Special Education

VISION

DeWitt Public Schools Special Education Department's vision is to provide a systematic set of programs and services based on students' unique needs that encourage positive academic, social and emotional growth using data driven decisions and evidence based practices. 

DeWitt Public Schools provides specialized services within the framework of state and federal governing regulations. Programs range from consultative services to functional skills instruction in the Extended Resource program. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed for each student who qualifies for specialized services based on an evaluation and eligibility recommendation. Program information for our district may be obtained by contacting the Director of Special Education & Special Services at 517-668-3002 or senitak@dewittschools.net.


ASD RESOURCES

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) website is a great resource with a wealth of learning modules and webinars about autism and other disabilities.

The Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) Project at Grand Valley State University is the state resource center for Autism. It is funded by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education to provide evidence-based training, technical assistance, and resources to educators in Michigan that serve students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Autism Internet Modules is another resource that is a combination of video and reading/self-study on topics such as visual supports, language and communication and prompting. 

CLINTON COUNTY REGIONAL EDUCATION SERVICES AGENCY (CCRESA)

Clinton County Regional Educational Services Agency provides each district in our county with personnel to work with our students in the areas of speech and language, occupational and physical therapy and school social work, as well as psychological evaluations, Hearing and Visual Consultation, and Early On programming for children 0-3. CCRESA offers a range of classroom programs at their Center Program in St. Johns for students needing services beyond what is able to be provided within the general education building setting. Program information about the learning opportunities offered at the county level can be obtained by either contacting our department or CCRESA at 989-224-6831.

PERSONAL CURRICULUM RESOURCES


MI Department of Education, Educational Development Plan (EDP) Resource explains the Educational Development Plan fundamentals ie. who needs an EDP, why they need one and how one is developed.

TRANSITION PROGRAMS