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Special Education

The Special Education Department is committed to the academic and social development  of all students with special needs. This is accomplished through a team approach in evaluation and determining the individual needs of each student.

Historically, the Roseville Community Schools has long considered special education services to be an integral part of its total educational commitment. Programs for students with disabilities began in 1954 and have continued to expand and become more comprehensive. Today, more than 800 students are receiving Special Education programs and/or services in Roseville Community Schools. These programs are designed to meet the individual needs of eligible student’s ages 0-26 years old. Families with student nearing post-secondary age can follow the links below for information on transition services for their student.

The Special Education Department helps to facilitate academic and social success for students with special needs. Using a team approach brings professionals with a variety of expertise together to plan an individualized program for each student. These professionals may include a school psychologist, school social worker, school administrator, teacher consultant, special and general education teachers. At RCS emphasis is placed on educating students in their neighborhood schools to the maximum extent appropriate. However, all educational decisions about programs and services for students, must be based on each student’s needs by the Individual Educational Planning (IEP) team. Parental involvement in these decisions is critical. Specialized programs for some students are offered at identified school building. In addition, some students may benefit from specialized programs offered in collaboration with the Macomb Intermediate School District or other cooperating local school districts.

Ancillary services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, school social work, school psychology, orientation and mobility, and various specialized teacher consultant services, are provided based on each student’s Individual Educational Plan.

To receive special education services, a student must be identified and found eligible after a comprehensive evaluation to be certified in one or more of the following areas:

  • SLD – Specific Learning Disability
  • EI – Emotional Impairment
  • CI – Cognitive Impairment
  • SXI - Severe Multiple Impairment
  • DHH – Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • SLI - Speech and Language Impaired
  • ECDD - Early Childhood Developmental Delay
  • VI - Visual Impairment
  • PI - Physical Impairment
  • OHI - Otherwise Health Impaired

Information on the use of the Personal Curriculum for high school special education students

Services for children ages 0 to 3 years of age are provided in collaboration with the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) through the Child Find process. Please call the MISD Infant Preschool Program at (586) 228-3321 for information on these early services.

For more information on a Section 504 Accommodation Plan for students with disabilities please contact your child’s school or the Special Education Department at (586) 445-5675



For enrollment of students requiring Special Education Services, we ask that you please contact the Special Education office at (586) 445-5675 to begin the enrollment process.

A Special Education Enrollment Form can be completed in advance to expedite the enrollment process.  Please only complete highlighted areas of the form.


Child Find

Roseville Community Schools is committed to providing students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education consistent with federal and state laws. Roseville Community Schools offers evaluations, programs, and services to individuals who are identified as having, or who are suspected of having, a disability as defined in either the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Roseville Community School District attendance boundaries. For more information about services, parent/student rights or referral procedures, contact the Roseville Community Schools Special Education Office at 18975 Church Street, Roseville, MI 48066, telephone (586) 445-5675.


Roseville Community Schools offers a broad continuum of programs and services that are available to our students. These programs are designed to meet the individual needs of eligible student’s ages 0-26 years old. Families with student nearing post-secondary age can follow this link for information on transition services for their student.

ARC of MI - Facilitates a statewide network of local chapters assisting persons with developmental disabilities and their families through education, training, technical assistance and advocacy

ARC of Macomb County - Provides a variety for services to families and offers advocacy support

Autism Society of MI - Serves a membership made up of parents, families, professionals, persons with autism spectrum disorders, advocates, organizations and other community members. Provides advocacy to families and conducts specialized trainings

C.A.R.E of Southeast Michigan

Developmental Disabilities Institute - Provides statewide programs designed to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities

Judson Center

Macomb Intermediate School District
44001 Garfield Road – Clinton Township, MI 48038
Phone: (586) 228-3300

MDE Family Matters

MI Alliance for Families - Provides support, information and education to families of children with developmental disabilities, ages: birth-26

Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services
P.O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909

New Oakland Family Centers

Parent Advisory Committee

Clinton Township Main MRS Office - Department of Human Services-Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Atrium Office Center
43630 Hayes Road, Suite 120
Clinton Township, MI 48038
877-620-7943 (Toll Free)
586-412-1510 (TTY/Voice)

The mission of Michigan Rehabilitation Services is to assist individuals with disabilities into employment and self-sufficiency.

ARC Services of Macomb, Inc.
44050 Gratiot Avenue
Clinton Twp., MI 48036-1308
Phone:  (586)469-1600
Fax:      (586)469-2527

ARC Services of Macomb, Inc. is a CARF accredited, 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership association comprised of people with disabilities, parents, friends and professionals involved with supporting people with disabilities in Macomb County, Michigan.

Macomb County Community Mental Health
10 N. Main 5th Floor, Mt. Clemens Michigan 48043
Phone Access Center: (586) 948-0222
Macomb County Community Mental Health provides a wide variety of mental health treatment and support services to adults and children with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse treatment needs. Individual services provided may include assessment; outpatient or home-based treatment; mental health assessment prior to nursing home placement; residential, respite or support services; or other alternatives as determined by individual needs.

Social Security
44400 Van Dyke Ave.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Toll-Free:  1-800-772-1213
TTY:       1-800-325-0778

Disability under Social Security is based on your inability to work. We consider you disabled under Social Security rules if you cannot do work that you did before and we decide that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s). Your disability must also last or be expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

Department of Health & Human Services
Macomb County DHS - Sterling Heights District
41227 Mound Road, Suite A
Sterling Heights MI 48314
Phone: (586) 254-1500
Fax: (586) 254-8029

Independent Living Services (ILS) offers a range of Medicaid and non-Medicaid services to individuals of any age who require consultation or assistance to maintain and maximize functional capacity within their own homes or other independent living arrangements.

Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, Inc. (MORC)
Clinton Township Office
16200 Nineteen Mile Road
P.O. Box 380710
Clinton Township, Michigan 48038-0070
Phone: (586) 263-8700
Fax:     (586) 412-7889
TTY:   (586) 286-5036

The Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, Inc. (MORC) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, human services agency.  The mission of MORC is to serve men, women and children with differing abilities so they may, as true citizens, celebrate life, freedom and independence in the community.

Lutz School
19600 Cass Ave.
Clinton Township, MI 48043

Lutz School is a Special Education Center, operated by the Macomb Intermediate School District, which serves more than 270 special needs students ages 18 to 26 who live in Macomb County Michigan.

We provide experiences and training to promote each student's transition from school to community life. As a work based educational program, we provide training to help develop appropriate work habits and attitudes.

Macomb STEP Program

A Macomb County Post-Secondary Program designed to assist special education students with mild impairments, on a Certificate of Completion course of study, between the ages of 18-26. Year round calendar, alternate school hours, instruction in classroom, community-based experiences, agency connections. The student must be referred by resident district and placement determined by IEP. For further information contact the MISD or your local Special Education Department.

Macomb Academy
39092 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038

Macomb Academy is a charter school servicing special needs students 18 – 26 years old. Our program focuses on daily living and employment skills. We strive to challenge each student and provide new experiences to learn and grow.

Rising Stars Academy
23855 Lawrence Street
Centerline, MI 48015

With a "farm to plate" philosophy, Rising Stars is open to special needs students ages 18-26 who leave high school with a certificate of completion.

Comprehensive Services for the Developmentally Disabled was established in Michigan in 1983 and is dedicated to providing vocational services and community integration skills training for adults with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses.

The vision of CSDD is to inspire and encourage participants to grow within a positive, success oriented environment and to recognize their own self worth and confidence.

CSDD has convenient Southeast Michigan locations in New Haven, Monroe, Shelby Township, and Warren. This program is accessed through Community Mental Health & is available to eligible clients with no age limits.

Special Dreams Farm
6524 Fred Moore Highway
St. Clair Township, MI  48079

Where Dreams Are Becoming Reality

Our program will enable all individuals, mainly adults, of varying special needs and developmental disabilities to participate in various aspects of the farm.

Part of our DREAM includes future activities such as:

  • Non-Competitive Meaningful Work for disabled adults
  • Day Programs for developmentally disabled adults
  • Summer Camps for developmentally disabled adults
  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding for developmentally disabled adults
  • Supported Living for developmentally disabled adults
  • Residential Living for developmentally disabled adults
  • Individual Vocational Courses for Transitional Special Needs High School Students
  • Advocacy and Training for developmentally disabled adults

Labor and Economic Opportunity - Michigan Career & Technical Institute

The Michigan Career & Technical Institute (MCTI) is an educational center for adults with disabilities in Michigan offering career assessment services that help students explore job options.

MCTI has 13 training programs - each with an active advisory committee made up of people who work in that business industry and help ensure our curriculum and equipment meet business standards and needs.

MCTI also offers the following services:

  • Medical and counseling services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Interpreters for deaf students
  • Classroom and job accommodations
  • Job placement services

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 14620
Washington, DC 20044-4620
202 208 2545

Think College

Youth with disabilities have not had many chances to go to college. This is changing as individuals across the country begin to create opportunities for these youth to reap the benefits of postsecondary education. This website will provide information and links to anyone interested in finding out more about the possibilities.

Vocational Information Center

Explore vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, find a trade school, research technical topics, and look at the current job market within the Vocational Information Center.

Web-Site Resources

CEN - CEN responds to the information needs of families, educators, community service providers, and others across the state of Michigan who have a vested interest in the education of individuals with disabilities.  There is a link to Michigan Transition Resources

NCLD - The National Center for Learning Disabilities works to ensure that the nation’s 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.

Youthhood - This site is a place teens. Here teens can start thinking about what they want to do with the rest of their lives. This Web site was built to help plan for the future. What will you do after high school? Will you work? Go to college? Live in a place of your own? By using this Web site, plans for the future can start right now!

Adolescent Autonomy Checklists - These checklists were developed by the Youth In Transition Project (1984-1987) at the University of Washington Division of Adolescent Medicine. They are based on a model developed by the Children's Rehabilitation Center at the University of Virginia. Use these checklists as an ongoing measurement of the independent skills your child achieves.

California CareerZone is a spin-off of the New York CareerZone, a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Jobseekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net) database.

Career Cruising - Career Cruising is an interactive career resource designed for people of all ages. If you want to find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training, you've come to the right place!  Visit your High School Counseling Office for Login Name and Password.

MI Bright Future

  • Self assessment of interest, personality, work values, and skills
  • Exploration of job clusters and specific occupations
  • Participate in other career development activities

Center for Parent Information and Resources - We serve the nation as a central source of information on:

  • disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth,
  • IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education,
  • No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and
  • research-based information on effective educational practices.

PACER Center - The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.


Teresa Tomala
Special Education Director
18975 Church Street
Roseville, MI  48066
Phone :  (586) 445-5675
Fax:      (586) 445-5679

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed for lunch
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.