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Main Line Parent All Kinds of Kids Guide

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 28K 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!”

Meet Michael Madaio, our chosen hero for November, Epilepsy Awareness Month.

Here are the places working to make the Main Line more accessible for all.

This animal adventure is more accessible than ever thanks to Elmwood Park Zoo's singular designation as a Certified Autism Center.

When art therapist Mike Fogel saw a need in his community, summer camp for neurologically atypical and socially challenged kids, his mission became clear.

The Phebe Anna Thorne School offers traditional classes and specialized programs for children with speech and language-based difficulties.

As Seen In The Main Line Parent Education Guide

Get To Know These Local Schools,
Where Learning Differences are Supported and Celebrated:

“If you’re passionate about something, they’ll do everything you can to help that passion grow. That’s what makes AIM so special.”

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.

Benchmark School recently opened an Innovation Lab. Learn how this technology-driven space is helping students expand their learning beyond the traditional classroom.

How the Grayson School is Transforming the Upper School Experience

An interview with Meredith Hafer, Academic Dean at The Grayson School on how Pennsylvania’s only “all gifted, all day” independent school introduces a transformative, authentic scholar model for their upper school.

Delaware Valley Friends School - Tools for Success

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.

Nickie Imprescia moved from New York City to Wayne so she could send Lucy to the K-12 school. Find out why.

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