The goal of the Perfect Wings program is to assist local schools in creating an educational setting that meets all learners' needs – both students with disabilities and those without disabilities without duplicating any services offered through public schools. To accomplish the goal, the Perfect Wings program provides services to the entire school community, including students, teachers, and administrators.
The following services are available to all schools to support meeting the needs of students with special needs: on-site consultations for students and teachers, support in training and establishing Student Improvement Teams at each school; professional development opportunities for teachers; quarterly newsletters for teachers on topics specific to serving students with special needs; transition coordination for students; and acting as a liaison between our Catholic schools, local school districts, the Kansas State Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Non-Public Schools.
On-Site Consultation – is available to help teachers develop classroom accommodations to meet the needs of individual learners. In addition, support is offered for teachers in how to make the curriculum accessible to the student by adapting the instructional methods, materials and the classroom environment.
Student Improvement Teams – Established to support students who are struggling either academically or behaviorally in school. The Teams follow the Kansas State Department of Education Problem Solving Process to identify the breadth and depth of a students needs and utilizes a data driven process for developing a student support plan. The Team process is available to any student who is struggling, and the goal of the process is to design a plan so that the student will be successful at school.
Professional Development – Is provided to all schools as requested. In-services are provided on disability-specific topics, as well as general information regarding serving students with special needs. In addition, training is available to schools in Content Enhancement Routines developed by the University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning Content Enhancement Routines are research validated strategies for any teacher to use to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
Teaching All God’s Children newsletters – Published quarterly by Perfect Wings. Each edition focuses on a topic related to meeting the needs of students with disabilities in the general education setting. Click here to view current and previous editions of the newsletters.
Transition Coordination – Is provided by Perfect Wings to support as they move from elementary school to high school and/or high school to college. Transitions are challenging enough without the additional stress of coping with a disability. Students and families are provided with the support and tools to make successful transition decisions for the student.
Liaison – Services are provided to create relationships with the 28 public school districts schools in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Catholic schools in the Archdiocese work very hard to meet the local and federal guidelines to maximize access to services for their students with disabilities and meet the best practice standards established by the state of Kansas.