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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 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 (14-21 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 five weekends
  • Space is limited to 25 parents

Additional Information about PIP:

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

PIP Training for 2020/2021

Baraboo Transition PIP Flyer English

Baraboo Transition PIP Flyer Spanish

Registration Link 


"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 just wanted to thank you so much for the experience of YiPPE.  It was absolutely wonderful!  We learned so much, and I personally feel that we are very prepared for my daughter's transition into adulthood and beyond!


Contact the WSPEI Family Information and Support Specialist Team
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