Wing Lake Developmental Center

Wing Hills School In Michigan for Developmental Differences

Wing Lake staff is extremely proud of their reputation for providing quality educational programming for students with special needs. Wing Lake services Oakland County students with severe cognitive impairments (SCI) and severe multiple impairments (SXI) from three through twenty-six years of age. The school is open for instruction year round. Operating costs are covered through a combination of a countywide special education levy and state funding provided to resident school districts. The program is operated by the Bloomfield Hills School District. Eligible students reside within the 28 resident public school districts in Oakland County.

Student at Wing Lake Developmental Center for Special Needs

Wing Lake provides a comprehensive educational program in a caring and supportive environment where each student's fullest potential is the staff's greatest concern. An educational team evaluates the student's abilities in the developmental areas of gross motor, fine motor, self-care, language and pre-academic skills: math, reading, science and social studies. An Individual Educational Plan is written to meet the needs of each student. Long-range goals and short-term objectives are developed and progress is continually monitored. Along with therapies our program also provides activities including gym, music, swimming, community-based instruction, student council, and prevocational activities. Nursing staff is also available to monitor student health concerns. At Wing Lake we strive to teach as many skills of daily living and self-care as possible to increase independence. Staff also assists our students with transition planning in anticipation of program completion.



We are a nut free school!

Nut Free School in Michigan

Wing Lake would like to thank our families, students and staff for helping to create a safe environment for our students!



Substitutes Needed!

Wing Lake is looking for qualified year-round substitute teachers. All applicants must have a valid teaching certificate. Please contact Linda Swider at 248.341.5433 or

Wing Lake is looking for year-round substitute Instructional Assistants. Must have a high school diploma. If interested please contact Linda Swider at 248.341.5433 or

Student at Wing Lake Developmental Center for Special NeedsStudent at Wing Lake Developmental Center for Special Needs
Connecting with your child's teacher, school, and the district

Families are automatically signed up to receive communication from their child's school, teachers, and Bloomfield Hills Schools (Wednesday Web News & Important Notices - including school cancellations). In order to receive emails, telephone calls, and even text messages, all you have to do is maintain your contact information and manage your personal preferences. If you wish not to receive these newsletters, simply "opt-out" when you receive the first newsletter (an option at the bottom of every email we send).

Instructions for updating this information are now available at Here you can manage your contact preferences as they pertains to emergency and district notifications. 

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A Look Forward - Safe & Secure
Our ongoing mission to continually improve the safety and security of all buildings
Last spring, our country reeled from yet another horrific incident in a school.  The sadness and anger I felt that day weighed heavily for a long time. Our children deserve to feel totally and utterly safe and secure at school and it is our job to continually review our safety measures and improve them as necessary. Read more on 'A Look Forward' - a blog by Dr. Rob Glass.
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Bus Safety Week

National School Bus safety week begins the week of October 22, 2018. During this time, the transportation trainers will be stopping by schools to hand out posters and to teach bus safety.

Here is a schedule of events for that week:

  • On Monday, October 23, Special Needs classes will discuss with their students about the safe ways to evacuate a bus.
  • On Tuesday, October 24, Bloomfield Hills High school will practice front door evacuations upon arriving at the school. 
  • On Wednesday, October 25, all of the middle schools will practice rear door evacuations upon arriving at school in the morning.  
  • On Thursday, October 26, all of the elementary schools will practice rear door evacuations upon arriving at school in the morning. 

We appreciate all of the bus drivers who take pride in putting our students' safety first!

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Happy Feet!

"I run really fast and get lots of tokens at recess!", says Brody Kolo, 2nd grader at Conant Elementary with younger brother, Holden.  Happy Feet is a PTO sponsored program that motivates students to run laps around the playground with their friends.  For every five laps, one foot token is earned and worn on a necklace.  Students love it - thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers!

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WHMS Veterans Program

Students of West Hills Middle School have prepared a special program to honor our Veterans on Friday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m. By attending the celebration, you will support our students and community to express their appreciation. Please share this invitation with any veteran!



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2018 BHS Ski Swap

Join us at the BHS Ski Swap in the Bloomfield Hills Middle School Field House on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. A huge savings on hundreds of new and slightly used skis, boots, snowboards, apparel and accessories will be available for all ages. For additional information please email

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IntergalacTECH Robotics Outreach Project

"This summer our East Hills robotics team, IntergalacTECH, modified two off-the-shelf toy cars to make independent powered mobility more accessible for young children with disabilities. The project was inspired by Go Baby Go, a national, community-based program. The team decided that this project would be a great opportunity to reach out and make an impact on their community by incorporating skills they had learned while participating in FIRST Tech Challenge robotics." Read More to learn more about this project. 

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Sweet Blooms

Wing Lake Developmental Center Transition level students are working on "Sweet Blooms," a fundraiser where they create and sell brightly colored or themed candy bouquets. Bouquets are $10 for a small bouquet and $16 for a large bouquet. If you are interested in purchasing one for your favorite teacher or just because, please email or call 248.341.7934.

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Wing Lake - ADL Room, Wing Lake - Cafeteria, Wing Lake - Commons, Wing Lake - Conference Room 1, Wing Lake - Conference Room 2, Wing Lake - Evaluation Room, Wing Lake - Grounds (excluding athletic fie
Wing Lake - Hallway, Wing Lake - Lobby, Wing Lake - Media Center, Wing Lake - Old Schoolhouse


Phone: 248.341.7900
Fax: 248.341.7949

Rebecca Anders
Supervisor of Special Education

Marilyn Moss

Kimberly Todd


Jennifer Perrone
Director of Special Education


Class 8:45 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Office 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.




Wing Lake Developmental Center
6490 Wing Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301