Tiegerman adds new school for children with developmental disabilities


Glen Cove, July 2, 2019 - Tiegerman announces new program expansion. The new school will be located in Woodside, Queens, as Tiegerman Middle School moves to Glen Cove, Long Island.

“It was 34 years ago that our Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman opened a preschool program for 36 children with developmental disabilities. It has been an exciting roller-coaster ride of experiences and challenges, which we would not change for anything. We have struggled and fought to survive, but we have accomplished and achieved far beyond any expectations, any dream," said Dr. Jeremy Tiegerman, Program Director at Tiegerman.

"Since then, we have grown substantially and now service close to 500 students ages 3-21. In 2010, we expanded our scope and created Tiegerman Community Services, which currently assists approximately 350 individuals within the developmentally disabled adult population,” adds Dr. Jeremy Tiegerman.

The new school will open its doors July, 15 2019 and will serve 18 preschool and 98 school age (K-12) students in Woodside, Queens. Students approved for the new Tiegerman Woodside program will be educated within the staffing ratios of 6:1:3, 8:1:2 and 10:1:1.

The Tiegerman Woodside Program will be lead by Nina DeVita - Principal, Heather Li - Coordinator, Jennifer Cohen - Coordinator.

To learn more about Tiegerman or the new Woodside program, visit www.tiegerman.org.


About Tiegerman:

Founded in 1985, Tiegerman (formerly SLCD) is a 501(c)( 3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children with severe language and autism spectrum disorders. We provide special education programs for preschool and school age children (K-12) and a complete Adult Services program through Tiegerman Community Services (TCS). Schools and Community centers are located in Long Island and Queens serving all ages throughout the 5 boroughs and Long Island. At Tiegerman we believe language is the key to creativity, self-expression and academic achievement. Our classrooms are language laboratories that provide the right teacher, the right setting, the right support and the right curriculum so that our children can be successful. TCS provides Supported Employment (SEMP), Day Habilitation, Respite and Program without walls, and Residence for developmentally disabled individuals. Visit www.Tiegerman.org to learn more.


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Jamé Krauter
Director of Fund Development