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
Shepherds College is the nation's leading post-secondary school created with the learning needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in mind.
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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Efforts are unfolding across the country to increase and expand upon postsecondary education options for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In Wisconsin, the demand for college is growing and pockets of people across the state are discussing how to develop programs in their own communities. This website serves as a tool to inform, connect, and support people involved in these efforts. Explore the site, read the state plan, and register for the listserv. It's time to THINK COLLEGE.
Suggestions for strengthening self-determination skills and family advocacy; methods to promote academic success in the classroom; ideas for social involvement and integration across campus; strategies for vocational planning and employment.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater LIFE (Learning is for Everyone) Program provides a complete college experience for young adults between the ages of 18-25 who have an intellectual disability. With ample supports, specialized instruction, on-campus residential living, and community integration, the program serves a critical need by providing access and opportunity for students who have historically been underrepresented in higher education. The program has two components, which includes a Basic Program (2 years) and an Advanced Program (2 years) that are designed to facilitate personal growth, independent living, and employment success.
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
WECP is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin through the Graduate School. Designed to meet the needs of a developmentally diverse group of young children, it also provides a site for university research and training.
Our program goals are:
1. Service: to provide an exemplary inclusive child development program for children developing typically and for those with special needs.
2. Training: to provide disciplinary and interdisciplinary training to university students.
3. Research: to provide a research setting in which relevant educational and developmental issues can be studied.
4. Outreach: to provide community consultation and professional development opportunities about early childhood development, education and inclusion to programs and individuals.
The goal of the WECP is to provide a supportive and enriching environment that will foster each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. The program incorporates the nurturing aspects of a home environment, and social and learning opportunities provided in a group early education setting. The typical day provides opportunities for discovery, constructive and imaginary play; language arts and literacy; music, art and creative projects; and science, technology and math experiences. Grounded in the belief that children learn through play, there are many opportunities for children to direct their own activities, explore the environment and follow their interests.