Sign Language Class- Tuesday Nights
Faith Lutheran Church
207 S. Cherry Avenue, Marshfield
4:30 - 6 pm Free (Donations appreciated)
Starting Tuesday Feb 6 to April 17~
Mar 27 NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK
Apr 24 - If we need to make up a class because of bad weather.
Pam 715-423-7182 firstname.lastname@example.org
2/14 Financial Planning for Parents of Children with Special Needs 12-1 p.m.
Webinar Description: The focus of the presentation is “Financial Planning for families with special needs adults and children”. This presentation will provide an overview of important aspects that need to be considered to protect assets for your child throughout their life.
Presenters: Zipp, Barnes, Schultz from Wadell & Reed
Kurt Zipp has 10 years of experience in the financial planning field. He started his professional career in 1978 as an Electrical Engineer in Waukesha, WI. In 2001 he took his engineering skills set to the financial planning market. After leaving in 2002 to pursue other opportunities, he returned to the financial industry in 2007. After his CFP® designation in 2014, he decided to narrow his focus to working with four primary groups: Parents with special needs children; Retirees with income and protection strategies; Families planning for asset transfers; and Business owners developing exit strategies. Kurt looks forward to account reviews as a way to stay connected to his clients and to have a chance to modify plans to meet changing events. He is dedicated to learning about his clients' goals and working together toward building a financial plan focused on pursuing those goals. Steve Barnes started his career with Waddell & Reed in 1980 as an advisor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He moved to Milwaukee in 1984 as a Division Manager and opened and managed the first office in Wisconsin.
Steve Barnes started his career with Waddell & Reed in 1980 as an advisor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He moved to Milwaukee in 1984 as a Division Manager and opened and managed the first office in Wisconsin. Since then he served in a number of management rolls. He works with individuals, families, and businesses to help solve financial problems and develop an action plan to meet personal goals.
Patrick R. Schultz is a Waukesha County native and works with clients throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Patrick's primary practice areas are lifetime and estate planning, probate and trust administration and guardianship law.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
2/18 Sam's Blu Play Sunday! 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Free Pizza - Free play ~ Sponsored by: Central Wisconsin Autism Support!
Open only to our families w/ special needs individuals.
Shopko Plaza Mall -Wis Rapids
Wisconsin DPI 2-Day Autism Trainings - Staff development designed to improve educational outcomes for children with autism.
Locations to be Determined
2/20–21, Addressing Autism in Early Childhood @ Wis Dells
3/7-8, Teaching and Supporting New Behaviors @ Madison
6/19-20, Supporting Autistic Thinking Style @ Johnson Creek
Contact Information Sarah Jaeckel - 920-236-0567 email@example.com
2/21 Statewide Mental Health Resources
This presentation will provide an overview of Mental Health America of Wisconsin's programs and services, how to navigate MHA's online resource tool and information about other resources available throughout the state.
Presenter: Karissa Vogel, MSW, LCSW, received her master’s degree from UW-Madison’s School of Social Work and is a licensed clinical social worker. She joined Mental Health America of Wisconsin in 2010, providing direct service through their Strong Families Healthy Homes Program and is now the Associate Director. Karissa is also an outpatient therapist, and works primarily with families involved in the child welfare system. She specializes in working with parents who are experiencing mental health concerns, as well as providing relational and dyadic therapy for caregivers along with infants/young children who have experienced complex trauma. Karissa is an infant, early childhood and family mental health specialist and a registered Child-Parent Psychotherapist.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Bonnie Vander Meulen
2/24, "Embracing the Future with Courage" ~ Workshop 4 in Creating a Successful Future Through Advocacy -
For parents and professional who serve children, youth and adults with special needs.
Marshfield Holiday Inn and Convention Center 9- 5 PM.
Marshfield Holiday Inn
9 to 5
Topics: How to embrace challenges and behaviors.
Guardianship/ financial planning,
Children with Special Needs and PUBERTY childhood trauma
DR. GLENIS BENSON: AUTISM SPECIALIST AND CONSULTANT will discuss how to embrace challenges and behaviors of your child and how to use those challenges as strengths. She will also discuss how eliminating those behaviors could cause other unwanted circumstances.
JOLENE NOWAK: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY CONSULTANT will be demonstrating the effects of childhood trauma and how it shapes you as an adult. Strategies will be shared to help handle situations that arise and may cause unwanted reactions.
ROBERT JOHNSTON: PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP will be illustration how to plan and ensure your wishes for the future through financial planning and guardianship. Guidelines will be discussed and places to contact will be given to aid in a successful financial plan.
STACY STEFANIAK LUTHER: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST will be offering coffee along with question and answer session where attendees will be able to sit around the table, ask questions about services/behaviors/strategies and have an open discussion.
TERRI COUWENHOVEN MS AASECT CERTIFIED SEXUALITY EDUCATOR will describe how to speak/explain puberty to our children/students with special needs and how to handle behavior and situations when they arise.
ALLISON WOLF Training Director Wisconsin Family Ties will be discussing the importance of advocacy. An experienced advocate will be offering advice and suggestions on how to successfully advocate for the tools needed to provide a strong base for the future.
***RAFFLE TICKETS are being sold in advance and also at the event. EACH TICKET IS $1.00 OR 6 FOR $5.00. ***50/50 GROWING POT RAFFLE Tickets are being sold in advance and also at event. ONE WINNER-TICKETS ARE $1.00 OR 6 FOR $5.00. WINNER DOES NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.
Cost: $10 Lunch Provided
Scholarships for families available - indicate on the registration form or when calling to register.
Registration: Facebook: www.facebook.com/Anger-Me-Not-Foundation-and-PIER-WI or call Laura 715-207-7785
For information, partnering, presentation submissions or vendors.
2/25-27 Speech-Language Pathology Institute
Providing Speech-Language Pathologists (SPLs) with strategies to support a wide variety of communication needs CESA 5
Glacier Canyon Lodge, Lake Delton, https://calendar.wspei.org/eventdetails.php?id=686
2/27to 3/1 Preserving Early Childhood Conference The goal of the PEC conference is to provide opportunities for professionals to learn ways to promote and implement equitable practices in the early care and education field. Holiday Inn and Convention Center, Stevens Point, https://calendar.wspei.org/eventdetails.php?id=713
2/28 Look me in the Eye! Presentation: John Elder Robison - Author & Autism Advocate 6:30 – 7:30 UW- Marathon County 518 7th Ave. Wausau
Public · Hosted by Autism Society of Central Wisconsin – Facebook em!
3/1 Autism Society of Central Wisconsin
Family Support Meeting with Skylight Autism Center
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 600 Stevens Drive, Wausau,
Mike Johnson, ASCW 715-359-0886 firstname.lastname@example.org
3/7 - INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE Wood County Children's Advisory Committee Meeting
Wood County Human Services Dept. / Children’s Unit 10am -12pm
Riverblock in Wisconsin Rapids and Cornerstone in Marshfield.
The Wood County Children's Advisory Committee would like to invite families who have children currently being served or are on either Wood County Children's Waivers or CCOP waiting list to become a member of the Wood County Children's Advisory Committee Meeting. If interested, you may also give us a call to be a "member at large" to work on special projects!
Your participation will help shape future children’s services within Wood County. What works? What do you need? How can we improve?
The members of this committee include parents, community partners and county staff. The committee members meet Quarterly to assist in the establishment and operational policies that guide WCHSD in administering government funded services to the children and youth of Wood County with multiple, often serious needs who meet the eligibility for County programs.
Please join us for the next meeting of the Advisory Committee!
Video conference if available in both Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield (511 East 4th Street Marshfield).
**Call and confirm time and location(s) Typically - Riverblock in Wisconsin Rapids and Cornerstone in Marshfield.
Please call or e-mail with any questions or to request further information.
Your RSVP would be greatly appreciated.
Pam Ironside, Co - Chair for the Wood County Children's Advisory
Pam 715-423-7182 email@example.com or
Please feel free to send Pam an e-mail, if you have questions /concerns / suggestions you would like the committee to address!
3/7 & 8, The HealthCare Coverage Quest - The Road to Reimbursements
Journey to Madison this coming March, to learn and exchange ideas with healthcare coverage advocates. Experts will host interactive sessions on the nuances and challenges facing BadgerCare Plus, Private Insurance, the Marketplace, and more. Learn innovative and creative strategies to help patients obtain and optimize health care coverage and reduce uncompensated care.
>Investigate and explore opportunities to help connect children to health insurance, or follow a conference track devoted to Medicaid and disability programs for adults and seniors.
>Traverse the road to reimbursements. Through all our discussions on the changing health care and coverage programs in Wisconsin and beyond, we’ll highlight the payor sources available to assist both consumers and their providers.
3/7 Diversity in the Workplace UW Marshfield/Wood County Lunch and Learn Opportunity!
Learn to better understand and appreciate how those differences influence perspectives, interpersonal relationships, and decision-making in professional settings in order to promote a positive and inclusive work environment.
11:00 - 1:00 PM | Reg. Deadline: Feb. 28
UW Business Professor Diane Wolf has several training certifications in HR and management. Wolf facilitated MACCI's Leadership Marshfield for over 10 years and has presented countless trainings and workshops on business topics.
Cognitive neuroscientist and UW Colleges Psychology Professor, Jeffrey Amundson is the Program Facilitator for the UW Multicultural Awareness Program.
Fee: $25 each or take all three for only $65
-Includes lunch & speaker
3/10 Early Childhood Conference An all-day event that provides early childhood educators, administrators, and parents with learning and development opportunities. UW-Platteville, Ullsvik Hall https://www.uwplatt.edu/continuing/early-childhood-conference
3/13 Pam's Blu Play Tuesday! Wisconsin Rapids
9:15 to 11:15 Free Coffee and Play-
For our families with children who have special needs!
3/14 Community of Practice on Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities
8:30am-12:30pm (registration starts at 8:15) Our topic is SELF-.
Self-Determination with James Williams
Self-Disclosure with Sarah Reed
Self-Directed IEPs with Mathew LaBerge, Michell LaBerge and Emma Bachelhttps://go.wisc.edu/copmarch2018
- Waukesha County Technical College
- Kenosha Unified Schools
- UW Madison Waisman Center
- Growing Opportunities and Resources (Rice Lake)
- SOAR Fox Valley/WisconSibs/ASW
- The Human Service Center (Rhinelander)
3/17 Support Parent Training
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI
Parent to Parent of Wisconsin and the Autism Society of Wisconsin are looking for parents of children, teens or adults with autism who are willing to provide peer support to another parent of a child with autism. Connecting with another parent who has a child with a similar disability or special needs can be one of the most helpful resources a parent will have – it can help make their journey a little easier.
Join us for our Support Parent Training and help us meet the increasing need for peer support by becoming part of Wisconsin’s Network of Support Parents.
Support Parent Expectations: Support parents are asked for a two year commitment to support up to 2-3 parents each year. Once matched, we ask that you make a minimum of four calls in a period of 6-8 weeks. Some parents in a match relationship become life-long friends while other matches can be short term. Parent to Parent will support you throughout the match.
The free training will prepare you to give support to another parent who has a child with autism and will cover topics such as communication and supportive listening skills, reflection and confidentiality.
Lunch is provided - Space is limited
Sign Up Here by Saturday, March 10th
For more information call or email Julie at (715) 361-2898 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3/18 Sibshops are the celebrations of the many contributions made by sisters and brothers of kids with special health or developmental needs. These workshops for “typical” siblings combine recreation, information and discussion. For: kids age 6-12.
3/18 Old 45 Archery, Hortonville
4/10 National Siblings Day
5/3&4 Circles of Life Sibshop Appleton
Contact: Harriet Redman 920-968-1742
3/20 Disability Advocacy Day
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Madison
The Survival Coalition will be hosting Disability Advocacy Day in Madison at the state capitol in mid-March. Disability Advocacy Day connects advocates with their legislators, and gives individuals the opportunity to:
•attend a briefing about current disability issues
•plan their legislative visits with advocates from their district
•meet with legislators to discuss issues important to them
•debrief with Survival Coalition staff about their visits
•discuss the next steps to stay in touch with their legislators
The registration portal for this advocacy event is now open; deadline to register is March 9th. For more information, including parking and event location, please visit the Survival Coalition website at www.survivalcoalitionwi.org.
3/21 Amazing Race to Employment
The Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WESP-DHH)
Sponsored by: (WESP-DHH)Outreach
Join the fun! Attendees will participate in teams with students from the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, as well as other school groups to “race” in the community while learning valuable, hands on transition skills related to communication, life skills, and community participation.
3/28 Autism Awareness for First Responders
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Safe and Sound™-First Responders
COST: FREE (Pre-registration required)
Lunch is included
The Autism Society of the Fox Valley is pleased to offer a FREE training for First Responders. The session will focus on tools for agencies to address autism-related field contacts, communication and behavior, sensory issues, de-escalation techniques and arrest, restraint and custody issues.
The session will also provide information on how first responders can recognize an individual with autism, and discuss how actual incidents were handled. Special tactics, response techniques, rescue techniques, patient care, search and rescue, and actual incidents will be discussed. Incidents discussed will highlight police responses, fire rescue, rescue from heights, motor vehicle crashes, and emergency medical responses.
Autism is becoming increasingly prevalent. With now 1 in 68 children diagnosed, autism is no longer only a disability issue; it is a reality in the community. Throughout the country, children and adults with autism are living average lives, going to school, working and enjoying recreational activities in their communities.
Created in 2005, the Safe and SoundTM initiative includes providing information and training to law enforcement and first response professionals – from police, fire & rescue officers to Emergency Medical Services officers.
Sgt. Jimmy Donohoe of the Pensacola, Florida Police Department and Retired Captain Bill Cannata of the Westwood, Massachusetts Fire Department have been training first responders on how to better handle a call involving autism and related disabilities for 12 years. Both Jimmy and Bill, have sons on the autism spectrum and are career long professionals in their perspective fields.
Continuing Education Hours will be provided.
QUESTIONS? Contact Jessica Fischer at 920-558-4600 or email email@example.comA
4/12 Advocacy For Change 8:30 - 4:00
Madison Concourse Hotel
Advocacy for Change is a full day advocacy and skills training event for parents and other family members who have children/youth with disabilities or special health care needs.
Learn about the latest policy priorities, including long-term supports, changes to Medicaid and private insurance, special education, mental health and more!
Practice and receive coaching how to tell your family story in ways that can impact changes in programs and policies.
Visit with your elected officials at the State Capitol to educate them about issues important to you and your family.
*A limited number of scholarships will be available to pay for a hotel room on Wednesday, April 11 and for travel expenses.
Preparing for your Visit with Legislators:
◾Helpful Hints for JFC Public Hearings
◾Communicating with Legislators
◾A Citizen’s Guide to Participation in the WI State Legislature
◾Who Is My State Senator and Representative? (enter your home address)
4/13 Early Brain and Child Development, Specific to Children with Trauma – Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, MPH,MSLIS, MD10 to 2pm All Saints Catholic Parish, N8566 State Rd. 49, Berlin Lunch will be provided!
This workshop is intended for people working with children, Parents & Grandparents,
Interested Community Members, Daycare Providers, Foster Parents, Head Start Staff, Health Care Professionals, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counselors, Family Resource Center Staff, Family Crisis Workers, Birth to 3, Human Services Workers and Educators.
4/19-21 Autism Society of Wisconsin's Annual Conference An event where professionals, parents, individuals on the spectrum, family members and advocates gather to learn, share and discuss various topics in the field of autism. Attendees leave the conference with an understanding of strategies, resources and services that serve to improve the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum.
Keynote:Critical Mass, Purposeful Practice and Autism: Creating Independent Learners Presented by Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.Finding My Voice(s): My Personal Autism Journey towards Independence Presented by Jonathan and Jodi Murphy
More Topics: A Girl's Eye View: Understanding and Working with Girls on the Autism Spectrum
Mental Health Treatment Techniques and Modifications for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Making the World a Bit Easier to Navigate: Using Executive Function Skills
Sensory Overload vs. Behavioral Tantrums: Understanding the Difference and How to Respond
4/21 Special Needs Resource Fair, St Lukes Catholic Church - 18000 w. Greenfield Ave. Brookfield
10 to 1 pm http://www.stlukebrookfield.org/special-needs-resource-fair
Easter seals & Over 30 organizations
Speakers - Sure to Inspire!
*Damian Buchman “The Thrill of Victory” *Chad Murphy-Price “Networking for Success”
*Andrew Gerbitz of Andrew’s Voice & DSAW “Creating Your Personal Road Map"
5/3 & 4 Circles of Life - Appleton
5/18 Advances in Epilepsy Treatment Conference- Marshfield 608-442-5555 or 1-800-693-2287
8/5-10 Camp phoenix Children’s Summer Camp http://epilepsywisconsin.org 608-442-5555 or 1-800-693-2287
9/14-17 Adults with Epilepsy Retreat Rosholt http://epilepsywisconsin.org 608-442-5555 or 1-800-693-2287
5/22 Employment First Conference -This conference is shifting gears to provide an intensive, collaborative day of learning and problem solving for service providers, funders, and self-advocates who want to transform services to support people with disabilities to build full lives in their communities that include employment, volunteering, recreational, social and other community activities. Co-sponsors are In Control Wisconsin and People First Wisconsin. http://wi-bpdd.org
The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
101 E. Wilson St., Rm 219, Madison, WI 53703
608-266-7826, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
6/11-13 Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH)
Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI.
6/19-20, Supporting Autistic Thinking Style
7/23-25 Best Practices in Inclusive Education Westwood Conference Center, Wausau https://beloinandbrandl.com/
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