Announcing Acquisition of Early Intervention/Preschool Special Education Centers
June 17, 2016
Liberty Resources, parent company of Liberty POST, announces the recent acquisition of Rochester-based Communication Center for Hearing and Speech, and Manhattan-based Watch Me Grow, a pediatric sensory gym and speech language center. These acquisitions demonstrate Liberty POST’s commitment to expanding the interdisciplinary team approach to early childhood diagnostic and pediatric therapy services throughout New York State. Liberty POST provides services in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and the Hudson Valley region, and now New York City.
The Communication Center for Hearing and Speech offers special education and therapy services, as well as integrated preschool programs, at three Monroe County locations, Gates, Irondequoit, and Webster.
With two Manhattan locations (Upper West Side and the East Village), Watch Me Grow offers center-based, school-based and in-home therapy, evaluations, as well as group programs including social groups and camps.
Liberty POST is a division of Liberty Resources, one of Central New York’s largest human service agencies, providing a wide array of services to clients and families across New York State and in Texas. These acquisitions add nearly 100 professional staff to the more than 1,000 Liberty Resources workforce.
“Liberty POST has been a people-centered provider of special education and related therapy services for more than five years,” states Liberty POST President John Torrens, Ph.D.. “The addition of Watch Me Grow and Communication Centers enables us to leverage the tremendous capabilities of Liberty Resources to expand our footprint and deliver services in a more cost effective way, and serve more children in a wider service capacity.”
Liberty POST is approved by the New York State Education Department and the New York State Department of Health to provide professional services to children ages birth to 5 years old for evaluations, special education, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, service coordination, and audiology. Liberty POST clinicians possess significant experience and expertise in providing ongoing therapy services and evaluations, in group and individual settings in the clinic, homes, daycares, and preschools. They work in a collaborative model to provide services to children with developmental delays, behavioral challenges, and a wide variety of diagnoses – among them: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, medical conditions, prematurity, and apraxia.