Wisconsin Family Engagement Newsletter
The focus of this monthly newsletter is to have a resource for families, schools, and agencies to go to for timely family engagement news, success stories, recent research, statewide events, and online resources.
Inside each issue you'll find:
Most Requested Resources:
New: IEP Checklist Our new IEP checklist takes you through three steps - preparing for, participating in and following up after the IEP. Be ready with our easy to follow checklist!
The IEP Checklist is available to download for free or for purchase in larger quantities via PayPal.
Additional WI FACETS Publications (click to access)
Additional Resource Spotlights:
Back To School Virtual IEP Prep Sheet Preparing for an IEP meeting during COVID-19 (from WI FACETS)
Wisconsin School Choice for Students with Disabilities (from WI FACETS)
Serving on Groups that Make Decisions: click to access the website here
Serving on Groups That Make Decisions: A Guide for Families is intended to be a useful tool for anyone who is currently serving, or wants to serve, on a decision-making group. This can include parents, students, educators, administrators and community members. It was researched, developed, and written collaboratively by a broad group of statewide agencies, school representatives and family members across Wisconsin. The result is a guide that focuses on developing specific skill sets using research-based strategies while being broadly applicable to a diverse audience for a more effective and robust decision-making group. Serving on Groups applies to all decision-making groups, not just in education or specifically to one state.
This resource, published by the WI Family Assistance Center for Education, Training, and Support (WI FACETS) and revised in 2015, was developed as part of the State Personnel Development Grant (2007-2012) from the WI Department of Public Instruction under the Office of Special Education Programs.
WI FACETS offers many services to help parents and others support and enrich the lives of children with disabilities, including information and referral, individual assistance, support groups, parent leadership development, workshops and events. We update the site often and encourage your suggestions for new links.
IDEA 2004 Info
The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law on Dec. 3, 2004, by President George W. Bush. The provisions of the Act became effective on July 1, 2005, with the exception of some of the elements pertaining to the definition of a “highly qualified teacher” that took effect upon the signing of the Act.
Supporting your Child's Learning and Behavior at Home
Resources about Response to Intervention (RtI), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Literacy, and more.
WI FACETS Lending Library and Print Publications