WWCS Special Education

The Wayne - Westland Community Schools' Special Education Services Department, in cooperation with parents and the community will identify the special needs, make accommodations to meet those needs, and modify the instructional program so that students with disabilities can access and benefit from a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.

The Wayne-Westland Community School District has implemented a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) delivery system model for special education services.

Please go to the "Grade Levels" menu for specific descriptions of UDL program design in Wayne-Westland or the "Resources" menu to read articles about special education.

The Wayne - Westland Community Schools' Special Education Services Department believes in our school district which is committed to excellence that:

  • Meets the individual learning needs of all students and promotes the joy of learning;
  • Provides organizational structures, programs, and services that nurture successful lifelong learning;
  • Embraces and values our diverse population of students, families, and communities;
  • Actively engages in collaborative relationships within and beyond the community;
  • Continually evaluates and secures the necessary resources to meet our goals, and
  • Educates and prepares all of our students to be knowledgeable, responsible, contributing members of a global society.

 

Special Education Department Contacts

Senior Executive Director of Special Education
Charles D. Hallman
Phone: (734) 419-2067
FAX: (734) 595-2081
E-mail: HallmanC@wwcsd.net
Voice Mail (734) 419-2198 mail box 2074#

Lori Brosnan - Secretary
Phone: (734) 419-2067
FAX: (734) 595-2081
E-mail: brosnal@wwcs.k12.mi.us
Voice Mail (734) 419-2198 mail box 2067#

Health Services

Wayne-Westland Community Schools maintains health services for general and special education eligible students. Health services assist students and staff in maintaining communicable disease immunization and reporting requirements. Special education school program nurses author Individualized Health Care plans as needed to support student's unique health issues by providing safe school environments.

Contacts

Initial questions or concerns should be addressed to your child's casemanager (contact your child's school office). Should additional information be needed, the coordinator of health services may also be contacted.

Director of Health Services

Nancy Ely
Phone (734) 419-2645
FAX: (734) 595-2573
E-mail: elyn@wwcsd.net
Voice Mail: (734) 419-2198 mail box 2648#

Sandra Sands - Secretary
Phone: (734) 419-2068
FAX: (734) 595-2081
E-mail: sandss@wwcsd.net
Voice mail (734) 419-2198 voice mail box 2068#

Section 504 Services

Wayne-Westland Community Schools maintains Section 504 services for eligible students. Staff typically works with students and parents in making reasonable accommodations designed to promote student success. Occasionally there are differences regarding the level of intervention needed for students to meet the expectations of parents and staff. Each building has a Section 504 team trained to determine eligibility and to develop accommodation plans for implementation as appropriate.

Contacts

Initial questions or concerns should be addressed to your child's principal (elementary) or counselor (secondary). Should additional information be needed, the coordinator of Section 504 may also be contacted.

Coordinator of Section 504

Nancy Ely
Phone: (734) 419-2630
FAX: (734) 595-2573
E-mail: elyn@wwcsd.net
Voice Mail (734) 419-2198 mail box 2648#

POHI Outreach

Wayne-Westland Community Schools operate the Wayne RESA Western Region Physically or Otherwise Health Impaired (POHI) Outreach program. This program is designed to meet the needs of special education eligible students who have significant educational issues due to their physical impairment.

Teacher Consultants, Occupational and/or Physical Therapists from the POHI Outreach program support the educational needs of eligible students in their neighborhood school. Outreach staff consults with building staff to facilitate access to the building and within classrooms. While some students get direct therapy services, the goal of these interventions is to enable the student to participate in their educational program and to make progress on their educational goals in the general curriculum.

Contacts

Carla Nixdorf - Teacher Consultant
E-mail: nixdorfc@wwcsd.net
Voice mail: (734) 419-2198 voice mail box 7464#

Jacqueline Shipley - Teacher Consultant
E-mail: shipleyj@wwcsd.net
Voice mail: (734) 419-2198 voice mail box 2231#

Pamela Smith - Teacher Consultant and Department Chair
E-mail: smithp@wwcsd.net
Voice mail: (734) 419-2198 voice mail box 7468#

Sandra Sands - Secretary
Phone (734) 419-2209
FAX (734) 595-2476
E-mail: sandss@wwcsd.net
Voice mail: (734) 419-2198 voice mail box 2209#

Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Determinations

The Wayne-Westland Community Schools follows the Wayne RESA model process for "Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Determinations. For more information, please visit Wayne RESA.