Low Incidence Programs
ESU 9 employs a Vision Consultant to serve school districts. (Click for more details.)
The coordination of the Physical/Occupational Therapists and the Vision Consultant serving schools and programs is supervised by Joe Haney.
Hastings Project SEARCH
The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a unique, business led, one year school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations.
Click here to view the Hastings Project SEARCH Recruitment Video
ESU 9 Autism Team
ESU 9 is excited to offer the assistance of the ESU 9 Autism Team to area schools. The ESU 9 Autism Team consists of a multidisciplinary team of professionals including speech language pathologists, early childhood educators, school psychologists, and special education coordinators/supervisors. Many team members on the ESU 9 Autism Team have received advanced training in the area of educating students who are diagnosed with autism and are trained in the assessment of students who demonstrate characteristics similar to children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
This is a service offered by ESU 9 that is separate from the Central Region Autism Spectrum Disorder Team. The purpose and goal of the ESU 9 Autism Team is to offer direct and consultative services to schools in order to provide educational strategies to classroom and special education teachers who serve students who are verified as having Autism, or who may demonstrate characteristics associated with ASD. The ESU 9 Autism Team is available to assess students to gather information regarding the student’s current level of functioning and also for verification purposes.
Karri Biede, School Psychologist
Jessica Shepard, School Psychologist
Kathy Bohnart, ECE Specialist
Joe Haney, Interim Director of Special Services