Join DPSCD Board Vice President Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill and Deputy Superintendent Iranetta Wright to discuss current ESE student and family supports, interventions, and enrichment activities. In addition, this session will also focus on students with learning disabilities.

    Attendees will be able to ask questions and discuss strategies to improve the learning experience and supports for exceptional students.

    DATE: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    TIME: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    JOIN BY COMPUTER: https://bit.ly/ESEParentMeeting
    JOIN BY TELEPHONE: (313) 462-2305, Webinar ID: 918 424 82#

    Download Flyer Here: ESE Parent Engagement 1.25.22

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Office of Exceptional Student Education

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) provides students with exceptional needs the supports, interventions, and enrichment activities needed to flourish. The Office of Exceptional Student Education encompasses all learners outside of the typical learning environment and those that may require differing learning styles in order to meet their full potential. The ESE department is comprised of Section 504 students, students with, or suspected of having, a disability, and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). We work to ensure students have access and the opportunity to participate in the varied opportunities DPSCD provides.

    This access to instructional and other support services will result in every student maximizing their potential to successfully participate in school, work, and community life.

    Our Programs:
    • Resource
    • Mild Cognitive Impairments
    • Moderate Cognitive Impairments
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Day Treatment
    • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
    • Emotional Impairment
    • Early Childhood Special Education
    • Visual Impairments
    • Work Skills
    • Post Secondary Transition
    • Physical and Other Health Impairments
    • Early Childhood Developmental Disorder
    • Early Intervention Diagnostic Center
    • Severe Cognitive Impairments
    • Severe Multiple Impairments
    Our Services:
    • Speech & Language Pathology
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Orientation & Mobility
    • School Social Work
    • Instructional support: ranging from specialized classes to resource teachers supporting students in general education classrooms, DPSCD strives to educate all students first in a general education setting
    • Behavior and counseling support
    • Assistance with physical mobility and fine motor skills
    • Speech services
    • Accommodations and modifications
    • Transition and work skills to help students pursue post-secondary and work opportunities     

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