Programs for Students with Autism
Northwest Education Services offers a continuum of services for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and for students with other learning challenges. Individual needs drive each student’s educational program and is developed through the individualized educational plan process.
North Ed offers self-contained programs for students with ASD as well as less restrictive environments. Some students benefit from attending one of the self-contained classrooms, early childhood special education classrooms or other special education programs. Most students’ needs are met in general education settings with support services designed to assist them in accessing the general education curriculum.
North Ed News - Bridgeway Update
Annual Education Report - Bridgeway (Posted on 2/12/2024)
Overview of Program
Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Location: Bridgeway (main campus at Oak Park School), Traverse City East Middle School, Traverse City West Senior High School
Grade Levels: Pre-K through 12th Grade at main campus (ages 3-18), typically 6th-8th EMS (ages 11-14), and 9th-12th West Senior High School (ages 15-19)
Class Size: Average 4-6 students
Staffing: One Special Education Teacher with Autism Spectrum Disorder endorsement, minimum of two teacher assistants, occupational therapist, physical therapist, school social worker, speech and language pathologist, school psychologist, and a school nurse
Focus: Center-based program for students with disabilities who are significantly impacted by their communication, social, and sensory differences. Majority of students attending have eligibility of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Resources for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Resources and Educational Opportunities