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Pupil Services


Katie Kavanaugh
Director of Pupil Services
608-924-4711
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Special Education Information

Introduction to Special Education
Wisconsin DPI Introduction to Special Education Video

Referral Processes
Notice of Special Education Referral & Evaluation Procedures

Notice of Special Needs Scholarship Program
Special Needs Scholarship Program

Your Rights Under Special Education Law
Parent and Child Rights
Special Education Plain Language English

Parental Resources:
Information Especially for Parents
Notice of Child Find Laws
Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI)
Special Education Glossary and Acronyms Guide

Organization Telephone Topic Web Address
Special Education 608 266-3390
800-441-4503
Wi Dept. of Public Instruction outlines the special education process and laws. http://dpi.wi.gov/sped
Family Resource Center 608 935-7300 RC Offers parent support group, workshops, and classes, new parent programs, playgroups for toddlers and preschoolers, family activity events.
Respite Center (608) 244-5700 Provides emergency and planned respite support to families.
Iowa County Social Services (608) 930-9801 Multiple services that support families. http://www.iowacounty.org/departments/socialservices/socialservices.shtml
WI Autism Society (920) 558-4602 Autism and Related Disorders. http://www.asw4autism.org/
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, CHADD (301) 306-7070 Information and resources about Down Syndrome. http://www.dsaw.org/
United Cerebral Palsy of Dane County (608) 273-4434 Information and support and Birth to 3 services. http://www.ucpdane.org/
Down Syndrome Association and Resource Center of WI (608) 692-7653 Information and resources about Down Syndrome. www.dsaw.org
International Rett Syndrome Foundation 1-800-818-7388 Information about Rett Syndrome. http://www.rettsyndrome.org
Unified Community Services (608)935-2776
For Emergencies (608) 362-5717
Support Program utilizing a collaborative approach by psychiatrists, psychiatric mental health.
Suicide intervention, prevention, awareness and education 1-800-273-8255 Suicide Prevention and Intervention. https://www.imalive.org/
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Wisconsin (608) 375-2541 Mental Health Disorders and Treatment. http://southwesternwi.wix.com/nami
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Iowa County (608) 935-2694 Supports individuals with disabilities to gain meaningful employment.
Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (715) 682-2363 Creating Partnerships Between Parents and Educators for Students with Disabilities http://wspei.org/
Family Engagement Services and Assistance.CESA 3 (608)-822-2145 A resource for parents of children with disabilities and for district staff. http://www.cesa3.org/special-education/familyengagement.cfm