Every child is special, but for certain students, their education and enrichment activities need to be, as well. If your child has a learning difference, is gifted, or has another special need that you want to have addressed, scroll and click through this guide to learn about some local resources for All Kinds of Kids around the Main Line and Philadelphia.
Looking for a referral from a local parent with first-hand experience? Ask our Main Line Parent Community group on Facebook for suggestions (we have over 26K members!) We also recommend the Main Line Special Needs Parents group on Facebook for “support, referrals and assistance, questions, camaraderie, or just a good rant!”
We also recommend visiting A Day in our Shoes, a fantastic blog created by Lisa Lightner, a Philadelphia Mom. Lisa shares information and resources so that parents can make more informed decisions regarding their child with disabilities and their IEP. A Day in Our Shoes also has a Facebook group for special needs parents to connect for IEP advice, special needs parenting tips.
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Does your child need more help? AIM Academy is a resource, inside and outside the school’s walls.
Looking for a school for a gifted student? Learn more about what the The Grayson School is doing for these unique learners at every age.
AIM students are exceeding national ﬂuency norms for average rate of improvement, not simply compared to peers with learning differences.
Under the guidance of Jill Dougherty, a certified reading specialist, this Quaker-based school is creating a seamless learning environment that leads students who learn differently to a lifetime of success.
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Specializing in educating bright children with learning disabilities, this Quaker-based school is proving that students who learn differently can be successful in school - and in life.
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