Brookville Center is approved by the New York State Education Department and the Department of Health to provide educational and therapeutic services to children with developmental delays or disabilities.
Brookville Center operates at four separate locations- Marcus Avenue at New Hyde Park, SUNY Old Westbury, Barbara C. Wilson, Post Avenue at Westbury Friends and our locations on Brookville’s AHRC campus.
Brookville Center provides a 12-month therapeutic program for children with developmental delays and developmental disabilities. The school age program serves students 5-21 years of age with intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities traumatic brain injury and autism. Children are referred to this program from their local school district’s committee on special education.
Students in the program benefit from a high staff to student ratio, 12:1:4, 10:1:3 or 6:1:3.5. Students are grouped according to age and academic needs. Each class is a program to itself and curriculum is driven by the student’s Individual Education Plan and New York State Education Departments’ Standards for Education. Students may receive an array of services as mandated by their Individual Education Program (IEP).
- Day Care
- Pre-School Program
- School Age Program
- Children’s Residential Program
- Children’s Respite & Recreation Program
Citizens provides quality supports and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of Medicaid Service Coordination, residential opportunities, family support services and respite.
In May of 2011, the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) recognized Citizens as a COMPASS agency; one of only eight agencies in New York State to achieve this title. This title was given based on the efforts made by Citizens to ensure supports and services are person directed and that those receiving services have a voice in agency decisions, policies and procedures and overall quality management and improvement initiatives. Citizens believes that when people come together and work as a team, great things happen.
In September of 2012, Citizens began the process of CQL accreditation and began working toward Person-centered excellence. Citizens MSC department works closely with four personal outcome trainers to assist individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in defining their personal goals and dreams and developing a life plan that includes natural supports, community supports and choice of service provision options. Since the start of this project great personal outcomes have been established by individuals with support networks working to assist them in the achievement of their goals. In February of 2014, Citizens became accredited in Person Centered Excellence by the Council on Quality and Leadership. This accreditation along with our Compass status makes Citizens one of the premier agencies in the field.
Citizens looks forward to working closely with you and your family members to assist in goal achievement and realization of dreams.
- Medicaid Service Coordination
- Self-Directed Services
- Crisis Respite
- Camp Loyaltown
- Family Support
Citizens also operates Camp Loyaltown, a summer camp located in Hunter, NY, that provides an opportunity for the individuals we support to spend time in an enriching environment while also providing respite for their families. For more than 40 years, Camp Loyaltown has been serving hundreds of campers each year. For more information on Camp Loyaltown, visit www.camployaltown.org.
Our Advantage Care Diagnostic and Treatment Centers located on the AHRC Campus and at our Freeport location, offer comprehensive medical and dental services for children and adults with special needs.
The mission of Advantage Care is to provide the highest quality comprehensive medical services to children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in state-of-the-art facilities located in Brookville and Freeport, New York.
Advantage Care is a level Ill patient-centered medical home that meets standards consistent with those of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Physician Practice Connections” Patient-Centered Medical Home Program (PPC-PCMH™). This is a model of care that seeks to strengthen the physician-patient relationship by promoting improved access, coordinated care, and enhanced patient/family involvement. Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a primary health care provider, who leads a team that takes collective responsibility for patient care. A medical home will focus on enhanced care through open scheduling, expanded hours, and communication among patients, providers and staff.
In cooperation with North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Department of Dental Medicine, the Advantage Care Diagnostic and Treatment Center provides innovative dental care to children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Our dental services are customized to each individual’s needs. Arrangements may also be made to provide specialty care in North Shore-LIJ Health System’s dental clinic or under general anesthesia in their operating room.
- Primary Medical Care for Adolescents (13 Years and Older) and Adults
- Dental Care for Children, Adolescents and Adults
- Women’s Health including GYN exams and screenings
- Podiatry for Adults
- Psychiatry for Adults
- Lab Services for Adolescents and Adults
The Fay J. Lindner Center is a program of Advantage Care and is an affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. The Fay J. Lindner Center is a provider of services for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. For over 10 years, the Lindner Center has been providing comprehensive diagnostic and neuropsychological assessments, outpatient psychological services, psychiatric care, medication management, and advocacy and resource information across the tri-state area.
Successful intervention requires the collaborative efforts of the concerned parents/caregivers, team of professionals and the schools, day-sites or jobs. The Lindner Center’s team consists of highly trained and respected specialists in psychiatry, psychology, and speech/language pathology. Staff works closely with families to ensure a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to consultation, assessment and treatment. The Lindner Center’s peer mentors are an essential part of the program. They provide social support and model age-appropriate interpersonal skills, encouraging group participants to make connections with one another.
- Psychological and Neuropsychological Evaluations
- Psychological Services and Psychotherapy
- Speech and Language Evaluation and Services
- Social and Recreational Programming