Detroit Public Schools provides students with special needs the supports, interventions and enrichment activities they need to flourish. We work to ensure their access to and participation in the varied opportunities DPS provides.
This access to instructional and other support services will result in every individual maximizing their potential to successfully participate in school, work, and community life.
- Hearing Impairment
- Emotional Impairment
- Cognitive Impairment
- Visual Impairment
- Speech and Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Learning Disabled
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Physical and Other Health Impairments
- Early Childhood Developmental Disorder
- Day Treatment
- Early Intervention (0-3 years)
Our staff receives a wide range of training on how to best serve ALL students. And, given the number of schools and programs DPS offers, we have programs and classes to fit students’ needs. Support staff includes trained school psychologists, school nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists and school social workers.
What We Offer
- Instructional support: Ranging from specialized classes to resource teachers supporting students in general education classrooms, DPS strives to educate all students in a general education setting.
- Behavior and counseling support
- Assistance with physical mobility and fine motor skills
- Speech services
- Transition and work skills to help students pursue post-secondary and work opportunities