The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Department of Health Services (DHS) partnered to create the Program Participation System (PPS), a web-based software application for Birth to 3 providers and their staff called . To help understand how the software works, there are also webinars which can be viewed at your convenience along with supporting notes and manuals.
Each Birth to 3 Program and LEA has a designated Security Coordinator. The Security Coordinator is authorized to grant access to people in their organization to PPS. The following presentation covers how to obtain a WAMS ID and register to use PPS as the Security Coordinator, as well as how to set up additional users.
In addition to the notes for the webinars above, you can also use the following user guide to help you as your learn PPS.
Access the training environment and practice with the PPS system as you learn how to use it here.
The Consent for Referral and Exchange of Information with the Local Education Agency is a release form that will assist Birth to 3 programs in informing parents of the types of information they would like to share with the LEA and correctly document in the PPS system. The Parent/Guardian explanation of B-3 Authorization for Information document is to share with families. It gives them information about the form and its uses. The Service Coordinator Guidance document gives suggestions on how to describe the form to the family and complete it in PPS.
- Consent for Referral and Exchange of Information with the Local Education Agency, F-21336
- Parent/Guardian Explanation of B-3 Authorization for Information (PDF)
- Service Coordinator Guidance (PDF, 23 KB)
The WE-TRAC database system, which audiologists use to document information about children tested for hearing loss, is now making referrals to the local Birth to 3 Program through PPS.