages five through 12 when classes begin on Sept. 9.

AYM strives to ensure that all its students achieve their highest potential as well as successful integration into society.

AYM utilizes the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a form of therapy and an educational model based on the science of learning and behavior, to inform its teaching. In that way, AYM uses scientific evidence to design its educational programs for students. The school is also officially affiliated with the ABA masters program at Hunter College.

The school’s educational model combines AYM with personalized instruction as well as a multi-disciplinary approach.

AYM offers students a variety of small class sizes, as well as occupational, physical and speech therapy and counseling services. It also has a full-time nurse on site.

The school facility has 12 classrooms, a sensory gym, indoor gym and outdoor playground as well as state-of-the-art technology. The sensory gym offers a therapeutic environment for students to work on their core strength, balance, fine- and gross-motor skills, sensory integration, behavior, attention, language, and social interaction skills.

AYM accepts admissions on a rolling basis. Interested parties should inquire online, by email at [email protected] or by calling (646) 670-5999.

AYM is hosting a “Sensory Friendly Family Day” at its school building next Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. RSVP is required.

The school also hosts open houses every Tuesday by RSVP.

(Academy for Young Minds)

email the author: [email protected]

One Comment

Click for Comments 
Brenda Linsell

What a fabulous opportunity this school will present for families and children on the spectrum. It looks ideal!

1
4
Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

MTA providing shuttle from 7 train to traveling Vietnam War Memorial replica in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Sep. 26, 2023 By Bill Parry

The MTA is working with the NYC Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide shuttle bus service between the Mets-Willets Point 7 train station and Flushing Meadows Corona Park for all those wishing to visit the “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., that honors the more than three million Americans who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam conflict.