VFES Programs & Services

  • The Vanguard School

    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). Students who experience developmental disabilities, learning differences or social-emotional or behavioral difficulties are also eligible for our program. The Vanguard School provides comprehensive special education and related clinical services with a unique focus on the individual student and his or her readiness for life.

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  • The Vanguard Transition Center

    The Vanguard Transition Center (VTC) 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. As part of The Vanguard School, students receive continuing education, counseling, self-advocacy training as well as career exploration and community-based vocational experience. Evidence-based instruction in math, language arts, daily living skills, employment skills, current events, healthy lifestyles and human social development are offered to all students along with community-based activities and recreational opportunities.

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  • Summer Matters

    Summer Matters offers educational and recreational programming for young people, 4–24 years of age, with special needs and learning challenges. Summer Matters programs vary in purpose, format and length and build on participants’ interests to help them succeed, learn and grow. From the development of social and daily living skills to experiencing opportunities to have fun and make new friends, Summer Matters programs maximize each participant’s potential.

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  • Customized Workforce Solutions

    Customized Workforce Solutions (CWS), a program of Valley Forge Educational Services, provides employment-related services to adults with disabilities. CWS offers person-centered support and training to help individuals with disabilities attain their employment goals. Services provide adults with disabilities the customized opportunities and individualized supports necessary to discover career interests and maintain competitive, integrated employment in their home community. Services are provided on both a short-term and long-term basis, depending on each individual's needs and preferences.

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