Dear Parents,
We at Wayne-Westland Community Schools invite you to become acquainted with the programs, people, and organizations available to help you and your child.

If, at any time, you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. It is our goal to help all students reach maximum potential.

Sincerely,

Charles D. Hallman
Sr. Executive Director
Special Education Services
(734) 419-2067

WWCS Special Education Overview

All school buildings have special education teacher consultant services in regular education. Available in the district are basic classrooms for eligible students and include center program classrooms for students with orthopedic disabilities (POHI), profoundly multiple disabilities (SXI), dual diagnosed (DD), or severe cognitive disabilities (SCI). Center program classrooms for students with severe disabilities are available on a regional basis.

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Pre-School Special Education

SPARKEY, Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), Head Start Preschool, Early Childhood Program (ECP), Early Childhood Services (ECS), Parent as Teacher (PAT), and Transition services.

Elementary Special Education

All elementary buildings have special education Teacher Consultant and Resource Room support.  For eligible students, WWCSD also offers a full continuum of programs and services including center program classrooms for students with orthopedic disabilities (POHI), profoundly multiple disabilities (SXI), dual diagnosed (DD), or severe cognitive disabilities (SCI).  Center program classrooms for students with severe disabilities are available on a regional basis

Secondary Special Education

All middle school & high school buildings have special education Teacher Consultant services in regular education. Available in each building are departmentalized programs for students who are eligible per their IEP. Wayne-Westland also offers a full continuum of programs and services including  Resource Room programs and center program classrooms for students with orthopedic disabilities (POHI), profoundly multiple disabilities (SXI), dual diagnosed (DD), or severe cognitive disabilities (SCI).  Center program classrooms for students with severe disabilities are available on a regional basis.

Additional Services

Wayne-Westland Community Schools provides additional services such as School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Homebound Services, Assistive Technology Services, and Transition Services.

Parent Information

See this page for more resources such as PDF's and external websites with more information. 

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

Charley Hallman
Phone: (734) 419-2068
FAX: (734) 595-2573
E-mail: hallmanc@wwcsd.net

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#

Family Matters Fact Sheets

Michigan Department of Education

The Office of Special Education (OSE) has five new Family Matters fact sheets.

Family Matters fact sheets provide parents and families with information about special education. Each fact sheet explains a different topic and provides additional resources.

Download these and other fact sheets from the Family Matters section on the OSE website.

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.

Parent Resources

PDF DocumentParent Handbook

Special Education Department Contacts

Special Education Department Contacts