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Our Mission

The Tiegerman mission of “teaching the extraordinary” reflects the organization’s goal to substantively transform the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities from preschool throughout adulthood by means of the Tiegerman Learning Method.  We are committed to providing an enduring opportunity for exceptional instruction, education and support to ensure that the children and adults that we serve achieve their potential in life.  We believe that each individual is extraordinary and through our extraordinary efforts they will achieve a more independent and successful future.

Educational Programs & Community Services

Tiegerman Pre-K & Elementary

Tiegerman's Preschool Program focuses on providing language-based learning for children to establish the foundation for their educational and social development and prepare them for a world filled with words, sentences, stories and messages. Our Elementary School program focuses on the relationship between language development and academic success, providing intensive language immersion and academic instruction for students with language and autism spectrum disorders in a six and one-half hour school day.

Tiegerman Middle School

Tiegerman's Middle School programs prepare students for a future of active participation in their communities as well as productive independence. Our program is designed to meet the needs of students whose language and learning weaknesses prevent them from being successful in other academic programs. The majority of students accepted into the Tiegerman middle school program typically present with language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and other health impairments. It is our belief that language learning provides the foundation for all content areas of academic instruction.

Tiegerman High School

Tiegerman's High School program prepares students for a future of active participation within their respective communities as well as productive independence. Located in Richmond Hill, the High School is designed to meet the unique needs of students whose language and learning weaknesses prevent them from being successful in other academic programs.

Tiegerman Community Services (TCS)

Tiegerman Community Services (TCS) is a not-for-profit agency which is part of a family of programs. It was established to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities who were graduating from Tiegerman and/or other local high schools. In addition to Day Habilitation programs in Queens and Nassau County, TCS provides a residential home for adults of all abilities with a family-based living experience to support their individual needs, choices and interests. Adults from all walks of life are invited to join our living community of actively-engaged individuals. We provide a creative living and working environment which facilitates personal growth.