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Our Mission Statement: To build a comprehensive model for identification, training, shared resources, and effective practices which promotes collaborative and consistency between families, educators, and community partners in support of our students with ASD.

Our Philosophy Supports:

  • Multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • Services that are individualized and utilize evidence-based interventions and strategies.
  • Intervention driven by the student's present level and on-going assessment.
  • Use of positive behavior support and proactive approaches to address challenging behaviors.
  • Inclusion of families and community partners as critical team members.
  • Continuous improvement of programs and services based on current data.
  • Focusing on opportunities in integrated environments.

 

2015-16 ASD Classrooms in Kent County
 

Byron Center Public Schools
    Special Ed Director: Erin Tacoma               616-878-6112  
  Utilizes Regional Programs at Grandville & Godwin Heights    
     
Caledonia Community Schools
  Special Ed Director:  Alissa Hofstee       616-891-0219
  Emmons Lake Elementary School  
  Kraft Meadows Middle School  
     
Cedar Springs Public Schools
  Special Ed Director:  Stacey Jennette 616-696-0580
  Utilizes Regional Programs at Northview, Kenowa or Rockford      
     
Comstock Park Public Schools
  Special Ed Director:  Jodi Miller 616-254-5704
  Utilizes Regional Programs at Northview, Kenowa or Rockford       
     
East Grand Rapids Public Schools
  Special Ed Director:  Bill Behrendt 616-235-3535
  Breton Downs Elementary School  
  East Grand Rapids Middle School  
  East Grand Rapids High School  
     
Forest Hills Public Schools
  Student Services Director:  Jann VanAirsdale 616-493-8660
  Orchard View Elementary Schol (3 classrooms)  
  Forest Hills Eastern High School (2 classrooms)  
     
Godfrey Lee Public Schools
  Special Ed Director:  Jane Dykhouse 616-241-4722 x.5331
  Utilizes Regional Programs at Grandville & Godwin Hts.  
     
Godwin Heights Public Schools - Regional K-4
  Special Ed Director:  Derek Cooley 616-252-2233 x.1703
  West Godwin Elementary School (2 classrooms)  
  Utilizes Regional Programs at Grandville for MS & HS  
     
Grand Rapids Public Schools 
  Special Ed Director:  Laura LaMore 616-819-2185
  Aberdeen Elementary School (3 classrooms)  
  Dickinson Elementary School (3 classrooms)  
  North Park Elementary School (2 classrooms)  
  Sibley Elementary School (2 classrooms)  
  Riverside Middle School (2 classrooms)  
  Union High School(2 classrooms)  
     
Grandville Public Schools - Regional K-12
  Special Ed Director:  Angie Thornburgh 616-254-6768
  South Elementary School (2 classrooms)  
  Grandville Middle School  
  Grandville High School  
  Region 3 Transition Program  
     
Kelloggsville Public Schools
  Special Ed Director:  Kim Stevens 616-532-1585
  Utilizes Regional Programs at Grandville & Godwin Heights  
     
Kenowa Hills Public Schools  - Regional K-12
  Special Ed Director:  Dan Brant 616-647-0910
  Central Elementary School  
  Kenowa Hills Middle School  
  Kenowa Hills HIgh School  
     
Kent City Community Schools
  Special Ed Coordinator:  Eric VanTreese 616-678-4219
  Utilizes Regional Programs at Northview, Kenowa or Rockford             
     
Kentwood Public Schools
  Special Ed Director:  Sharon O'Donnoghue 616-554-3980
  Brookwood Elementary School (3 classrooms)  
  Valleywood Middle School  
  East Kentwood Freshman Campus  
     
Lowell Area Schools
  Special Ed Director:  Mari Price 616-987-2516
  Call for Information  
     
Northview Public Schools - Regional K-4
  Special Ed Director:  Dan Heitzman 616-361-3446
  East Oakview Elementary School  
  Utilizes Regional Programs for MS & HS  
     
Rockford Public Schools - Regional K-12
  Special Ed Director:  Kirsten Myers 616-863-6326
  Roguewood Elementary School (2 classrooms)  
  North Rockford Middle School  
  Rockford High School  
     
Sparta Area Schools
  Special Ed Director:  Tina Mortensen 616-887-7359
  Utilizes Regional Programs in Northview, Kenowa or Rockford  
     
Thornapple Kellogg Public Schools
  Special Ed Director:  Mari Price 269-795-5571
  Call for Information  
     
Wyoming Public Schools
  Special Ed Director:  Harry Knol 616-530-7525
  Utilizes Regional Programs at Grandville & Godwin Heights  
     
     
Kent ISD Center Programs
 

Center programs serve low incidence students from several local
school districts at a single site

 
  Kent Vocational Option - Post Secondary (4 classrooms) 616-819-2740
  Lincoln Developmental Center (4 classrooms) 616-819-2750
  Lincoln School (7 classrooms) 616-819-2762
  Pine Grove Learning Center (3 classrooms) 616-819-6466