Special Education Services

Colfax Public School
Viking IDEA Program

Our Viking IDEA Program is named after the Individuals with Disabilies Education Act (IDEA) which was passed in congress in 1975. The IDEA Law protects the rights of individuals with special needs and assures s/he receive a free appropriate public education as would any other student.

To learn more about the IDEA act, click here < IDEA >.

We strongly encourage parent involvement, and for parents to take advantage of what the Viking IDEA Program has to offer.

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Special Education Process
Step by Step
This guide explains each step in the special education process. In each step, learn what happens, who is involved, and the timeliness associated.

Step by Step Guide
in Word Doc
Step by Step Guide in PDF

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Resource Fair
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2-8 p.m.
Colfax Elementary School Gym
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Special Education Parent Meeting
March 23, 2015, 6-8 p.m.
Special Education Conference Room
Kristen Bruder will present on topic of ADHD

Chippewa Valley Sibshops
Pool Party
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Quality Inn, Menomonie
Flyer

ARC-FAMS
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Golden Leaf Cafe Meeting Room
1706 Stout Road, Menomonie
Flyer

Temple Grandin to Appear to UW-Eau Claire
Topic: Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, UW-Zorn Arena, Eau Claire, 7:30 p.m.
Flyer

Parenting Class Offerings
Flyer

Parent Night CESA #11
Tuesday, March 24, 5-8 p.m.
Willow River Elementary School, Hudson, WI
Flyer

B.R.A.I.N. Conference
Thursday, April 16, 8 a.m - 4 p.m.
Florian Gardens, Eau Claire
Flyer

Youth Transition Conference
Wednesday, April 18
UW-Stout, Menomonie
Flyer

6th Annual Opening Horizons Conference, Thursday, May 7th
hosted by The Center for Students with Disabilities at the
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Free opportunity for students with disabilities to learn about the transition to
post-secondary education
You can learn more about the event and register for free at:
http://www.uww.edu/csd/resources/opening-horizons

Scholarships announced!

Contributed by: Chewning Legal, LLC
Chewning Legal, LLC, a Social Security law firm here in Wisconsin, has announced that they have put together a $500 scholarship.  They have reserved this opportunity for graduating high school seniors in Wisconsin, who plan on attending a 4-year college or university, and have a parent or parents who are currently receiving SSDI or SSI (Social Security Disability or Income). 
Applications will only be accepted online.  The scholarship application deadline isApril 30, 2015.  To complete the application, view eligibility requirements, and obtain other pertinent information, please visit http://chewninglegal.com/chewning-legal-llc-scholarship/.

Transition Improvement Grant (TIG) Scholarship
Applications Now Being Accepted
The Transition Improvement Grant is now accepting applications for the 2015 scholarships.  TIG will be awarding two $1,000.00 scholarships to students with a disability pursuing further education.  Students must be graduating in the Spring of 2015, and be a student receiving special education services.  Students must complete and submit the online application and essay questions to be considered.
The application may be completed by clicking HERE or by visiting www.witig.org
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. March 31, 2015.


Questions or Comments
Email Us

Mrs Polly Rudi 
Director of Special Education

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Parent Resources:
Would you like check out resources available in the Elementary Conference Room. Videos, CDs, DVDs, books, games and learning materials, pamphlets and education guides are availble to Colfax Parents. | Inventory List

News from Special Education

Teachers-Teachers.com

Special Education Procedural Safeguards Booklet

Communicating with the School

Communication Options for Families

What will be discussed at an IEP Meeting

Need help with your child’s special needs or attempts to diagnose a special need? Contact Wisconsin First Step 24/7 Hotline, 800-642-7837 or www.mch-hotlines.org to get agency and provider information to help you get connected!

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Rice Lake PIPPE Flyer

Danbury PIP Flyer

Dunn County Resource Guide

CWDA Newsletter - Winter 2014/2015

Family Engagement Newsletter -- January 2015
Family Engagement Newsletter Submission Form


 

 

 

 

 

 

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