Valley Forge Educational Services

Guiding Children and Young Adults to Independence


  • School to Work and Adult Life Transition
    A Free Workshop for parents, educators and community members in the Community
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00–8:30 pm
    School to work and adult life transition is a very important time in the lives of students with special needs and their families. Come spend the evening with us for a highly informative and interactive session on strategies that help students to become gainfully employed. We will focus on creative more non-traditional ways to attain and maintain rewarding employment outcomes.Presented by Corey Smith, Senior Consultant for Griffin-Hammis Associates Inc.

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    PTO-Sponsored Back-To-School Picnic
    Saturday, September 24
    11:00 am–2:00 pm
    Volunteers needed. Email

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Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) offers a wide variety of educational programs and integrated services preparing children and young adults with special needs to realize their potential as contributing members of the community. Through our programs—The Luma Center, Summer Matters, The Vanguard School and The Vanguard Transition Center—VFES fosters academic, therapeutic, social and emotional growth for a successful transition to work, post-secondary education and community living. 
The Vanguard School is an Approved Private School providing programs for and licensed to accept students, 4–21 years of age, with a Pennsylvania Department of Special Education exceptionality of autism, speech-language disorders, emotional disturbance and/or other health impairment (OHI).
The Vanguard Transition Center offers post-secondary education, career preparation and social and daily living skills development to young adults, 18–21 years of age, with a Pennsylvania Department of Special Education exceptionality.
 summer matters Summer Matters offers educational and recreational programming for young people, 5–21 years of age, with learning challenges and special needs. Programs include Summer Voyagers, Summer L.I.F.E., two ESY programs and respite programs, all of which build on campers’ interests to help them succeed, learn and grow.
The Luma Center is home to StarPoint and StarPoint 2, The Vanguard School's Pre-K/K and K/1 classrooms, which embrace the concept that each child learns differently. Our comprehensive programs recognize each child's abilities while supporting his or her academic and therapeutic needs.
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