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HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Map4400 Baltimore Ave.
Phila., PA 19104
  • Education


HMS provides highly specialized residential & day school programs for children ages 6-21 with severe disabilities from CP or TBI; individualized education/therapies emphasize training in power mobility, augmentative communications, life skills; 24-hour nursing; extended school year.

School's Approach

5-10-student classroom, with two staffers; customized iEP model

Additional Information:

Disabilities Served: Cerebral palsy
Neurological impairment
County: Philadelphia
Location (state-county): PA-Philadelphia
Offers residential program: yes
Enrollment: 57
Grades or ages of school: Ages 5-21
Staff:student ratio: 1:7
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
Extended day mornings, afternoons or both: mornings & afternoons
Transportation provided: no
Tuition structure: FAPE
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Customized IEP model
Support services/therapies offered: physical, recreation, dance/movement therapies and adaptive art program.
Support services: Counseling
Music therapy
Occupational therapy
Speech therapy
Extracurriculars offered: range of student-life opportunities that include trips and visits from community personalities, a rich program in the arts and participation in dances, parties, spontaneous celebrations and special-occasion events
Extracurriculars offered: Music
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Extended day, Summer program
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