Wisconsin Statewide Parent Education Initiative (WSPEI)


CESA #12 provides parent and educator resources for special education through the Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI). Our goal is to assist parents and educators by facilitating effective partnerships through positive communication, collaboration, and training with the goal of supporting best practices in the education of children and young adults with disabilities. Services available include: information and referral, support, workshops, and multiple internet based resources.

WSPEI Services for Parents, Educators and School Districts
  • Parental IEP Support, Education and Training
  • Technical assistance and training on how to foster positive parent involvement
  • Consultation with district personnel on how to develop and/or support existing district parent organizations, Parent Advisory Council, Parent Resource Libraries
  • Parent Education/Information/Training/Support systems to meet the unique needs of the district
  • Resource dissemination and direct support to district staff and parents
  • Help districts meet the Indicator #8 (Measurement of Parent Involvement) data requirements: including the parent survey process
  • Support individual school districts in building strategies for parent involvement
  • Collaborate with school districts to implement strategies including training for educators and parents' using a research-based personnel development model: a statewide list of trainings can be found at http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/sped_par_traing
  • Collaborate with the twelve Regional Cooperative Education Service Agencies (CESAs)
  • Collaborate among general education, special education, Title 1, pupil services and other programs to welcome and involve families
CESA 12 WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator: 
Desiree Loewe, desireel@cesa12.org, (218) 349-6280