Statewide Projects

Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC)

This project provides services to families throughout the state of Wisconsin. A 5-year US Department of Education grant has funded the Center since 2001. The grant supports families and others with training, information and referral, and individual assistance related to children with disabilities and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Click to see a detailed description of our PTIC services.

Wisconsin State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)

The 2013-2017 Wisconsin State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) has been developed to support schools with very low subgroup performance for students with disabilities, or those with the most significant gaps between the student with disabilities subgroup and the statewide averages for the students with disabilities subgroup on statewide assessments.  Schools with low proficiency scores in the area of math or reading for the subgroup of students with disabilities, or those with the greatest gaps in achievement between the school and statewide averages for the students with disabilities subgroup, will be offered the opportunity for professional development on Professional Learning Community (PLC) formation, function, and improvement in learner outcomes.

WI FACETS, a grant partner, works to increase participation of communities, family members and youth in the personnel development system that promotes shared capacity to engage, support and transition children with disabilities, birth to 26.

Learn more about Wisconsin State Personnel Development Grant.

WI Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS)

The WI Special Education Mediation System is a collaborative effort between: WI FACETS (representing parent perspective), CESA #7 (representing school perspective), Nina Meierding (representing mediator perspective), and Burns Mediation Services (providing intake and system administration) funded since 1996 by a WI Dept. of Public Instruction discretionary grant to administer the state’s system of dispute resolution for special education. WI FACETS provides outreach training and information about mediation, facilitated IEPs and facilitated resolution meetings.

WI Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS) website

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