Welcome to Wabash-Miami Area Program!Our Mission
To assist, guide, and provide services for our school communities to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
Wabash-Miami Area Program for Exceptional Children (WMAP) is a special education cooperative serving approximately 1150 students with disabilities in the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County, Wabash City Schools, Manchester Community Schools, and Peru Community Schools. Wabash-Miami Area Program is funded through federal funds with Metropolitan School District of Wabash County serving as L.E.A. Wabash-Miami Area Program is governed by federal and state regulations which mandate a free and appropriate education to all students with disabilities and is dedicated to assisting schools in providing a quality and appropriate individual education program for each identified student.
Wabash-Miami Area Program works jointly with these four schools and is committed to providing a continuum of services for students identified with disabilities. Specifically, Wabash-Miami Area Program supports schools with these services: School Psychologists, BLV Teacher, DHH Teacher, Speech and Language Pathologists, and Occupational and Physical Therapy.
- Mr. Mike Pettibone — Manchester Community Schools
- Mr. Mike Keaffaber — Metropolitan School District of Wabash County
- Mr. Sam Watkins — Peru Community Schools
- Mr. Jason Callahan — Wabash City Schools
Welcome to our Cooperative! I am excited about starting the new school year. We have a fabulous staff in place and ready to support students with disabiltiies, their families, and school staff. As we embark on this journey together, I would like to share some of our key focuses for this school year.
- We are going to celebrate and program around student strengths!
- We are enhancing our intervention strategies for autism. We trained a team of 6 staff members in TEACCH this summer.
- We have offered professional development for co-teaching so that we can continue to educate students in the general education setting to the maximium extent possible.
- We are increasing our technology skills. We have a team working with Manchester Community Schools and PATINS on the AEM (Accessing Educational Materials) grant. The Assistive Technology team is also hosting an Educational Resource Fair for Teachers on September 27th. Teachers - Check out the flier below for more information.
- We will be working with Project Success as we unpack content connectors and prepare for the upcoming requirement changes for the Certificate of Completion.
I am blessed to be surrounded by such a great team of professionals who love working with individuals with disabilities. I am looking forward to hearing about and celebrating student successes this year! It's going to be a great year!
Celebrate what students can do!