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The Special Education Team

Watch our video explaining RDA (Reading Drives Achievement)

Team Mission:

Provide leadership to improve outcomes and ensure a free appropriate public education for students protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Especially for Families

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What is a disability?

Some children have unique learning needs that require specially designed instruction.

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How can we get help?

If you suspect your child has a disability, you can make a referral to the local school district.

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Are there resources?

There are many agencies, organizations, and educational resources to help families.

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What are our rights?

Children with disabilities and their parents have certain rights under IDEA.

Especially for Educators

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Compliance / Data

Maintaining compliance with IDEA. Using data to make decisions and evaluate results.

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Program Areas

Understanding disability-related needs.

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Systemic Improvement

Coordinated improvement processes based on implementation science.

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Fiscal Resources

Budgeting technical assistance to address identified needs and improve outcomes.

For questions about this information, contact dpisped@dpi.wi.gov (608) 266-1781