Parent Resources

Parents are the most important influence in a child’s life. Communication between the parent, the child and the school/teacher are vital to the success and well being of each child. The information and resources found in the links at the side of this page can assist parents as they help their child learn and grow.


IEP Planning Resources

Transition

(for ages 14-21 - preparing for life after high school)

• CCOT - County Communities on Transition - a regional group that comes together 
                       regularly to identify issues, barriers, supports, & solutions to assist students with 
                       disabilities make a successful transition based on postsecondary goals related to  
                       training or education, employment, and independent living.

       • Opening Doors to Self-Determination

Employment

  • Opening Doors to Employment
      • Portal Inc. - located in Grafton, offers many services to help individuals with disabilites to 
                           develop independent and interdependent life skills for quality living.  

   Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) To apply for DVR services complete the

            online referral/application.

  • Harrigan Development Services - social skills groups, vocational skills training, individual 
                           support services, disability consulting and case management, 
counseling for 
                           individuals and families, mentoring/daily living skills training.

Adult Services

  • Opening Doors A Guide to Adult Services

  • Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) - a division of the Wisconsin Department of

                               Health Services where you can receive accurate, unbiased information on

                               all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability.

  • Include, Respect, I Self-Direct (IRIS) - another division of the Wisconsin Department of 
                               Health Services that is a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services 
                               (HCBS) waiver for self-directed long-term supports.

  Balance Inc. - primary objective is to provide support to people with disabilities in their 
                               homes, assist them in discovering and connecting with their community, 

                               and help them develop relationships that will enhance their lives.

Post-Secondary Education

  • Opening Doors to Post-Secondary Education and Training

  • Think College -  a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and \
                                  improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual

                                  disability.



EVENTS:
For upcoming events, check out the Parenting Resources section of the district newsletter.


District Family Engagement Liaison- Darya Alexander
Please contact with any questions: family@grafton.k12.wi.us or 262-416-8979



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