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:
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.