Video of Al Schultz receiving the Volunteer Award from the Wisconsin Family Ties staff at the Children Come First Conference held Nov 7-8, 2022 at the Kalahari Resort • Wisconsin Dells.
“I wish I knew about Wisconsin Family Ties when my daughter first got her IEP. Our parent peer specialist is a strong advocate. As a single parent it’s good to have someone who’s knowledgeable about IEPs and other services.”
“Our PPS was a huge support at school and helped me push for meaningful goals. She’s really gotten to know our family and totally wants to be there for us.”
“Being supported and present. Stephanie is someone who knows what is going on. It is like getting someone to add their voice [to mine]. Wisconsin Family Ties is a good program. It’s a struggle when you’re alone. With Stephanie there is someone who knows what’s going on.”
“Without Wisconsin Family Ties, I would have no support person, no one to help me advocate. I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
“I’ve been able to more [better] advocate for my son. I am a special education teacher myself, so it makes it harder to ask for more when my friends are stretched so thin. [PPS] helps with this. When things get tough, and they do from time to time, it is such a gift to have [PPS.] She is so kind and loving. She keeps our morale up for our family.”