Sofia Christakis

UPDATED: May 24, 2021

We know how difficult it is to find a great tutoring center for your child with special needs. At Puzzles, we can remove that stress and provide exceptional care for your child!

At Puzzles, your child will have a completely constructed classroom-like setting, offering appropriate and fundamental education, even after they leave school. Specializing in children ages 4-12 Puzzles is structured in a way that allows your child to practice their independence and social development.
What do we offer at Puzzles?
Play Therapy
Speech Therapy
Physical Therapy
Services are provided based on your child’s mandate referencing their IEP (Individualized Education Plan).
The above services are included in the tuition!
Structured Set up
Puzzles offers a structured teaching model. Our classroom setup uses schedules and visuals to limit student stress and promote independent learning within the classroom. We pride ourselves on encouraging a student’s exploratory skills and offer a fun and interactive way to help them navigate within the classroom.
What is a structured teaching model?
A Structured Classroom includes:
? Individual schedules / Referential schedules
? Wall schedules
? Visual communication boards
? Timers
? Work system schedules
Socialization with peers and communication development is a priority at Puzzles. Our students are encouraged to engage with each other in the program. Here at Puzzles,we embrace all students’ forms of communication. Communication books and devices provide the tools our students need to communicate. Whether it is verbal communication or non-verbal communication, we ensure that our students’ voices are heard!

At Puzzles, we encourage students to learn through a multitude of modalities. Students are encouraged to try new things, whether it is learning a new skill or participating in a sensory activity. Puzzles uses a variety of centers for students to explore. As a tutoring center, Puzzles incorporates many classroom activities to build generalization and independence. IEP goals are worked on at the center in order to build mastery.

Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday from 2:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 2:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m

Drop off begins at 2:00 p.m. If your child is bussed to the tutoring center, a staff member will meet your child at the bus and escort them into the building.

Pick up hours are from 6:00 p.m to 6:10 p.m. Only members on the student’s release form are allowed to leave with your child.
On Fridays we offer Parents Night Out, where parents/guardians can enjoy a nice dinner or an activity of their choosing! Since Puzzles is a tutoring center, academic and social activities will continue to occur for the extra two hours until dismissal.

  • Languages:
  • English
  • Insurances Accepted:
  • Call for Fee
  • No Insurance Accepted


28-05 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105
United States






Sofia Christakis

Our Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families, and caretakers to information, tools, and resources.

Get in Touch with ART

Autism Speaks does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks has not validated and is not responsible for any information, events, or services provided by third parties. The views and opinions expressed in blogs on our website do not necessarily reflect the views of Autism Speaks.