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Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: Special Education Team - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: Special Education Team
125 South Webster Street
Madison, WI 53707-7841
(608) 266-3522 (Local)
(608) 267-3746 (Fax)
(800) 441-4563 (Toll-Free)
http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/

Staff

Jeremiah Holiday, State Consultant, Educational Consultant for Visually Impaired, Division for Learning Support Equity and Advocacy, (608) 266-3522, jeremiah.holiday@dpi.state.wi.us
Stephanie Petska, Director of Special Education, Division for Learning Support Equity and Advocacy, stephanie.petska@dpi.state.wi.us

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Consultation, assessment and evaluation are available at no cost to local school districts through WCBVI Outreach.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides training on computer aids and devices.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Works in conjunction with Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services regarding services for blind/visually impaired students birth to age 3.
  • Education Services
    • Assists parents and school districts with educational programming for students who are blind or visually-impaired. Coordinates activities and services with the Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped and Educational Services Center for the Visually Impaired. Provides supervisory and consultation services to local educational agencies serving visually impaired children. Assists parents and school districts with educational programming for students who are blind or visually-impaired. Coordinates activities and services with the Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped and Educational Services Center for the Visually Impaired. Provides supervisory and consultation services to local educational agencies serving visually impaired children. Administers supplemental state and federal funds for programs and services. Offers evaluation services. Provides educational resources for preschool through high school and multiply handicapped visually impaired students. Supplies braille, large type books, tapes, and specialized equipment; training on computer aids and devices.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Offers consultation regarding educational programming for blind/visually impaired students age 3-21. Answers educational programming questions posed by parents and staff members of schools serving blind/visually impaired.
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