Army Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game
STAR students cheering on the wheelchair basketball game
Child Swimming and Laughing in the pool
Students enjoying flexible seating in Young Adult Program
Middle School Student Thanksgiving
Students and staff enjoying Saline Middle School Thanksgiving
Resource Room lesson at Heritage
Reading Paws at Heritage Elementary School
Student Led snack cart at Heritage Elementary
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Special Education Events

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October 31, 2018
Not Without US

Please see the attached information as it relates to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community. Very informative.

October 18, 2018
10/16/18 Presentation

Please see the YAP presentation from the WISD PAC meeting on 10/16/18.

October 9, 2018
Camp Zip, Windy City!

Camp Zip! Windy City February 15th through February 17th!

Flyer for information is here

October 9, 2018
Camp Zip, Windy City!

Camp Zip! Windy City February 15th through February 17th!

Flyer for information is here

Notes from the Director

9/18//18 Please see the results from the 2017/2018 parent survey. As always thank you for your participation!

8/28/18 Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year! The Student Services department is very excited to welcome Monica Ellis as the Asst. Director of Student Services, Secondary Transitions. Together we will be working towards continued support of students with future focused learning, as well as offering more resources for parents. Please feel free to reach out to either one of us with questions! If you have a secondary level student please see the weekly updates from the Center for Independent Living.

4/3/18 Saline Area Schools has launched the annual Special Education Feedback survey. You should have received an email if not here is the Special Ed Feedback Survey. I am also posting the 2nd edition Special Services Parent Newsletter.

2/28/18 Three Exciting March Events

  1. Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00pm is the YOUNG ADULT TALENT SHOW! Don’t miss out on this exciting event being held at the Saline Middle School Auditorium
  2. Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:00pm is a Summer Camps and Activities Fair. It will be at the WISD (1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor). 
  3. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:00-1:00pm there will be the 2nd Special Education Community Conversation. Please join me at Carrigan’s Café.

2/2/18 Time to start planning for summer programming. Please visit Community Education's website  Hornet Camp Information. Explorer information will be coming soon!

1/26/18 The Lifeskills programs at SMS, SHS and Liberty are ready to launch their firebrick business! Here is the link for orders. Fire Bricks

1/12/18 The POLAR PLUNGE is approaching. The annual event will be Friday, February 9th at 8:00 pm at U of M Stadium. If you are interested in contributing please use Polar Plunge 2018

1/9/18 Please find 1st edition Parent Newsletter.

12/21/17 Please see the BCBA presentation from October. Thank you Novel Responses for providing all of this information.

11/14/17 Fabulous Newsletter for Students Transitioning into post-secondary life.

11/6/17  Remember to VOTE on November 7th!!

Key Information Sheet

CARES and Sinking Fund Proposals presentation.

10/25/17  Next Wednesday 11/1/17 is the next Early Release date for Saline Area Schools.

9/13/17 Please see the district calendar in regards to Early Release days and half days. Please contact Community Education (734-401-4020) if you are interested in after-school care on these dates. 

9/5/17 Welcome to the 2017/2018 School year!!!

Here is a summary from the parent survey the district conducted. I have also included a district letter explaining our response to new legislation in regards to student seclusion and restraint.


Mission Statement

The Vision and Mission of the Saline Special Education Department, in collaboration with general education, parents, community and students, is to create an environment in which all students will become leaders of their own education.

We work together to enhance strengths, recognize needs, and encourage responsible citizenship. It is our hope to foster independence and promote lifelong learning.