A Cinderella prom night for teen with special needs

Sara Neuman, 19, looks over her senior prom dress with her mom, Judy. Sara will be attending the Plainview-Old Bethpage High School prom. (Newsday Photo / David L. Pokress)

It would be easy to feel a little sentimental when thinking about Sara Neuman and her prom. Prom nights are special, but for Sara and others like her, maybe a little more so.”Mommy, I feel like Cinderella,” she’d said, her mom recalled Wednesday, as a seamstress had snipped at the hem of the tiny girl’s coral prom dress singing “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”Sara, 19, is a 4-foot-9, 75-pound, medically fragile special education student at Plainview-Old Bethpage High School, and Thursday night she and Andrew Siebenberg, 18, her classmate and boyfriend since eighth grade, will attend the prom at the RexCorp (formerly EAB) Plaza in Uniondale.”He asked me in third period typing class,” the Plainview teen said. “I was like, ‘Oh my God. Thank God.’