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 Philly Family Community group on Facebook (we have over 5K members!)
We also recommend visiting A Day in our Shoes, a fantastic blog created by Lisa Lightner, a Philadelphia Mom. Lisa shares information and resources so that parents can make more informed decisions regarding their child with disabilities and their IEP. A Day in Our Shoes also has a Facebook group for special needs parents to connect for IEP advice, special needs parenting tips.
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