Consultations are available to Wisconsin School Districts free-of-charge and offer in-depth information, recommendations, a plan of action, and ongoing support for educational teams serving a student who is deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind. The information provided through a consultation can be used to further understand the needs of the student, strategies to address these needs, and can inform IEP team decision making.
Our consultants are highly qualified and experienced Deaf and Hard of Hearing Outreach staff with diverse expertise in educating students who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind. All consultants are independent of the child’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) teams.
Consultation requests can be submitted by School District staff, parents, guardians, or other service providers. In order to obtain recommendations and/or develop an action plan that can be applied to the current school year, submit requests as early in the school year as possible.
To ensure adequate time for scheduling a consultation prior to the end of the 2018-2019 school year and receive recommendations for the upcoming year, submit requests by March 31, 2019.