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Melmark School, The

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Essential Information

2600 Wayland Rd.
Berwyn, PA 19312


Melmark cares for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, brain injuries and other neurological and genetic diagnoses.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.melmark.org

Disabilities Served:
Asperger syndrome
Cerebral palsy
Communication / social disorder
Deaf / hard of hearing
Developmental disability / MR
Emotional/behavioral disorder
Epilepsy / seizure disorder
Learning disability / ADHD
Neurological impairment
Pervasive development disorder
Visual impairment / blind

County: Chester

Location (state-county): PA-Chester

Offers residential program: yes

Services Offered:
Support Groups
Vocational Training

Enrollment: 85

Grades or ages of school: Ages 5-21

Staff:student ratio: 1:1, 1:2

Gender of students: coed

Offers summer camp, program or school: yes

School's Approach: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no

Paid Blurb 2016-2017: no

Update 2015-16: yes

Update 2016-17: no

Transportation provided: no

Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): Inquire for more information

Tuition structure:
Private pay

Adaptive tech used: Innovative technology is utilized in the classrooms. With Picture Exchange Communication System(PECS) students use iPads and Velcro boards.

Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Melmark offers a comprehensive range of health-related services including Speech and Language, Physical and Occupational Therapies.

Learning strategies: Applied Behavior Analysis

Support services/therapies offered: As an organization, our goal is to work as a team with families and caregivers in identifying helpful resources.

Support services:
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
School nurse
Social worker
Speech therapy

Vocational/life skills:
Life skills
Vocational training

Extracurriculars offered: Melmark provides creative activities such as; The Melmark Players, a talented troupe of actors and crew, The Joybells, our own English hand bell choir, The Melmark Traveling Art Show, where original artwork designed by Melmark students and adults, and the Music Room, where making and sharing music is great fun!

Extracurriculars offered:

Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Residential, Extended hours, Summer program

Paid Blurb 2016: no