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Sign Language Class - Tuesdays to November, 2019
*4:30 – 5:00 eat and review alphabet/numbers all while working on ASL and manners.
*5:00 – 6:00 Class will direct needs
*Feel free to come at 4:30 or 5:00, whatever works best for you.
This opportunity is for: Families, Professionals you all our "Community!"
Faith Lutheran Church.
207 South Cherry Ave. (Marshfield
Questions? Pam 715-423-7182 firstname.lastname@example.org
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
& Parents Information and Education Resource (PIER)
What's After High School? is a broad overview of the transition to adult life for young adults with disabilities and special needs and includes the following topics: planning for a young adult’s future in the community; the role and responsibilities of school; long-term supports; moving to adult health care providers; legal and financial considerations; advocacy and the fundamentals of self-determination.
- Deerfield: October 2, 5:30 - 8:30pm
- Milwaukee: October 3, 5:15 - 8:00pm
- Neenah: October 28, 5:45 - 8:30pm
- Sturgeon Bay: October 29, 5:30 - 8:00pm
- La Crosse: November 6, 5:00 - 7:45pm
- Waterloo: November 13, 5:30 - 8:00pm
10/1 Marijuana Use and Teens: Why It’s Such A Big Deal
The Wood County Drug Task Force invites you to attend this free community presentation.
McMillan Memorial Library (490 E Grant Ave, Wisconsin Rapids).
There will be a free meal offered at the event.
Dinner and registration begin at 5:00PM and the presentation will begin promptly at 5:30PM.
Registration is required for attendees by September 27th.
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/oct1youthmarijuana or call the Wood County Health Department at (715) 421-8932
10/1 to 11/5 NAMI Basics - For parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with social/behavioral issues including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and other issues. The class is open to parents and others who are providing caregiving for youth with behavioral/mental health challenges up to age 22, e.g. grandparents and others. There is no childcare available. Free Class.
DATES & TIME: Tuesdays, October 1-November 5, 2019. 6:00-8:30 pm (6 classes)
WHERE: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2000 Roosevelt Dr., Plover, WI.
Registration is required as the class size is limited. For more information, contact Kay Jewell at 715-254-1864 (email: email@example.com) or JoAnne Wisniewski at 715-846-5346.
10/2 - Marshfield Special Needs Parent Group
12:10-1:00 Pizza Hut N. Central Ave.
Bobbi Slone will be there shortly after 12 to host!
For families who have individuals with special needs!
Network to Support your individual with unique needs!
A great time to talk about resources and services for our children, youth and adults!
~Pam firstname.lastname@example.org 715-423-7182
10/3 Autism Society of Central Wisconsin
6:30 pm. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 600 Stevens Drive, Wausau
Hwy 51 – take exit 193 Bridge Street. Go east. Turn left at first set of stoplights (Stevens Drive). (Please enter through the main doors, go to the right – through the doors leading into the school portion of the building)
We will be having a regular support meeting. If you have never been to one of our meetings before, this would be a great opportunity to come and get to know us a little. See what a group like this can do for you!
10/3 To Infinity and Beyond: Preparing Adolescents to Launch into the Real WorldLearn about their own executive functioning, sharpen their perspective taking, and begin to manage their own social lives. https://76148.blackbaudhosting.com/76148/2019-Fall-Conference
Presented by Nancy Clements
The Florian Gardens Conference Center, Eau Claire
This course translates peer-reviewed published research on adolescent psychology, motivation, self-awareness, cognitive behavioral treatment, social learning challenges, acquiring independence, and more into hands-on strategies, clear frameworks, and concepts you can use immediately. Taking into consideration that the adult world focuses on access rather than success, we’ll explore job coaching strategies for literal-minded individuals, strategies for becoming more independent, and how interventionists can help prepare our persistently self-protective/resistant students. We’ll also share successful strategies for guiding our more sophisticated individuals in developing their own public relations and self-management campaigns. This workshop is packed with information!
Participants will be able to:
1. Describe how to use the Learning Strengths and Weaknesses visual guide to encourage conversations about treatment direction with older students and adults.
2. List the four steps of Social Thinking’s Social Competency Model
3. Describe two or more types of situational conformity and the importance of executive functioning in meeting our social goals.
4. List at least four stages in the Levels of Independence that are needed to manage oneself in late adolescence and young adulthood.
5. Describe three or more behavioral and learning characteristics of individuals who are Resistant/Self-Protective Social Communicators.
6. Explain why it is important for students to learn social competencies as part helping them manage their social anxiety.
10/5 WI FACETS Parent Leadership Training 9-3:30 Great Wolf Lodge – Wisconsin Dells FREE. *Limited number of stipends available to parents at a first come, first served basis.Participants will learn about:
- Personal leadership styles
- Working in partnerships with schools
- How to be effective on communicating issues
- Building engagement around particular topics
- Develop structures for convening working together
- Shared work and being part of a team
- Types of conflicts and resolution styles
- Converting challenge into opportunities
- Developing and implementing group action plans
10/8 Exceptional Minds to Exceptional Careers Featuring Temple Grandin
Radisson Hotel Conference Center 625 Rolling Meadows Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Dr. Grandin did not talk until she was three and a half years old. She was fortunate to get early speech therapy. Her teachers also taught her how to wait and take turns when playing board games. She was mainstreamed into a normal kindergarten at age five.
Other Topics: “Exceptional Minds to Exceptional Careers.”
Ways to transition individuals with autism into the workplace
developing social skills
“Providing job opportunities
$15 with admission plus
VIP Meet & Greet for $25.
Seating begins at 6 p.m. and is limited. Preregistration is encouraged and walk-ins are welcome. To register, visit agnesian.com/temple2019 or call (920) 926-4893.
10/9 Did You Know? Now You Know! explains resources and services for children with disabilities and special health care needs from birth through young adulthood. Learn about health insurance and how to best use your benefits, Medicaid, long-term supports and community resources.
• La Crosse: October 9, 5:00 - 7:30pm
These trainings for family members, self-advocates, educators and professionals. All sessions are FREE to participants. A light meal and resource binder will also be provided to each registered participant. For registration information go to:
10/10 to 11/5 Raising Resilient Children—ACT 5:30 pm—7:00 pm Sit back and relax with us for this 9-week series of frank discussions about the joys and trials of parenthood. Topics include building self-esteem, child growth and development, communication skills, media, and positive discipline techniques. Held at Marshfield Family Resource Center
725 S. Central Avenue, Marshfield Register:715-387-6326 or email MDoll@chw.org chw.org/communityservices
10/10 Raising a Reader 6:00 pm—7:30 pm
Bring the kids to this fun and motivating workshop to encourage reading at the youngest of ages. There will be free books and activities that you will be able to take home. This workshop will include tips and activities to make reading fun.
Held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 502 W. McMillan St., Marshfield
Register:715-387-6326 or email MDoll@chw.org chw.org/communityservices
10/10 "Remember My Name"
A part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church-UCC, 311 Second St. S., Wisconsin Rapids.
It is free and open to the public.
During the event, Wisconsin residents who died in 2018 due to domestic violence will be remembered, including Christopher Race, who was killed March 24, 2018. Community members and organizations who have shown outstanding support of the work of The Family Center also will be recognized.
The Family Center hopes you will attend this impacting event.
Please feel free to call 715-421-1559 if you have any questions.
10/ 14-16 2019 Self-Determination Conference.
Back to the Future-Self-Determination: Powered by Innovation
Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
The Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference empowers people with disabilities to have more control over their lives. Each year, people with disabilities, their families and people who support them participate in the conference to learn more about self-determination and self-directed supports so they can live more independently, actively participate in their communities, and use public funds efficiently.
Conference scholarships are available but there are a limited number of scholarships available and they are determined on a first come, first serve basis. We will try to approve as many requests as possible, but we may run out before the deadline. contact Michelle 920-723-5571 email@example.com.
Calling all Wisconsin organizations that support self-determination and self-directed support in Wisconsin. We encourage you to submit an application. Space is limited and only applications from exhibitors that directly support self-determination and self-direction in WI will be accepted. All applications will be reviewed by a committee and selected based on interest, needs, variety and mission of the conference. We are particularly interested in having exhibitors with innovative approaches to services and supports for self- direction including the use of technology to help people with disabilities live full and inclusive lives. Exhibit tables are open Oct. 15-16, 2019.
Calling all Micro-business owners! If you are a person with a disability and own your own micro-business apply to share your gifts and talents with over 800 people this October? Be an exhibitor at the 2019 Self-Determination Conference!
Do you Support Self-Determination in Wisconsin? We need your Support!
We are accepting sponsorship to the 2019 Self-Determination Conference. Conference sponsorship provides scholarships to individuals with disabilities and their families to attend the conference. Scholarships provide to people with disabilities and their families registration and lodging assistance, and help to keep conference fees are low as possible.
Your contribution will help us continue to empower self-advocacy and self-direction in Wisconsin.
For additional information please contact Fil Clissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-266-5395.
See you at the Conference: October 14-16, Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
10/ 14-16 Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference www.wiaimh.org/conference Osthoff Resort Elhart Lake,
This conference is intended for people who work with or on behalf of young children and their families. The conference features
nationally-known speakers, as well as presenters from around Wisconsin, sharing
information about promoting social and emotional development in everyday
activities for infants, young children, and their families, as well as early
intervention and treatment strategies. Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Scholarships to support attendance at the 2019 Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference.
Scholarships will be awarded to cover partial registration costs. Scholarships cannot provide funding for transportation or accommodations.
We currently have funding support for a variety of different types of scholarships, some of which have specific eligibility criteria. We also anticipate that a s smaller number of general scholarships will be available.
Our 2019 funding priorities for scholarship awards are:
1) To hear multiple voices by gathering together a diverse group of professionals.
2) To support professionals who face financial barriers to attendance.
Our initial review of applications will be on July 10, 2019. Scholarships will be awarded beginning on July 15, 2019 following a priority system based on criteria listed in the application.
The Conference is being held on Oct 14-16, 2019 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI.
Scholarship recipients will be responsible for their own transportation, travel costs, and any overnight accommodations. Expenses will not be reimbursed.
Scholarships are very limited. To apply for a scholarship, please complete this short application.
10/17 Beyond Behaviors: Understanding and Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Autistic Individuals
Presented by Sharon Hammer and Lisa Hoeme
The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI
Mental health concerns are common for individuals on the autism spectrum, yet their struggles in this area often go overlooked and untreated. In this training, we will explore what individuals with autism share about their experiences and the impact living with autism has on their mental health and well being. We will explore the myths and realities of autism and mental health, with a focus on building understanding around the complexities of how these two areas intersect for individuals.
This training will provide specific resources for those looking to learn more about the complexity of helping a person manage multiple conditions, particularly for those on the autism spectrum. This training is designed for individuals on the spectrum, parents, teachers, and other professionals that work to support the mental health of autistic individuals.
Back by popular demand, this workshop will be similar to last year's November conference, with updated information and a focus on providing information for parents and families.
10/18 Adoption & Permanency Support Conference: Healing Within the Parent-Child Relationship – Explore common psychosocial concerns and emotional needs for youth who were adopted or entered foster care following a history of disrupted relationships and/or early adversity (i.e. abuse/neglect). Understand impact of traumatic stress on early brain development, later behaviors and how healing parent-child relationships can promote and support social-emotional development. Lunch will be included.
9-3:30 Dove Healthcare's Community Room - 1405 Truax Boulevard Eau Claire
Continuing education credits
10/19 Parent to Parent Training A training to become a Support Parent
Parent to Parent Is a statewide network of families who support each other on the journey of parenting children with
special health care needs. It offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to connect one-to-one with a
parent of a child with similar special needs. A parent coordinator facilitates the match with a trained support parent.
Call 888-266-0028 or see www.p2pwi.org .
11/8 Youth Transition Conference
YOUR Journey YOUR Choices YOUR Futrure
Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids
Please join us for a daylong conference focused on youth with disabilities transitioning to the future.
Conference Sessions are focused on one of four primary themes:
- Independent Living: including skill development, accessing social and recreational opportunities, as well as learning transportation options, financial skills, and technology to be as independent as possible.
- Employment: accessing supports and services including work incentives benefits counseling, job placement and development, unique sessions on careers, and personal experiences finding employment.
- Self-Advocacy: activities and exercises that support youth with disabilities to learn how to navigate life paths and develop the skills to advocate for themselves.
- Post-Secondary Transition and Training: for high school students with disabilities seeking both a traditional college experience as well as alternatives like Think College programs. Presentations can include information on support services, academic preparation, and health and safety away from home.
11/11 & 12 "Cooperation"Children Come First Conference
Grand Canyon Lodge - Wis Dells
Register - https://forms.gle/Me86VUvMpoQDRVHKA
The largest youth and adolescent mental health conference in Wisconsin.
Call for Presenters - https://goo.gl/forms/3Zs0xbXr7PLseK0D3
Deadline May 17th
Contact Alison with questions - email@example.com or 262-617-6775
Wisconsin Family Ties
16 N Carroll St Suite 230
Madison Wisconsin 53703
11/14 & 15 State Superintendent’s Conference on Special Education and Pupil Services Leadership
Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells.
A keynote speaker this year is Jose Martin (Richards Lindsay & Martin LLP).
Conference, registration and lodging information is available at https://dpi.wi.gov/sped/educators/consultation/leadership/fall-leadership-conference.
The registration fee is $100. Registration will close on Friday, November 1, 2019. On-site registration is $140 and is limited. No refunds are issued, though substitutions are accepted. Please note the discounted hotel rate ends October 13, 2019.
Please contact Lee Sippola at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 267-9175 with any questions.
3-21 Extrava- Gala – A world Down Syndrome Day Party so hot we’re giving you plenty of time to plan! 30th Anniversary Party! Milw. https://secure.qgiv.com/for/d3ae/
6/16-19th, 2020 International Respite (Short Break) Conference in Madison, Moving Respite Forward
This conference will provide a space to advance knowledge and understanding of respite by learning from and with international leaders in the field of respite.
Intended Audience ~ everyone who provides, uses, or needs respite/short break services. It is also for policy makers and program administrators who want to understand or better support the respite/short break needs of family caregivers, and individuals who receive respite care across all ages.
We encourage presentations from family caregivers, individuals who receive respite care, researchers, and caregiving professionals. We are looking for 25 or 75-minute presentations related to the following topics.
- Innovative Service Delivery Options throughout the Lifespan
- Advances in Research and Evaluation
- Family Caregiver perspectives
- Building Capacity and Ensuring Sustainability
- Advocacy and Networking for Policy Change
- Lifespan Respite
- Practical applicability to the conference theme Moving Respite Forward
- Usefulness of the information, skills, and/or ideas for the intended audience
- Contributions to new or innovative practices
- Intent to stimulate active engagement of participants
- Presenter’s qualifications and experience
- Use of instructional aids
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