Admissions Criteria

Children considered for Green Chimneys’ therapeutic programs are boys and girls ages 6-16 upon admission, who are struggling with a variety of social, emotional and behavioral challenges related to:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Mood Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • School Phobia and Refusal

Green Chimneys accepts students primarily from school districts across New York State and Connecticut. Admission is based on school district or agency referral and the individual needs of the child. Day and residential program costs are covered by the home school district.

While we would like to be a resource for all children with special needs, we are not appropriately equipped to provide treatment for children who display active fire setting, problematic sexualized behavior, active psychosis or substance abuse, or who have past or current criminal behavior/adjudication. In addition, we are unable to provide appropriate treatment for children with IQs below 80.

Please note that children referred with severe medical conditions or physical disabilities are evaluated on a case-by-case basis in order to assess our ability to meet their medical needs.

Referral and application process 

For more information

Please contact Admissions at 845.279.2995 x1115
or submit a School Admissions Inquiry Form

Please note that tours are only offered following student referral, and upon determination of program appropriateness for the student’s individual needs.