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Services for Students with Disabilities

Wabash City Schools


“Disability is a matter of perception.  If you can do just one thing well, then you are needed by someone.” 

~Martina Navratilova


From the Director of Special Education

Wabash City Schools is dedicated to providing services to meet the individual needs of students identified with disabilities. We are continually learning about evidence based practices in disability areas and evaluating current practices and programming for improvement.  As a result, Wabash City Schools met the state compliance standards for Indicators 4a, 4b, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.   I am proud of the accomplishments of the students and staff of Wabash City Schools!

~Ann Higgins, Director of Special Education


Building Level Services

  • It is our practice to first consider providing special education services in the general education setting.
  • As a result, each building is staffed with licensed special education teachers and trained support staff to provide services outlined in each student’s IEP.
  • Approximately 90% of WCS’s school age students with disabilities are served through the local buildings of OJ Neighbours, Wabash Middle School, and Wabash High School.


Shared Services  

WCS collaborates with its neighboring school, MSD of Wabash County, to provide special education services to a group of our low incidence disability population.  The following are shared classroom sites:

  • Developmental Preschool (WCS - Carpenter Learning Center)
  • Primary Severe Transition Classroom (MSD – Sharp Creek Elementary)
  • Secondary Severe Transition Classroom (MSD – Northfield High School)
  • Vernon Health and Rehabilitation Classroom (WCS – Vernon Health and Rehabilitation)
  • Primary Transition Classroom (MSD – Southwood Elementary)
  • Secondary Transition Classroom (WCS – Wabash High School)


Cooperative Services  

WCS, in collaboration with Manchester Community Schools, MSD of Wabash County, and Peru Community Schools, form the Wabash Miami Area Program Cooperative.  Services provided through the cooperative include:WCS Special Education Clipart

  • Director of Special Education
  • Blind/Low Vision Teacher
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher
  • School Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Assistive Technology Services




*More information about the Wabash Miami Area Program for Exceptional Students can be found at http://wmap.msdwc.k12.in.us/