Armstrong & DDC Merger

A New Opportunity...

The Diagnostic and Developmental Center (DDC) has been an EIASE program since 1976. EIASE initially created the DDC with the the mission to serve students (ages 3-21) with severe or profound disabilities as well as a non-categorical preschool program (ages 3-6) who demonstrate significant developmental delays across all areas. For over forty years, EIASE has remained committed to this mission of providing excellent service to our students in the DDC program.

Due to ever evolving needs of students and families, we believe it is again time to look at creating a new program to meet the needs of our students. This time we intend to expand our focus and partner with Mattoon CUSD#2 to design a new program which would meet the needs of students who are currently being served by the DDC and Armstrong programs. Mattoon CUSD#2 began the Armstrong program in the early 1960’s in order to serve students with mild to moderate disabilities. While some aspects of the two programs remain unique, over the past several years EIASE and Mattoon have worked closely to implement similar curriculum, training, and methods as many of our students have very similar needs. Our intention with creating a new program would be to keep the best that both DDC and Armstrong currently have to offer in addition to adding other new and exciting supports, services, and opportunities.

A Short Survey...

The new program will start at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year which is just under a year away. We need and ask for your input, suggestions, and concerns. There will be opportunities for parents, community members, staff, and other agencies to participate in advisory groups and committees. Below is a short survey for your ideas, suggestions and concerns.

Click here to take the survey!