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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 WMAP Director
Celebrate what students can do!