NCASES verifies and promotes excellence in special education services through an accreditation process

Reasons To Seek Accreditation

- To give your families an assurance of quality.

- To reinforce your program’s mission and goals.

- To strengthen your standards for best practices.

- To gain support from foundations and the community.

- To achieve peer reviewed recognition for excellence.

NCASES was established in 1992 by the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) in response to a need for private special education providers to have an accreditation process that uniquely addresses their programs and the populations they serve.

NAPSEC laid the foundation for NCASES in it's incorporation document stating that the association will "develop standards and will serve as an accrediting agency for private schools serving exceptional children."

NCASES provides an accreditation process that effectively and systematically evaluates private special education programs. It is an accreditation process that welcomes diversity and recognizes the importance of evaluating services to meet the needs of the populations served.

NCASES believes that a process which encourages diversity of educational practice and innovation will assure that students in private special education settings are provided environments that are healthy, safe, comfortable and conducive to learning.