Endless Possibilities 2021

Successful Transitions

Endless Possibilities 2021 conference flyer linked to registration.

The Endless Possibilities conference is an annual event coordinated by WI FACETS, in collaboration with Wisconsin DPI, UW-Whitewater, WSPEI and other family support/disability organizations. This year the conference will be virtual and provides a full day of training from experts on various topics connected to special education for families of students with IEPs and the professionals who support them.


Information from Past Conferences:

2020 Endless Possibilities Conference: A Closer Look at Invisible Disabilities

Hosted August 7, 2020 at UW-Whitewater

Key Note Session: Navigating Unfamiliar Spaces with an Invisible Disability

Christina Irene is a diversity and empowerment author and speaker who teaches invisible disabilities
awareness for corporations, colleges, and community groups. Her travels have taken her to all 50 states and
20 countries, contributing to her passion to empower everyone to not only be ourselves, but to be the
best versions of ourselves – independent, inspired, and making remarkable contributions to our
communities and the world.
Breakout Sessions:

Communicating About Hidden Disabilities: Tips and Tools

Mental Health & Verbal De-escalation Training

Compassion Resilience

Breaking the Phonics Code for Struggling Readers

Mental Illness and Support

Basics of Autism within Special Education

Making Sure Your 504 Plan is Not Invisible

Supporting Neurodiversity

Success Stories Panel

A Comprehensive Approach to Bullying Prevention: Creating Supportive and Responsive Environments to Address Bullying


2019 Endless Possibilities Conference: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities
Hosted August 2nd, 2019 at UW-Whitewater

Key Note Session: Impossible to Possible: My Journey from Special Ed to Ph.D
Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson, author of "Dr. Dyslexia Dude" spoke about his journey from Special Education to Ph.D and the experiences that shaped his identity as a scholar. 

Breakout Sessions:
Access handouts and additional materials from all breakout sessions here

Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading and Spelling
Teaching Strategies for Students with Dyslexia or Struggling Readers
DPI Specific Learning Disabilities in Wisconsin
Using Wisconsin Social and Emotional Competencies to Support Student IEP Development
Reading Drives Achievement – Wisconsin’s Approach to Results-Driven Accountability
Preventing the School to Prison Pipeline                                                            
Preparing for Work and/or College after High School through Transition Planning
Building the Foundations for Literacy through Music, Movement and Play
Literacy Resources from DPI
Using Visual Resumes to Increase Employment Outcomes
Helping Reluctant Adolescent Readers Build Reading Confidence
Compassion Resilience Toolkits for Schools, Healthcare, Community and Caregivers