Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Inc. (WI FACETS) is a nonprofit organization serving Wisconsin children and adults with disabilities, their families and those who support them. We were founded in 1995 by parents who believed that parents are the best advocates for their children. WI FACETS operates the following programs to help parents, professionals and others support and enrich the lives of children with disabilities:
Local number: 414-374-4645
WI FACETS provides 5 core services to help parents and others support and enrich the lives of children with disabilities.
We are available to help with your questions about programs, services and resources. We can assist by providing you with information and referrals to other programs/agencies. We can also help you brainstorm options and solutions. We do not provide legal advice or legal representation. Call toll-free 1-877-374-0511.
We offer several ways for parents and caretakers to share, learn and discuss ideas with each other. Support groups meet regularly in several communities throughout the state. Online support groups are also available. Call toll-free 1-877-374-0511.
Our Volunteer Parent Leaders receive regular training and support from WI FACETS so they can help families in their communities with special education issues. If you are interested in learning more, call toll-free 1-877-374-0511 or visit our Volunteer Parent Leader page.
We provide free one-to-one support to parents and professionals by phone and in-person. This includes providing a very limited amount of in-person support for families at school meetings and mediations. When parents ask for in-person support, our ability to attend meetings and mediations is based on the issues involved, staff availability, and grant funds available. We are not able to attend due process hearings or resolution sessions.
Youth Leadership Development
WI FACETS is committed to assisting youth and young adults develop leadership and self-advocacy skills so that they may lead productive, meaningful adult lives. We offer several programs for transition aged youth and their families.