From the Director of Information Technology, Larry Hanks:
Dear Edwardsburg School Family and Community Members,
Lewis Cass Intermediate School District operates a specialized school, Brookside Learning Center. This school provides programs to educate birth to 25 year old students whose handicapping condition is labeled as severely mentally impaired, trainable mentally impaired, autistically impaired. There are programs for 6 year olds and other students whose handicapping condition qualifies them for a pre-primary classroom. LCISD also operates several specialized classrooms for the purpose of educating some students whose disability is labeled as educable mentally impaired or emotionally impaired.
Eagle Lake School
Programs to address students with special needs in the areas of Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Educable Mentally Impaired and Learning Disabilities have their services delivered at Eagle Lake School. Resource teachers are available to deliver the services needed for these students in the least restrictive manner. These resource teachers work with the classroom teachers to modify and support students in the regular and appropriate curriculum.
Placement in Special Needs Programs
The building level TAT, (Teacher Assistance Team), provides teachers with problem solving assistance to help students who are having difficulty in the classroom with academics or behavioral issues. This group collaborates to provide early intervention and support for the student and teacher. Ultimately the students may be referred for testing for participation in a variety of special programs. Special education eligible students are enrolled in the LCISD specialized-school through the Individualized Educational Planning Committee (IEPC) process. Each individual students needs are discussed and using the 13 step least restrictive environment process as a guide, determination is made that enrollment in the LCISD specialized school is the most appropriate placement to maximize his/her potential.