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Programs & Services of the Department of Special Education

Whitmore Lake Public Schools believes in balancing inclusion with the general population, and pull out support services to meet every student’s individual needs. The Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that guarantees children and youth with disabilities a Free, Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Not all programs and services will be provided for each student. An Individualized Education Planning Committee (IEPC) determines which programs and/or services are appropriate for each student.

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Programs and/or services are provided to students who meet the following eligibility criteria

  • Autistic Impaired
  • Emotionally Impaired
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Learning Disabled
  • Physically Impaired
  • Otherwise Health Impaired
  • Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed
  • Speech and Language Impaired
  • Visually Impaired
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Mildly Cognitive Impaired
  • Moderately Cognitive Impaired
  • Severly Cognitive Impaired
  • Severely Multiply Impaired

Currently, Whitmore Lake provides the following programs and services in-district

  • School-based Speech and Language Therapy
  • School-based Occupational Therapy
  • School-based Physical Therapy
  • School-based Social Work
  • Teacher Consultation
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Resource Room
  • Program for the Mildly Cognitively Impaired

Whitmore Lake Public Schools and Washtenaw Intermediate School District partner to provide services to students in-district

Hearing Impairment Consultation
Visual Impairment Consultation
Behavior Consultation
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Whitmore Lake Public Schools and Washtenaw Intermediate School District partner to provide these programs to students out-of-district

  • Moderately/Severely Cognitive Impairment
  • Severely Multiply Impaired
  • Severely Emotional Impaired
  • Young Adult

To learn more about the Department of Special Education at WLPS, please contact Melissa Heuker, Director of Student Services, at, or call 734-449-4464 ext. 4013.

Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD)
1819 South Wagner Road
P.O. Box 1406
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1406
(734) 994-8100

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