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.
The Meadows and Meadows Too are proud to donate handmade baby items for a worthy cause!
Handmade items in The Meadows
Athletes from Melmark who participate in The Special Olympics had a wonderful opportunity during March. They greeted the Philadelphia 76ers as the basketball players entered the court!
Melmark Athletes Courtside
WHYY Reporter, Peter Crimmins, visited Melmark to cover a story on a recent yarn donation to The Meadows Country Garden Guild.
Peter interviews Bill
On Monday, March 17th, adults at Melmark enjoyed a St. Patrick's Day Dance.
Emily and Sarah at the dance
Adults who participate in Melmark's day and residential programs enjoyed a Valentine's Dinner and Dance.
Tony with volunteers from Pilot Freight Services
Radnor High School students performed a talent show at Melmark for children, adults and staff on Friday, January 24th.
Members of Club Melmark dance on stage
“Melmark has given us back the son we longed for and even exceeded our expectations”.
Read this great testament to a unique Melmark success story.
Marcus with his Melmark staff
During the months of November and December 2013, The Melmark Players shared their talent with audiences in four separate performances.
Valerie on stage during Newsies
Artwork by students from The Melmark School is on display at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia's Theatre District.
Paintings on display at The Kimmel Center
The Young Professionals for Melmark (YP4M) volunteer group helped spread holiday cheer to children in the Melmark Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) Program.
YP4M Member, Dr. Melissa Reed with Michael Donovan
On December 12, 2013 Melmark welcomed renowned clinician and researcher, Dr. Andy Bondy to present in our BCBA Expert Speaker Series.
Dr. Andy Bondy speaks to conference attendees
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