Office of Specialized Student Services

Contact Information

Specialized Student Services

Clara Flowers
Assistant Superintendent
Phone: (313) 873–7740
Fax: (313) 873–3274

Clinical Prevention and Intervention Services

Frederick Douglass
East Wing
2001 West Warren
Detroit, MI 48208

DeAnn Mack
Director
Phone: (313) 748–6466
Fax: (313) 596–3760
Room 141

Communication Disorders

Gregory Jacoby
Supervisor
Phone: (313) 748–6432
Fax: (313) 748–6506
Room 133

Donna Payne
Supervisor
Phone: (313) 748–6429
Fax: (313) 748–6506
Room 133

School Social Work

Paula Henderson
Supervisor
Phone: (313) 748–6424
Fax: (313) 748–6502
Room 131

Shealah Treece
Supervisor
Phone: (313) 748–6428
Fax: (313) 748–6502
Room 131

Kenneth Warren
Supervisor
Phone: (313) 748–6420
Fax: (313) 748–6502
Room 129

Psychological Services

Paul G. Chrustowski, Ph.D.
Supervisor
Phone: (313) 748–6440
Fax: (313) 748–6505
Room 139

Marsha Irvin
Supervisor
Phone: (313) 748–6439
Fax: (313) 748–6505
Room 139

Daniel Lake
Supervisor
Phone: (313) 748–6465
Fax: (313) 748–6505
Room 137

Speech & Hearing Center

1220 W. Canfield
Detroit, MI, 48201

Phone: (313) 494–8601
Fax: (313) 494–7874

Departments

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.

View the Office of Specialized Services Brochure

 

Our Services

  • 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

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

Transportation

Transportation services are provided for students according to the recommendations on their Individualized Education Program.

Direct requests concerning transportation eligibility should come to the Placement Center:

South Wing/Room #168

2001 West Warren
Detroit, MI 48208


Inside the Frederick Douglass College Preparatory Academy for Young Men

Hours of operation:
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Closed Thursdays

Phone: (313) 748-6499
Fax: (313) 748-6498

 

 

Schools

Schools throughout DPS serve students with special needs. The district also offers center-based schools to serve specialized populations.

 

Center-Based Special Education Centers

View map of center-based centers

School Name Address Telephone
Banks, Diann Williamson Center 5020 Cadieux
Detroit, MI 48224
(313) 347-7280
Detroit Day School For The Deaf 4555 John C. Lodge Freeway
Detroit, MI 48201-1056
Drew Transition Center 9600 Wyoming Street
Detroit, MI 48204-4669
(313) 873-6880
Field, Moses 1100 Sheridan
Detroit, MI 48214-4220
(313) 866-5790
Keidan Special Education Center 4441 Collingwood
Detroit, MI 48204
(313) 873-9400
Oakman Elementary - Orthopedic School 12920 Wadsworth Street
Detroit, MI 48227-3757
Turning Point Academy 12300 Linnhurst St.
Detroit, MI 48205-2627
(313) 866-2200
White, Jerry L. Center 14804 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 416-4200