NFA’s Special Education Department provides a comprehensive educational experience for identified students eligible for services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The program addresses four domain of skills instruction: academic, vocational, independent living and social/interpersonal. The Resource Program provides educational services to maximize each student’s academic performance so that students may successfully access classes in a general education setting.
We also provide students with transition services related to career and vocational supports. We utilize a case management model and teachers serve as case coordinators for students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP). The case coordinator acts as the primary contact between student, parent and school personnel. This level of communication and cooperation between and among those involved in each student’s education is vital to the student’s success. Case coordinators also monitor the implementation of each student’s IEP. NFA also offers Unified Sports and Special Olympics Programs. For more information on the programs, please contact Lisa Wheeler, Director of Student Services at 860-425-5506. For a complete list of all courses offered, please refer to our course catalog.