PIP and Yippe Training Schedule

The Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative (WSPEI) now has available the  training schedule for Parents in Partnership (PIP) and Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE).  

What is Parents in Partnership (PIP)?

Parents in Partnership is a Leadership Development Opportunity for Parents of Children with Disabilities

PIP is a group of parents and other caregivers who meet together five times during the year to share their family stories, challenges, joys, and triumphs of raising their children.  They 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?

  • Families who have children with disabilities ages 6-14
  • Children must be receiving special education services
  • Must be able to attend all five weekends

PIP is a statewide program with serveral trainings running concurrent throughout the state.

For more information, go to: http://wspei.org/families/pip.php

What is Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE)?

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

Youth and their parents will hear from speakers and take part in hands-on activities in parallel programs over five weekends.

The YiPPE program assists youth ages 15-20 to:

  • Make decisions for themselves and become as independent as possible
  • Get involved in their school and community, make friends and have fun
  • Become self-advocating and self-determined
  • Learn what the future could hold for them; living on their own, college, work and health

YiPPE assists parents to plan for their youth's future by:

  • Enhancing their leadership, communication, and social skills
  • Providing information in the areas of health, employment, education, inclusion, legislation, and adult services
  • Connecting them to national, state, and local resources that will help their youth make a smoother transition

For more information, go to: http://wspei.org/families/yippe.php




Last Updated: 1/14/16