The Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WESP-DHH) operates under the direction of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and supports students from across the state of Wisconsin who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind in a variety of ways.
Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD)
The Wisconsin School for the Deaf is a residential school for deaf and hard of hearing students from throughout the state of Wisconsin. WSD operates under the direction of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and provides educational services for deaf and hard of hearing students ages 3 to 21. WSD focuses on meeting the needs of these students in the areas of academic, adaptive education, vocational, and social skills development.
WESP-DHH Outreach provides a variety of programs and services to students, ages birth to 21, who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, their families, and the educational teams and school districts that serve them, regardless of the student's educational placement or communication modality. Most of these programs are free-of-charge.
Updated July 1, 2016
Please join us in welcoming Marla Walsh as the Center Director for WESP-DHH. She will continue to lead our school and statewide outreach services for the deaf and hard of hearing. Marla’s entire professional career has been in deaf education and almost all her professional career has been in service to the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. Her commitment and devotion to our program in Wisconsin is unrivaled. Marla will assume her position on July 10th.
We had such a busy and exciting year! As Interim Director, I am so proud to let you know about some of our accomplishments.
Providing comprehensive education and support services to all Wisconsin deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind children has continued as the driving force for both WESP-DHH Outreach and Wisconsin School for the Deaf staff this year. The evidence is clear when considering the events and accomplishments of students, parents, and staff throughout the 2015-2016 school year!
The Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WESP-DHH), which includes the Outreach Program and the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, has completed a major “long range planning” process with the help of consultants Tom Mickelson and Dr. Dean Ryerson of ALG, Inc. Browse the links below for videos and more information. View the 2014-2015 Year in Review.