Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Programs


Classrooms for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) provide a low student to teacher ratio using a variety of instructional strategies such as TEACCH, Picture Exchange System (PECs), sensory-motor integration and peer-to-peer support.  Curriculum includes a continuum from the Michigan Curriculum Framework to Michigan Model Curriculum for Supported Independence.  Inclusion in general education classes is a part of the educational program when determined appropriate.


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA-VB) Classrooms

Applied Behavior Analysis - Verbal Behavior (ABA-VB) classrooms are designed for preschool and young elementary aged students with ASD.  The goal of the ABA-VB program is to provide state-of-the-art instructional technology to help children quickly acquire the skills they need for future independent learning in environments where specialized teaching and individualized support can be reduced for eliminated.







Jessica Clothier

DKDC Co-Principal

(269) 964-9426


Laura Homminga

DKDC Co-Principal

(269) 964-9426



Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) Project



Autism Society Logo - Improving the Lives of All Affected by Autism


Autism Society of Michigan


Autism Society of Kalamazoo/Battle Creek