Wisconsin FACETS Receives Federal Grant to Help Boost Educational Role of Parents of Children With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) announced today the award of nearly $14 million in five-year grants to operate 40 parent training and information centers to assist America’s families of children with disabilities.

The centers will provide parents with details and assistance on laws, policies and research-based education practices for children with disabilities. They will inform parents how data can be used to guide instruction; how to interpret results from evaluations and assessments; and ways to effectively engage in school reform activities.

In Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training and Support (Wisconsin FACETS) will receive a $350,726 grant. The grants are being funded by the USED’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and are authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Read More: USED News Release