White Plains School Programs at New York Presbyterian Hospital
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, New York 10605
Contact Person: JoAnn Doherty, Education Director
Phone Number: (914) 997-5848
Fax Number: (914) 997-4398
Web address:  
Number of Yrs in Service: Programs are over 20 years old

To provide educational programs in a hospital setting, combining the best of both disciplines (medical & educational) to serve children with severe emotional challenges. An elementary and a secondary program are operated as a joint venture, with the White Plains Public schools providing the educational staff and NYPH providing the mental health staff and setting. Children are placed in the programs by their local school districts, and are mostly Westchester residents. (Some children reside in the Bronx).


 Disabilities Served:

Hearing Impaired   Visually Impaired  
Emotional / Psychiatric x 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: *A school program, which includes Art, Music and physical education, is provided. Mental Health services, which include therapy, family counseling and (elementary school only) medication management, are provided. Summer programs (elementary school only) offers swimming.


Education Services Provided:

Early Intervention   High School x
Pre-School   Post Secondary  
Elementary/Middle School x Pre-Vocational  
Professional   Assessments  
Other Education:


Transportation Services Provided: *

Public   Travel Training  
Other Transportation: *provided by school districts in which the children reside.

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 x
Adaptive Technology   Speech Therapy * x
Occupational Therapy   Physical Therapy  
Other Medical Services: *if mandated by school district

Vocational Services Services Provided:

Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation   Sheltered Employment  
Vocational Training   Supported Employment  
Pre-Vocational Training   Competitive Employment  
Vocational Counseling      
Other Vocational Services:
                   Community Day Services Provided:
Day Habilitation   Drop In Centers  
Day Treatments   Psychosocial  
    Pre Employment  
    Supported Education