Special needs students from all Oakland County public school districts now have a new place to thrive and learn. This 40,027 SF facility has the capacity to serve 114 students ages three to 26 with severe cognitive and multiple impairments. Features of the new center include universal accessibility, therapy space, a media center with sensory teaching materials, and group learning spaces for sensory development activities. Students and staff benefit from technology upgrades, improved wheelchair access, and greater privacy for children with access to improved bathroom facilities.
In order to complement the adjacent 150-year old schoolhouse, natural fieldstone with a brick blend that resembles the stone was used, while gable elements and entry canopies also recall the schoolhouse. The facility features an abundance of natural light, as well as a large canopy to shield students from inclement weather during pickup and dropoff.