New York School for the Deaf
555 Knollwood Road
White Plains, New York 10603
Contact Person: John T. Tiffany, Ph. D
Arlene C. Rice, Director of Communication
Phone Number: (914) 949-7310 (ext. 214 / 213)
Fax Number: (914) 949-2331
Web address:
Number of Yrs in Service: 188 years

The New York School for the Deaf is dedicated to the goals of an effective school program. We acknowledge our responsibility to educate and nurture all students to attain their maximum potential. We believe :
1) That all students can learn
2) That all students can acquire those skills necessary to accomplish their Individual Education Objectives
3) That, in cooperation with parents and community members, the school will assure the rights of every student to participate in all possible activities - Academic and extra-curricular. 
4) That all students can become productive and contributing members of society.


 Disabilities Served:

Hearing Impaired x Visually Impaired  
Emotional / Psychiatric   Traumatic Brain Injured  
Developmental Disabilities   Physical Disabilities  
Learning Disabilities   Autism  
Medically Fragile    
Other Disabilities:


Ages Served:

0 to 5 x 22 to 65  
6 to 21 x 65 and over  

Recreation Services Provided:

Arts   Team Sports  
Biking    Tennis  
Camps   Theater  
Dance   Videography  
Horseback Riding   Wheelchair Sports  
Martial Arts   Writing  
Music   Yoga  
Other Recreation:


Education Services Provided: *

Early Intervention x High School x
Pre-School x Post Secondary  
Elementary/Middle School x Pre-Vocational  
Professional   Assessments  
Other Education: *Comprehensive educational and vocational programs for deaf and cochlear implanted students.

Transportation Services Provided:

Public   Travel Training  
Other Transportation:


Housing Services Provided:

Group Homes   Supported Apartments  
Other Housing:


Legal / Support / Advocacy Services Provided:

Guardianship   Assessments  
Pooled Trusts   Disability Rights Advocacy  
Supplemental Needs Trust   Disability Support Groups  
School Advocacy   Sexuality Awareness Counseling  
Other Legal / Support / Advocacy Services:

Medical Services Services Provided:

Clinical Services   Nutrition Counseling  
Dental   Psychiatric Psychological Services  
Adaptive Technology   Speech Therapy  
Occupational Therapy   Physical Therapy  
Other Medical Services:

Vocational Services Services Provided: *

Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation   Sheltered Employment  
Vocational Training   Supported Employment  
Pre-Vocational Training   Competitive Employment  
Vocational Counseling      
Other Vocational Services: *Comprehensive educational and vocational programs for deaf and cochlear implanted students.
                   Community Day Services Provided:
Day Habilitation   Drop In Centers  
Day Treatments   Psychosocial  
    Pre Employment  
    Supported Education