New York City

If interested in Early Intervention,
Preschool, or School Aged services:

Refer a Child

If interested in ABA therapy through
your health insurance provider:

Refer for ABA

If interested in Speech therapy through
your health insurance provider:

Refer for Speech

New York City
7000 Austin St, Suite 200
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: (718) 762-7633 
Fax: (718) 886-8694
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Areas we serve in New York:

Albany County
Dutchess County
Nassau County
Orange County
Putnam County
Staten Island
Suffolk County
Westchester County

Insurances Accepted:

Beacon Health Strategies
Beacon Health Options (including Empire Plan, GHI, HIP, Emblem)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare
We also offer private-pay options

Pediatric Therapy and Autism Services in New York City, NY

Our licensed, professional, and caring NYC autism services staff are driven to make a difference in the lives of the children and families they serve. Achieve Beyond services are provided in home, clinic, or community environments, where we focus on creating meaningful learning opportunities that will help the child reach their fullest potential. We strive to collaborate with our families and teams of professionals to address the diverse and unique needs of each individual and effectively achieve the goals of each child. 

We proudly provide services and evaluations throughout New York City through the New York State Early Intervention Program (EI), Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) program All of Achieve Beyond’s service providers are certified and/or licensed professionals committed to serving children with physical and/or developmental disabilities or delays. Our team believes in “empowerment” as we committed to helping each child and family move one step closer towards success.

Achieve Beyond’s insurance program provides home, community, and clinic based ABA therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through medical insurance. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)/New York State Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBA) create individualized treatment plans based on collaboration with the family and individual in order to ensure meaningful and functional goals that will help a child increase their independence and happiness. 

Treatment is based in the natural environment and is carried out by our wonderful, professional behavior therapists and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) and is supervised closely by our BCBAs. Family training and social skills groups are offered to our families to continue to foster growth and learning.

Our online practice management system allows for families to monitor progress instantly while also having the convenience to view session notes, invoices, and program goals. We are in-network with most major insurance companies including (but not limited to) Aetna, Fidelis, Optum/United, Cigna, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Beacon Health Strategies, Beacon Health Options, Tricare,  and we offer private-pay options as well.

Pediatric ABA and NYC Autism Services:

Who can benefit from ABA therapy? Any child/person who...

  • Displays little interest in playing with toys or with others
  • Has difficulty with communicating wants and needs effectively, has poor conversation skills
  • Deficits in social skills and understanding appropriate social behaviors and norms
  • Exhibits challenging behaviors (screaming, tantrums, aggression, self-injury, property destruction)
  • Engages heavily in self-stimulatory behavior (flapping, rocking, scripting television shows).

Who can benefit from ST – Speech Therapy services? Any child/person who...

  • Has speech, language, voice, and/or fluency disorders
  • Has articulation issues- not speaking clearly or making errors in sounds
  • Exhibits difficulties relating to verbal, non-verbal, and social communication
  • Exhibits fluency issues with the flow of speech
  • Difficulty with eating, swallowing, and drooling
  • Has trouble with voice pitch, volume, and quality

Who can benefit from OT – Occupational Therapy services? Any child/person who...

  • Needs help in development of fine motor skills
  • May have sensory processing issues
  • Needs improvement on visual-perceptual readiness, cognitive abilities, and attention span
  • Is suffering from cases including but not limited to birth defects, developmental delays, learning problems, and broken bones
  • Difficulties with performance of daily activities and self-help skills

New York City Pediatric Services Offered:

What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific, problem-solving approach designed to produce socially-significant outcomes. In other words, Behavior Analysts aim to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities using the science of behavior. With a focus on positive reinforcement and motivation, behavior analysis has become the leading therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in NYC and around the world, as it teaches children functional behaviors to help them become happy and more independent individuals. The application of ABA is not limited to individuals with Autism, however, over 60 years of research supports its effectiveness in meeting the complex needs of this population.

Achieve Beyond’s ABA Programs Include:

  • A NYC team consisting of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and highly trained Behavior Therapist (BT) or Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
  • Verbal Behavior approach to increase language
  • Comprehensive Assessment with individualized goals focusing on increasing a child’s independence and happiness
  • Parent Training/Team meetings to encourage generalizations
  • Errorless teaching procedures to minimize frustration
  • Naturalistic teaching in a fun environment in order to capture a child’s motivation and keep them interested
  • Functional Behavior Assessment to determine why problem behaviors occur to determine the best strategies to teach
  • Functional Communication Training to replace problem behaviors with appropriate behavior
  • Social skills focused teaching plans and groups
  • Individualized, data-driven treatment plans are constantly and consistently updated based on the child’s progress
  • Quality Assurance mechanisms in place

Meet Our Clinical Directors:
 Tara Karen, BCBA, Clinical Director

Tara Karen M.S. Ed, BCBA, LBA, Regional Clinical & Operations Director
Tara Karen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst (CT, MA, MD, NY, TN) who has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education since 2009. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master’s degree in Childhood education from Dowling College and completed her BCBA coursework at SUNY Stony Brook. Tara is a New York State certified teacher, holding multiple certificates in children with special needs.

Before joining Achieve Beyond, Tara worked in public and private schools, as well as performing home-based instruction and ABA therapy. Tara began at Achieve Beyond in 2013 as a BCBA, becoming a clinical supervisor, clinical director, and operations director.

Tara’s passion for learning and teaching has guided her journey at Achieve Beyond, and she utilizes ABA principles with her, clinical, and administrative staff to encourage each individual to perform at their best. Tara believes in creating a supportive, motivating, and caring environment to ensure that all services provided are of the highest quality and benefit each and every child and family.


Sonu Sanghoee MS,CCC-SLP, Related Services Clinical Director
Sonu Sanghoee is a ASHA certified and NYS licensed Speech Pathologist with extensive experience in field of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Sonu has been with Achieve Beyond for over 13 years and since coming to Achieve Beyond she has trained many Early Intervention Providers and conducted many specialized workshops. Sonu has presented to various professionals, teachers, parents, and county professionals. She is very passionate about the field of pediatric services and strives to provide the best support to help interventionists reach their full potential.

If interested in Early Intervention,
Preschool, or School Aged services:

Refer a Child

If interested in ABA therapy through
your health insurance provider:

Refer for ABA

If interested in Speech therapy through
your health insurance provider:

Refer for Speech

*EI services are for children under 3 years of age with suspected or established developmental delays or disabilities. The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State. All children must be referred to the municipality to access services and the telephone number of the municipality must be included to facilitate a referral. Achieve Beyond's programs are approved and funded by the New York State Department of Health. Services are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to parents, although health insurance will be accessed for reimbursement. Eligibility is determined by state-approved evaluators under contract with NYC, Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties. If the child is found eligible, services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality will arrange for service providers to deliver authorized services. When EI services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any costs associated with the child care or community location. Call 311 or (518) 473-7016 for more information.