The NAPSEC Foundation was established in 1974 to fund projects that support and educate the public about the critical issues facing individuals with disabilities and their families.  The NAPSEC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides research materials to NAPSEC members, parents of children with disabilities, and the general public regarding matters relating to special education.


NAPSEC Outcomes Study

 For seventeen years, NAPSEC members have participated in an Outcomes Research Study.  Given renewed concerns about accountability in special education and the paucity of data (Chambers, Parrish, & Harr, 2002; U.S. Department of Education, 2002), the NAPSEC Outcomes Survey focuses on a segment of students in out-of-district placements and those attending separate approved special education programs in the private sector.
The purpose of the study is to identify the educational and post-school plans made by students as they leave these programs.  In particular, to determine (a) how many students plan to enter educational programs within their local districts after leaving the separate private school, (b) the specific settings to which students plan to return, and (c) how many students plan to engage in mainstream and other productive adult roles after leaving school.