The Young Adult Services Model


All WISD services for post high school students are eligible for continued services (as per the State of Michigan rules for Special Education).

The WISD Young Adult Services Model includes the following programs/services:

  • Young Adult Community Based Program Sites
  • Young Adult Project Services (YAP) WISD Young Adult Services are developed with the student’s needs and goals in mind.

WISD staff along with the IEP team plan and develop Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) for each student. The staff implements student-focused services through a range of activities that involve the student and his/her circle(s) of support. Services provided by the WISD are coordinated with other service providers, family, friends, employers, and others to best meet the individualized needs of the young adult student. Instructional designs and programming reflect individual student needs aligned with state standards and outcomes. WISD Young Adult Services strive to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with partner agencies, community resources, families, employers, and others to provide high-quality adult service supports to the students who participate in the WISD programs and services.

The Goal of our program is to assist individuals to be as successful and independent as possible in their adult roles as literate, healthy and fit individuals, involved citizens, self-directed lifelong learners and as productive workers/volunteers.

Literate Individuals: Students in our Young Adult Programs will be able to communicate wants, needs feelings, and ideas effectively (receptive & expressive).

We show our success by:

  • Communicating information effectively and efficiently
  • Acquiring information Healthy and Fit Individuals: Students in our Young Adult Programs will be able to monitor their own behavior, show self-control, set personal goals, and maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle.

We show our success by:

  • Maintaining positive relationships with others
  • Establishing and maintaining healthy habits and practices
  • Developing positive social skills Involved Citizen: Students in our Young Adult Programs will be able to act responsibly for themselves, in their living/school environments as well as their community.

We show our success by:

  • Acting responsibly
  • Showing knowledge and awareness of our community and of other citizens Self-Directed Lifelong Learners: Students in our Young Adult Programs will be able to problem solve and advocate for themselves.

We show our success by:

  • Listening and evaluating information effectively
  • Participating in a wide variety of activities
  • Advocating and problem solving for self Productive Worker: Students in our Young Adult Programs will find, apply for, interview and keep a job or volunteer experience.

We show our success by:

  • Being able to look for a job/volunteer opportunity that matches our abilities
  • Demonstrating good work habits
  • Showing our ability to maintain a job/volunteer opportunity

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311