The Van Buren Public Schools Special Education Department offers a full continuum of programs and services for students who qualify for special education. Special education services are available to eligible students from birth through high school graduation, or through age 25, as appropriate. The Special Education Department operates programs that include: special education preschool, autism center-based program, resource programs, post-secondary transition program, and homebound services.

Special education teachers and ancillary staff work in all of our school buildings to provide comprehensive educational programs and services appropriate to address individual educational needs. They provide services to eligible students and work with school staff and parents, following the evaluation process, to identify potential needs for assistance. We ensure that educational accommodations, modifications and supports are available so that students with disabilities have access to a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.

In addition, Van Buren Public Schools operates a Center Program for Students within the Western Region of Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) eligible under Autism Spectrum Disorder meeting the criteria as moderately-severely impaired. The Western Region of Wayne County RESA also provides Center Programs for Van Buren Public School students in the following areas:

  • Severe Emotional Impairment: Lincoln Park Public Schools

  • Severe Cognitive Impairment: Wayne-Westland School District

  • Moderate Cognitive Impairment: Livonia Public Schools

  • Hearing Impairment: Redford Union School District

  • Severe Autism Impairment: Garden City Public Schools

  • Severe Multiple Impairment/Dual Diagnosis (Cognitively and Emotionally Impaired): Northville Public Schools

For more information regarding any of our programs, please contact our office or your building administrator(s).