Special Education News & Updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest special education news and updates from the Watson Institute. We include news, as well as stories and helpful information featuring our special education teachers, therapists, and mental health professionals and how they provide exceptional educational and supportive services to children with special needs. Also learn about our special education school programs and outpatient resources for children ages 3 to 21.

What Does a Behavior Technician Do at Watson?

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If you’ve researched a career in special education you may have encountered openings for Behavior Technician jobs. You may be wondering, ‘what exactly does a behavior technician do?’ If so, […]

Staff Advances Career with Tuition Reimbursement Benefit

Behavior Technician staff member does a hand shake sign with a student with special needs in a classroom setting.

If you had asked Casey DelPercio when he first started working where he envisioned himself in ten years, he couldn’t have dreamed that he would hold a position at the […]

Tuition Reimbursement Benefit for Watson Employees

The Watson Institute values its workforce, and we demonstrate that by supporting the personal and professional growth of our employees. A component of the benefits package offered to full-time employees […]

Loan Forgiveness Programs for Watson Employees

Are your federal student loans weighing heavily on your mind? Have you ever imagined what you could do if you didn’t have loan payments to make every month? It’s time […]

Using Educational Technology to Enhance Learning

At the Watson Institute’s Friendship Academy, students with mental and behavioral health challenges work with a team of experienced educational and psychiatric support professionals to achieve their academic, developmental, and […]

In-School Trauma Response Partnership

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At the Watson Institute’s Friendship Academy, elementary, middle, and high school students face the same challenges that many of their peers face: pressures to fit in and to keep up […]

Educator FAQs about Teaching Sexual Education

In a conversation with Lisa Gooddell, M.A., founder and host of the Help for Special Educators podcast, Dr. Rachel Schwartz, BCBA-D, a Watson Educational Consultant, answers educators’ questions about teaching […]