New York City, Long Island, & the Hudson Valley

New York City
7000 Austin St, Suite 200
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: (718) 762-7633 
Fax: (718) 886-8694
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Long Island
538 Broadhollow Rd, Suite 202
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 385-7780 
Fax: (631) 385-7795
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Hudson Valley
2700 Westchester Ave, Suite 300
Purchase, NY 10577
Phone: (914) 328-2868 
Fax: (914) 328-2973
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Albany
90 State Street, Suite 700
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (631) 385-7780 x626 
Fax: (631) 385-7795
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Achieve Beyond Pediatric Therapy and Autism Services of New York believes that early intervention services make a difference. Achieve Beyond's New York provides pediatric therapy services to children and students ages 0-21, aiding each child to reach their full potential through education, therapy, and family support services in over 30 different languages. Achieve Beyond provides services throughout all the 5 boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley. We offer initial screenings, parent or school consultations and comprehensive evaluations.

Our professional and licensed staff is committed to serving special needs children with physical  and developmental disabilities/delays. Services are provided in home, clinic, or community environments. 

Pediatric Services Offered:

Meet Our Therapists

Click on each therapy service to see the therapists that work with us

BCBA

 Tara Karen, BCBA

Tara Karen - Tara Karen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education since 2009. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master’s degree in Childhood education from Dowling College and completed her BCBA coursework at SUNY Stony Brook. Tara is a New York State certified teacher in Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6. Before working at Achieve Beyond, Tara worked as a teacher and reading aide in elementary schools, a SEIT teacher for physically and developmentally disabled teenagers, a tutor, and most recently she was a teacher and ABA instructor at a non-profit school for individuals with autism. Since coming to Achieve Beyond, Tara has worked to conduct assessments, create programming, train behavior therapists, evaluate school and home-programs, and supervise BCBA candidates and behavior therapists. She enjoys employing a hands-on method of teaching and using the natural environment to enhance social skills and generalization.

 

Deirdre Weatherston, MSEd, BCBA, LBA - Deirdre Weatherston has worked in the field of education since 2005, and she has been with Achieve Beyond since 2014. She holds a Masters degree in Special Education from St. John’s University, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University, and a Bachelors degree in Childhood Education from Five Towns College. Deirdre is also a New York State certified teacher in Childhood Education 1-6, and Students with Disabilities 1-6. Before working at Achieve Beyond, Deirdre worked as a classroom teacher in an independent school, a private tutor for students with disabilities, and a 1:1 special education teacher. Since joining the Achieve Beyond team, Deirdre has worked providing direct service through the Insurance program as both a Registered Behavior Technician & as a BCBA. She is currently the Early Intervention ABA Clinical Supervisor for Queens County. Deirdre lives on Long Island with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing visits to the North Fork and gardening.

FAQs for New York Branch

Pediatric Services are offered through the NYS Early Intervention*, CPSE and CSE Programs. Insurance and Private Pay services are also available.

Areas we serve in New York City:

Manhattan
Bronx
Queens
Brooklyn
Staten Island

Areas we serve in Long Island:

Nassau County
Suffolk County

Areas we serve in Hudson Valley:

Westchester County, NY- White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Greenburg
Orange County, NY- Minisink, Flordia, Middletown, Goshen
Dutchess County, NY- Wappinger, Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Beacon
Putnam County, NY- Mahopac, Brewster  

Refer a Child

*EI services are for children under 3 years of age with suspected or established developmental delays or disabilities. The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State. All children must be referred to the municipality to access services and the telephone number of the municipality must be included to facilitate a referral. Achieve Beyond's programs are approved and funded by the New York State Department of Health. Services are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to parents, although health insurance will be accessed for reimbursement. Eligibility is determined by state-approved evaluators under contract with NYC, Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties. If the child is found eligible, services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality will arrange for service providers to deliver authorized services. When EI services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any costs associated with the child care or community location. Call 311 or (518) 473-7016 for more information.