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Delivery of specialized instruction is developed to align to the research-based practices of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support / Response to Intervention which promote pairing high-quality instruction and intervention matched to student need. Like Multi-Tiered Systems of Support / Response to Intervention, programming includes a rigorous practice for frequent progress monitoring for the purpose of assisting decision-making about changes in instruction or goals, and applying student response data to important educational decisions.

Allegan Area Educational Service Agency (AAESA) is committed to high expectations for all students and ensuring access to high-quality instruction, and in the case of students in post high school programs, access to their community. Improving the educational outcomes for students with disabilities is an essential component of ensuring community participation, independent living, economic self-sufficiency, and further education. Services and programs in the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency are designed to provide students with disabilities the same opportunity as their non-disabled peers to be educated in the general education setting unless otherwise determined through their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
AAESA Specialized Instruction Leadership
Wendy Dubuisson
Director of Specialized Instruction
(269) 512-7711
Assistant Director of Specialized Instruction
(269) 512-7762
 Early On Services
Infant/Toddler Teacher
Infant/Toddler Teacher
Speech Therapist
Speech Therapist
Speech Therapist
Occupation Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Specialized Instruction Services
(269) 512-7700 
Secretary to Wendy Dubuisson, Executive Secretary
Specialized Instruction Support/Birth-Five Referral Specialist
Special Education Bookkeeper
Leeann Hanse
Hearing Impaired Teacher Specialist
Lane Fowler
Visually Impaired Teacher Specialist
Karen Steffens
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Technician Specialist
Felicia Vliek
Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Sally Sturgis
Transition Coordinator
Gayle Underwood
Consultant, Technology Integration (Assistive Technology)    
Local Directors
Tasha Frigmanski
Allegan Public Schools
(269) 673-5431 
Lori Chapman
Fennville Public Schools
(269) 561-7331
Paul Dymowski
Glenn Public Schools
(269) 512-7762
Mary Gordon
Hopkins Public Schools
(269) 793-7261
Lori Chapman
Martin Public Schools
(269) 672-7194 
Alice Hoekstra
Otsego Public Schools
(269) 692-6233 
Lori Chapman
Outlook Academy
(269) 686-8227 
Alice Hoekstra
Plainwell Community Schools
(269) 685-5823 
Mary Gordon
Wayland Union Schools
(269) 792-3069 
Michele Gulbis
Hillside Learning & Behavior Center
(269) 512-7905