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.
- 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!