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Even though he has only been there a couple of months we can see the improvement.
-- Shelia and Robert S.
Please join us for this special event on September 7th in Las Vegas, NV!

 "One of the Finest Private Special Education Schools in America!"

Located in beautiful Silicon Valley with a 39 year history of Remarkable Success in working with Students Challenged with Learning Disabilities as well as Aspergers, Autism with related emotional disabilities and/or behavioral issues.

Second Start's Day Schools and unique programs have a documented success rate of over 73% in being able to successfully integrate challenged students back into our Public School Systems after only two years in one of our programs.

Second Start is a nonprofit organization that provides specialized academic, transitional, and/or therapeutic services to disadvantaged, at risk children and young adults who are challenged by learning and social or emotional differences. Second Start is committed to helping children become successful.

We strive to implement a quality education with an individualized component for students who have been unable to have their needs met in other educational settings.


Thank you to all who came and donated at this year's New Beginnings, New Dreams Gala! It was a huge success with over 350 attendees coming together to raise funds for the Newton Learning Center in Sparks, Nevada!!

Thanks you to IBEW 332 and all who attended and donated for Newton Learning Center's spaghetti fundraiser.  Together, we raised over $11,000 to support the Newton Program!!



Second Start Thrift Shop is in the newspaper! Check out the article in our "news" section

The Transitional Work's Project for Palo Alto High School and the regional VA Hospital is a HUGE success!!! It is receiving regional and national attention!! The team in Palo Alto is second to none and leading the way for new and innovative ways to ensure our students enter into adult life with every possibility of success!
The team at NLC in Reno continue to shine! Two of the teachers; Jody Smith and  Caidyn Edlund have been recognized as two of the most outstanding special Education Teach in Northern Nevada! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


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