About Us

about us

About Us:

The Academic Institute for Special Needs (AISN) was established to certify private special education providers programs that uniquely address the population they serve. The AISN is an organization dedicated to providing individualized, multi-modal learning programs that promote natural developmental processes and optimize organizations functioning for Special Needs of children, orphans and adults.

AISN, recognizes an extensive array of disabilities and special needs cases and address them in the certification process, which impacts a child’s means of learning.

This essentially impacts a child's means of learning. When gathering information to help a particular child you should consider all the areas in which he/she may retain difficulty. At AISN, we recognize an extensive array of disabilities and special needs cases and address them in the certification process.

These cases may come in three basic forms :

Learning/ Mental Difficulties- The most common special needs you are likely to encounter are learning disabilities of various types. These may or may not be correlated to a physical or medical condition. Learning disabilities can range from moderate to severe and can drastically impact a child's life. Some examples include dyslexia, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, and Autism.

Behavior/Developmental Difficulties- Many students do not conform to what we would consider as characteristically 'good' behavior. An example of behavioral disorders may involve Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Down syndrome.

Physical Difficulties- Modern technological advances has aided in the removal of barriers to access and this is encouraging more parents to place their children in mainstream schools alongside their peers. Many increasing advances in technology are making this more successful than previously. Examples of such physical barricades can be visual impairments, hearing loss/deafness, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Speech Impediments, Paralysis, Muscular Dystrophy, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, and numerous other Neurological problems.

AISN provides an accreditation process which effectively and systematically evaluates private and governmental special education programs, clubs, learning academies, and institutions. AISN encourages diversity and innovation of educational practice; assisting students in the private special education that they are provided a healthy, safe, comfortable and conducive learning environment.

Benefits of AISN Certification :

  • Provides credibility for institutions in the eyes of the public.
  • Provides outside validation for institution that they met certain standards.
  • Assures the public that the school program and organization will periodically undergo an intensive self-evaluation by the school community and a review by educators who are not affiliated with the school.
  • Makes a public statement that the organization is committed to quality education, is willing to be measured against standards, and is willing to engage in strategic improvement activities.
  • Provides the organization with an objective outside viewpoint which may be necessary in addressing long-standing issues and concerns.
  • Facilitates an intensive self-evaluation process with improvement in staff communication and cohesiveness.
  • Provides an opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of the organization and its students.

The Accreditation Process :

A prospective organization seeking accreditation should take the following preliminary steps before applying :

  • Determine the desirability of membership through discussion with the educational board: principal, faculty, parents, governing authority, etc.
  • Review the standards, guidelines and expectations of the association. Consider the implications for the school plan to address serious deficiencies the school may have in regard to standards.
  • Contact the AISN office for help or further information.