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Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

Inspiring Educational Excellence

Southern Michigan Autism Resource Team
SMART Mission:
To foster partnering of all stakeholders in Southern Michigan to improve services and outcomes for students with autism.
SMART Goals:
Organized roll-out of START Training and on-going Mentoring for Teachers (General Education, Regular Education), Administrators, Paraprofessionals and Families.

a. Central contact and coordination for trainings (referral and scheduling)
b. Central liaison and on-going support for coaches
c. Coordination of training tools

Resource Coordination Efforts

a. Creation and management of an area-wide resource library
b. Fostering community stakeholder involvement


Systems Change

a. Promoting trans-disciplinary, pro-active, effective teaming
b. Increasing systematic transition planning and resources

Contact SMART
Kalamazoo County - Michelle Simino
Berrien County - Kathy Hicock
Van Buren County - Melanie Giddings
Cass County - Carrie Rabbitt
St. Joe County - Kristi Bronstetter