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~
Apr 24 - If we need to make up a class because of bad weather.
Pam 715-423-7182 email@example.com
*** Sign Language Class is canceled when school and or afterschool activities are canceled!
4/17 Bornlearning academy – Engaging Parents to Boost School Readiness! For Parent/Guardian of a child Birth to 4 Tuesdays for 6 weeks! FREE DINNER - FREE CHILDCARE - GIVEAWAYS
Six week workshop offers tips, tools and resources to make sure your kids are ready to learn when they start kindergarten. The workshops help turn everyday activities into early leaning moments. Dinner will be provided along with fun childcare during each session!
Mead Elementary Charter School.
Each family that attends 5 our of 6 workshops will receive a gift from United Way of Inner Wisconsin!
Registration is required
Emily 715-421-0390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4/19 Meet & Greet Families of Kids with Hearing Loss – All Ages & Stages
Stevens Point Children’s Museum, Free evert for families. 5:30 to 7:30 RSVP Pam Jinsky, Parent 715-563-2716 email@example.com
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"
4/ 22 Rescheduled due to SNOW!!!!!
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.
This is our Last Blu Play Sunday until September!
Shopko Plaza Mall -Wis Rapids
4/24 Experience Dyslexia: A Learning Disabilities Simulation, Children’s Dyslexia Center
616 Graham Ave. Downtown Eau Claire
Registration required (715) 598-4986 firstname.lastname@example.org
This simulation evolved in the early 1980's from a project of the CA State Department of Education and now updated by the Northern California branch of the International Dyslexia Association. The goal is to give a hands-on-experience to increase one's awareness of the difficulties and frustrations individuals with reading disabilities like dyslexia encounter every day. By increasing your understanding, you will gain greater empathy.
5/3 Autism Society of Central Wisconsin
Speaker - Anne Mataczynski, owner of GEM Learning Center in Wausau as she presents:
ATTENTION Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
3 Keys to minimize meltdowns, so your loved one can blossom!
The presentation will cover:
•What is Autism?
•What happens in autism that these individuals don’t follow the usual pathway of natural childhood development?
•How you can raise your awareness of autism to make you a better parent, teacher, coworker, and community member.
•How the Davis Autism Approach can help Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Anne Mataczynski has her bachelor's degree in elementary education and Master's degree in general education with a reading teacher license. She is also a licensed Davis Autism Approach facilitator and coach, an autism workshop presenter, and a Davis dyslexia facilitator.
6:30 PM. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 600 Stevens Drive, Wausau,
Mike Johnson, ASCW 715-359-0886 email@example.com
5/3 & 4 Circles of Life - Appleton
Circles of Life is Wisconsin’s premier conference for families who have children with disabilities and professionals who support them.
Connect with other families, learn from 30 break-out sessions, be inspired by our keynote (Ex Fabula) and leave renewed, educated and energized to care for your children and partner with providers!
See the conference brochure for a listing of all sessions and events!
* Bring the whole family and enjoy Family Fun Night!
* Youth with special needs can participate in “Gathering of Youth”
* Siblings (ages 8 - 17) can participate in “Sibshop”
Need help attending? Scholarships are available to pay for registration and hotel rooms! Contact: John@elsieshaw.org
Registration questions? Call UWSP Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Registration: April 13 - no walk in registrations will be accepted
5/8 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!
5/8 TIG SUMMIT - MENTAL HEALTH AND TRANSITION
Information and tools for educators, parents, agency providers and youth to build effective transition plans for students with mental health needs.
Crowne Plaza Hotel 4402 East Washington Avenue Madison WI, 53704
8:00 AM - 3:00 PMPam Jenson - 608-921-1400 email@example.comRegistration: https://www.witig.org/event-details.html?id=4283
5/9 “We Are…” Join us for an amazing evening discovering what “We Are”, from artists and musicians, to poets and film makers, to teachers and advocates and athletes.
Our Human Library will allow you to network, socialize, learn and have fun!
DISCOVER THE TRUTH ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH!
vents to be announced FREE FOOD & REFRESHMENTS!!!
5/9 McMillan Library, Wisc. Rapids
5/10 Portage County Library
Time: 5:30-7:30 both locations
For more information or To request an interpreter, SSP for deaf-blind, by April 1st, contact Robyn at 1-800-382-8484, ext 228.
HOPE BEGINS WITH A CONVERSATION!
5/10 Transition Talks! Wood County Community on Transition
Goal: To help answer questions for local educators to better assist their students in our community: as well as to provide students and parents with an opportunity to connect with resources.
4:00pm – Presentation to Nekoosa & Port Edwards School Districts’ Special Education Staff and Administration
5:15pm – Presentation to Students and Families
Where: Nekoosa High School Library - 600 S. Section St., Nekoosa
Presentation on services by the following agencies: Aging & Disability Resource Centers · Division of Vocational Rehabilitation · Wood & Adams County Mental Health · Wood & Adams County Children’s Long Term Support · Northern Regional Center
We are inviting your agency to join us for the Question and Answer portion of the presentation & to provide a face for people to connect with.
Questions / RSVP by May 4th to:
Christina Eberhardt 715-818-6460 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5/15 Trauma and the Developing Brain
Presented by: Dr. Kristin Iniguez, DO, FAAP Marshfield Child Advocacy Center, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Inc.
Streitel Conference Center Marshfield
No Cost to Attend Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are serious childhood traumas that can permanently impact a person’s life. The more ACEs a child has, the greater their risk for long-term health problems. These experiences and exposure to toxic stress play an important role in child brain development. Come learn more about ACEs, how they impact the children and families we care for, and the science behind brain development.
Registration required. Please contact Childcaring: 715-423-4114 or 800-628-8534 or email@example.com
This Free opportunity is brought to you by: “Caring Hands”
5/18 Advances in Epilepsy Treatment Conference- Marshfield
Solving The Puzzle
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Marshfield Clinic Campus - Froehlke Auditorium
1000 N. Oak Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449
$25 - Epilepsy Patient/Caregiver
$40 - Two People From The Same Family
$50 - Professional (Certificate of Attendance for 6 clock hours)
Cost includes lunch ~Call for information on available scholarships/financial aid
Autoimmune Causes of Epilepsy
Medical Cannabis In Catastrophic Epilepsy
Pharmacogenetics and Epilepsy Medications
Research and Treatment for Febrile Seizures
Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures in Children
Call (715) 341-5811 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
5/21 Attuned & Responsive Parenting:
A Trauma Responsive Guide for Adoptive & Foster Parents Explore ways to positively influence success at home and school by responding to children through a culturally and developmentally sensitive lens. We will discuss how young developing brains are affected by disruptions in healthy attachment, buffering of adversities and poor caregiving. Why early in life interruptions and maltreatment affect overall healthy development, healthy attachment, learning and resilience. And why well-meaning strategies we use with our own children may not always work and may re-traumatize children. This is a FREE workshop! Childcare is available upon request. Subs, chips, and drinks will be provided at 5:00 pm with the workshop beginning at 5:30 pm.
Robert F. Froehlke Auditorium
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
5/22 Employment First Conference -
Community-Based Services - Supporting People with Significant Needs to do Significant Things Innovative ways to address the more vexing aspects of supporting people with significant needs in the community.
Community-Based Services: Setting Goals, Teaching Skills and Managing Your Team -Across the country, service providers are transitioning from facility-based programs to integrated, community-based services. Share ideas and strategies for providing meaningful services for individuals and managing your program staff.
Community Support with Dignity Practical strategies on supporting people with disabilities at their jobs or in the community, with respect, dignity and promoting independence.
Employment First Provider Transformation: Getting Ahead of the Curve (Interactive Virtual Session) For organizations interested in diversifying their services to provide expanded community-based options for individuals with significant disabilities, this session is for you!
Galvanizing Transformation and Sustainable Change in Wisconsin ~ Share your ideas about supporting the changing landscape of services in Wisconsin and generate strategies for increasing meaningful community involvement and employment for people in Wisconsin.
Let’s Talk Strategies! Great ideas, lessons learned, tips, and tricks for providing top notch community services and supports?
Personal Cares in the Community
Supported Decision Making in Wisconsin Supported decision-making means helping a person understand their options when making choices and communicate their own decisions. Wisconsin just passed a new law empowering certain people with disabilities and older adults to use formal Supported Decision-Making agreements. Come learn how Supported Decision-Making and the new law works.
Teaching Skills in the Community
The Essential Elements of Community-Based Services Presenter: Sara Murphy, TransCen, Inc. In their guidance regarding the Medicaid Waiver Settings Rule, CMS states that the ultimate goal of these services is to connect people to their community and foster inclusion and employment. To achieve these goals, Providers must reframe how they deliver services and support people with disabilities. How do providers create meaningful, effective services in real world environments? How do we assist people to become valued contributors in their communities? In this session we will identify the fundamental elements of quality services and discuss how to incorporate these features and quality indicators into our community-based service models/methods. Sara Murphy will share strategies her program uses to foster client success in community-based settings and measure programmatic outcomes.
Trends in Employment Policies - Update from Washington DC* Presenter: Nicole Jorwic,
* Updates on state and federal disability employment policy and updates from the Department of Health Services will also be part of the day.
6/11-13 Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH)
Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI.
6/12 WRPS and Parents Planning meet for 10/11 Special Needs Resource Night
We do NOT yet have a location for this planning meeting!
This event will be for: Families with Children Birth to 10 years old looking for resources and connections! If you are an Parent, Agency or Organization interested in being a part of this opportunity please attend the planning meeting
When you have a child with unique needs, you often do not know who to talk to about accessing information! This is your opportunity to learn Who's Who in your Community and Schools!
This is a collaboration between WRPS, Families , PIER and Community Agencies and Organizations! Email Pam if you have questions or what more information... email@example.com
6/13 - 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).
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
Let Pam know if the "Youbuyity" works or doesn't work for you!!!
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!
6/19-20, Supporting Autistic Thinking Style
Wisconsin DPI 2-Day Autism Trainings - Staff development designed to improve educational outcomes for children with autism.
Locations to be Determined......Johnson Creek
Contact Information Sarah Jaeckel - 920-236-0567 firstname.lastname@example.org
6/20 to 22 Northwoods Coalition Annual Meeting and Training and Ethics Preconference
6/20 Ethics- Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Stevens Point, WI
6 hour Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies - Opportunity for those pursuing Prevention Specialist certification
6/21 & 22, AMAT Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Stevens Point, WI
Opening ceremony to honor our Tribal Nations with presentation of the flags and Youth Drum group
Mark Yarbrough | Suffer From BURNOUT? Give ‘em the F.I.N.G.E.R
Tamra Omen | Love Drives, Hope Wins
Breakout Sessions | Mental Health Prevention | NWC kNOw
Meth Campaign | Social Media 101 | High School Drug Testing |Youth Engagement | And more!
· Scholarships available, valued up to $50 to cover registration, application coming soon.
· Make hotel reservations online 24 hours a day by using the following link:
Northwoods Coalition Annual Meeting or call 715-344-0200, press 3 and reference Northwoods Coalition Annual Meeting & Training and Group Block Code MCR.
· CEUs available! CHES / MCHES and Continuing Legal Education credits will be applied for.
Contact Marshfield Clinic Health System - Center for Community Outreach, JoAnna Giraud at 715-221-8429 or
email@example.com with questions.
6/26-28 S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K Training
For early childhood, Head Start, preschool, childcare teacher or paraprofessional? Do you work with the 3 to 5 year old set? Join us for this highly engaging workshop with lots of hands-on activities that make it easy to start S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K immediately!
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
CESA 5 626 E Slifer St | Portage, WI
At this three-day workshop you will:
• Learn how the brain typically develops and what might interrupt that development
• Experience the S.M.A.R.T activities, which are movement-based, fun for children and easily incorporated into the day
• Understand how to look at students developmentally
• Create the materials you need to immediately implement S.M.A.R.T
• Become re-energized as educators and ready to create your own S.M.A.R.T classrooms!
Registration fee: $600 per person
Team registrations: Teams of 3 or more from the same district or agency receive 15% off!*
We highly recommend teams of 3 or more in order to share and implement strategies and techniques learned during training.
-Fee includes all materials, breakfast, lunch, snacks and certificate of completion from CESA 5.
*Contact Melissa Sumwalt to receive your team's discount or with any questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-745-5478
Registration deadline: 6/11/18 (Please register ASAP, as space is limited!)
7/ 15 - 20 The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) application deadline May 4!
This fantastic leadership program for high school students with disabilities who have completed at least their sophomore year will be held on the Edgewood College campus in Madison July 15-20. Youth learn about planning for their career and education futures, how to advocate for themselves, and how to talk to their elected officials at the Madison Capitol while staying in the Edgewood College dorms and seeing what a college experience feels like. The YLF is supported by the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. There is no cost to delegates who participate.
The application is available at: http://wi-bpdd.org/index.php/wisconsin-youth-leadership-forum/
7/23-25 Best Practices in Inclusive Education Westwood Conference Center, Wausau https://beloinandbrandl.com/
7/31 Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavior Challenges Appleton, WI
(Including, High Functioning Autism, Anxiety, PDD-nos, ADHD, Autism, Social Skill Deficits, Behavioral Issues & More!)
Behavior, Cognitive Skills, Social & Emotional Control, and Problem Solving
Speaker: Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
8/2&3 Endless Possibilities: Juvenile Justice & Mental Health Conference
Conference for educators, parents, and others to gain much more information related to mental health, education, and family supports. Sponsored by WI FACETS - Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative, and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Questions Shannon email@example.com.
10/29 -30 Self Determination Conference- Save the Date!
11/12 & 13 Children Come First Conference - "Collaboration" A conference for those caring for, working with or interested in the well-being of children and youth with social, emotional or behavioral challenges!
Speakers: Tina Goldstein PH.D. Improving the outcomes for mood disorders and suicidality
Ross Greene Ph.D Collaborative & Proactive Solutions
The kids we lose - Documentary
Wis Dells - Glacier Canyon Lodge
Also exclusive workshop for youth (12 to 26) who identify as having Mental Health or substance abuse challenges.
Alison 626-617- 6775 alisonwifamilyties.org
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