Special Education

Manchester Community Schools works closely with the Wabash-Miami Area Program to provide the best options for our special needs students. You may learn more about their services here: Wabash-Miami Area Program


Special Education services are available to all students who are eligible according to the Federal and State guidelines and who have current Individual Education Plans (I.E.P.s) specifying the type and amount of services to be provided. These services include, but are not limited to, the following:

Consultation Services
The student is served in the general education classroom with consultation and support from the special education teacher. Accommodations are made individually through case conference decisions.

Resource Services
The student is served in the general education classroom but receives regular, direct support from the special education teacher. Resource services can be provided for 20% of the school day or less.

Part-Time Special Education Services
The student is served by an special education teacher for 21% to 60% of the school day. Classes are offered in a special education setting and taught by an special education teacher.

Full-Time Exceptional Education Services
The student is served by a special teacher for more than 60% of the school day. Full-time programs are provided to students who have such significant exceptional education needs that they cannot benefit from instruction with only part-time support. Full-time services include three program options.

The Functional Life Skills Program
This program is an activity/community based program designed to make students with significant disabilities as independent as possible within the school and community environments. Whenever appropriate, students receive their training in general education settings with non-disabled peers. Students do not earn course credit toward a diploma but will receive a Certificate for Completion of the Individual Education Plan and participate in graduation ceremonies.