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Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative (WSPEI)

WSPEI provides:

  • Assist parents and families with connecting to their child’s IEP goals, supports, and accommodations
  • Assist families to engage in conversations with schools about their child’s reading and literacy
  • Strategies to navigate the school system
  • Access to free electronic or hard copy educational materials
  • Connect to other parents and organizations
  • Provide educational opportunities to learn how to participate in their child’s development and learning

Information about options if you disagree with a decision of the school.

 

For more information

Parents in Partnerships (PIP)

PIP is a statewide program in which a group of parents and other caregivers meet together five times during the year to: share their family stories, challenges, joys and triumphs of raising their children. At PIP participants will learn about community and statewide resources for children with disabilities; explore issues around health, education, policy making, legislation, inclusion, self-determination, family well-being, and IDEA Special Education Law.

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Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative (WSPEI)
Training Opportunities for
Families of Children with Disabilities
2018-2019

 

What is Parents in Partnership?
Parents in Partnership (PIP) is a statewide program which deepens the ability of families and educators to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.  PIP is a leadership development training for parents who have children with disabilities ages 6-14 that takes place over five weekend sessions during the year.
 
Why Should I attend PIP?

  • Learn about community and statewide resources for children with disabilities
  • Explore issues around health, education, policy making, legislation, inclusion, self-determination, family well-being, and IDEA Special Education Law
  • Work on my own family or community project
  • Strengthen partnerships between the many professionals you interact with on behalf of your child

 
For more information about PIP and for the locations and dates for the 2018-2019 PIP trainings visit our website


What is Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment?
Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE) is an opportunity for youth with disabilities (ages 14-21) and their parents to learn about the transition process in a unique way.
 
Why Should I attend YiPPE?

  • Building leadership skills
  • Increase my knowledge in areas of: health care, employment, education, inclusion, legislation and adult services
  • Work on my own family or community project
  • Strengthen partnerships between the many professionals you interact with on behalf of your child

 
Why Should my Youth Attend YiPPE?

  • To learn how to make decisions for themselves
  • Get involved in their school and community
  • Learn self-determination skills
  • Prepare for college and/or work
  • Work on their own Youth Plan

 
For more information about YiPPE and for the locations and dates for the 2018-2019 YiPPE trainings visit our website


If I’m Interested in either of these trainings, what do I do next?

  • For more information or to register for either a PIP or YiPPE training call Julie Beckwith at 608-745-5421.
  • Please register as soon as possible as space is limited

 
All trainings are FREE of charge to families.
Overnight accommodations, meals, and resources are paid for with a DPI IDEA Discretionary Grant, Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative - WSPEI.

 

Jennifer Elfering 
Jennfier Elfering

Family Engagement Liaison

elferingj@wausaukee.k12.wi.us

     Welcome to the Family Engagement Resource Page for those families and students being served with an Individual Education Plan (IEP).  My name is Jennifer Elfering and I am your liaison to help connect you with resources and support avenues for your child.  I have over twenty years of experience with my own children who have had IEPs and adult children I have already transitioned beyond high school. I hope to be able to assist you with any questions by answering them myself or connecting you with those who can.  Please feel free to navigate this page.  A regular Family Engagement Newsletter will be posted on this page. 

     The web-sites you see listed in the left column provide more information and resources.  A space for material and resource books is provided on campus at the Wausaukee School District.  Also the direct contact for the WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator is listed below:

 

Diana Ziegler

WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator

CESA #8 

223 W. Park St.

Gillett, WI 54124

920-855-2114 x270

dianalz@cesa8.org

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TIG Mission

Our mission is to provide professional development to educators, youth, families and transition partners to ensure every child graduates, college and career ready!

Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE)

YiPPE is a group of youth and their parents who meet together five times during the year. They will hear from speakers and take part in hands-on activities in parallel programs centered around transition. While some topics may overlap, parents will be able to enjoy their own sessions while their youth are learning similar information in a youth-friendly format.

Learning Opportunities

 

Martha DeYoung

WSPEI  PIP & YiPPE Training Coordinator 

608-745-5435