PIER was established in 2000
We are an evolving resource that works to meet the needs of families, schools, and communities who care for or work with: Children, Youth, and Adults who have special needs.
Past PIER Supported/Sponsored Trainings
*Understanding Special Education Funding
*Building a Stronger Community and School
*Understanding an IEP and the Parents Role
*Writing IEP Goals and Objectives
*Transition – Creating the Vision…
How to prepare for your Youth’s future
*Community Resources for Students who are transitioning
from High School
*Bullying – Sticks and Stones
*Transition from Birth to Three program
*Lifesaver is a personal tracking device for children and
adults who are at risk of wandering away from their
parents or care providers.
*Child Alert is a way to identify your child with
*Emergency Preparedness – Will your child’s needs be
met in a community emergency?
*New Unified Services Program
*Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
*S.A.F.E. Safety Awareness for Empowerment
*Are your kids driving you NutZ? How can we help you?
Connecting and Communicating…..
*SOS Kids in Crisis - What can we do?
Resilient youth vs. youth that struggle
*How can parents work with schools to write an IEP
*Understanding the Child and Adolescent Brain
Why do Kids to what they do?...
*High school to Life Beyond
*IEP Product and Process –
* Mental Health Issues in Elementary Children
*What is Family Care?
*IEP and IDEA 2004
*Mental Health Services in Wood County
for Individuals, Children and Families
*Transition and the IEP/Services/Funding
*Did you Know – Now you Know”
*Faith – and raising a child with special needs
*Understanding Bullying –
Recognizing and learning ~ What to do!
*Needs and opportunities for Parents of Aspies
*What do parents need to know about:
cognitive, developmental, mental health
and/or behavioral disabilities/issues, to be
successful in school environments
*Communication – What’s important?
*People First/Community Care How's it going? SDS
PIER Information and Resources
This web site is compiled by being linked to a variety of list serves including but not limited to:
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
Family Assistance Center for Education Training and Support
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Public Instruction
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)
Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA)
Wisconsin Statewide Transition Initiative (WSTI)
Waismen Center Healthy Ready to Work
Agencies - Liaisons - Parents
Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
DAWN - Disability Awareness Wisconsin Network
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News
and link to http://www.ncset.org/enews/.
Family Resource Centers
NICHCY - National Dissemination for Children with Disabilities
United Ways 2-1-1
Wisconsin Children and Families - WisKids Journal - which publishes e-newsletters on a variety of specific issues, including health care, early education, economic support, juvenile justice and other youth issues, and budget and tax matters. Please consider signing up for one or more of these email bulletins - http://capwiz.com/wccf/mlm/signup/
The Catalyst Center is a national technical assistance and research center dedicated to work with states and stakeholder groups on improving health care insurance and financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).
For more information http://hdwg.org/catalyst/.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News,
which can be found at http://www.ncset.org/enews/.
PIER is an informational site. It is not a legal services agency and cannot provide legal advice or legal representation. Any information contained on this site is not intended as legal or medical advice but only as an informational resource. This web site was created to inform and educate. The content should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, recommendations, diagnosis or treatment.
You are encouraged to confirm all information with other sources and a physician. If you have health concerns, please call or see a qualified health care provider without delay. .
We do not endorse any treatments, providers, or product information in this site.
As with any program - we strongly encourage you to thoroughly check out references.