Important News

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NWI accept girls with special needs.  Click here to view their flyer with more information.

This year's Indiana Disability Poll asks about services and supports for people with disabilities in Indiana. People with disabilities, their family members and disability advocates are asked to help set priorities for disability services and programs by responding to the online survey, which takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.  Complete the survey online by clicking on the link below and for questions or alternate formats, contact 812-855-6508 or

West Lake has a lot going on so far this year.  Click here to view our newsletter.

We have moved!  Our West Lake office is now located inside Lake Central High School and our Homan and Frank Hammond offices are both closed.  Our new contact information is:

8410 Wicker Av
St John, IN 46373
Door F
PH 219-365-8507
FX 219-365-6641

West Lake is hiring Speech Language Pathologists for the 2015/2016 school year. Please click here for the link to the Lake Central School Corp page to complete the online application.  Scroll down the page to find the West Lake postings.

West Lake is looking for Substitute Paraprofessionals!  If interested, please click on the following link to apply. Scroll down the page to see all West Lake job postings.  All applications are done online.  

West Lake Managing Board meetings are listed on our West Lake Events page. Managing Board members are Howard Marshall for Lake Central and Melissa Higgason for Munster.

CSRI events - Click here for their recently released 2016 calendar.

Coping with Crisis - Helping Children with Special Needs - click on this link for valuable information on helping your child cope with crisis -

The Dept of Ed document explaining aspects of autism including behaviors that students with autism may exhibit.  Click here to view.

Visit our West Lake Events and Community Events pages for the most current events and Links page for helpful resources.

*Please note that not all information posted on our website is meant as an endorsement by West Lake Special Education Cooperative but merely as information that may be interesting to our families and visitors.

For Parents

Referral for Special Education Services: Any individual (ie: parent, teacher, principal) suspecting that a child is having difficulty in the regular classroom and could possibly benefit from special education, should initiate a referral for possible testing by contacting the building principal.  Every effort will be made to assist the child at the building level.  If strategies fail, permission for testing will be sought.  Any questions in this regard, please contact the Director at 219-365-8507

West Lake Parent Network LISTSERV(R) - Interested in joining our latest communication system for sharing information?  Click here for more information and on how to become a subscriber.  Already a subscriber, click here to login.

2015-2016 Lake Central School Corp Calendar - click here

2015-2016 School Town of Munster Calendar - click here

West Lake Early Childhood information:
     Click here for our brochure
     Click here for our screening dates
     Click here for our supply list

Transition Planning Handbook - The attached pdf is a handbook supplied by Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services to help with planning for services at the completion of educational services.  Click here for the pdf.

Parents and Students: Our Lake Central Community Activities page on the Corporation website contains links that will connect you to many of the organizations that are involved within the community. Check out the wide variety of opportunities available for our students.  Click here to visit the LCSC Community Activities page.  Most of the activities will be different than what is listed on our West Lake Community Events page.




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