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October 27, 2017
List of OSEP rescinded documents

This is a good resource to help understand which documents were rescinded and why.

October 25, 2017
Primary Care Provider Survey

University of Michigan and Washtenaw Association of Community Advocacy are partnering to compile a list of primary care providers that specialize in supporting children with disabilities. Please take a few minutes to complete the Survey that is linked in this letter.

September 27, 2017
Family Resources for Students With Disabilities

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.

Notes from the Director

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

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

Click here to download a Key Information Sheet.

Click here to download a presentation related to the proposals.

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.

8/2/17 Please See the Open House Schedule for 2017/2018

Wednesday, August 30 = Harvest, Pleasant Ridge, Woodland Meadows (5:30-7:00 PM)

Wednesday, August 30 = Heritage (7:00 - 8:30 PM)

Wednesday, September 13 = Middle School (6:30-8:00 PM)

Thursday, September 14 = High School and Alternative High School (6:30-8:00 PM)


*Please Note the Special Services Office will be located in the Guidance Office of Saline High School starting June 19th until August 28th. Our Summer office hours will be 7:30-3:30. Please feel free to reach reach us at 734-401-4011*


Transition Website for Students Ages 14-26

5/31/17- Please find the presentation from the 5/30/17 forum here. The feedback form can be completed and emailed to me directly at The district will make a decision for the 2018/2019 school year by July of 2017.

4/27/17 Saline's Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is looking for new members. Parents, Grandparents, and staff are all welcome to apply! Applications can be found here. Please email a completed application to me at by 5/19/17 to be considered.

3/15/17 Two brothers with autism have developed a unique resource to support first responders when they are working with people who have autism. See link below

Autism Registry

2/1/17 Saline has many wonderful programs and resources to offer students with disabilities. If you are a prospective parent of a student with an IEP the district has set aside the following dates for tours. Be sure to contact the student services office for specifics.
2/24/17 9-11am
3/13/17 1-3 pm
3/27/17 9-11am
4/18/17 9-11am
4/26/17 1-3 pm
5/16/17 9-11am
5/24/17 1-3 pm

1/23/17 Several district families have been able to utilize the State of Michigan waiver program to obtain financial support for respite care. (see link below) This is a wonderful resource for families. Saline Area Schools has been approached to allow the respite workers to support students in school, unfortunately due to various state funding streams and public organization policies we are not able to honor these requests.,5885,7-339-71550_2941_4868_7145-14669--,00.html

2017 Golf Outing -We have a date and a NEW location for the annual Saline Special Education Golf Outing! This year the event will be on Saturday August 19, 2017  at Rustic Glen golf course. More information will be coming soon!


Parent Resources

November 14, 2016
Student Services Roadmap for Saline Parents

The Special Education Advisory Committee has created a helpful guidance document for parents who have students with an IEP.