HERVEY B. WILBUR
A private school similar to Howe's was also started in New York in 1848 under the direction of Hervey B. Wilbur. Wilbur started the school in his own home and instructed his students according to Seguin's teaching methods. Soon, a number of boarding schools for children with disabilities opened on the East Coast.
In 1852 a school for "feeble-minded youth" opened in Germantown, Pennsylvania; another opened in Albany, New York in 1855; and another in Columbus, Ohio in 1857. Training schools were considered an educational success, offering hope to many families with children with disabilities.