Illinois Association of Private Special Education Centers
Illinois Association of Private Special Education Centers (IAPSEC) is a not-for-profit organization consisting of private schools interested in the general welfare of Illinois children with exceptional needs and the quality of special education made available to them.
IAPSEC was established to assure that a high standard of special education, care, and treatment is available to all Illinois children with exceptional needs.
IAPSEC provides representation for private schools by advocating for special education and the students that private schools serve. IAPSEC also works on private school issues with state agencies. By working with all levels of state government, IAPSEC ensures that your voice is heard by those who influence legislation and state policies that affect private schools.
There are many opportunities to develop professional relationships with colleagues in the private special education sector at IAPSEC's monthly meetings. Private school representatives are happy to help answer questions for new directors coming into the field.
IAPSEC members are private (nonpublic) special education programs who serve children with various disabilities throughout the State of Illinois. Most of the programs have been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and serve students placed and funded by Illinois school districts. Some programs also serve students funded by other sources, such as private-pay.
Members support one another with issues of legislation, rules and regulations, approvals, and program improvements.
Any private school, within or outside of Illinois who is interested in promoting the general welfare and education of Illinois children with exceptional needs is encouraged to join IAPSEC.
IAPSEC is a state affiliate of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC)