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NAPSEC and MAAPS Present: International Recruiting Under the H1B Visa Program- Legal and Practical Guidance


March 20
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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March 20 @ 1:30 pm 3:00 pm

A webinar exclusively for members of the National Association of Private Education Centers (NAPSEC) and the Massachusetts Association of Approved Special Education Schools (MAAPS). Link will be emailed to registered participants on the day of the event.

The Panel will describe what the H-1B “Specialty Occupation” Visa is, and the legal process and compliance issues. The Boston Higashi School and Hillcrest Educational Centers will share their experiences about the benefits of recruiting and developing direct care staff and leadership in their organizations through international recruitment. We will also spend time on developing overseas contacts, recruiting remotely, and collecting information to file visa applications, as well as finding housing and related costs.


Clark, Lau Immigration Law Firm; Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Higashi School:
Michael L. Kelly, Executive Director
Kristina DeNapoli, Human Resource Manager
Hillcrest Educational Centers:
Jerry Burke, Former President/CEO
Michele Morin, Vice President of Human Resources and Workforce Development

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The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) was established in 1971 as a nonprofit association with the vision of supporting access to appropriate special education programs as vital components of the continuum. NAPSEC currently represents over 200 programs nationally and over 400 at the state level through the Council of Affiliated State Associations (CASA). NAPSEC members include private early intervention providers, schools, residential therapeutic centers, and adult day and living programs. Our members are located throughout the United States and provide special education services to individuals with disabilities of all ages.  Although NAPSEC programs are diverse in the populations they serve and the services they provide, all strive to guarantee that each student’s unique needs are met on an individualized basis in order to achieve his or her maximum potential. NAPSEC is the only national association that exclusively represents private special education programs.

The Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (MAAPS) was founded in 1978 as a statewide association of schools dedicated to providing educational programs and services to students with special needs, particularly students who require specialized education programs and services as guaranteed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 766. MAAPS represents 80+ member schools serving approximately children with special needs from Massachusetts and other states and countries. MAAPS’ mission is to represent private special education schools in their goal of providing the highest quality education to students with special needs.

The cost of this event is included in membership to NAPSEC and/or MAAPS, and is open to members only.