Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities
About MANSEF

Who We Are

The Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF) is a not-for-profit organization of nonpublic special education facilities approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. These facilities, throughout Maryland, promote quality services for children and youth with disabilities. They serve more than 4,500 students between 3 - 21 years of age.

What We Do

MANSEF unites a diverse community of educators, professionals and parents into an accessible, visible and effective organization that champions the continuum of services for special needs children and adolescents. MANSEF works in partnership with, and reaches out to, private/nonpublic special education facilities, families, parent groups, state and local education and government officials and related service professionals.

Who We Serve

MANSEF schools provide services for children and youth between 3 - 21 years of age who have at least one of the following disabilities:

01 – Intellectual Disabilities
02 – Hearing Impairment
03 – Deaf
04 – Speech or Language Impairment
05 – Visual Impairment
06 – Emotional Disturbance
07 – Orthopedic Impairment
08 – Other Health Impairments
09 – Specific Learning Disabilities
10 – Multiple Disabilities
12 – Deaf-Blindness
13 – Traumatic Brain Injury
14 – Autism
15 – Developmental Delay

What We Believe

MANSEF is committed to creating optimum educational opportunities in the least restrictive environment for all Maryland children and youth with disabilities.