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Main Office

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

Tel: 608/263.5970
Fax: 608/263.5970

Email: rpseinfo@education.wisc.edu
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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.

2016 disAbility Advocate
The disAbility Advocate
Spring 2016 newsletter


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

RPSE students presenting at the Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015


Undergraduate Research
Rehabilitation Psychology major Lauren Lange and Communication Sciences and Disorders major Max Courtright presented findings at the recent Undergraduate Research Symposium. Their research focused on the effectiveness of alternative high schools in affecting student academic outcomes. Dr. Kimber Wilkerson provided guidance to the project. The yearly symposium showcases creativity, achievement, research, service-learning and community-based research from many areas of study. Congratulations to all of the RPSE undergraduates who participated in the Symposium!



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