School for Language and Communication Development

  The School for Language and Communication Development (SLCD), a non-profit organization, is proud to be celebrating 30 years of Giving Our Children a Voice. SLCD’s mission is to identify children with language and autism spectrum disorders as early as possible, teach them to communicate, and help them lead an independent life. We believe that language is the foundation for all educational learning and academic success. Over the past 30 years, SLCD has grown from serving 96 pre-school students at a school in New Hyde Park to serving over 500 individuals throughout Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City. Today we offer a preschool, an elementary school, a middle school, a high school, adult programs and services, and an adult residence. We now have the ability to meet the needs of our students from pre-school through adulthood. SLCD was one of the first programs of its kind in New York State and remains one of the few specialized schools in the nation continuing to develop innovative programs for students with language and autism spectrum disorders.            

Six of our students from Elementary, Middle and High School Programs have written a letter with the theme "What SLCD Means to Me," you can read them here.

Feature News

Dr. Jeremy Tiegerman, SLCD Program Director, and Christine Austin, ABLE Community Services Program Director, were featured on the “Special Needs Long Island” radio program on WLiE 540am. 

this link to listen to the recording.


Support our School

     Our goal is to provide our students with fun filled  memories throughout their education career at SLCD

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Be sure to enter the following ID for your school:
Glen Cove, ID# 06427
Woodside, ID# 07725
Richmond Hill, ID# 08987

Mon, Apr 25 - Fri, Apr 29
Passover Holiday
School Closed
Tuesday, May 3
GC: PTFA Meeting/Parent Education
The Importance of Play
Wed, May 4 - Thu, May 5
GC: Mother's & Father's Day Boutique
Tuesday, May 10
GC: Staff Appreciation Day

Admissions Calendar

Wednesday, May 11
Elementary School Tour @ 9:30 am
Monday, May 16
Middle School Tour @ 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 7
Elementary School Tour @ 9:30 am
Monday, June 13
Middle School Tour @ 9:30 a.m.
Please contact the Admissions Office to reserve your spot for a school tour.
516.609.2000, ext. 112

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