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Main Office

Department of Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education
School of Education
Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall, Rm. 431B
MadisonWisconsin  53706

Tel: 608/263.5860
Fax: 608/262.8108

Email: rpseinfo@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form

Welcome to RPSE

Welcome to the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education (RPSE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the only department solely committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

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DisAbility Advocate Newsletter
Spring 2014
Our programs prepare graduates in entry-level and leadership positions to work with, or on behalf of people with disabilities, their families, rehabilitation counselors, psychologists, and counselor educators; special education teachers and teacher educators; and rehabilitation and special education researchers.



Community Connections


The department is excited to announce that it has received two new federal training grants from the Department of Education! These grants will provide tuition remission and a stipend for selected master's students with the goal of enhancing professional training in Rehabilitation Counseling and Special Education.

The RSA (or Rehabilitation Services Administration) grant will increase the supply of qualified rehabilitation counselors to work for state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies and other affiliated programs.

Project EPIC (Evidence-based Practices and Interdisciplinary Collaboration) is a master's and teacher certification program that will enhance training for future Special Education teachers in creating inclusive educational experiences for students with significant disabilities, such as autism and intellectual disabilities. 

For more information, contact: Professor Brian Phillips, (RSA Grant) or Professor Kimber Wilkerson (Project EPIC).



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