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Valley Forge Educational Services

Juliann Jaffe
Map1777 N. Valley Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
  • Camps
  • Education
  • Vocational


VFES provides school and summer programs, transition skills programming and clinical-consultation services for children and young adults, 2-21 years of age, with special needs. Through its programs—The Luma Center for Development and Learning, Summer Matters, The Vanguard School, and Vanguard Transition Center — VFES offers direct services to young people as well as professional development and support to families, schools and community organizations.

Additional Information:

Disabilities Served: Asperger syndrome
Developmental disability / MR
Emotional/behavioral disorder
County: Chester
Location (state-county): PA-Chester
Services Offered: Evaluation
Support Groups
Vocational Training
Enrollment: 300
Grades or ages of school: Ages 2-21
Gender of students: coed
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no
Paid Blurb 2016-2017: no
Update 2015-16: yes
Update 2016-17: no
Updated 2017-2018: no
Transportation provided: no
Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): varies by program
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: The Vanguard School's Learning-for-Life philosophy integrates clinical services with academic, social and vocational skills.
Support services/therapies offered: The Luma Center offers individual speech-language and occupational therapy, early intervention services, therapeutic pre-K/K programs and social skills groups.
Extracurriculars offered: We offer post-secondary education, career development and social and life skills development to young adults ages 18–21 who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, mild emotional disturbance and/or neurological impairment.
Paid Blurb 2016: no
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