Open House: School-Age Program (ages 10-21) at Phyllis L. Susser School for Exceptional Children


Open House

Thursday, February 27, 2020
10:00 AM -11:30 AM
The Phyllis L. Susser School for Exceptional Children
71-64 168th Street
Flushing, Queens 11365

Birch Family Services’ Phyllis L. Susser School for Exceptional Children will be hosting an open house for its school-age program for children between the ages 10 and 21.

  • Meet the faculty
  • Tour the school
  • Observe teaching strategies in action
  • Learn about our academic and enrichment programs

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Birch Family Services’ Phyllis L. Susser School for Exceptional Children (SEC) provides a supportive, stimulating, and nurturing environment where students ages 10- 21 feel valued and are safe to learn. Rich in technology and literacy-based activities, the school-age program builds literacy, numeracy and communication into every aspect of learning, and offers experiences with music, the arts and technology, so that students can develop new skills, take risks, and achieve a strong sense of self-worth. In addition to academic goals, the program focuses on the development of students’ social emotional and communication skills toward preparing students for as independent, successful, and fulfilling lives as possible. Extra-curricular opportunities include student government, horticulture, an award-winning locally exhibited art program, as well as interest groups involved in running, crafts, games, yoga, sports, and water activities in our pool.

SEC is a New York State approved non-public school that provides a 12-month Special Education day program for students age 10-21 funded by their local school districts. Our day program offers a multisensory approach to learning to meet the needs of all of our students. At SEC, our students engage in various community awareness activities to enhance their social interactions.

Birch Family Sevices empowers individuals with autism and developmental disabilities to lead fulfilling lives.

Marcia Smith-Choi, Intake Specialist
(718) 591-8100 x2926


School-Age Program