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YiPPE: Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment

Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment is a Leadership Development Opportunity for Youth with Disabilities and Their Parents to Learn About the Transition Process in a Unique Way

YiPPE is a group of youth and their parents who meet together five times during the year. They will hear from speakers and take part in hands-on activities in parallel programs centered around transition. While some topics may overlap, parents will be able to enjoy their own sessions while their youth are learning similar information in a youth-friendly format.

The YiPPE Program Assists Youth Ages 15-20 to:

  • Make decisions for themselves
  • Get involved in their school & community
  • Be as independent as possible
  • Become self-advocates & self-determined
  • Prepare for work and/or college
  • Learn what the future could hold for them
  • Get to know other youth, make friends & have fun

The YiPPE Program Assists Parents to Plan for Their Youth's Future by:

  • Enhancing their leadership, communication, & social skills
  • Providing information in the areas of health care, employment, education, inclusion, legislation, & adult services
  • Connecting parents to national, state, & local resources that will help their youth make a smoother transition
  • Connecting them to a network of parents who have children with disabilities going through transition

Who Can Sign Up?

  • Youth (ages 15-20) and their parent(s), foster parent(s), or grandparent(s)
  • Youth must be receiving special education services
  • Those who have attended a Transition PIP are not eligible to attend YiPPE
  • Space is limited to 25 parents

Download a Flyer for a 2015 - 2016 YiPPE:

If you have question contact Martha DeYoung at 608-745-5435. 

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 to…


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