121 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016 |

Story About Us

Your committed partner in caring for your child’s needs

Happy Hour 4 Kids offers intensive applied behavioral analysis (ABA) for treating children with special needs, including autism, ADHD, learning differences, developmental delays, anxiety, behavioral challenges, mental health issues and sensory processing disorders. Progress is tracked empirically and success can be measured and monitored via metrics that translate beyond our classrooms, into the home and the world beyond.

The program we provide is 30+ hours a week, 12-months and mostly 1:1+ where Happy Hour children work with a dedicated professional every minute of every hour of every day they are here.

In addition, senior behavioral experts design each child’s therapies and oversee them in order to maximize progress. We monitor these individualized programs to ensure they are advancing skill development, academics and socialization faster and further than would otherwise be possible.

The result is better outcomes and more possibilities for our children.

intensive program

We focus on teaching children the prerequisite skills needed to succeed in less restrictive environments. That means functional life and social skills. And we target behaviors via the best therapies that are proven to work for children with autism as well as other special needs, including:

  • Speech Language Pathology (SLP) with a licensed Speech Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) with a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L)
  • Physical Therapy (PT) with a licensed Physical Therapist (PT or DPT)
  • Art Therapy with a Licensed Creative Art Therapist (LCAT)
  • Group Music Therapy with a Board-Certified Music Therapist (BC-MT)
  • Literacy Services with a NYS Certified Literacy Specialist
  • Individual and Small Group Instruction with a NYS Certified Teacher
  • Behavior support from clinicians with their LBA, BCBA, BCABA, & RBT certifications
  • Adaptive physical education
  • Curriculum aligned with NYS Common Core© standards and adapted to meet individual needs
  • Tri-Annual parent/team meetings
  • Tri-Annual reports outlining goals, progress & recommendations for each student


  • After getting kicked out of 2 different schools, Happy Hour 4 Kids was lifechanging. Our son’s self-esteem was at rock-bottom. He was allowed to work through his behaviors when he got there and Happy Hour taught him how to manage them. For the first time, he felt he was not a failure. I have nothing but positive things to say about it.

    Parent of 9-year old child
  • My son was in a flat-out behavioral crisis before we came to Happy Hour. Then after a year there, he was a completely different kid. This place saved my son, who is now able to be in a more traditional classroom.

    Parent of 8-year old child
  • My son had a big smile on his face every day he walked out of there.

    Parent of 6-year old child
  • We tried a number of places. None of them could get our son’s behavior as far along as Happy Hour.

    Parent of 7-year old
  • For the first time, our son learned boundaries and consequences. He learned there through the setting of boundaries. It turned out to be just what he needed.

    Parent of 10-year old