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.
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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.
“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.
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.
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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