Ädelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services Cromwell Academy has been selected as a 2023 NASET School of Excellence. Since 2008, the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has bestowed this honor to qualified private special education schools that meet a certain criterion and have validated extraordinary dedication and commitment to the students served. According to NASSET, schools are awarded this distinction when they “meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.” Selection as a NASET School of Excellence is the highest level of recognition a special education school can achieve through the NASET Professional Organization, and is the result of an intensive screening process of various private special education schools in the United States. Only a few select, qualified, approved private special education facilities in Connecticut have received this distinction, and Ädelbrook is one of them.
Alyssa Goduti, President and CEO of Ädelbrook commented, “We are honored to be recognized by NASET as a School of Excellence. This award is reflective of the compassionate, dedicated, and talented staff within our programs that have helped Ädelbrook become the premier agency serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The incredible accomplishments of our students are a testament to their determination but are also fueled by the hope, encouragement, and commitment of our amazing staff.”
Dr. Dale R. Hoyt, Vice President for Education at Ädelbrook, responded to this award with a statement that exemplifies Ädelbrook’s commitment to excellence and achievement. “This award celebrates the commitment of excellence found at the Ädelbrook Academy in Cromwell. Ädelbrook Academy prides themselves in offering excellence in education and ensures that each student is getting the necessary individualized care and services to flourish academically, socially, and emotionally. Our administrators, teachers, clinicians, service providers, and direct care staff are dedicated in offering the highest level of support to every student we serve. Being recognized as a NASET School of Excellence showcases Ädelbrook’s commitment to our mission, core values, and the exceptional care we provide to students on a daily basis. We are honored to have earned this nationally recognized award and will continue to provide excellence in education so that each student can reach their full potential.”
Ädelbrook is a 123-year-old nonprofit multi-service agency specializing in behavioral and developmental services. Ädelbrook is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of families and individuals of all ages and abilities, with expertise in supporting individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. From individualized education services to residential and therapeutic supports, Ädelbrook provides a high-quality continuum of care to meet the ever-changing needs of the amazing children and individuals it supports. Through collaboration, both internally and externally, Ädelbrook provides expert, comprehensive, data-driven, person-centered services with compassion. By building trust in a safe and nurturing environment Ädelbrook helps those it serves find a future filled with achievement, dignity, happiness, and hope.