Join a Network of Leaders in
Special Education!

1. One of the most active and respected DC based nonprofits

2. Network with over 300 leaders in private special education


 3. National Representation - the VOICE of private special education


4. Annual Leadership Conference for Executive Directors


5. Informative web site with timely email updates on critical issues


6. Free Referral Service - get your program in the NAPSEC Referral Directory


7. Individual membership service is given promptly & professionally



NAPSEC is the only national association that represents private special education programs. Both its membership services and its legislative agenda are developed to address the needs of the NAPSEC membership.


Each year new services are added and current services are upgraded to ensure that NAPSEC remains an association whose membership is both valuable and useable.


Join today and start taking advantage of these NAPSEC benefits and much more! If you have additional questions regarding NAPSEC Membership, CASA Membership or Affiliate Membership, please contact the NAPSEC office by calling (202) 434-8225 or e-mailing





What NAPSEC members have to say...


"NAPSEC clearly preserves and protects private schools as an alternative supported by public special education."

 “NAPSEC is the one place you can find the most up-to-date information on educational legislation and its impact on people with disabilities.”

"The outstanding representation has insured that federal legislation recognizes private schools as part of the continuum of special education."

"Private special education facilities face a great number of challenges and the tremendous amount of support received from other NAPSEC members, as well as NAPSEC staff, is invaluable." 


"Participating in the NCASES accreditation process associated with NAPSEC has greatly enhanced our governance, standards and reputation."

"Belonging to NAPSEC is an excellent investment. We have gotten back much more than we have given."

"NAPSEC has helped our state organization deal with local issues.”

"NAPSEC clearly preserves and protects private schools as an alternative supported by public special education. Directors need to ask themselves not "Why should I belong" but rather "Why not?"


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NAPSEC Membership Dues Structure


First year dues are half price, includes a reduced registration fee

for the NAPSEC Annual Leadership Conference and a free

NAPSEC Legislative Day Registration!


This offer must be used in the membership year in which you join.


School Budget

Regular Membership Dues 1st Year Dues at Half Price *
From $0-$750,000 $600.00 300.00
From $750,001-$1,250,000


From $1,250,000 to $3,000,000 $1,773.00 $886.50
From $3,000,001 to $4,800,000 $2,283.00 $1,14150
From $4,800,001 and above $2,782.00 $1,391.00

* Half price dues are not applicable to programs that have been

members within the previous three year membership period.


The five voluntary categories listed below allow programs to contribute more than the required dues amount to the Association.

Sustaining Membership                 $2,885.00
Contributing Membership             $3,299.00

Friend of NAPSEC Membership   $3,699.00
Gold Membership                          $4,841.00
Platinum Membership                    $6,720.00

* Membership dues can be paid by check and/or credit card - Visa, American Express and MasterCard accepted. Payment plans for all dues levels are available  - two payments or four payments.

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 NAPSEC CASA Membership

CASA Mission Statement  

To assist state associations in facilitating the availability and accessibility of private special education services for children with disabilities through improved advocacy, public policy development, legislative expertise, and association management skills.  CASA will provide input and response from the states on public policy and legislation to NAPSEC and assist with membership recruitment for the state associations and NAPSEC. CASA holds a voting position on the NAPSEC Board of Directors.


CASA Membership Dues

dues are based on association budget 


Budget                 Dues

$0.00 - $50,000          $460.00

$50,001-$100,000     $1,038.00

$100,001-$200,000    $1,732.00

$200,001-$300,000    $2,495.00

$300,001-$400,000     $3,115.00

$400,001 and above   $3,800.00



NAPSEC Affiliate Membership


Individuals or businesses who wish to support NAPSEC's mission may join as Affiliate members.

Affiliate Dues Structure
Cost for one year of membership: $550

Affiliates receive these services:

NAPSEC Membership Directory
All affiliate members are listed in the NAPSEC Membership Directory, which is posted on the NAPSEC Web Site. A profile of your organization and the products and services it offers are included in this publication.

Affiliates may place a full-page advertisement in a NAPSEC email to the membership 4 times per year - a $2,000 value.

Reduced Conference Rates
Affiliates may attend the NAPSEC Annual Conference at the NAPSEC member reduced rate.

For additional fees:

Exhibit, Advertise and Sponsor
NAPSEC provides exhibiting and advertising opportunities at its Annual Conference held each January, as well as sponsorship of events at both the annual and legislative day.



To join as an Affiliate Member online

go to the order form located at  Affiliate Join Form

and scroll down to locate "Affiliate Membership"


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