Birth to Six Programs
Child Find is designed to assist with identifying students with a suspected disability who may require special education programs or services. A person who suspects that their school age child has a disability can contact their child's school or a child younger than school age contact Early On at: 269-441-1853.
Early On is a requirement under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and is a program for children age birth to 3 years with developmental delays or established conditions. Early On also serves as a source of referrals for Child Find. The Early On office is located at 408 Jameson, Battle Creek, MI 49014 and can be contacted by calling 269-660-2732.
Birth to 3 Home Program
Services for children from Birth to 3 and their families are provided for children identified as eligible for special education in a specified category. Services may include home visits by certified early childhood teachers and/or speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, teacher consultants, and social workers.
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
School programs are available for children aged 3-6 identified as eligible for special education in a specific category. Services may include a variety of classroom programs and/or speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, teacher consultant services, and school social work. These programs are located in Albion, Athens, and Harper Creek.
Applied Behavior Analysis - Verbal Behavior (ABA-VB) Classrooms
Applied Behavior Analysis - Verbal Behavior (ABA-VB) classrooms are designed for preschool 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.