2024 Innovations in Special Education Award Program

Special Education Week 2024 is May 12-18

 

About the Innovations in Special Education Awards

The annual Innovations in Special Education Awards recognize the exemplary programs and services for students with special needs provided by public school districts and private special education schools in New Jersey.

The program is part of Special Education Week in New Jersey and is sponsored by the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and ASAH, serving private special education schools and agencies since 1974.

Highlight your school’s exemplary programs and services for students with special needs by entering the 2024 Innovations in Special Education Award program.

If you have a new, successful, groundbreaking program that has been in place for at least one school year, the New Jersey School Boards Association wants to hear about it.

Since it began in 2002, the Innovations program has drawn wide interest from the state’s special education community.  In 2023 five entries received top honors. Learn more about the 2023 winners. The details of each program are described in the video that can be accessed HERE.

Submission Procedure for 2024

Complete the ENTRY FORM and email it to Ann Marie Smith, assistant editor/program specialist.

Entries must be submitted electronically and are limited to the entry form only. Provide a detailed, specific description of the program in the space provided on the form. The accuracy and clarity of the description matters. Be clear and succinct. If judges have questions, they cannot evaluate the merits of the program. Supplemental information such as photos, brochures, news articles, hard copies, etc., must be merged into the entry form as one document. Separate supplementary documents may not be considered if emailed as separate documents.   

Entries must be received by 4:30 p.m., March 21, 2024.

Winners will be acknowledged in a video presentation during Special Education Week in New Jersey, May 12-18, 2024, and by the New Jersey Department of Education’s Special Education Advisory Council meeting in June 2024.

Resources to Celebrate Special Education Week in New Jersey

For further information about the Annual Special Education Award program, contact Ann Marie Smith, assistant editor / program specialist at amsmith@njsba.org.