Melmark is an active, dynamic community. Every day we see great things being accomplished by those we serve, our staff, and friends and supporters.
We are proud to share those events and successes with you.
Members of The Melmark Players took their show on the road, performing on stage at ValleyPoint church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.
Newsies by The Melmark Players
Artwork by students from The Melmark School is on display at the Wayne Art Center.
One of the colorful pieces on display
Nearly two dozen volunteers from SAP North America, headquartered in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, participated in a fall festival for children and adults with autism and other special needs.
Volunteers from SAP North America
During the month of October, we welcomed a number of volunteers to Melmark. We would like to thank each volunteer and his or her coordinating organization for sharing their time and expertise.
Volunteers from the 4 Counties Garden Club
On Thursday, October 17, Melmark VP and COO, Dr. George Linke, along with members of Melmark's Adult Services senior staff, welcomed Pennsylvania Representative Warren Kampf (R, 157th District) to Melmark.
Staff with PA Representative Kampf
On Monday, October 7th, more than 250 golfers hit the links to help raise money for Melmark, despite heavy wind and rain.
Golfers with Title Sponsor, Accenture
The Melmark Traveling Art Show is on display at Community Music School, located at 775 West Main Street in Collegeville.
Parents of children who attend classes at The Melmark School enjoyed a night discussing goals with teachers, visiting classrooms and talking to one another at Melmark's Annual Back to School Event.
Parents and teachers at 2013 Back to School Night
Congratulations, Kerri Dougherty! Kerri has been selected by Exceptional Parent Magazine as an Exceptional Educator of 2013.
Melmark teacher, Kerri Dougherty, in the classroom
Melmark held the annual Miss Maine Invitational Talent Show on Saturday, July 27th. Clients, families and staff welcomed newly crowned contestants from Maine, New Hampshire, Missouri, Connecticut, Hawaii and District of Columbia.
Performers at the Miss Maine Invitational
The Joybells of Melmark performed the National Anthem at the Phillies game on Saturday, July 13th at Citizens Bank Ballpark. The Joybells is a hand bell choir comprised of adults with developmental disabilities. The group is led by two directors who give hand cues to the musicians.
Joanne Gillis-Donovan, Ph.D. with The Joybells
Congratulations to Chris Tabakin, Emerging Leader of the Year for 2013!
Chris Tabakin with Melmark clients
On June 12th, a grand celebration to honor the mission, work and staff of Melmark New England was held on the front lawn of the Andover campus.
MNE Exec. Dir., Rita M. Gardner,
Melmark Chief Clinical Officer, Frank Bird,
MNE Sr. Dir. of School Services, Helena Maguire
and MNE Vice President Peter Troy
On June 14th, five students graduated from The Melmark School.
Wilfredo is a 2013 Melmark graduate
On May 15th, Ronald McDonald visited students and adults at Melmark.
Ronald with Maddie and Carly
Melmark was proud to host Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the MAX Association.
Melmark client, Bill, speaks to legislators
In April 2013, Melmark hosted a volunteer appreciation event to thank the many volunteers who make a difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs who attend Melmark's day and residential programs.
On Wednesday, April 17th, volunteers from The Woodlynde School's National Honors Society worked alongside adults with special needs in The Meadows Garden.
Volunteers from The Woodlynde School
Melmark Behavior Analyst, Liz Dayton, has co-authored an article in The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA).
Liz Dayton, Melmark Behavior Analyst
On Saturday, March 30th, children and adults who participate in Melmark's day and residential programs were treated to an amazing celebration of Easter.
Volunteers from ValleyPoint Church
Each quarter, Melmark's Human Resources Department presents the Melmark Work Experience Award to an employee who sets a positive example in the workplace.
Front Row, Center: Gary in his Eatery
Uniform with Co-workers
Melmark Senior Clinician of Children's Behavior Health Programs, Chris Perrin, Ph.D., BCBA-D, presented at the annual PennABA Conference this month.
Chris Perrin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
On March 15th, adults who attend Melmark's day and residential programs
danced the afternoon away Irish style with the help of some area high
Students from Radnor High School
with Melmark resident, Ron
There’s nothing quite as exciting as bringing home a winning ribbon when you’re in a competition, unless, of course, you win while competing against a pool of artists, known as the best in their field internationally. Congratulations to members of Melmark’s Meadows Program for placing in the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Claire, Elaine, Christian and Joe
Melmark Senior Clinician of Children's Behavior Health Programs, Chris Perrin, Ph.D., BCBA-D, was recently elected as a member-at-large to the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis.
Chris Perrin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Amanda Guld-Fisher, Ph.D., BCBA-D is Melmark's Director of Professional Development, Training and Research. Below is a link to an article written by Dr. Guld-Fisher on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). It was published in a 2012 issue of SEEN Magazine.
Or visit SEEN Magazine's website at http://www.seenmagazine.us/ .
The Melmark Traveling Art Show is on display throughout the month of March at Burlap and Bean Coffee in Newtown Square, PA.
Each piece displays the abilities of students diagnosed with autism.
On Tuesday, February 19th, Melmark was honored to host Pennsylvania State Representative, Joe Hackett.
Melmark student, Joey, with PA Representative Joe Hackett
On Tuesday, February 5th, Philadelphia Wings Players, Brett Manney and Kevin Crowley, taught Melmark students and adults the fundamentals of lacrosse.
Riley tries out Wings' lacrosse gear
Please join Melmark friends and family for a special tribute to our co-founder, Mildred "Miggy" Krentel, on Sunday, February 10th at 2 p.m. Memorial services will be held in Melmark's Multi-Purpose Center, located at 2600 Wayland Road in Berwyn, PA.
RSVP to Cyndie Martin at email@example.com .