Special Education

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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Early Intervention Services

Wayne-Westland Community Schools Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program provides a multi-disciplinary, individualized family focused, service for infants and toddlers with developmental delays who are zero to three years of age. Students receive a weekly home and center-based program. Services are provided through the Special Education Program housed at Wayne Memorial High School Annex.

Location:

EIS at Wayne Memorial High School Annex
3001 Fourth Street
Wayne, MI 48184

For more information, please call (734)-419-2645.

 

Preschool Programs

Preschool programs offered at Stottlemyer Early Childhood and Family Development Center include:

  • Early Childhood Program ECP – a special education program for eligible 3-5-year-old students.
  • Early Childhood Services Program ECS  – special in-home services for eligible students from birth to 3 years of age.  
  • Center program classrooms for students with severe disabilities are available on a regional basis.

Parent As Teacher (PAT)

PAT is an early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until the child enters kindergarten. This program consists of scheduled home visitations and may include participation in an appropriate ECS group session.

Transition

It is strongly encouraged that students transitioning to the elementary school programs visit their neighborhood school or basic classroom program to ease the anxiety of the level change. Together, we will make these life experiences positive for the student and her/his parents.

Early Childhood Program

Wayne-Westland Community Schools offers an Early Childhood Program (ECP) which is designed for children with developmental delays who are three to five years of age. This program offers a classroom experience for three hours per day in AM and PM sessions. Ongoing assessment and reinforcement of the individualized educational plan (IEP) are important components of the classroom.

  • Morning Program: 9:00 am- 11:45am
  • Afternoon Program: 1:00 pm -3:45pm

Transportation provided as detailed in the Individualized education plan. For more information, please call (734)-419-2645.


SXI Preschool Program

Wayne Westland Community Schools offer a SXI Preschool Program which is designed for students identified with severe multiple impairments have more than one disability. This involves a cognitive impairment, as well as any combination of the following: a hearing impairment, a visual impairment, a physical impairment, or a health impairment.  This is an all day program for students who qualify. 

 

 

Elementary Programs

All elementary buildings have special education Resource Programs and Teacher Consultant Support.  For eligible students, WWCS also offers a full continuum of programs and services including Local Categorical Cassrooms and Center Based Program Classrooms for students with physical or otherwise health impairments (POHI), profound multiple disabilities (SXI), dual diagnosed (DD), severe cognitive disabilities (SCI), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Center program classrooms for students with severe disabilities may also be available on a regional basis.

Middle School Programs

All middle school buildings have special education Teacher Consultant services in regular education.  Available in each building are programs and services 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 physical and other health impairments (POHI), severe multiple disabilities  (SXI), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or severe cognitive disabilities (SCI).  Center program classrooms for students with severe disabilities are available on a regional basis.

High School Programs

All high school buildings have special education Teacher Consultant services in regular education.  Available in each building are programs and services for students who are eligible per their IEP. Additionally, Wayne-Westland has programs for eligible students for students with physical and other health impairments (POHI), severe 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.

School Psychologists

Wayne-Westland Community Schools provides school psychology for general and special education eligible students. School Psychologists conduct assessments and interventions as needed to enable students to progress in the general curriculum. Psychologists generally assess ability and achievement.

School Social Work

Wayne-Westland Community Schools provides school social work for general and special education eligible students.

Speech & Language

Wayne-Westland Community Schools provides speech and language intervention services and programs for special education eligible students. Language and/or articulation assessments are conducted as needed to enable students with impairments to progress in the general curriculum or to communicate.

Occupational Therapy

Wayne-Westland Community Schools provides occupational therapy services to special education eligible students.  An occupational therapist provides interventions to address fine motor needs related to handwriting and/or eating to enable the student the ability to participate in their educational program.

Physical Therapy

Wayne-Westland Community Schools provides physical therapy services to special education eligible students. A physical therapist provides interventions to address gross motor needs related to walking and/or sitting to enable the student the ability to participate in their educational program.

Homebound

Wayne-Westland Community Schools provides homebound services to both general and special education eligible students. A physician's referral which documents the medical/physical reason that the student cannot physically attend school is needed to initiate and maintain homebound services.

Assistive Technology

Wayne-Westland Community Schools provides a variety of assistive technology services and devices for general and special education eligible students. Assistive technology assessments are conducted as needed to enable students with impairments to progress in the general curriculum or to communicate orally or in written form.

Transition

Wayne-Westland Community Schools provides transition services to special education eligible students. All special education eligible students 14 years of age or older, will have a written transition plan attached to their individualized educational plan (IEP). School staff will assist both the student and her/his parents in completing surveys and interviews, setting goals, developing and implementing the educational and transition plans necessary to meet the life goals established by or on behalf of the student.

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 students' unique health issues by providing safe school environments.

Contacts

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

Charles Hallman
Senior Executive Director of Special Education
Phone: (734) 419-2071
E-mail: HallmanC@wwcsd.net

Khawla Taamneh 
Secretary
Phone: (734) 419-2071
E-mail: TaamnehK@wwcsd.net

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 and Department Chair
Email: nixdorfc@wwcsd.net
Voice mail: (734) 419-2198 voice mail box 7464#

Eric Rotenheber - Teacher Consultant
Email: rotenhebere@wwcsd.net
Voice mail: (734) 419-2275

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.

 

 

RESA Contacts

Wayne RESA
Phone (734) 344-1300 or resa.net

Wayne County Parent Advisory Committee
Phone: (734) 334-1487
FAX: (734) 334-1494

Michigan Department of Education
Office of Special Education / Early Intervention Services
Phone: (517) 373-9433 or https://michigan.gov/mde

 

Contact Information

Charles Hallman
Senior Executive Director of Special Education
Heather Martinez
Director of Special Education - Elementary School
Denis McBride
Director of Special Education - Middle School
Mona Mallad
Director of Special Education - High School
Bethe Warrick
Coordinator of Preschool Education Programs
Kathryn Hansen-Fabrey
Special Education Secretary
Barb Boyington
Secretary
Stephanie Morris
Secretary
Khawla Taamneh
Secretary