Referral and Enrollment Information
Referral and Enrollment Information

Eligibility Criteria for Placement at the Franklin High School Transition Program (FTP) and the Western Wayne Skill Center (WWSC)

In general, students must have a disability for which they would be considered to be Moderately Cognitively Impaired with a full scale IQ (FSIQ) score between 40 and 55. Exceptions to this criteria would require a deviation request for enrollment in the Western Wayne Skill Center, to be submitted by both the Resident District Director of Special Education and the Livonia Public Schools Administrator of Student Services, and approved by the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency. 

A more detailed description of eligibility criteria for enrollment in a Work Skills program can be found in the Work Skills Center Program Procedures.

Referrals for 2015 - 2016

Although we are accepting referrals for new students for 2015-2016 school year, space is extremely limited in both the Franklin High School Transition Program and the Western Wayne Skill Center. When making referrals, please make sure that all of the required documents are completed and included in the referral packet. Incomplete or missing documents will result in a delay in scheduling the student interview, which is required before a final decision is made to enroll the student. In the event that space is not available in either program, students will be put on a waiting list for placement.

Please see the Western Wayne Skill Center and Franklin Transition Program Referral Packet for information on submitting referrals for enrollment in the WWSC and FTP. 

Students who are referred to the Western Wayne Skill Center and FTP must first be registered in their Resident School District. Referrals to the WWSC and FTP are submitted by the Resident District Special Education Department staff. (See the New Student Referral and Enrollment Packet, page 2, for documents required for referrals.)

See the links below for addition forms and information regarding referrals.

Western Wayne Skill Center Tours

Tours are scheduled once a month on a Tuesday at 9:00 AM from September until May. Anyone who is interested in seeing the Western Wayne Skill Center before initiating a referral or before making a final decision about enrollment at the Skill Center is welcome to come for one of our monthly tours. The schedule for tours can be found by clicking hereWe can accommodate up to 20 people for each tour so we ask that families limit themselves to 3 people. Reservations can be made by calling our main office at 734.744.2810 at least one week before the scheduled tour. 

Please note: Tours in February, March and April fill up quickly. It is recommended that if placement at the Western Wayne Skill Center is being considered for the fall of 2016, reservations should be made as soon as possible in the 2015-2016 school year.

 Franklin High School Transition Program Tours

Tours of the Franklin Transition High School Program are available to families of students who meet eligibility criteria for placement in the program by appointment only. To make an appointment for a tour please contact me at 734.744.2810  ext. 35108

Additional Forms and Information for Referrals

Referral Packet for Western Wayne Skill Center and Franklin Transition Program
This document is used to make referrals to the Western Wayne Skill Center or the Franklin High School Transition Program.

Parent Enrollment Survey
Parent are asked to use this form to give their input related to student's self-concept, disability awareness, and behavior while not in school. Please Include this survey with the new student Referral Packet.

Universal Life Skills Areas of Strengths and Needs Survey
This survey may be completed and added to the new student Referral Packet, but it is not required.

Immunization Requirements for Enrollment 
Students are required by law to have current immunizations in order to start attending a new school. This document gives an explanation of those requirements.

Student Profile for Students with ASD
Complete this profile if the referred student is on the Autism Spectrum.

Work Skills Center Program Procedures
This document outlines the Guidelines for eligiblity, referrals, and enrollment process for Work Skills Programs in Wayne County.

Center Program Procedures for Students with Moderate Cognitive Impairments
This document contains information about Act 18 center programs for students with moderate cognitive impairments including eligibility criteria.

For questions you may contact me at or 734.744.2810  ext. 35108.