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 coachesc. Coordination of training toolsResource Coordination Efforts
a. Creation and management of an area-wide resource libraryb. Fostering community stakeholder involvement
Systems Changea. Promoting trans-disciplinary, pro-active, effective teaming
b. Increasing systematic transition planning and resources SMART Resource Links GVSU START (Statewide Autism Resources & Training) Autism Society of Kalamazoo/Battle CreekKalamazoo RESA www.kresa.orgBerrien RESA www.berrienresa.orgVan Buren ISD www.vbisd.orgLewis Cass ISD www.lewiscassisd.orgSt. Joseph ISD www.sjcisd.orgContact SMARTKalamazoo County - Kelli BielangBerrien County - Kathy HicockVan Buren County - Melanie GiddingsCass County - Carrie RabbittSt. Joe County - Kristi Bronstetter