Programs and Services

What programs and services...

are provided?

Early On (Ages 0-3): Early On program provides developmental assessments for young children and service coordination for families and children with developmental delays, health conditions, or special needs.

Early Childhood Developmental Delayed Services (ECDD – Ages 0-3): ECDD 0-3 is a service offered for children up to 3 years of age.  It is designed to give children and their parents those services necessary to meet individual developmental needs.  Program is located at Maple Valley Elementary.  Teacher: Nicole Espinoza (

Early Childhood Developmental Delayed Program (ECDD – Ages 3-5): ECDD program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 who are developmentally delayed.  This program plans developmentally appropriate activities that focus on the individual needs of each child.  Programs located at Maple Valley Elementary. 
Teachers: Nicole Espinoza ( and Lori Loding (

Elementary (Ages 4-12)/Secondary (Ages 13-25) Emotionally Impaired (EI) Programs:This program is designed for students with severe emotional impairments.  The EI Curriculum is individualized with emphasis on behavior and social skills.  The Elementary Program is located at Maple Valley Elementary and is currently 1/2 day program in the mornings. The Secondary Program is located at the Sanilac Career Center
Elementary EI Teacher: Kathy Stolicker (
Secondary EI Teacher: Jaymi Frizzle(

Elementary (Ages 5-10)/Intermediate (Ages 10-15)/Secondary (Ages 16-25) Transition Programs:These programs are designed for students with moderate cognitive impairments, autism spectrum disorder, and those with severe behavioral challenges.  These programs provide instruction in social skills, communication, and prevocational and daily living skills.  The Elementary and Intermediate Programs are located at Maple Valley Elementary and the Secondary Program is located at the Sanilac Career Center.
Elementary Transition Teacher: Rebecca Schumacher (
Intermediate Transition Teacher: Erin Miller (
Secondary Transition Teacher: Jennifer Beck(

Alternative Career Education (ACE) Program (Grades 9th – Graduation): The ACE Program is designed for students of moderate cognitive impairment, severe learning disabilities, physical impairment, otherwise health impairment, traumatic brain injury, and autism spectrum disorder.  The ACE curriculum provides instruction in social skills, communication, prevocational, and daily living skills.  The ACE curriculum provides students with special needs work based learning opportunities.  The ACE Program is located at the Sanilac Career Center with an AM and PM program. 
Teachers: Alysha Peruski ( and Carrie King (

Severe Cognitive Impaired (SCI) Programs (Ages 3-25):The SCI Programs are designed for students with severe cognitive impairment and severe multiple impairments.  Self-care skills, positioning activities, communication devices, and assistive technology are important components of the curriculum.  The SCI Program is located at Maple valley Elementary. 
Teacher: Debra Burns (

Related Services: Sanilac ISD provides many related and ancillary services. Those services are as follows:

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • School Social Workers
  • Teacher Consultants, Visual Impaired and Hearing Impaired
  • School Psychologists
  • Audiologist
  • Orientation and Mobility Specialist
  • Behavioral Consultant
  • Transition Services Coordinator
  • Assistive Technology
  • School Nurse

Child Find:Sanilac ISD provides developmental assessment and planning for children ages 0-26.  Any interested parent(s) may refer their preschool age child suspected of significant developmental delays in the following areas:  physical, mental, vision, hearing, speech and language.  Assessment is also provided for children demonstrating characteristics of autism.  As part of the evaluation process, parents are aided in investigating all appropriate programs available for their child.  These programs may be offered by the family’s local school district, through the Sanilac ISD or other community agencies.  If you suspect your child has significant developmental delays in any area and is in need of special education services, please call (810) 648-9020.

Revised: 8/2/2016