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There are currently 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter I.
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
The federal law that is responsible for special education.

IEP Individual Education Plan
IEPs are plans for students receiving special education.

IFSP Individual Family Service Plan

IFSPs are plan created for Early Intervention which in Wisconsin is known as Birth to 3

IHS Indian Health Services

IPE Individual Plan for Employment
IPE's are plans for people with disabilities receiving services and support from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.


I Respect, I Self-Direct: self directed program for those 18 and over that along with Family Care make up Wisconsin's long-term care system. Individuals qualify due to having a developmental disability, physical disability, and/or frail elder. More information is on the DHS website: or by contacting your local Aging and Disability Resource Center. 

IRIS is also a software program within DVR

Other glossaries and definitions of terms are available at:

Medical Home Portal 

Wisconsin’s Department of Children and Families has a list of Acronyms and Definitions for Early Childhood here.

A list of insurance-related definitions can be found here

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