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.
Vol. 19, Issue 31, Page 4Published in Print: April 12, 2000, as Death