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Special Education

Director of Special Services: Kelly Thomas

Administrative Assistant to the Director: Robbi Flynn

Administrative Assistant-Special Services Department: Jennifer Mangiapane

Southgate Community School District
12601 McCann
Southgate, Michigan 48195
Phone: (734) 246 - 4619
Fax: (734) 284 - 4476

Southgate Community Schools follows Wayne County Regional Education Agency evaluation procedures for the identification of learning disabilities.

For additional information please contact the Special Services office at 734-246-4619, or visit the Wayne County RESA website.

The following programs and services are available to eligible students with a handicapping condition from birth to age 26:

Areas of Impairment:

  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Speech & Language Impairment
  • Emotional Impairment
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Physical Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Severe Multiple Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Early Childhood Developmental Delay
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Deaf-Blindness

Programs/Services:

  • Early Childhood Developmental Delay Program
  • Teacher Consultant Services
  • Resource Room Support
  • Cross-Categorial Classroom (with/without mainstreaming)

Ancillary Services:

  • Speech & Language Service
  • Social Work Services
  • Consultant Services Including:
  • Occupational/Physical Therapy Services
  • Hearing and Vision Consultants
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant

Child Find Information

Child Find is the federal requirement, established by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, from birth through 21 years of age, who are in need, or may be in need, of special education and related services. Child find is an affirmative and ongoing process that includes public awareness activities, policies and procedures, and coordination with agencies and primary sources such as local physicians, local hospitals, public health department, childcare centers, department of health and human services, and county jails. In Michigan, the child find obligation extends to all children and students with disabilities from birth through 25 years of age, who are in need, or may be in need, of special education and related services. If you know a student that resides in the boundaries of Southgate Community Schools who you suspect may have a disability and may be in need of special education or related services please contact your child's school or the Special Services Office at 734-246-4619. Please contact the Special Services Office directly if the student is currently homeschooled, hospitalized or in jail and their guardian is a resident of Southgate Community Schools.

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