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Employment and Disability Resources for Educators

Transition Action Guide for Post-School Planning

This Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) was developed to assist in the improvement of communication, coordination, and services for students with disabilities transitioning from school to work. It was designed to be useful for all persons and agencies (stakeholders) involved in the transition process. This document will vary depending upon the stakeholder’s needs at the time of use. Included here are some testimonials from various stakeholders on how they have found this guide to be helpful.

Opening Doors to Employment

All students deserve to graduate from high school feeling hopeful about their future and ready for further educational opportunities and the workforce. For students with disabilities, this can be accomplished with comprehensive advance planning for life after high school. The purpose of this handbook is to assist youth and their families to navigate through this planning process.

Do We Really Have High Expectations for All?

By Barbara Blackburn Do you have high expectations for your students? I've never met a teacher who said, "I have low expectations for my students." The challenge is that we sometimes have hidden low expectations of certain students. One year, early in my teaching career, several teachers "warned" me about Daniel, a new student in my room.

Wisconsin Facets

Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support (“WI FACETS”) is a statewide non-profit organization, with its main office located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. WI FACETS was founded in June 1995 by a small group of parents who had a strong desire to help other families understand the special education laws and systems.

WI FACETS:

  • Helps parents build partnerships with those who provide services to their children.
  • Connects families to community resources.
  • Educates parents on their rights and how to use those rights to become involved in their child’s education.
  • Empowers parents and young adults so they may advocate effectively for their own needs.
  • Provides information and resources to educators and other professionals who support children with disabilities.
WSPEI - Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative

WSPEI is all about partnerships. It helps parents and school districts build positive working relationships that lead to shared decision making and children's learning. WSPEI helps expand the knowledge and skills needed to develop positive and collaborative relationships between families and educators. Helping build positive partnerships on behalf of children and youth with disabilities.

Student financial aid can come in several different forms - scholarships, grants, work-study and loans. This guide explains financial aid options for students attending or planning to attend college or career or technical school. You'll learn about applying for federal student aid, scholarships for students with disabilities and other types of financial aid to help you ...