Project Find/Early Intervention

Project Find is a program of active outreach by the Michigan Department of Education and local school district. Within Clarenceville School District, Project Find specifically refers to the identification and service for youngsters, birth through age six. The primary purpose is to identify young children who have a handicapping condition that makes learning difficult and to find appropriate special education services to aid in the child’s development.

Programs are mandated by IDEA (federal law) and Michigan rules for persons who are affected by one or more learning impairments, including hearing, vision, and speech, mental, physical, and emotional. The early years are important in a child’s development, and therefore specific attention is given to this age group for who school attendance is not mandatory. Handicaps, whether mild or severe, interfere with the learning process of a child, so early intervention is critical.

Our Early Intervention programs include home-based and/or classroom programs with necessary ancillary support services. Ancillary services may include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language services. Consultation services from social workers, school psychologist, and teacher consultant for visual, and hearing impairments may also be available.

Our Early Intervention programs are housed at Botsford Elementary School. We ended the 2008-09 school year with a total of 8 students in our ECSE 1754 classroom program which met M-Thru for 2 ½ hours per day or 10 hours per week. This is for children ages 3 to 6 years old who qualify.

Under the ECSE (1755) Administrative rules, Clarenceville has two programs which are based upon the needs of the child. Our ECSE speech students met Tuesday and Thursday for 1.25 hours per day or 2 ½ hours per week. This group of students was between the ages of 2 ½ to 6 years old. We ended the 2008-09 school year with 10 students. Our ECSE babies program, tailored to the needs of our birth to 3 students, met 2 x per week for 2 ½ hours total. We ended the 2008-09 school year with 5 qualified babies.

Please contact our Special Services Office today at 248-919-0290 if you have a child who you feel may qualify.