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A comprehensive overview of Wisconsin resources and supports. Think you know them all? We bet that you’ll still find something you didn’t know - that just might help your family TODAY.

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EDUCATION PLANS (IEP’s)

An IEP is intended to help children reach educational goals more easily than they otherwise might without supports. In all cases IEP’s are tailored to the individual student's needs, and must especially help teachers and others understand the student and how the disability affects their learning process.

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RESTRAINT & SECLUSION

Sometimes, children need to be protected from hurting themselves or others during extreme meltdowns. When these instances occur at school, Wisconsin Act 125 outlines how school staffs are to handle these situations in a way that de-escalates and protects the child & staff members.

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THE IDEA BEHIND "IDEA"

The purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 is to ensure that all children have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs, including preparation for college, employment, and independent living.       

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HOMESCHOOLING

For some kids on the spectrum, homeschooling may be a better fit than a traditional or special education classroom. Wisconsin has reasonable homeschooling laws, making it fairly uncomplicated. It should be noted that special education services are not provided to homeschools. You’re on your own. But some families also prefer it that way.

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