Student Services

Guidance for the Determination of Specific Learning Disabilities

With consideration of federal guidelines and state requirements, specific learning disability eligibility is evaluated using pattern of strengths and weaknesses.  ‘Pattern of strengths and weaknesses’ method is based on both assessment and review of achievement scores and performance in a variety of academic areas, with documentation of a pattern of strengths in one or more areas as compared to other areas where the student demonstrates a pattern of significant academic weaknesses.

For additional information, please visit the Washtenaw Intermediate School District web site at

Guidance for the Determination of Specific Learning Disabilities

Special Education Procedural Safeguards

Special Education Procedural Safeguards- Spanish

Special Education Procedural Safeguards- Arabic

Section 504 Procedural Safeguards


Web Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Home Page

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations for Title 34: Education, Section 104 

Michigan Alliance for Families Section 504

Office for Civil Rights FAQ

Office for Civil Rights Complaints

Resources for Teachers of Students with Disabilities

Section 504 Requirements



  • 504

  • Special Education

Student Services

Robert Williams
Tammy Halcomb
Director's Secretary
Lynne Phillips
734-484-7000 x1214 (a.m.)

7425 Willis Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Fax: 734-484-7026