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Independence Paraprofessionals

If you are a paraprofessional looking for resources, please see our Paraprofessionals Resources page.

IP Process Training Videos

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Video #1

  • IP General Information

  • Who's Eligible?

  • Purpose of an IP

  • Assurance statement

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Video #2

  • Determination Rubric
  • Determination Worksheet

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Video #2 (Continued)

  • Support Summary Review Form

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Video #3

  • Building Program Plans
  • Summary Spreadsheet
  • Important Dates and Timelines

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Video #4

  • Data Collection
  • SEI Consideration

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Video #5

  • ASD Consideration
  • Team Tool-Planning Matrix
  • Professional Staff

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Video #7

Para Support Review Module


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Video #6

  • Wayne RESA Submission
  • WRESA Follow Up and Support
  • District Files
  • Electronic Filling System
  • Checklists

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Important Dates and Timelines for 2021-2022


First page of the PDF file: ImportantDatesandTimelinesPDF

Act 18 Funding

  • The IEP team decides the need for additional adult support.
  • Wayne RESA only determines if the student(s) meet the moderate to severe criteria for Act 18 IP funding reimbursement.
  • If the student does not meet Act 18 IP funding criteria, it is the district’s responsibility to fund the necessary support.

Timelines and Payment Schedule

Payments will be made in: December, April and August

The timeline for submission of requests for each payment period are as follows:

Submission of Request due date Payment schedule
October 25, 2021 December (Initial)
February 7, 2022 April (Mid-year)
April 11, 2022 August (Final)

Summary Spreadsheet: When a Student Moves

 The exiting district

  1. Needs to submit a new summary spreadsheet indicating that the student withdrew and;
  2. Indicate the date of withdrawal

The receiving district

Once the student is present in the new district, the new district;

  1. Needs to submit a new summary spreadsheet with;
    a) the start date. 
    b) the new student information and;
  2. Needs to resubmit an updated building program plan to the RESA e mail

IP Checklist: RESA Electronic Submission

  • Assurance Statement
  • Building/Program Plans
  • New SEI requests must submit MET, IEP, FBA, BIP, EIP, Behavioral Data Summaries, and Determination Rubric
  • New ASD requests must submit ASD/TC Outreach statement
  • New and Re-request OHI, VI, DHH, POHI and O & M Outreach Statements
  • Completed Summary Spreadsheet
  • Update Summary Spreadsheet for new students (create a new spreadsheet with the new students information

Downloadable Checklists

IP Professional Training

Contact your director or supervisor to get the forms. The only forms that are acceptable are marked at the bottom with April 2019 or 4/2019.

Professional Staff Training Series

Workshop #3482
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: TBD
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Paraprofessional Learning Series

Workshop #3632
Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: TBD
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022