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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  during the year to share their family stories, challenges, joys and triumphs of raising their children. At PIP participants will learn about the community and statewide resources for children with disabilities; explore issues around health, education, transition, 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
  • Knowledge about planning for life after high school
  • Knowledge about valuable resources

Who Can Sign Up?

  • Parent(s), foster parent(s), or grandparent(s), who have children with disabilities ages 6-14 (14-20) if a Transition PIP)
  • 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 sessions
  • Space is limited 

Additional Information about PIP:

Parents in Partnership offers several trainings running concurrently throughout the state. The training is free of charge for families and is paid for with DPI IDEA Discretionary funds and WSPEI. 




"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!


Contact the WSPEI Family Information and Support Specialist Team
at 833-879-7734 or 833(USWSPEI) | E-mail