Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative

Parent Involvement in Education for Children with Disabilities

Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI)

The Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI) is a service for parents, educators, and others interested in parent-educator partnerships for children with disabilities.

WSPEI is all about partnerships. Its goal is to help parents and school districts find or create the resources that will help them build positive working relationships that lead to shared decision making and children's learning.  It supports increased sharing of information among parents, schools, projects, organizations and agencies through networking meetings, conferences, person-to-person contact, and media.  It is based on:

Current Information and Events

To reach WSPEI toll-free, dial 1-877-844-4925. Mary Skadahl, State Project Coordinator, or go to www.wspei.org to help you to:

  • decide what kind of information or assistance you need
  • find a parent coordinator who is in your school district or CESA
  • find a special agency or organization;
  • find or develop training for parents or educators
  • find or develop educational materials for parents or educators
  • establish parents on school advisory committees
  • mentor parent liaisons within districts or CESAs
  • learn about reaching agreement between parents and educators
  • find other assistance related to families and special education
For questions about this information, contact Daniel Parker (608) 266-5194