Special Education

In support of our six local school districts, CCRESA Special Education Department provides numerous supports for eligible infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age students (K-12) in addition to programs and services for select student with disabilities through age 25.  The range of services include:  Early On; Early Childhood Special Education services and programs for children birth through kindergarten entry age; school based ancillary services including:  Speech and Language Therapy (SLP), School Social Work (SSW), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), School Psychologist, Visually (VI) or Hearing Impaired (HI) Consultant services, Orientation and Mobility (O & M); and program services including:  secondary programming for students with severe emotional impairments (EI), and program services for students with moderate to severe cognitive impairments (MoCI, SCI ages 2 ½ through age 25.  Our department also provides support for transition services (students 16 and older), assistive technology, special education administrative support, and support for local district ASD/Behavior Coaches

In collaboration with the Instructional Services Department, we coordinate and/or provide various professional development activities for teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals and parents.  We jointly support partner districts with rigorous and comprehensive implementation of a Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) in conjunction with our technical assistance partnership provided through Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support (MiBLSi) grant.  Our department Mission is: To provide collaborative services that enhance and support learning and our Vision is: To create a collaborative environment that encourages all learners to successfully achieve their full potential.  To achieve our mission and vision, we recognize and celebrate our partnership with parents, our educational partners, community agency representatives and local businesses.  We are dedicated to providing quality services as our student’s success and achievements are our rewards.


Special Education Contacts

Leslie Bragdon, Monitor/Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Implementation Specialist
Email: lbragdon@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2343

Ken Lounds, SE Supervisor for Early Childhood Programs
Email: lounds_k@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2132

Dr. Kimberly Ross, SE Supervisor, St. Johns Public Schools
Email: kross@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 227-4006

Lance Siegwald, Special Education Director
Email: lsiegwald@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2325

Betsy Smith, Educational Center Principal
Email: bsmith2@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2155

Special Education Upcoming Events

Date Event Location More Information
August 06, 2018Preschool Students First Day of School for AM & PM Students More Information
August 06, 2018Education Center First Day of School for Students More Information
August 09-10, 2018Education Center No School for Students More Information
August 09-10, 2018Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
August 15, 2018Education Center Early Dismissal at 11:33 a.m. for Students More Information
August 15, 2018Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
August 17, 2018Education Center No School for Students More Information
August 17, 2018Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
August 24, 2018 - September 03, 2018Education Center No School for Students More Information
August 24, 2018 - September 03, 2018Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
September 21, 2018Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
September 28, 2018Education Center Late Start at 12:27 p.m. for Students More Information
September 28, 2018Preschool Only PM Students More Information
October 08-12, 2018Education Center No School for Students More Information
October 08-12, 2018Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
October 19, 2018Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
October 24, 2018Education Center Early Dismissal at 11:33 a.m. for Students More Information
October 24, 2018Preschool Only AM Students More Information
November 02, 2018Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
November 02, 2018Education Center Early Dismissal at 11:33 a.m. for Students More Information
November 06-07, 2018Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
November 06, 2018Education Center No School for Students More Information
November 21-26, 2018Education Center No School for Students More Information
November 21-26, 2018Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
November 30, 2018Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
December 12, 2018Education Center Late Start at 12:27 p.m. for Students More Information
December 12, 2018Preschool Only PM Students More Information
December 24, 2018 - January 04, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
December 24, 2018 - January 04, 2019Education Center No School for Students More Information
January 11, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
January 17, 2019Preschool Only AM Students More Information
January 17, 2019Education Center Early Dismissal at 11:33 a.m. for Students More Information
January 18-21, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
January 18-21, 2019Education Center No School for Students More Information
February 01, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
February 01, 2019Education Center Early Dismissal at 11:33 a.m. for Students More Information
February 18-19, 2019Education Center No School for Students More Information
February 18-19, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
February 22, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
March 15, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
March 20, 2019Education Center Early Dismissal at 11:33 a.m. for Students More Information
March 20, 2019Preschool Only AM Students More Information
March 25, 2019 - April 05, 2019Education Center No School for Students More Information
March 25, 2019 - April 05, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
April 12, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
April 19, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
April 19, 2019Education Center No School for Students More Information
April 26, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
April 26, 2019Education Center Early Dismissal at 11:33 a.m. for Students More Information
May 03, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
May 03, 2019Education Center No School for Students More Information
May 10, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
May 22, 2019Preschool Only PM Students More Information
May 22, 2019Education Center Late Start at 12:27 p.m. for Students More Information
May 27-28, 2019Education Center No School for Students More Information
May 27-28, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
June 03-07, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
June 03-07, 2019Education Center No School for Students More Information
June 21, 2019Preschool Only AM Students More Information
June 21, 2019Education Center Early Dismissal at 11:33 a.m. for Students More Information
June 26, 2019Preschool Last Day of Schools for AM & PM Students More Information
June 26, 2019Education Center Last Day of School for Students More Information

Special Education Pages