Wisconsin

Learn more about what Wisconsina is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

COVID-19 Special Education Question and Answer Document

Summary: This guidance document is an update to the March 2020 document. It was developed to help school districts develop IEPs and strategies for providing special education services during COVID-19 conditions.

Operated by: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

DWD Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Offices Temporarily Closed to the Public

Summary: This memo explains that all Division of Vocational Rehabilitation offices will be closed due to COVID-19, and it provides links to resources that people can use in the meantime (e.g., online job search tools, Job Center directories and a technical assistance number).

Operated by: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Topic: Transition

Extended School Closure due to COVID-19 Special Education Question and Answer Document

Summary: This FAQ document is designed to explain special education requirements to school districts and educators during COVID-19 school closures. It covers topics like implementing IEPs and holding virtual IEP meetings.

Operated by: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

For Families and Students Webpage

Summary: This web page provides links to resources that relate to “future readiness,” and covers topics such as work-based learning requirement updates and virtual career exploration resources. While it does not specifically relate to students with disabilities, it is relevant to those students and their families.

Operated by: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Topic: Family Engagement, Transition

Preparing for Discussions on Additional Services: What Families Can Do

Summary: This planning worksheet was developed to assist parents and families with preparing for additional services discussions with their IEP teams.

Operated by: Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative

Topic: Assistive Technology, Family Engagement, Telehealth

Teleservice Considerations for Related Services During the Current Public Health Emergency

Summary: This FAQ document provides information and resources to help school districts and service providers understand how teleservices can be used to continue providing services to students with disabilities. It includes a professional development resource bank, organized by service provider type.

Operated by: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Topic: Telehealth

Transition Planning During COVID 19

Summary: This webinar addresses how COVID-19 is impacting students in transition, as well as how various stakeholders can continue supporting those students.

Operated by: Transition Improvement Grant (supported by Wisconsin DPI)

Topic: Transition

Understanding Special Education Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary: This presentation was developed to help people (especially families) understand guidance issued in response to challenges facing school communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on the guidance contained in the Extended School Closure Due to COVID-19 Special Education Question and Answer document.

Operated by: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Topic: Family Engagement

What Families Need to Know about Additional Services Due to Extended School Closure

Summary: This document summarizes the “Additional Services Due to Extended School Closures” Bulletin, putting it in parent-friendly language and providing information, tips, and actions so families can support their child in receiving additional services.

Operated by: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Topic: Family Engagement, IEP, Telehealth