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Total Education Solutions

About Us

Total Education Solutions (TES), also known as TES Therapy, provides customized education and therapeutic services in schools, homes, clinics, communities, and online to children and adults of all abilities. Our mission of empowering individuals of all abilities is at the forefront of every decision we make. 

We offer our school clients services related to special education management, staffing, school governance, fiscal monitoring, professional development, IDEA compliance, and customized solutions.  At our family-centered clinics, we offer a variety of therapeutic services for children and adults of all abilities, including those on the Autism spectrum.

We are committed to expanding and improving services available to our clients. To accomplish this, we utilize a multidisciplinary approach in our training, treatments, and service delivery, encouraging our teams of experienced professionals to work together to create effective solutions and help individuals achieve their goals.

Our Mission

To empower individuals of all abilities by fostering opportunities for success through customized, innovative solutions.

Our History

TES is a privately held company established in 1997 by Dr. Nancy J. Lavelle, who also founded the nationally recognized non-profit Institute for the Redesign of Learning (IRL). In 2019, TES was acquired by key members of the senior management team. From our early start as a consulting company to charter schools, we have thoughtfully expanded our services in California, Michigan, Ohio, and beyond, where we now operate eight multi-specialty clinics. In person and online, we are proud to serve thousands of children and adults with unique needs at hundreds of public, charter, and private school sites, group homes, and our family-centered clinics. 

Our Code of Ethics


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

TES is committed to promoting a culture of mutual respect and acceptance of all individuals by embracing diversity, ensuring equity, and fostering inclusion.

  • Diversity – We welcome and embrace diverse backgrounds across all facets of TES including employment, services, and community outreach.
  • Equity – We commit to creating a non-biased culture of empowerment, respect, and belonging.
  • Inclusion – We actively foster opportunities and invite contribution and participation from all individuals.

TES Services