Jul 16 2012

YiPPE in Wisconsin Dells and Green Bay

Posted by BPDD at 6:17 PM
- Categories: Miscellaneous | Trainings

YiPPE (Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment) programs will be held in Wisconsin Dells and Green Bay during the 2012-13 school year.

The YiPPE Program assists youth, ages 15-20, to learn how to make decisions for themselves throughout the transition process, get involved in their school and community, learn how to be as independent as they can, learn more about self-advocacy and self-determination, prepare for work and/or college, learn what the future could hold for them, get to know other youth, make friends and have fun.

The YiPPE program assists parents to plan for their youth’s future; improving their leadership, communication and social skills; learning about transition issues such as health care, employment, education, inclusion, legislation, and adult services; learning about national, state, and local resources that will help their youth make a smoother transition; become a part of a network of parents who have children with disabilities; and, enjoy time with other parents.

Wisconsin Dells dates:
October 5 & 6, 2012
November 30 & December 1, 2012
February 1 & 2, 2013
March 1 & 2, 2013
April 12 & 13, 2013

Green Bay dates:
October 5 & 6, 2012
November 2 & 3, 2012
January 11 & 12, 2013
February 22 & 23, 2013
April 19 & 20, 2013

Registration cost is $950 per student, which covers meals, overnight accommodations, and resources for all five weekends. Options for funding may include; your school district, IRIS, Family Support, local community organizations, or self pay. Payment must be made prior to start of training. Please contact Martha DeYoung for information about possible scholarships if financial need is a factor.

Who Are The Facilitators?
Parent Program: Kitty Barry, Options for Independent Living and Kay Klinter, a parent of a young adult with a disability
Youth Program: Sherry Gundlach, WSPEI/CESA 6 Parent Coordinator and Emily Lukacs, Youth Specialist.

If you have questions regarding YiPPE, please contact: Martha DeYoung WSPEI State Training Coordinator 800-862-3725, Ext. 255 deyoungm@cesa5.org



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