IEP 101 – In Person Training

Featuring: Hedy Burke, Colin Fass, & Phyllis Greenberger

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@ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UW South Madison Partnership, 2238 South Park Street, Madison, WI 53713


Disability Rights Wisconsin along with Community TIES (Training, Intervention, and Evaluation Services) provides an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) Training for guardians and providers who attend IEP meetings. This will allow training participants to better understand the IEP process, what is discussed at an IEP meeting, and how to read the IEP document. Understanding this complicated process can help you become a more involved participant on the team and better advocate for the needs of the student.

Register Here  $30

Cancellations made within 24 hours prior to the start of the training will be charged the full registration fee.

About the Presenters:

Hedy Burke has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and emotional behavioral disabilities. She is a behavior consultant with Community TIES Program which is part of the University of Wisconsin’s Waisman Center. With a BA in Special Education, Hedy has experience working within school districts, and has a specialty in transitioning adults 18-21 years old. She has supported many community members, as well as families, in their homes with the aim of building their capacity in supporting individuals with disabilities. Hedy believes strongly in including those with disabilities in our communities. She feels that by helping individuals increase their experiences, they can become productive and contributing members of our society. 

Colin Fass (pronouns: he, him, his) is a UW Community TIES Behavior Consultant who supports people with developmental disabilities and emotional behavioral disabilities, their families, care providers and schools throughout Dane County.  He has over eighteen years of experience, fifteen of which were in the school system, including roles as a Special Education teacher and Program Support Teacher.  Colin brings a wealth of knowledge related to education and educational law, Assistive Technology, as well as a powerful background supporting individuals with Autism and individuals experiencing mental health challenges. He holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Washington.   He believes that, by working together, we can overcome any challenges and help people live up to their full potential. 

Phyllis Greenberger is a Supervising Advocacy Specialist at Disability Rights Wisconsin, where she has been an advocate since 1990.  She provides advocacy for individuals with disabilities and their families, with a particular focus on children with mental health needs.  Her work includes individual advocacy at schools, hospitals, treatment centers and in the community, as well as systems advocacy, with an emphasis on better services for children and families. 

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