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Clearview Federal Credit Union's "Points for Pediatrics" benefits The Watson Institute.  Week 7 = $2,300!

September 3, 2014
Clearview week 1

In this program, Clearview will make a $100 donation for every extra point kicked after a touchdown during a Pitt Panther football game during the 2014-15 season.  Clearview will also make a $40 donation for each 3-point basket made by a Pitt player during a Pitt Panthers men's basketball game during the 2014-2015 season.  All proceeds will benefit The Watson Institute.  Thank you Clearview Federal Credit Union.

FNB Presents EITC Donation

October 1, 2014

Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program allows PA businesses to donate a portion of their state tax obligation to educational improvement organizations.  The Watson Institute uses EITC donations for our Community Based Instruction program and for scholarships.  For more information on the EITC program click here.

LEAP Preschool Enrolling Students

August 5, 2014

Registration is ongoing.  Click here for more information.

Watson Receives NCASES Accreditation

August 7, 2014

NCASES is a subsidiary of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers.  This accreditation includes our Education Center and LEAP Preschool programs.

Eligibility for NCASES accreditation includes adherence with 100% of the Core Standards developed with input from private and public sector human service professionals, parents, funders, and institutions of higher education.  The Standards are systematically reviewed and revised based on continuing input from the special education field.  Accreditation by NCASES:

1.       Assures the community that the agency has met best current practices;

2.       Identifies for private and public consumers agencies worthy of financial support;

3.       Assists prospective clients, families, and public agencies in choosing a service provider; and

4.       Assists in the development of agency improvement goals.

The Watson Institute is honored by this accreditation.  For more information visit their website at

Ray White, CEO of The Watson Institute, Appears on Comcast Newsmakers

December 5, 2013

Click here to view the interview.