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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.

Click here to download a flyer for the 2017 - 2018 Door County PiP


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

"I've been sending the word out (about the upcoming PIP training) to many families. I just want to tell you how much I appreciate the workshops and the conference. I just had the most amazing moment talking with a parent and reiterating the importance of relationships and communication. I feel so strong in my advocacy;  not only for my own daughter but for all the kids in our district. I would have never been so empowered if it wasn't for you. Thank you so very much for everything!!" - Parent from 2016-2017 Door County PiP


I cannot tell you what an impact the YiPPE conferences had on our entire family.  My son has gained some wonderful friends, and we have a few families that we have become close to. It is wonderful!


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