As the school day begins, students wait patiently in their buses outside of Friendship Academy while staff assemble to greet them and escort them to their classrooms. Students attend school in-person two days a week in the blended learning model Friendship Academy has adopted this school year in the wake of COVID-19. Within the classroom, […]
Access our Continuity of Education Plan, Reopening Plan, Health and Safety Plan, and our resources for families on our website.Watson Institute COVID Information
Special Education Schools
Learning looks different this year and continues at school and at home! At the Watson Institute, we support our students whether they are in school or at home. Learn more about our special education school programs!
Supporting Our Students
At the Watson Institute, the health and safety of our students, staff, and team members is our number one priority. Read about how we've adapted learning environments to meet students' needs and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings at the Watson Institute.
Friendship Academy Students Thrive in Blended Learning Model
Supporting Parents of Children with Special Needs
At the Watson Institute, we share the goal of our students’ parents – helping their child succeed. We know that in order for our students to be successful, we also need to support their families. One of the ways we do this is through our parent support groups. Parent Support Groups at Watson Nearly 30 […]
Supporting Students through Virtual Learning
At the Watson Institute, helping students with special needs achieve their academic and developmental goals is our priority. Although schools were closed in the second half of the school year for in-person learning, educators at the Watson Institute adapted their approach to ensure our students still received the educational lessons and support they needed to […]
Watson Life Resources
Preparing for Visitors
Visitors, especially near the holidays, may cause anxiety for some. This resource provides a number of strategies that may help reduce anxiety and promote positive experiences.
Family gatherings and eating at restaurants can be difficult for some children. This resource provides strategies for structuring the environment to promote positive behavior.