Washington Updates. NAPSEC works diligently to keep members updated throughout the year on developments coming out of the U.S. Department of Education, Congress and other federal agencies.  Members receive communications on a regular basis regarding issues of importance to private special education. Communications include legislative and regulatory updates and member and affiliate news.


Advocacy. NAPSEC works to advocate on behalf of its membership in Washington, D.C. on relevant issues including maintaining and strengthening the continuum of alternative placements and services for students with disabilities, advocating for education appropriations and for the appropriate implementation of IDEA, and in several other issue areas. NAPSEC serves as your voice on Capitol Hill and with the U.S. government agencies that impact private special education.


Referrals. NAPSEC offers a free referral service to individuals who are seeking a private placement for their child, family member, or client. NAPSEC receives over 1,000 referral requests throughout the year and only refers these individuals to NAPSEC members.


Networking. As the only national membership organization for private special education programs, NAPSEC provides invaluable networking opportunities with your peers. Benefit from knowledge, ideas, and experience of your NAPSEC colleagues who have faced similar unique challenges. NAPSEC is more than happy to facilitate introductions or to pose a question to the general membership or to CASA members when counsel is needed.


Annual Leadership Conference. Held each January, the NAPSEC Annual Leadership Conference is designed for executive directors and administrators of private programs serving individuals with disabilities of all ages. The conference offers engaging sessions on leadership, legal, fiscal and best practice issues and provides invaluable networking opportunities. Members register at a discounted rate and first-time attendees receive additional discounts.


Legislative Day. Every spring, NAPSEC holds Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. This event provides members the opportunity to bring issues of importance before the U.S. Congress. NAPSEC helps schedule meetings with your representatives and provides informative training sessions in advance of these meetings. This is a valuable opportunity to engage your lawmakers and to learn what is unfolding at the federal level in private special education.


Opportunities for Involvement. NAPSEC offers many opportunities for involvement. We have a very active Board of Directors and several committees which provide opportunities for professional growth. Meetings are held several times throughout the year, in rotating locations, to discuss priority issues and develop and execute engagement strategies.

NAPSEC Website. The NAPSEC Membership Directory is posted to the NAPSEC website and is updated regularly to ensure that your most recent program information is available to the public.



**First year dues are half price and include a reduced registration fee for the NAPSEC Annual Leadership Conference

School BudgetRegular Membership Dues 1st Year Dues at Half Price*

$0 to $750,000



$750,001 to $1,250,000



$1,250,001 to $3,000,000



$3,000,001 to $4,800,000



$4,800,001 and above




* Half price dues are not applicable to programs that have been members within the previous three year membership period. 


These special categories are for members who wish to make an additional contribution to support NAPSEC.
Premier members are recognized at the NAPSEC Annual Leadership Conference.


* Membership dues can be paid by check and/or credit card - Visa, American Express and MasterCard accepted.
Dues may be paid on one, two or four installments.