Special needs children and adults from all across the Navajo Nation find their way to Saint Michaels Association for Special Education. Some students traverse three hours through Arizona and New Mexico to reach SMASE and spend their entire week there. SMASE consists of a dozen traditional Navajo hogans that house classrooms and living quarters that excrete black water that reeks of sulfur. Students and faculty rely heavily on bottled and filter water to clean medical supplies and to use in other daily functions.