SCHOOLS of EXCELLENCE

Schools of Excellence Award

This year, the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) will bestow upon qualified licensed private special education schools throughout the United States the distinction of being selected as a NASET School of Excellence for the 2017-2018 school year.  Selection as a NASET School of Excellence is the highest honor a private special education school can achieve through our professional association.  The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.

NASET annually completes a screening process of various private special education schools in the United States.  Upon preliminary review, certain select schools will be notified that they appear to meet the criteria as NASET Schools of Excellence.  Upon notification, the schools will need to complete an application form for verification of the information obtained by NASET.

 


The following are the 13 eligibility criteria a private special education school must meet to be a NASET School of Excellence:

I. Licensure: All NASET Schools of Excellence must be licensed by their respective State Department of Education.

II. Licensure of Professionals: All NASET Schools of Excellence employ special education professionals who are certified or licensed in their respective professions.

III.  Student Population: All NASET Schools of Excellence educate students with disabilities and or disorders.  This includes, but is not limited to, individuals diagnosed with:

Autism Deaf-Blindness
Developmental Delays Emotional Disturbance
Health Impairments Hearing Impairments (Including Deafness)
Learning Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities
Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairments
Speech and Language Impairments Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairments  

IV.  Enrollment Size: All NASET Schools of Excellence are schools dedicated to meeting the individual and unique needs of their students.

V.  Staff/Student Ratio: All NASET Schools of Excellence have a very small Staff/Student Ratio.

VI.  Age of Students: All NASET Schools of Excellence serve a student age population, with all students being between 3 to 21 years of age.

VII.  Related Services:  All NASET Schools of Excellence provide various types of related services for their students including, but not limited to:


Audiology Cochlear Implant Services
Counseling Deaf Community Interaction
Evening Tutorial Program Local Mainstreaming opportunities
Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy
Psychological Services Speech, Sign Language Services
Transportation Vocational Evaluation

VIII.  Curriculum: All NASET Schools of Excellence ensure that students receive a well rounded curriculum to meet the specific needs of each individual student with a disability.

IX.  Length of Operations: All NASET Schools of Excellence have been in existence for at least 10 or more years.

X.  Number of Months Open: All NASET Schools of Excellence are open a minimum of 10 months out of the calendar year.

XI.  Multiculturalism: All NASET Schools of Excellence seek to provide a multicultural environment.

XII.  Affiliations and Memberships: All NASET Schools of Excellence are affiliated and/or have memberships in other professional associations and organizations.

XIII.  Admissions Procedures: All NASET Schools of Excellence have a specific admissions procedure that they follow and adhere to in accepting the students in their programs.

All private special education schools that are distinguished as a NASET School of Excellence will receive a certificate of this honor.  They will also be included on our website and the website of The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (www.napcse.org) as a NASET School of Excellence (If you would like an engraved plaque for parents, students, teachers, and administrators to see proudly hanging in your school, one can be ordered).

All NASET School of Excellence applications for the 2016-2017 academic year must be received by May 15, 2016.

There is an application processing fee (peer review of materials) of $250.00 required of all candidates for the NASET School of Excellence.  ***Please note that if your school is not selected as a NASET School of Excellence, the entire processing fee of $250.00 will be returned to you. Checks should be made out to NASET.

For more information, contact us at 1-800-754-4421 ext.106 or email to awards@naset.org

If you believe your school meets the Eligibility Criteria and you would like to apply as a NASET School of Excellence., you may fill out the applications that are available to download at the top of this page.

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Selection as a NASET School of Excellence is the highest honor a private special education school can achieve through our professional association.  The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education. **

To learn more about the NASET Schools of Excellence - CLICK HERE

After review by NASET, the following schools have been accepted as a Schools of Excellence for 2017-2018

 


 

Academy of Whole Learning

3500 Williston Rd.
Minnetonka, MN 55345
952-737-6900
Learn More - www.academyofwholelearning.org

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Acadia Montana

55 Basin Creek Rd
Butte, MT 59701
406-494-4183
Learn More - www.acadiahealtcare.com

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ACLD Tillotson School

4900 Girard Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
412-881-2268
Learn More - www.acldtillotsonschool.org

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ADAPT Community Network - Bronx Children's Program

1770 Stillwell Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
718-652-9790
Learn Morewww.adaptcommunitynetwork.org

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ADAPT Community Network - Brooklyn Children's Program

160 Lawrence Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
718-436-7979
Learn Morewww.adaptcommunitynetwork.org

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ADAPT Community Network - Brooklyn School Age Program

175 Lawrence Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
718-436-7979
Learn Morewww.adaptcommunitynetwork.org

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ADAPT Community Network - Manhattan Children's Program

80 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10023
646-740-2525
Learn Morewww.adaptcommunitynetwork.org

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ADAPT Community Network - Staten Island Children's Program

281 Port Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302
718-442-6006
Learn More - www.adaptcommunitynetwork.org

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Advance Learning Center

3451 Charlie Smith Sr Hwy
St. Marys, GA 31558
912-882-5327
Learn More - www.advancelearningcenter.org

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Archway School

280 Jackson Rd.
Atco, NJ 08004
856-767-5757
Learn More - www.archwayprograms.org

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The Austin Centers for Exceptional Students (ACES)

6815 W Cactus Road
Peoria, AZ 85381
623-937-5090
Learn More - austincenters.com/

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Avondale House

3737 O'Meara Drive
Houston, TX 77025
713-993-9544
Learn More - Click Here or  www.avondalehouse.org

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Barber National Institute - Elizabeth Lee Black School

100 Barber Place
Erie, PA 16507
814-453-7661
Learn Morewww.barberinstitute.org

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The Barry Robinson Center

443 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
757-455-6100
Learn Morewww.barryrobinson.org

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Benedictine School

14299 Benedictine Lane
Ridgely, MD 21660
410-634-2112
Learn More - www.benschool.org

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Benway School

620 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-633-3837
Learn More - Click here or  www.benwayschool.org

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The Birchtree Center

2064 Woodbury Ave. Suite 204
Newington, NH 03801
603-433-4192
Learn More - www.birchtreecenter.org

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Brookfield Schools

1009 Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
856-795-8228
Learn More - Click here or www.brookfieldschools.org

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Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center

50 E. North Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Telephone: 716-885-8318
Learn More - www.askbhsc.org

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Camelot Education

7500 Rialto Blvd, Building 1, suite 260
Austin, TX 78735
512-858-9900
Learn More - www.cameloteducation.org

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Carlton Palms Educational Center

28308 Churchill Smith Lane
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
352-735-0588
Learn More - www.bellbh.com

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Carol and Frank Biondi Education Center

463 Hawthorne Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10705
914-375-8801
To Learn More- Click Herewww.leakeandwatts.org/special-education-services

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The Center for Developmental Disabilities

72 South Woods Rd.
Woodbury, NY 11797
516-921-7650
Learn More - www.centerfordd.org

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Chesapeake Bay Academy

821 Baker Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-497-6200
Learn More - Click Here or www.cba-va.org

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Children's Unit for Treatment and Evaluation

4400 Vestal Pkwy
Binghamtom, NY 13902
607-777-2829
Learn More - icd.binghamton.edu

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The Child School / Legacy High School

587 Main Street
Roosevelt Island, NY 10044
212-223-5055
To Learn MoreClick Here or www.thechildschool.org

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Crossroads School

11 Huron Drive
Natick, MA 01760
508-651-7500
Learn More - www.crossroadsschoolma.org

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Depaul School of Northeast Florida

3044 San Pablos Rd S.
Jacksonville, FL 32224
904-223-3391
Learn More- Click Here or www.depaulschool.com

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Deron School I of N.J.

1140 Commerce Avenue
Union, NJ 07981
908-206-0444
To Learn More - Click Here or www.deronschool.org

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Deron School II of N.J.

130 Grove
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-509-2777
To Learn MoreClick Here or www.deronschool.org

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Developmental Disabilities Institute

99 Hollywood Drive
Smithtown, NY 11787
631-366-2900
Learn More - www.ddiny.org

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Eagle Hill School

45 Glenville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
203-622-9240
To Learn More www.eaglehillschool.org

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Educational Partnership for Instructing Children

238 N. Farview Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07656
201-576-0600
To Learn More - Click Here or www.epicschool.org

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Felician School for Exceptional Children

260 S. MAIN STREET
Lodi, NJ 07644
973-777-5355
Learn More - www.fsec.org

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The Fletcher Academy

400 Cedarview Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-782-5082
Learn More - Click Here or  www.thefletcheracademy.com

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Garfield Park Academy

24 Glenolen Lane
Willingboro, NJ 08046
609-877-4111
Learn More - Click Here or  www.garfieldparkacademy.org

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Gateway Academy

3939 E Shea Blvd
Phoenix, AZ  85028
480-998-1071
Learn More - Click Here or thegatewayschool.com

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Gateway School

60 High Street
Carteret, NJ 07008
732-541-4400
Learn Morethegatewayschool.com

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Gersh Academy

21 Sweet Hollow Road
Huntington, NY 11743
631-385-3342
Learn More - www.gershacademy.org

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Gillen Brewer School

410 E 92nd Street
New York, NY  10128
212-831-3667
Learn MoreClick Here or  www.gillenbrewer.com

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Groves Academy

3200 Highway 100 South
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-920-6377
Learn More - www.grovesacademy.org

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Hampton Academy

108 Burrs Rd.
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 267-2757
Learn More - Click Here or www.hamptonacademy.com

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Hawthorne County Day School

5 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532
914-592-8526
Learn More - www.hawthornecountryday.org

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Henrietta G. Lewis Campus School

6395 Old Niagra Road
Lockport, NY 14094
716-433-9592 ext. 500
Learn More - www.fosteringgood.org

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Heritage Schools, Inc.

5600 N. Heritage School Drive
Provo, UT 84604
801-226-4600
Learn More - www.heritagertc.org

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High Point School of Bergen County

46 Spring Street
Lodi, NJ 07644
974-574-0334
Coming soon! (www.highpointschool.com)

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The Hillside School

2697 Brookside Road
Macungie, PA 18062
610-967-3701
Learn More - www.hillsideschool.org

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HollyDELL School

610 Hollydell Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080
856-582-5151
Learn More - hollydell.org/

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HOPE Academy

89 Marsh Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
203-799-6000
Learn More - www.hopeacademyct.com

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The Hope School Learning Center

15 E. Hazel Dell Lane
Springfield, Illinois 62712
217-585-5150
Learn Morewww.thehopeschool.org

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The Jardine Academy

75 Rod Smith Place
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-603-1460
Learn More - www.thecplinc.org/jardine.html

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Jeanine Schultz School

2101 W. Oakton Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847-696-3315

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John A. Coleman School

300 Corporate Boulevard South
Yonkers, NY 10701
914-294-6171
Learn More - Click Here or www.colemanschool.org

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Kingsway Learning Center - Elementary Program

144 Kings Highway West
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856-234-4442
Learn Morewww.kingswaylearningcenter.org

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Kingsway Learning Center - Secondary Program

244 West Route 38
Moorestown, NJ 08057
856-234-4442
Learn More - www.kingswaylearningcenter.org

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Landmark School

429 Hale Street
Prides Crossing, MA 01965
978-236-3010
Learn More - Click here or  www.landmarkschool.org

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Lawrence Hall School

4833 N Francisco Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
773-769-3500
Learn More - Click Here or www.lawrencehall.org

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Learning Spring School

247 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003
212-239-4926
Learn More - www.learningspring.org

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Lord Stirling School

99 Lord Stirling Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-766-1786
Learn More - www.lordstirling.org

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Marygrove Services, Inc.

2705 Mullanphy Lane
Florissant, MO 63031
314-830-6203
Learn More - www.marygrovechildren.org

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Maryville Jen School

1150 N River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-390-3020
Learn Morewww.jenschool.org

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New Road School of Somerset

2200 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
732-271-5775
Learn More - www.newroadschool.com

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NJEDDA Schools

1481 Main St.
Clifton, NJ 07011
973-772-2600
Learn More - www.njedda.org

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Northstar Academy

8055 Shrader Road
Richmond, VA 23294
804-747-1003
Learn More - Click Here or www.northstaracademy.net

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The Notre Dame School of Dallas

2018 Allen St.
Dallas, TX 75024
214-720-3911
Learn More - www.notredameschool.org

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The Open Doorway

1480 South Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
561-434-2788
Learn More - www.theopendoorway.com

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The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-951-4705
Learn More - Click here or www.psd.org

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Prime Time for Kids

70 Phillips Hill Road
New City, NY 10956
845-639-2425
Learn Morewww.rocklandarc.org

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Raskob Day School

3520 Mountain Blvd.   
Oakland, CA  94619   
510-436-1275
Learn More - Click Here or www.raskobinstitute.org

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School for Adaptive and Integrated Learning (SAIL) at Ferncliff Manor

1154 Saw Mill River Road
Yonkers, NY 11710
914-968-4854
Learn More - Click Here or www.sailatferncliff.com

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The Spurwink School

365 River Road
Lincoln, RI 92865
401-334-3783
Learn More - www.spurwinkri.org

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St. Michael Special School

1522 Chippewa Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-524-7285
Learn More - www.stmichaelspecialschool.com

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Sullivan House High School

8164 S. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60617
773-978-8680
Learn More -  sullivanhousehschicago.com

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Summit Academy

150 Stahl Road
Getzville, NY 14068
716-629-3400
Learn More - Click Here or  www.thesummitcenter.org

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T.C. Harris School

3700 Rome Drive
Lafayette, IN 47905
765-448-4220
Learn More- www.idtc-in.com

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Timber Ridge School

1463 New Hope Road
Cross Junction, VA 22625
540-888-3456
Learn More - www.timberridgeschool.org/

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Town & Country School

8906 E. 34th Street
Tulsa, OK 74145
918-296-3113
Learn More - www.tandcschool.org

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Washington Academy

25 North 7th Street
Belleville, NJ 07109
973-239-6555
Learn More - www.washingtonacademy.com

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Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf

300 E. Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-371-7000
Learn More - www.wpsd.org

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Willie Ross School for the Deaf

32 Norway Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
413-567-0374
Learn Morewww.willierossschool.org

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Woodlynde School

445 Upper Gulph Road
Strafford, PA 19087
610-687-9660
Learn More - www.woodlynde.org

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Woodward Children's Center

201 West Merrick Road
Freeport, NY 11520
516-379-0900
Learn More - www.woodwardchildren.org

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YCS Sawtelle Learning Center

208 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-744-0615
Learn More - www.ycs.org

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YCS Fort Lee Education Center

2300 3rd. Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
201-944-6608
Learn More - www.ycsflec.org

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Youth For Tomorrow

11835 Hazel Circle Drive
Bristow, VA 20136
703-368-7995
Learn More - www.youthfortomorrow.org

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If you believe your school may qualify as a NASET School of Excellence and want to learn more - CLICK HERE



 

Past Recipients of the NASET Schools of Excellence Award

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The section of the NASET website on SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE is designed to provide users with information about specific private special education schools that have met certain standards as determined by NASET. The information included is provided free of charge as a user convenience and is to be used for informational purposes only. Some information may represent opinion or judgment or contain inadvertent technical oversights, factual inaccuracies, or typographical errors. The information regarding all SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE were reported by the respective schools, State Departments of Education, and a review of the documentation submitted by the schools.  As such, NASET does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information on the NASET website. NASET will not be responsible for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or deficiencies in the information provided on the NASET website.

This information is provided "as is" with no guarantees of completeness, non-infringement, accuracy or timeliness, and without warranties of any kind, express or implied. You therefore assume sole responsibility for all risks associated with the use of this information and further accept that NASET is in no way responsible for any consequences whatsoever to anyone arising from your use or interpretation of any information contained within or linked from or to the web site. Before making decisions based on any of the SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE, NASET strongly recommends that you visit the schools and ask the directors of the specific programs specific questions pertaining to your child's needs.

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