About Us

What We Offer

The ASD Program is operated by Berrien Regional Education Service Agency. It services students with an educational eligibility of ASD from across the county, ages 5 to 25, who are referred by their local district. Transportation is a curb-to-curb service to the student’s home. The ASD Program is an ISD/county-based program, not a local district program.

State standards are utilized in addressing the academic, social engagement, communication, and functional needs of the students. The ASD program utilizes Michigan’s Essential Elements, the Extended Grade Level Content Expectations (EGLCEs), and Addressing Unique Needs of Students with Disabilities (AUEN) for curriculum needs, as well as developing lesson plans and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for our students. Educators in the ASD Program are all highly qualified and receive regular training on evidence-based practices, therapeutic interventions, and medical certifications and training.

Ancillary Support

In addition to academic, social engagement, communication, and functional needs of the students., students have access to various therapies/services to address individual student needs. Therapy is offered based on the student’s Individualized Education Plans, which could include: BCBA Consultation Speech & Language Therapy Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Orientation & Mobility Instruction

Meeting Medical Needs

Nursing services are in place to support all medical requirements, whether through consultation with the BLC Nurse’s Office or by the classroom staff. Care plans are developed for every student that requires one due to the individual’s medical needs.

School Social Worker Needs

A School Social Worker is available to support students and their families in various areas. The areas covered include interpersonal, social, and community services. The school social worker is able to assist with guidance in areas such as adult living, adaptive behavior, transition, community connections, etc.

Parental Involvement

As a parent of a student with special needs, sending your student to school may be overwhelming. We encourage families to communicate regularly with their child’s teacher and administrator. Your active participation in your student’s educational program is vital to their success.  

ASD Program Contacts

Robin Snyder
Supervisor of Autism Programs

ASD Program Secretary

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