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Special Education Family Forum will support families

Celebrating AbilitiesSpecial education will be the focus of MPS’ 5th annual Celebrating Abilities Family Forum. This free event is designed for families to learn more about special education services, programs, and opportunities.

Celebrating Abilities will be virtual this year during the week of March 8–12, 2021, with workshops each evening from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M.

  • Monday, March 8 – Learn how Platform Troubleshooting and Assistive Technology can support virtual learning.

Watch the video from March 8 here:

  • Tuesday, March 9 – Review what an Individualized Education Program (IEP) means and how it structures education and academic services

Watch the video from March 9 here:

  • Wednesday, March 10 – Discuss ways to cope with stress and discover strategies to empower families to create a positive learning environment

Watch the video from March 10 here:

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Get information on the Children’s Long-term Support Waiver Program and its benefits

Watch the video from March 11 here:

  • Friday, March 12, 2021 – Celebrate special education success and share your ideas

Watch the video from March 12 here:

Download the English flyer for more information
Download the Spanish flyer for more information

Spanish interpretation is available.

For questions, contact Monica Lopez at (414) 902-8434 or

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Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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