Curriculum and Instruction
Wayne RESA's Special Education and Early Intervention Services (SEEIS) provides countywide support and technical assistance in the development, implementation, and evaluation of mandated special education programs and services. Special education refers to educational accommodations, modifications, and supports that ensure student access to a free appropriate public education.
Special education services are available to eligible students from birth through high school graduation or age 26, as appropriate. Each school district and public school academy provides special education programs and services to students with disabilities. Fourteen school districts provide centers of educational service for students requiring highly specialized approaches adapted to the severity of student need.
SEEIS provides guidance and support to parents, teachers, and administrators in meeting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA, 2004) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) laws. Guidelines and standardized forms are accessible on this website to help schools and parents in putting these legal requirements into educational practice.
SEEIS also provides resources that will help districts to meet the NCLB requirements:
- Highly Qualified Teacher
- Participation of students with disabilities in State assessments (MEAP and MI-Access)
- Student progress and access to the general education curriculum.
Children with special needs have unique needs for planning and assistance related to their age. Early Intervention Services coordinate an array of opportunities for infants and young children. Parents are able to access services for infants and young children with developmental delays and identified disabilities across the county. Assistive technology resources increase educational access for students of all ages and all types of educational needs. As students enter adolescence, transition planning is a tool for preparing students for their adult roles. Wayne County SEEIS works to provide resources to create opportunities for all learners.
MI-Access is Michigan's alternate assessment system and is designed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, and whose IEP (Individualized Education Program) Team has determined that General Assessments, even with accommodations, are not appropriate. MI-Access satisfies the federal requirement that all students with disabilities be assessed at the state level.