Obituary: Milton Brutten

By Michelle Galley — April 12, 2000 1 min read

Milton Brutten, a co-founder of one of the country’s first private schools for children with learning disabilities, died of complications from a stroke in Wayne, Pa., on March 16. He was 77.

Mr. Brutten co-founded the Vanguard School in Paoli, Pa., with educator Henry Evans in 1959. Although it was originally established to serve students with learning disabilities, the school now helps children with a broad range of social and emotional difficulties.

In 1977, Mr. Brutten founded the Crossroads School for dyslexic students. It is also located in Paoli, which is a suburb of Philadelphia.

Mr. Brutten co-wrote Something Is Wrong With My Child, widely seen as one of the premier textbooks on learning disabilities when it was published in 1973.


A version of this article appeared in the April 12, 2000 edition of Education Week as Death