Come on in!
E&S welcomes students, parents, caregivers, educators and anyone passionate about creating a loving and progressive community! Click the pic to contact us and schedule a tour (cup of coffee included!) or a meet-and-play!
Think and Say Game
Kids make their thoughts be known to others. Fun comic-stripping for conversation starters! Click to find out more about our dynamic services!
HAPPY Saturdays
Refereeing a competitive round of Twister (working on motor-planning, color id and social communication all the while! Click the pic to see more photos in our Galleries
Bingo Magic
Robert Taylor, our Recreation Specialist, enlightens students and always lightens the mood! Click the pic to find out more about us, the E&S Team!
Soar into Spring
Spring is upon us! HAPPYSaturdays (Healthy Active Peers and Play), Creative Arts Sundays (self-expression and exploration), Holiday Groups, Camp and more running throughout the year! Click the pic to see our full calendar!

Our Mission is ever present in all that we do and all that we believe:

“To incorporate love of learning, trust of self and the community, and respect into a fun and developmentally sound educational program for students with developmental and emotional differences.”

  • Emerge & See is an education center for children with Autism and other developmental and emotional differences. Directors and Co-Founders Amanda Friedman & Alison Berkley believe that every child can learn and reach for the stars!!
  • Emerge & See offers support and advocacy to students, their families, and the NYC special needs community at large. We offer professional development workshops, coaching services, as well as direct educational and social-emotional supports to children and young adults dealing with sensory, behavioral, and cognitive challenges. (Click here to see our Services page)
  • Emerge & See is proud of its unique methodological approach which is to TRULY individualize programming for students on a regular basis addressing their needs through modified TEACCH, ABA, and DIR/Floortime programs.


To truly understand our great love and appreciation for our students and our fervor for helping them find their comfort, confidence, and voice here is a piece written by E&S DirectorAmanda Friedman

No Permission Necessary ~ Click here to read

We are now located at
252 West 29th Street 3rd Floor. New York, NY 10001