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.

Preparing Students for Reintegration Transition

Student who is transitioning from Friendship to their home school district is posed in front of a dry erase board with her name pictured at a celebration for her accomplishment.

The Watson Institute’s Friendship Academy offers students struggling to manage their mental health the therapeutic support to achieve stability in school and at home. For many students, Friendship Academy is […]

WISCA Students Develop Vocational Skills for Employment

Two Watson Institute students prepare coffee orders for their in-school jobs.

Helping students prepare to transition into adulthood is an important tenet of the Watson Institute’s mission. Teaching vocational, life, and social skills can help students with autism and other exceptionalities […]

What Does a Behavior Technician Do at Watson?

female students hugs educational staff member while she laughs. both are smiling and happy in the classroom

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 […]