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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. 

Melmark Athletes at 76ers Game

March 29, 2014

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

Yarn Donation Featured on WHYY

March 21, 2014

WHYY Reporter, Peter Crimmins, visited Melmark to cover a story on a recent yarn donation to The Meadows Country Garden Guild. 

Peter interviews Bill

St. Patrick's Day Dance

March 17, 2014

On Monday, March 17th, adults at Melmark enjoyed a St. Patrick's Day Dance.

St. Patrick's Day at Melmark
Emily and Sarah at the dance

Annual Valentine's Dance

February 12, 2014

Adults who participate in Melmark's day and residential programs enjoyed a Valentine's Dinner and Dance.

Tony with volunteers from Pilot Freight Services

"Club Melmark" Talent Show

January 24, 2014

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

Marcus's Success Story

January 10, 2014

“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

Melmark Players Featured in STAGE Magazine

December 27, 2013

During the months of November and December 2013, The Melmark Players shared their talent with audiences in four separate performances.

Valerie on stage
Valerie on stage during Newsies

Student Artwork at Kimmel Center

December 26, 2013

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

Young Professionals Donate Gifts

December 24, 2013

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


PECS Co-Creator at Expert Speaker Series

December 13, 2013

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


SAP North America Staff Volunteer at Melmark

October 29, 2013

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

Volunteers at Melmark

October 22, 2013

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

PA Representative Kamp Visits Melmark

October 17, 2013

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

Parents Attend Back to School Event

September 19, 2013

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

Melmark Teacher Receives Award

August 30, 2013

Congratulations, Kerri Dougherty! Kerri has been selected by Exceptional Parent Magazine as an Exceptional Educator of 2013.

Melmark teacher, Kerri Dougherty, in the classroom

Miss America Contestants Visit Melmark

July 30, 2013

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

Melmark New England Celebrates 15 Years

June 26, 2013

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

2013 Graduation Services

June 14, 2013

On June 14th, five students graduated from The Melmark School.

Wilfredo is a 2013 Melmark graduate

2013 Volunteer of the Year Awards

May 8, 2013

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.