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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 to Parents and Individuals Required to Make Referrals

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
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