Watson Psychologists Present Autism Research

At the Watson Institute, staff are encouraged to pursue research projects in their fields of expertise and publish or present those findings with their industry community. Dr. Amy Camodeca and Dr. Jennifer Croyle, two psychologists in the outpatient behavioral and mental health services department at Watson have spent over three years researching instruments that are … Read More

A Student’s Special Education Transition Story

At the Watson Institute, special education transition services help prepare our students to make the transition into adulthood after graduation or to transition smoothly back to their school district. We support students with special needs to help them achieve their educational, social, and developmental goals. The length of time a student attends the Watson Institute … Read More

Watson Staff Present at Annual Special Education Conference

At the Watson Institute, professional development is a key component to our organizational culture. Staff are encouraged to explore professional opportunities such as research studies, professional presentations and attendance at industry or job-related conferences. This past March, Watson Institute staff represented the organization at the PDE (Pennsylvania Department of Education) Bureau of Special Education Annual … Read More

Makerspace Vocational Training & Future Ready Initiative

At the Watson Institute Friendship Academy, special education staff start to work with students at 14 years old to help them prepare for a successful transition after graduation. Some of our students will pursue post-secondary education at a four year college or a technical school, while others will enter into the workforce. Whatever the students’ … Read More

Three Reasons Why You Want a Summer Special Education Job at Watson!

As winter comes to a close and warmer weather approaches, your mind may be drifting to thoughts of summer time. You might also be considering a summer special education job working with children. If so, you’re in luck! The Watson Institute is hiring compassionate individuals to join our team of camp aides, site supervisors, special … Read More

Makerspace & Elementary Special Education Curriculum

Recently we highlighted the Makerspace Initiative and how the Watson Institute Friendship Academy has embraced the program, building makerspace into our special education curriculum. This month, we’d like to show you how it’s being implemented in our elementary-aged students’ curriculum! At Friendship Academy, students with behavioral and emotional challenges in the elementary school level attend … Read More