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What are some special education schools?

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Some special education schools located in the United States are American School for the Deaf, Devereux Glenholme School, Perkins School for the Blind, Learning Skills Academy and The Wolf School. Depending on the school, students have access to day programs, extended day programs and residential programs tailored to their specific special education needs. Families should contact individual schools to determine the best program for their child.

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One example of a special needs school is The Perkins School for the Blind, which is located on 40 acres in Watertown, Massachusetts. The school admits approximately 200 students each year and has day and residential programs on campus. Specialized staff at the school include teachers of the deaf-blind, mobility specialists, audiologists, teachers of the visually impaired and developmental psychologists. Perkins has on-campus programs for students ages 3 to 22 who are visually impaired or deaf-blind. Students have access to health care during the school day with on-call service available in the evenings. The school also has community programs, such as those for children from birth to age 3 and for older students who are transitioning to a job.

Other schools that provide special education services are The Learning Clinic, HMS School for children, Wediko School, Meeting Street School, The Bennington School in Vermont, Robert B. Jolicoeur School and Becket Academy in New Hampshire.

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