Managing a New Reality as a Parent of a Child with Specialized Learning Needs

COVID-19 and Shelter in Place: We are all in this Together!

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Professionals Collaborating to Support you During this Time

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Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L specializes in evaluation and treatment of sensory processing disorders.  She is the creator of the Body Activated Learning Framework and speaks to professionals, parents, and organizations internationally on balancing screen time, movement, and developmental needs for learning using a sensory integrative approach.  During this time, she is offering home program consultations and interactive sessions via Zoom.


To schedule a virtual appointment, call 203-200-7257


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Terry D’Elisa, PsyD, NCSP is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) with a doctoral degree in School Psychology. Her practice is located in New Canaan, CT.  She specializes in working with children, adolescents and young adults using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), both research-based modalities, to address Anxiety and Depression and other social emotional concerns.  Dr. D'Elisa works extensively with individuals on the Autism Spectrum as well. As a School Psychologist and Licensed Psychologist, Dr. D'Elisa works with families to bridge the gap between home and school and helps to facilitate improved educational outcomes. 


To Schedule a Virtual Appointment, call: 203-966-9203 


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Michael S. Cohen, Ph.D., ABPP., LLC provides person focused psychotherapy with specialty assisting people with medical, developmental, and other disabilities.

In this time of Coronavirus/COVID-19 with the many worries that we have I will start to offer short tele-therapy/video-therapy sessions (20- to 30-minute sessions) to members of our community.
As a psychologist I can offer kind and calm assistance to you or family members who may feel overwhelmed by the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. Please please feel free to reach out to call for yourself or a family member.

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Katie L. Curra, MS, CCC-SLP is the founder and president of Kids’ Language Center. She is an ASHA certified speech language pathologist working with children with communication disorders for over 19 years. Katie has presented to parents and professionals throughout the community on communication disorders, interventions, and individualized education plans (IEP). She is well known in Connecticut for her comprehensive evaluations, and innovative treatment strategies.  See her services

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To schedule a virtual appointment, call  (203) 433-8050 or


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Ailene Tisser, MS, PT is the Co-Founder of Swim Angelfish in Stamford, CT.  Ailene is a pediatric Physical Therapist with more than 25 years of experience treating a variety of diagnoses, both in and out of the water.  She is NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) trained in pediatrics and is trained in play project, DIR/Floortime. She is currently certified as an Autism Specialist by IBCCES.  She bringing her passion and skill for working with children with special needs out of the water during this time to strengthen children’s core muscles, improve sensory processing, integrate primitive reflexes and improve independent function.

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To schedule a virtual appointment, call  (203) 969-6431 or



Danette Meigel is the Youth and Teen Director at the Westport YMCA in Connecticut, Special Needs Coordinator, and Head Teacher for school age children at the Westport Weston Family YMCA.

In addition, Danette is the Director of Dance at at Stamford Recreation/Star Center, and Music & Movement Specialist at Nursery Schools in Greenwich. Danette's background is in child and youth development.
For an appointment, call 203-461-4426