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PIP: Parents in Partnership

Parents In Partnership is a Leadership Development Opportunity for Parents of Children with Disabilities

PIP is a statewide program in which a group of parents and other caregivers meet together five times during the year to: share their family stories, challenges, joys and triumphs of raising their children. At PIP participants will learn about community and statewide resources for children with disabilities; explore issues around health, education, policy making, legislation, inclusion, self-determination, family well-being, and IDEA Special Education Law. 

The Program Assists Parents in Developing:

  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Positive Advocacy Skills
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Their own Community Action Plan

Who Can Sign Up?

  • Parent(s), foster parent(s), or grandparent(s), who have children with disabilities ages 6-14
  • Children must be receiving special education
  • Those who have attended a PIP in the past are not eligible to attend
  • Must be able to attend all five weekends
  • Space is limited to 25 parents

Additional Information about PIP:

Parents in Partnership offers several trainings running concurrent throughout the state. Sessions run from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The training is free of charge and is paid for with DPI IDEA Discretionary funds and WSPEI. Click here to watch a short video about a PiP in Northwestern Wisconsin.

Check out Professional Development opportunities for Agencies that support Families, Educators and Parents at:  Wisconsin Statewide Special Education Professional Development Calendar


I participated in the Parents in Partnership training and want to thank  you for offering such a great educational tool for parents.  I learned  about so many great resources and met some amazing parent advocates.  My daughter has a stronger mom because of the opportunity given…


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