Valley Forge Educational Services

Guiding Children and Young Adults to Independence


  • Dr. Dan Gottlieb Special Presentation 
    Wednesday, April 8, Dr. Dan Gottlieb will give a special presentation for Autism Awareness Month to VFES parents — Loving Someone with Autism. Click here to learn more and to RSVP; reservations are required.
    Please note this event is for VFES parents only and is not open to the public. 
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Welcome to Valley Forge Educational Services

Valley Forge Educational Services is distinguished for its expertise in providing families, schools and professionals with support or guidance for young people, ages 2–21, with learning challenges. Guiding children to independence has been our focus for more than 50 years. Each of our programs supports the needs of specific learners. 
The Luma Center for Development and Learning provides therapy, social skills groups and therapeutic preschool programs to young children who have developmental or learning challenges. The Center also provides consulting services to families, schools and community groups on supporting children with special needs.
Summer Matters offers fun, supportive, strengths-based summer and respite programs for children and young adults with learning challenges.
The Vanguard School is an Approved Private School for students ages 4–18 with exceptionalities including autism spectrum disorder, neurological impairment and related social-emotional difficulties. The school’s Learning-for-Life philosophy integrates clinical services with academic, social and vocational skills.
The Vanguard Transition Center offers 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.
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Valley Forge Educational Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national origin or disability in its activities, admissions, programs or employment practices.

Valley Forge Educational Services is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with the law.

News & Features

  • Vanguard School Therapeutic Academic Classrooms Based at The Luma Center

    Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) is pleased to announce that StarPoint and StarPoint 2 will be licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education under The Vanguard School license effective September 1, 2015. This is an exciting opportunity to grow and enhance our services, enabling us to continue bringing exceptional programming to the children and young adults we serve.

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