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    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.

    About Us

    Wabash-Miami Area Program for Exceptional Children (WMAP) is a special education cooperative serving approximately 1300 students with disabilities in the Manchester Community Schools, Metropolitan School District of Wabash County, North Miami Community Schools, Peru Community Schools, and Wabash City 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 five 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, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. 

    Participating Superintendents:

    • Dr. Teresa Gremaux — Manchester Community Schools
    • Mr. Mike Keaffaber — Metropolitan School District of Wabash County
    • Mr. Kenneth Hanson - North Miami Community Schools
    • Mr. Sam Watkins — Peru Community Schools
    • Mr. Jason Callahan — Wabash City Schools
    A message from our Director....

    Welcome to our Cooperative!   We have an incredible staff in place and ready to support students with disabilities, their families, and school staff.  Like you, the pandemic has changed our lens of focus, with health and safety becoming our number one priority.  As we embark on this journey together, I would like to share some of our key focuses for the 20-21 school year.

    1. With the novelty of the pandemic, we are working hard to review IEPs through the lens of health and safety.  We anticipate that case conference committees will need to come together to tweak IEPs to address questions or concerns about individual educational programs.  Thank you in advance for your partnership as we work hard to keep everyone safe.
    2. We are going to celebrate and program around student strengths, and continue to program for as many students as possible in the general education setting!  The pandemic is adding an additional layer of limitations, but our goal is for students with disabilities to access general education content.
    3. We are learning about virtual instruction, and how to best meet the individual needs of students in this new setting.  We will be collecting data to see how to improve our practices.  
    4. We will focus on supporting new staff through opportunities with Project Success and AWS.

    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! Let's get started!

    Ann Higgins

    Celebrate what students can do!

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