SEPTA Family Resource Recommendations

Welcome to our Garden City SEPTA Family Resource List

If you have any doctors, practitioners, therapists or specialists that you wish to recommend, please pass on the information. GC SEPTA will add them to the list below. Please note, GC SEPTA DOES NOT ENDORSE any of the individuals or organizations on this list. The purpose of this master list is to provide our families with an easier way to help find support and/or resources for their child through the friendly suggestions of our community. Thank you!


Pediatric Dentists


Advantage Care
Heath Center (on AHRC Nassau Campus)
189 Wheatley Road
Brookville, NY 11545
(516) 686-4400


That Broadway Smile
Dr. Mary Ellen Nesnay
800 N. Broadway
Massapequa, NY 11758
(516) 753-5437


Happy KiDDS
800 Community Drive, Suite 200
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 869-9500


Maccaro Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
99 Hillside Avenue
Williston Park, NY 11596
(516) 742-9050


Winthrop-University Hospital
259 First Street
Mineola NY 11501
Winthrop-University Hospital’s Center for Family Dental Medicine on Long Island, NY offers a full-service, state-of-the-art dental facility developed to serve the community’s patients and their diverse dental needs.


Pediatric Neurologists


Dr. Vijaya L. Atluru
173 Mineola Blvd #101
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 663-9494


Dr. Marcia Bergtraum
2001 Marcus Avenue, Suite 218 North
New Hyde Park, New York 11040
(516) 488-2323


Dr. Avy Ronay
Cohen’s Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatric Neurology
2001 Marcus Avenue, Suite W290
Lake Success, NY 11042
(516) 465-5255


Dr. Ingrid Taff
1010 Northern Blvd. Ste. 130
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 829-5555


Pediatric Ophthalmologist


Dr. James Doyle 
119 N Park Ave # 208
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 764-2972


Developmental Pediatrician


Dr. Ruee Huang, MD
Schneider Children’s Hospital
1983 Marcus Ave Ste 130
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
(516) 802-6100





Dr. Gregory Martocci
520 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530




Dr. Kim Gilbert
NYS Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist
520 Franklin Avenue, Suite 122
Garden City, NY 11530
(646) 648-2085


Long Island Mind and Body
(for social worker, psychologist, psychiatrists for students and/or parents)
520 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 747-1470


Therapists & Behavior Skills


Feeding Therapy
Long Island Speech Therapy
(516) 216-1791


Music Therapist
Jamie Sacca


Occupational Therapist
Steven Seidman, OTR/L


Occupational Therapist focusing on Sensory Integration
Stephanie Welson
(516) 487-6412


Mile Zero Consultation
Social Skills, Behavior Skills, Study Skills, BCBA Supervision, Continuing Education
560 Main Street, Suite 2D, Islip, NY 11751
(631) 650-3926


New Horizon Counseling Center
Empowering Individuals & Strengthening Communities
108-19 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park, NY 11420


Pediatric Physical Therapist
Lisa Coors
226 Seventh St. Suite 101
Garden City, NY
(516) 747-1520


Social skills class at Kid Esteem
(631) 226-3066



Legal Advice / Advocacy


Barbara Cooper, Advocate
Resources For Kids Success, LLC


The Long Island Advocacy Center
Herricks Comunity Center
999 Herricks Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 248-2222


Saundra Gumerove, Attorney
42 MarianLane
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 822-3397


Ed Nitkewicz, Attorney
100 Herricks Rd.
Mineola, NY
(516) 741-5252


Colleen Parker, Attorney
1225 Franklin Avenue, Suite 325,
Garden City NY
(516) 252-1731


The Russo Law Group, P.C.A
100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd. Suite 102
Garden City, NY 11530



Martha Yasso, MBA
Freelance Bookkeeper



Marilyn Bird (licensed cosmetologist, currently working on masters in Special Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders, trained in behavioral techniques, along with sensory integration).
hHome based, sensory friendly haircuts to schedule an appointment contact 516-406-1315 or by email:


Family Center for Autism
Haircut Salon – This service provides a safe, autism-friendly environment for individuals on the Spectrum to get their hair cut by specially-trained stylists.  To schedule an appointment, call 516-355-9400.



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