Family Engagement Newsletter

Eau Claire Area School District




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September 8, 2020 from 7-8:30pm Zoom Meeting

Meeting Topic:

Update from the ECASD: What Parents, Teachers and Staff need to know about Special Education Services as this school year kicks off? What questions do you have?

Overview of the Canvas and SeeSaw platforms by ECASD Technology department. What parents need to know to help their kids navigate virtual learning.

Meet and Greet time: Let’s make some connections!

We hope you will join us this year for as many virtual meetings as possible! This fall, the focus will be on internet safety, mental health and a Parent Cafe style meeting in December. Next Spring, we will focus on indicator areas highlighted in the last District Parent Survey. Let’s help solve those issues!

The Resource Fair will happen next spring (not exactly sure how but we can figure it out!). Looking forward to “seeing” you this year! Have a great start to the new school year! Please feel free to contact SEPTA anytime, as we are all in this together!

Meetings will be held the second Tuesday

of each month from 7-8:30 pm (TIME CHANGE) virtually.

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DSAW Connects: Statewide Fall Programs

DSAW Connects: Statewide Fall Programs provide multiple types of curriculum and activities for individuals with Down syndrome and related disabilities across Wisconsin. Our online fall programming runs from September 1st to December 18th. Courses are geared for ages 12 and up, although individuals of all ages are welcome to try the classes.

News from Autism Society of Greater WI -West Central Updates

The Arc Wisconsin Academy is a new online learning opportunity that can help YOU increase your leadership skills, improve your life, and learn to speak up for yourself. These classes are designed and taught by experts, including self-advocates.
Transition Parents in Partnership trainings will take place virtually via Zoom beginning this fall. Now is a great time to take advantage of top-notch training without the stress of traveling or being away from home! Transition Parents in Partnership (TPIP) will prepare families for the transition process for their youth with disabilities ages 14-21 in the areas of employment, education, living and health.

Why should I attend a Transition PIP?

• Begin your planning for life after high school

• Learn about valuable resources and adult services

• Become part of a network of parents who have youth with disabilities

• Explore ways to share the information you have learned

• Strengthen partnerships between the many professionals you interact with on behalf of your child



The focus of the newsletter is to have a resource for families, schools, and agencies to go to for timely and relevant information on different special education related topics, at-home learning strategies, online resources, recent research and statewide events.

The newsletter is provided by the Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training and Support (WI FACETS) through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

IEP Mini Modules from WI FACETS

The IEP process can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for parents new to the special education system. These 30 minute modules break down what you need to know about the IEP process. You can watch through the entire ten part series or jump right in with the modules that are most interesting to you. Clicking on the module will direct you to a registration page. After filling out the required information, you will be able access the recorded video.

These webinars were aired live from January through June of 2020.


One in four people with disabilities live in poverty and face barriers that hinder their access to employment, education, skills development, financial services and full participation in their communities.

The Financial Resiliency Center is here to help those with disabilities and chronic health conditions navigate financially through the COVID-19 crisis, face barriers that hinder access to employment, education, skills development, financial services and full participation in their communities.

ECASD Special Education Facebook Page

Eau Claire Area School District Special Education Resource Page on FaceBook!

School Resources for Families

Eau Claire Area School District

Eau Claire Area Unified School District does not endorse any commercial products or services that may be advertised or available, for purchase or otherwise, on any of the Linked Sites. Website users should be aware that, because of the nature of the World Wide Web, website content may change from what was originally linked to by the Eau Claire Area School District.
We encourage users to contact us if you find inappropriate content.

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