Partnering with Public School Systems
CSI-CT contracts with a public school system to provide one-to-one educational/pre-vocational activities for a young person whose challenging behaviors have caused him to be discharged prematurely and involuntarily from his prior program.
Additionally, all CSIs support young adults ages 18-22 who may have unutilized educational benefits and, as a result, CSIs have become active members of young persons’ educational PPTs.
For some children, CSI-MA also plays a special role. On behalf of Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services, CSI-MA provides targeted case management supports to children living with their families. When identifying family issues needing critical attention, CSI often finds that families have not sought or received special education services to benefit their child and relating to the school system on the child’s behalf becomes a priority task for CSI.