WHY THE ALLEN SCHOOL?

 
 

Since 1958, The Allen School has enabled children with developmental disabilities to achieve their dreams, through treatment, nurturing, and education. In addition to fostering the aspirations of the kids in their care, the parents and the community as a whole find fulfillment in countless ways from the services provided in this unique environment.

The Allen School serves children, from birth to 5, diagnosed with conditions including mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy and other developmental delays. The school staff is dedicated to providing the perfect balance of education and inspiration. A combination of early childhood teachers, special education teachers, and paraprofessionals work together with physical, speech, and occupational therapists to tailor programs that maximize each child's potential.

The Allen School also offers inclusive enrollment, where typically developing students blend with those facing mental and physical challenges. Traits like patience, empathy and acceptance, that are often hard to teach young people, are learned by both groups of students through their daily interactions. In this atmosphere, barriers are removed, friendships are forged and lives changed.