Jane Burke, M.A., Special Education
Jane is a special education teacher with 40 years of experience. She has taught individuals of all ages and disabilities, and has been with post high school adults for over 25 years. She has a strong philosophy regarding teaching adult expectations, self-awareness, and self-advocacy. A major focus in her teaching career has been facilitating meaningful person centered plans, mentoring educational staff in conducting these plans, and working effectively with community partners.
Bob Steinkamp, M.A., Ed.S.
Bob is a retired special educator serving 36 years, including teaching, consulting, and supervising. He is a member of the Autism Society of Michigan board of directors and the Capital Area Business Leadership Network Disability Council board. He is a co-founder of a non-profit corporation to provide social coaching and person centered planning for young adults on the autism spectrum in the Lansing, Michigan area. Bob's focus has been on giving his students the instruction and tools needed to prepare them for a productive and meaningful life. Currently, Bob teaches special education at the college level.
Chantal Charron, M.A., CCC-SLP
Chantal is a Speech and Language Pathologist with over 25 years of experience and currently works with students of all ages and disabilities. In addition, she facilitates autism exploration groups to help students learn more about their disability for self-awareness and advocacy. She also does social coaching for high school students with Asperger’s Syndrome. Her professional area of expertise and interest is achievement of social understanding, social independence, and interdependence for individuals with ASD and other disabilities.
Population We Serve
We work with post high school age students in Michigan who have disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cognitive Impairment, Physical Impairment, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Emotional Impairment, Health Impairments, Speech and Language Impairment, Learning Disability, and Severe Multiple Impairment. We believe that best practices for individuals with ASD benefit individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Our emphasis is on assisting individuals to develop a sustainable post-school schedule leading to a balanced, fulfilling life, with the greatest possible independence.