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Saul and Elaine Seiff Educare Center
AHRC Suffolk realizes that it takes more than an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) to help intellectually and physically disabled children reach their full potential. Students served in our Educare Center receive a combination of health and educational services tailored to support their strengths and abilities.
Half and full-day classes are organized by the child’s age and ability level. Each of our bright and airy classrooms has a large private bathroom, storage closet and plenty of space for our students’ adaptive equipment. Classrooms also feature a computer center as well as a variety of augmentative communication devices and other technological tools for education.
In addition to our well-stocked classrooms, the Educare Center has a number of specialized labs and learning environments, including:
The Multisensory room provides our students with customized sensory experiences.
Augmentative Communication Lab
In this state-of-the-art facility, our assistive technology specialist matches students and adults to a wide variety of adaptive equipment, assessing and training individual students to use specialized devices in real life situations.
Speech/Language Pathology Treatment Rooms
Many of our students need a quiet space without distractions, where they can focus on increasing their ability to understand and use language, or improving their clarity of speech. In some instances, we may use sign language or electronic devices to facilitate communications.
Bright Beginnings Autism Program
We offer individualized instruction in a small group setting utilizing a team approach. Some other specific activities include: Music & Movement — An opportunity for self expression and socialization through song and movement, using a variety of musical instruments.
Art — Using a variety of art media, our art sessions help children explore the sensory aspects of creating and learn the pride of accomplishment. Adapted Physical Education — Weekly classes that are specifically designed to help special needs children challenge themselves and grow stronger. Parents as Partners – We believe parents and teachers share responsibility for any child’s development, and an effective partnership is critical to help our students integrate what they learn into their lives at home.
At the Seiff Educare Center, we try to create an experience that reflects what their typically-developing siblings might find in public school. We encourage family participation in such events as Open School Night, Fall Family Festival, Grandparents/Special Friends Day, Color Games and more.
Therapy Services At the Seiff Educare Center
We offer a host of services and specialists to help ensure that all of our students’ needs are met.
Mobility and Adaptive Equipment Consultations
Skilled Nursing -— Our three full-time registered nurses manage the often complex medical needs of our students, ranging from medication administration, seizure management, g-tube feedings and nebulizer treatments.
Parent Support Group