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CCESC Moves Program into Milford Preschool Building

Clermont County Educational Service Center (CCESC) provides school districts in Clermont County with a variety of programs and placements to some of our most diverse learners.

Milford School District welcomes Clermont County Educational Service Center’s, CEC North, which operates both a medically intense Multiple Disabilities program and an Autism program, to the Milford Preschool Building on Route 28.  Over the summer, the program moved to the Preschool from Milford Main where it had been housed for the past several years.

The CCESC program now occupies the second floor of the preschool building. The ESC runs two different programs at our site for school age children from kindergarten through 12th grades.  The first program is designed for children who are on the autism spectrum. Currently, there are seven classrooms for kids with autism. The second program is for children who have intensive medical needs. A classroom for the medically fragile students is located on the first floor.

According to Dawn Betts, Director of Special Education for the CCESC, their program currently serves 40 students from 10 different school districts.  They have more than 30 staff serving these children including teachers, nurses, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and paraprofessionals.

Betts said the program focuses on the components of  communication, independence, socialization and transitioning. She feels that being in the preschool building will be a positive experience for our young students.

“It is a wonderful experience for young children to be exposed to the world as it currently exists. Students learn early that everybody has their strengths and their weaknesses. It is an opportunity for them to learn from others and develop themselves,” Betts shared.

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Kudos to Katie Benza, Pattison Intervention Specialist. She was featured in the latest edition of the Buddy Walk eNewsletter. Click here to read the article.