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

08/01/2018

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: www.wspei.org/families/pip.php

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: www.wspei.org/families/yippe.php

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 or email to beckwithj@cesa5.org
  • 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.

*To learn more about WSPEI please click here to visit the website*