Highlight your school’s exemplary programs and services for students with special needs by entering the 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, we want to hear about it.

The program is part of Special Education Week in New Jersey – 2023 and is sponsored by the New Jersey School Boards Association and ASAH, which has served the private special education community since 1974.

Since it began in 2002, the Innovations program has drawn wide interest from the state’s special education community. In 2022, five of the entries received top honors, with one garnering exemplary status.

Learn more about the 2022 winners.

Submission Procedure for 2023

Please complete the entry form linked below and email it to Ann Marie Smith. Entries must be submitted electronically and are limited to the entry form only. Please provide a detailed, specific description of the program in the space provided on the form. Supplemental information such as photos, brochures, news articles, etc., will not be accepted. Hard copy entries will not be accepted.

Click HERE for an entry form for the 2023 program. Entries must be received by 4:30 p.m., March 20, 2023.

For further information about the Annual Special Education Award program, contact Ann Marie Smith, assistant editor / communications program specialist at NJSBA.