• 39th Annual African World Festival

    Please join the Office of Exceptional Student Education at the 39th Annual African World Festival hosted by the Charles H. Wright Museum. There will be fun activities for children, sensory stations, swag give-a-ways and onsite enrollment for families. Check out the flyer for more details!

    African World Festival Flyer

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  • iCan Bike Summer Camp

    The Office of Exceptional Student Education is excited to host the iCan Bike Summer Camp for our students! This camp will serve as a Summer Learning opportunity for students in the Autism Spectrum Disorder programs and students with disabilities. Camp begins on July 18 and runs for 5 days. This is also a great opportunity for high school students looking to earn volunteer credit hours. Check out the flyer to find out more information on how to become a rider or a volunteer!

    iCan Bike Summer Camp Flyer

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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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