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October 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - October 8, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment is a Leadership Development Opportunity for Youth with Disabilities and Their Parents to Learn About the Transition Process in a Unique Way
YiPPE is a group of youth and their parents who meet together five times during the year. They will hear from speakers and take part in hands-on activities in parallel programs centered around transition. While some topics may overlap, parents will be able to enjoy their own sessions while their youth are learning similar information in a youth-friendly format.
YiPPE is FREE!
The YiPPE Program Assists Youth Ages 15-20 to:
- Make decisions for themselves
- Get involved in their school & community
- Be as independent as possible
- Become self-advocates & self-determined
- Prepare for work and/or college
- Learn what the future could hold for them
- Get to know other youth, make friends & have fun
The YiPPE Program Assists Parents to Plan for Their Youth’s Future by:
- Enhancing their leadership, communication, & social skills
- Providing information in the areas of health care, employment, education, inclusion, legislation, & adult services
- Connecting parents to national, state, & local resources that will help their youth make a smoother transition
- Connecting them to a network of parents who have children with disabilities going through transition
To Register for YiPPE call Kristina Johnson at 608-745-5422
Questions please call Sherry Gundlach at 920-896-1003
Please register by Sept. 16, 2016. Space is limited!
Registration, food, overnight stay and resources are paid for with a DPI IDEA Discretionary Grant, Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI)