The Beyond Age 18 website is designed to help teams create meaningful, individualized specialeducation services for students with IEPs who stay in high school after their peers graduate. Forsome students with IEPs this time may be used to finish credits towards graduation with a regularhigh school diploma while others may build skills as they transition to life after high school. Thisguidance is provided to help teams reflect on what supports are needed and where, as well asconnecting with outside agencies and braiding services to improve post school outcomes forstudents with IEPs.
Serves children ages 5-21 with neuro-diverse needs. Full-time day school program and part-time program for families who homeschool are offered.
Independent non-profit school focusing on the whole child using a strengths and project-based developmental model. Full-time day school program and part-time program for families who homeschool are offered. Your child's sensory preferences and communication of wants and needs are integrated into the program. Our team of educators, therapists and social workers support and guide your child. Financial aid is available to qualifying families.
Common Threads offers individualized and group psychotherapy and occupational therapy services in their clinic and innovative educational opportunities in their school program. All of the programming at Common Threads are geared toward individuals with autism, behavioral disorders, sensory differences, and mental health needs. The Common Threads’ team prides itself on creating a daily environment of acceptance and growth where students and clients flourish.
At ICC we imagine the capacity of an individual with a disability when parents, teachers, classmates, support staff and the community have a wide and diverse range of tools to support the person in reaching his or her fullest potential. Our primary goal is to help individuals who struggle with social, emotional, cognitive or physical development in some way that inhibits their ability to forge relationships and fully function in our community.
Consultation to Preschools, Headstart and School Districts
Yoga and Mindfulness (classes, training or individual)
Support for anxiety management and emotional regulation
Support for mental health disorders such as trauma, ADHD/ADD, OCD and other behavioral disorders
Support in conducting functional behavior assessments/creating positive behavior intervention plans
Offering strategies to support successful inclusion within the community
Support for peer, sibling, and other family relationships
Strategies developing independence with daily living and self care routines
Support in developing communication systems and strategies
Supporting technology use and integration
One of the few accredited Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence in the Midwest, KGH specializes in play-based and developmental-based ABA therapy (an NDBI approach) for infants and toddlers with ASD, in our specialized center or the home. While we specialize in early childhood, we offer support and services through young adulthood. We are a compassionate team of licensed and certified professionals who seek to serve, support, and empower the whole family.
ASD Diagnostic Evaluations
Play-based and developmental-based ABA Therapy (NDBI approach)
Therapeutic Preschool & Kindergarten
Mental Health Therapy
AAC Evaluations & Therapy
There are times when you, as a parent, may want to communicate in writing with your child’s school about some problem or concern with your child’s education or well-being. This page presents a model letter or email you might write the school to ask that your child be evaluated to see if he or she has a disability and is eligible to receive special education and related services.
Cómo Solicitar una Evaluación de Su Niño
Hay ocasiones en las cuales un padre querría comunicarse por escrito con la escuela de su niño sobre algun problema o preocupación que tiene acerca de la educación o bienestar del niño. Este artículo trata la situación en la cual un padre querría pedir que su niño sea evaluado para determinar si tiene una discapacidad y si es elegible para recibir servicios de educación especial y servicios relacionados. El artículo presenta una carta modelo que el padre podría escribir a la escuela en esa circunstancia.
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With locations in Appleton, Beloit, Brookfield, Madison and West Allis we are a therapeutic day school that specializes in supporting children, adolescents and young adults who have diagnoses of developmental/neurological disabilities, and behavioral and emotional concerns. We also have summer camp available.
Madison, WI 53704
This book will help parents, school professionals and others understand some of the procedures of special education in Wisconsin. The book is not a complete explanation of all the special education laws, but it has information about many of the most common things readers may want to know. This book is not meant to give legal advice. If legal advice is needed, talk to a lawyer.
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Wisconsin Virtual Academy is dedicated to providing K–12 students an enriching learning experience tailored to their needs. Wisconsin-licensed teachers develop Individualized Learning Plans for each student to target their academic strengths and weaknesses. An engaging, highly interactive curriculum challenges students with courses in core subjects, art, music, world languages, electives, and AP®. Students have multiple opportunities to connect through in-person social outings, online clubs, prom, National Honor Society, student council, and more.
Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) follows federal and state guidelines in regard to providing a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to students eligible for special education services under the supervision of the school’s Special Education Department. The state special education manual serves as a basis for policies and procedures for the Special Education Department.
WIVA’s Special Education Department is led by the Special Education Manager and supported by the K12 Regional and National Special Programs Managers.
As WIVA is a virtual learning environment, special educational services and support are provided through online meeting rooms, phone meetings, and electronic communications. This environment requires constant communication from not only teachers and staff at the school but also from parents, students, and designated learning coaches in order for this educational experience to be successful.
WIVA takes and necessary by the child’s IEP team, to provide nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities in the manner necessary to afford children with disabilities an equal opportunity for participation in those services and activities as provided to students without disabilities. Nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities include counseling services, athletics, transportation, health services, recreational activities, special interest groups or clubs sponsored by the school district, referrals to agencies that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities and employment of students, including both employment by the school district and assistance in making outside employment available.