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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health to open Devereux Day Academy for students with disabilities in southern Chester County

 

Devereux Day Academy

Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services’ Devereux Day Academy will offer a high quality, innovative special education program for students with disabilities in grades K-8.

Day Academy Room

The Devereux Day Academy’s core curriculum is aligned with the Pennsylvania Core Standards, as well as the curricula of Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services’ partner school districts.

Villanova, PA – Feb. 27, 2023 – Today (Feb. 27), Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare, will open the Devereux Day Academy, an Approved Private School, in Landenberg, Pennsylvania.

Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services’ Devereux Day Academy will offer a high quality, innovative special education program for students in grades K-8 with the following primary diagnoses: intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, emotional disturbance, learning disabilities and speech/language impairments.

The Devereux Day Academy’s core curriculum is aligned with the Pennsylvania Core Standards, as well as the curricula of Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services’ partner school districts. This alignment will facilitate smooth transitions for students to and from the program and their local schools.

“We are excited to provide much-needed educational services for younger students in southern Chester County, many of whom continue to struggle with various impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including learning loss, absenteeism and mental health challenges.” said Devereux Director of Student Services Colleen Katzenmoyer, Ed.D. “Each student will have an Individualized Education Program, outlining their goals for skill development and strategies for achieving those goals. We will work closely with families and school districts to ensure students can return to their local schools and communities with the tools they need to succeed.”

Now accepting referrals!

To send a referral to the Devereux Day Academy, or any of Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services’ Approved Private Schools, please email PAEducationReferrals@devereux.org. Please include the following information:

  • Student name, DOB and grade level (required)
  • Documents for the admissions team to review – most recent IEP, ER/RR (required)
  • Preferred program – Devereux Day Academy, The Brandywine School, The Mapleton School, The Devereux School for Integrated Learning or The CARES School (if known)
  • Any additional educational records or information deemed relevant to the referral – psychiatric evaluation, attendance records, discipline records, etc. (optional and/or as requested)

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services, insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded in 1912 by special education pioneer Helena Devereux, the organization operates a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults – and their families – every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new understanding of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement.

With more than 6,500 employees working in programs across the nation, Devereux is a recognized partner for families, schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, education and foster care. Programs are offered in hospital, residential, community and school-based settings. They include: assessments; interventions and support; transition and independent life services; family and professional training; research and innovation; and advocacy and public education. For more than a century, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and enduring mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. www.devereux.org

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania

Devereux Pennsylvania provides a wide range of educational, clinical, residential and community-based programs and services for children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, emotional and behavioral differences and dual diagnoses. www.devereuxpa.org

 

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