Superintendent of Schools Robert A. Tremblay today announced that Milford Public Schools’ Milestones Program was selected for inclusion in the American School Board Journal’s “Magna Awards Best Practices Database.”
The American School Board Journal (ASBJ) is the award-winning monthly education magazine published by the National School Boards Association. This association/journal is a source for all school leaders nationwide. Milford’s Milestones Program was one of only a select group of highly-scored programs selected nationwide for this special recognition from the more than 300 nominations that the American School Board Journal received this past year.
Milford Public Schools created the Milestones Program in 2008 to better serve the social and educational needs of children within the Milford Public School system who have the diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Milestones’ primary purpose is to enrich the lives of these students diagnosed with autism and to provide them, along with their families, the education, support and training necessary for each student to reach his/her fullest potential.
“The success of the Milestones Program here in Milford is measured by the many families and children who have benefited from its services,” said Meg Belsito, Director of Special Education for Milford Public Schools, “and our dedicated, professional teaching staff plays a pivotal role in that success. It is a wonderful distinction for Milford to be recognized by the ASBJ’s Magna Award Program and to have Milestones included in their searchable database means that other districts nationwide can benefit from our unique and creative way of servicing our ASD students.”
Fully searchable, the Magna Best Practices Database provides the education world with a valuable resource for innovative best practices, proven and practical solutions for big and small district problems, and new ideas. Each year, the highest-scoring programs are selected from those submitted and added to the database, where they will be available for at least five years. Milford’s Milestones Program is now available in the database, available online at www.asbj.com/magna.