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Celebrating Abilities Family Forum March 11

Family Forum (file photo)

Photo: Family Forum (file photo).

Milwaukee Public Schools will host a family forum focusing on the needs of special education students and their families on March 11. The event will help families learn more about special education services, programs and summer opportunities.

“Milwaukee Public Schools holds several Family Forum events throughout the school year. We use each forum as a way to focus on a specific need or interest areas for our families,” said Kellie Sigh, Acting Director of Business Family and Community Partnerships. “Twenty percent of our families have students with special education needs.  This is a significant percentage of our student population.  Therefore, we believe it is important to ensure that our families are supported through a Family Forum that is focused specifically on their needs and interests.”

Saturday’s forum will feature a resource fair from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. and workshops on topics ranging from youth mental health to summer programming and information on local support, resources and programs. Lunch will be provided. Child care is available for children ages 3 and older.

  • WHO: Milwaukee Public Schools Special Education Family Forum
  • WHAT: A free family event designed to provide information and support to families of children with special needs
  • WHEN: March 11, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Milwaukee Marshall High School, 4141 N. 64th, Milwaukee, WI, 53216

The Family Forum is sponsored by MPS, Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI), Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones (A.L.A.S.), Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education Training & Support (WI FACETS), Disability Rights Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Regional Centers/Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.

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