Sign Language Classes are finished for 2018! Thank YOU Marshfield ELKS for sponsoring our class!!!!
12/6 Autism Society of Central Wisconsin Wausau,
No December meeting for Marshfield Special Needs Parent Group - Typically ~First Wednesday 12:00 Pizza Hut & 3:00 Perkins
No Wis Rapids events for Activities / Networking Scheduled at this time.
If you have an idea for another great meeting place/activity, please contact Pam firstname.lastname@example.org 715-423-7182
Scroll down for more information on the above! Go to Parent/Social Networking Groups tab to see if there is a group in your area! If you have a group that is not listed, please send us the information!
NO December - Marshfield Special Needs Parent Groups
12:00-1:00 Pizza Hut N. Central Ave.
& 2:45 to 4:oo Marshfield Perkins for pie and coffee!
For families who have individuals with special needs!
A great time to talk about resources and services for our children, youth and adults!
We can “flex” this time, just contact me ~
Pam email@example.com 715-423-7182
12/12 - 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
“The purpose of CCOP advisory committees is to assist in developing, reviewing and approving the local CCOP plan and to monitor the program.” 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).
Or Call Denise and participate via "Youbuyity" You may phone in or appear by video! You will need to set up ahead of time! 2 weeks if possible! Denise firstname.lastname@example.org 715-421-8848 –phone
12/13-14 Collaborative Supports Conference
This conference is for any person who teaches or supports students with IEPs with a focus on those that mentor, coach, and provide professional learning to educators at a school, district, CESA, institution of higher education, family support, or affiliated organization.
Featuring a variety of sectional strands featuring current practices in the field of education including: College and Career Ready IEPs; Supporting Social, Emotional and Mental Health as a Foundation for Learning; Literacy Supports for Students with IEPs; Student, Teacher, and Peer Relationships; Family and Community Engagement; Inclusive Strategies; and Coaching, Facilitating, and Adult Professional Learning.
Wilderness Resort, WI Dells,
12/19 How Smooth is Your Ride - The Importance of Self-Care 12-1 pm
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, participants will be guided through a tool for self-assessment to determine how in balance their lives are currently in eight different areas of their lives: personal development, career or life work, money and finances, health and well-being, relationships and romance, friends and family, recreation and fun, and physical environment. The subject of self-care will be examined, its importance and strategies shared to assist participants in making improvements in this area.
PRESENTER: Jodi Anderson is the Family Engagement Coordinator for the Wisconsin DeafBlind Technical Assistance Project (WDBTAP). She is mom to two special needs boys and also works full time in addition to her position at WDBTAP. She understands firsthand the importance of incorporating a self-care routine into busy and often challenging lives.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
1/12 thru 4/15 Young Adult Relationship ClassWHAT: DSAW-Family Services is offering a course on relationships for individuals with Down syndrome and
other special needs. This class will cover relationships, personal boundaries, dating, self-defense, stranger danger, and safety. This class is
designed for individuals ages 16 and up. Individuals are not expected to be in a relationship or have experience with dating.
WHERE: Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (11709 W Cleveland Ave, Suite 2, West Allis, WI 53227)
WHEN: There will be two classes offered this winter. Both will run from January 12, 2019 thru April 15, 2019.
- Monday Nights from 6pm - 8pm OR
- Saturday Mornings from 9am - 11am
To apply for the class, or to
learn more, submit your information below. Our program director will follow
up with you shortly to discuss the class, as well as payment options.
12/13 Let’s Clear the Smoke- Get the Facts About Vaping
(7:30-8:30am; 11:30am-12:30pm; 4-5pm) at North Central Health Care Theater,
1100 Lake View Drive, 715-261-1931.
12/13-14 Special Education Collaborative Supports Conference
Wilderness Resort, WI Dells,
This conference is for any person who teaches or supports students with IEPs with a focus on those that mentor, coach, and provide professional learning to educators at a school, district, CESA, institution of higher education, family support, or affiliated organization. The conference features a variety of sectional strands featuring current practices in the field of education including:
College and Career Ready IEPs;
Supporting Social, Emotional and Mental Health as a Foundation for Learning;
Literacy Supports for Students with IEPs;
Student, Teacher, and Peer Relationships;
Family and Community Engagement;
Inclusive Strategies; and Coaching,
Facilitating, and Adult Professional Learning.
1/3 Autism Society of Central Wisconsin St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 600 Stevens Drive, Wausau
6:30 PM. Mike 715-359-0886 email@example.com
1/15 Ask the expert Jessica Gordon~ Facebook LiveDecoding Dyslexia Wisconsin Network·
Regional Manager, Understood
Waisman Centers ~Day with the Experts Series
1/21 Autism and the IEP -workshop
6:30 PM – 8 PM
Miron Construction Co
1471 McMahon Rd, Neenah
ASFV's FREE Parent/Educator workshop!
* DPI Autism Criteria through the CCR-IEP lens
* Using the criteria to discuss Disability Related needs
* Supports for students learning new skills within those criteria areas
* Brainstorm the most common areas of struggle for students on the spectrum
1/22 "Trauma-Informed Care in Youth-/Young Adult-Serving Organizations"
10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET
For this Pathways webinar, Mandy Davis, director of Trauma Informed Oregon, will discuss how youth- and young adult-serving organizations can implement the principles of trauma-informed care (TIC) into their organization and services. Examples and tools will be provided with an emphasis on those developed by and with youth and young adults. In addition, ideas for TIC staff self-care will be shared.https://www.pathwaysrtc.pdx.edu/webinars-upcoming?utm_source=rtcUpdates%3A+Pathways+RTC+News&utm_campaign=5e1f57f32a-2018-11-rtcUpdates&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b18385e68b-5e1f57f32a-244765837
Waisman Centers ~Day with the Experts Series
1/ 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Autism
3/9 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Down Syndrome
5/1 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Cochlear Implants
2/7&8 WI Reaching High Expectations: Success for ALL-Technology Rich Solutions for Supporting Inclusive Practices
This conference with a UDL (Universal Design for Learning) lens is a great way to connect with colleagues engaging in meeting the full range of learner variability. From the context of the learning environment, to lesson design, and the foundation mindset needed to connect every student to learning, this conference will meet a wide range of professional learning needs.
Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness, Wisconsin Dells, WI
2/12 Access to Mental Health Services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Developmental Disabilitie
Main Site: Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave, Madison, WI
Remote Viewing Sites: South Central Wisconsin, Northern Wisconsin, Milwaukee, & Fox Valley.
Who Anyone interested in learning more about “Access to Mental Health Services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Developmental Disabilities”
- We still need sites near Eau Claire, Wausau, Stevens Point and Southwest Wisconsin, please respond via email if you are interested in hosting a viewing site or if you questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Feel free to post the flyer and share the event in your community.
2/21&222 Transition Conference 2019: Continuing the Pathways to Brighter Futures!
Join hundreds of teachers, administrators, parents, students, support staff, community agencies and other stake holders across the state and region for the Wisconsin Transition Conference for youth and young adults with disabilities.
We invite participants to imagine, learn and connect with others ,share their learned experiences, evidence-based practices, advocacy, and/ or resources for transition age youth receiving services.
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI
2/23 Addressing & Understanding Behavior ~ Asperger Experts ~Travis Monson: an "Embracing the Future with Possibilities" Conference!
Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Marshfield
8 am to 5 pm
Come and hear 1st person strategies and find local connections to supports and resources!
Special Thanks to the Autism Society of Central WI for Sponsoring this event!
Sensory (Good /Bad Input),
Defense Mode Strategies
( how to become less isolated)
(increase activity and productivity.)
Resource panel for parents and professionals! Who’s Who and how can they help?
Contact Laura or go to: http://angermenotfndation.wixsite.com/angermenotfoundation/workshopregistration
Hosting a Resource Table
Laura 715-207-7785 email@example.com
If you need help with transportation and/or in home childcare contact Allison
Northern Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Regional Center (CYSHCN)
715-261-1906 800-642-7837 firstname.lastname@example.org http://northernregionalcenter.org.
AS ALWAYS! WE will have raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle!
You may see Travis at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXqKm_Jyiao
Travis, Head of Research & Development, Managing Partner.
Travis started working at Asperger Experts during its humble beginnings nearly 6 years ago. During that time, he has worn a variety of different hats, but his work primarily consists of coaching, research, speaking at workshops, and developing new products with Danny and the rest of the team.
He is a self-professed, hard-core psychology nerd, and he’s known around the office as a “walking encyclopedia”. Got a question about something? Chances are he’s read a study about it. However, you should probably avoid asking him that question. Seriously. He will talk your ear off and then he won’t give it back.
He is currently pursuing his degree in Psychology and Business Administration. Following graduation, he will begin working towards his Ph.D.
Travis currently lives in Northern Utah with his wife Jessica where they both enjoy long bike rides, hiking, goofing off, and quiet evenings curled up with a tv show or a good book.
2/ 25-26 CESA 5 Speech and Language Institude Pre-conference sessions Sunday, February 24, 2019
Augmentative & Alternative Communication Team from the Waisman Center presenting: Working Together to Promote Students’ Successful Communication
AAC Feature Matching for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs (75 mins): AAC is not a "one size fits all" approach for individuals with complex motor, sensory, and communication needs, including cerebral palsy and other neuromotor impairments. Presenters will provide an explanation of the feature matching process that is essential for selecting and implementing appropriately matched AAC systems with the individual. FM is key to ensure that language development and physical access needs are met, therefore providing the most effective and efficient ways for an individual to functionally communicate.AAC Partnership Program (75 mins): Presenters will discuss a pilot program we are working to establish that would expedite clients' access to evidence-based, high-quality augmentative and alternative communication evaluations and treatment by building capacity of speech-language pathologists around the state of Wisconsin to support device trials, rental completion, and purchase recommendations following an initial feature match at CASC.
Language Therapy for Children Using AAC (90 mins): This presentation will highlight evidenced-based teaching techniques for students with complex communication needs (CCN) using AAC. Intervention tips will span across language domains, including semantics (e.g., vocabulary selection and device customization), morphology, syntax, pragmatics (e.g., supporting a variety of communicative functions, emphasizing educational inclusion), and early literacy instruction. Teaching techniques (e.g., aided language stimulation, cueing hierarchies, and appropriate prompts), goal writing, and implementation tips will be highlighted.
AAC Resources for your Toolkit (60 mins): This portion of the talk will focus on a resource share with information about online supports and groups, vendor contacts, free and inexpensive apps and tools, etc. Participants are also encouraged to bring your own favorite tips and tricks to share with the group. If you have an iPad, bring it along and we'll walk you through downloading and setting up apps that can be used to begin AAC modeling and teaching today!
Dr. J. Scott Yaruss, CCC-CLP, BCS-F, ASHA Fellow presenting Childhood Stuttering: A Practical Approach School-age children who stutter can face many challenges, both in and out of the classroom. Common problems include negative emotional reactions, such as embarrassment and anxiety; difficulties reading aloud in class or participating in group discussions; and limitations while interacting with peers. Unfortunately, many speech-language pathologists report that they are not confident in their ability to help children deal with these consequences of stuttering. Clinicians also report uncertainty about meeting eligibility criteria, generalizing gains made in the therapy room to real-world situations, and dealing with problems like bullying. The purpose of this workshop is to provide clinicians with applicable, practical strategies for helping school-age children and adolescents who stutter overcome the problems associated with stuttering. The presentation will include: specific guidelines for conducting comprehensive evaluations that support treatment recommendations and goal-writing; detailed instructions for how to prepare children for therapy to ensure success; and video examples of numerous treatment strategies and activities designed to help children improve their fluency, reduce their negative reactions to stuttering, educate others about stuttering, and communicate effectively across speaking situations. Participants will come away from the workshop feeling more confident in their ability to help children who stutter and more knowledgeable about how to approach stuttering assessment and treatment in the school setting and beyond.
OVERVIEW: This 2-day Institute provides Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) with a wide variety of strategies to support a wide variety of communication needs. The keynote & breakout sessions cover current topics for SLP's. Our unique setup allows for direct interaction with a variety of vendors, including therapy and educational materials & assistive technology strategies. The Institute also provides an opportunity for SLPs to re-connect with an extended community of school-based SLP's. In addition to our distinguished keynote speakers, this conference features vendor exhibits, an ethics session, and fabulous door prizes.
2/27 You Can't Stop What You Don't Know Presentation
Time: 5:30 - 6:00pm - Meal & Registration
6:00 - 7:30pm - Presentation
The Wood County Drug Task Force invites you to attend a presentation on national and local drug trends by officer Jermaine Galloway ("Tall Cop Says Stop").
Look to the Wood County Drug Task Force Facebook page
as more details are released.
2/28 Meet and Greet, For families with hearing loss - All Ages -All Stages
Stevens Point Children's Museum! Fun for the whole families! 5:30-7:30 Pam Jinsky 715-562,2716
3/5&6 HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference
Hear from policy makers and experts on timely topics such as
* Preexisting Conditions & Consumer Protections
· Medicaid Expansion
· Wisconsin’s New Administration
· Connecting WI Kids to Coverage
Conference discounts available for registered members and subscribers of HealthWatch Wisconsin—you pay less than half of the regular conference fee! Not a member? It’s not too late! You can join as a member/subscriber while registering for the conference.
4/11-13 Autism Society of Wisconsin's 30th Annual Conference
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center Wisconsin Dells, WI
Interoception, The Eighth Sense: Influence on Self-Regulation, Health and Emotional Well-BeingKelly Mahler, MS, OTR/L
Interoception is an important sensory system that helps us to ‘feel’ body signals like a full bladder, growling stomach, tense muscles or speeding heart. Research indicates that our ability to clearly feel these internal signals enables us to accurately identify and manage how we feel: Do we feel Anxious? Frustrated? Hungry? Full? In pain? Need the bathroom?
Many autistic individuals can have differences in interoception, causing significant challenges in identifying and
managing the way they feel. This presentation will provide participants with an overview of what research tells us about interoception as well as how this sense influences self-regulation, health and emotional well-being.
5/2&3 Circles of Life 2019 Conference Holiday Inn Conference Center, Stevens Point, WI
The Circles of Life Conference invites you to be a sponsor and or vendor!
Contact Lynn Renner, Communications and Information Coordinator, Family Voices of Wisconsin608.828.9959 email@example.com
Between 400-500 individuals with disabilities, their families and professionals from across Wisconsin attend the Circles of Life Conference each year. The conference is a unique opportunity for participants to develop new skills, learn up to date information! Form lasting relationships. Make great statewide connections!
Information / Resources / Connections!
• Leadership and advocacy • Community • Education • Family and self-care and wellness • Health and mental health topics • Long-term care • Transition • And more…
Sponsorship and exhibitor materials are available at: circlesoflifeconference.com/support-col/
Contact us to learn how your organization can support this amazing event!
Reach Pam at Pdelap5@gmail.com or call Lynn at 608-828-9959.
Visit the Circles of Life website at: circlesoflifeconference.com
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8/15/19 Literacy workshop For Passionate Readers: The Art of Engaging and Reaching Every Child.
Speaker: Pernille Ripp 9-3 Wis Dells
For more information and/or to register!
Cost Contant Liz 608-745-5472 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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