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Wisconsin FACETS Telephone and Webinar Trainings
All webinars 12:00—1:00 PM
https://wifacets.org/events Sandra: 877-374-0511
10/28 Drop-Out Prevention Presenter: Jen Hilgendorf, Statewide Indicator 1 & 2 Coordinator
10/29 Serving on Groups 7 & 8: The Role of Families and Skills for Serving on Groups Presenter: Jan Serak, Serak Consulting -------------------------
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs - Northern Region Zoom 12:30-2:00 PM
or 6:00-7:30 PM.
10/29: C.A.R.E. Series- Explore Care Mapping & Local Resources
Registration information and resources for the training are at: http://northernregionalcenter.org/fall2020/
Contact us at 715-261-1906 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to register over the phone or for other information.
Transition Parents in Partnership (TPIP)- Virtual via Zoom beginning this fall.
For training dates visit: https://www.wspei.org
This training will prepare families for the transition process for their youth with disabilities ages 14-21 in the areas of:
Why should I attend a Transition PIP?
• Begin your planning for life after high school
• Learn about valuable resources and adult services
• Become part of a network of parents who have youth with disabilities
• Explore ways to share the information you have learned
• Strengthen partnerships between the many professionals you interact with on behalf of your child
Choose 1 of 4 options:
1. Statewide Tuesday Evening Training (13 sessions)
2. Statewide Saturday Training (8 sessions)
3. Milwaukee Area Saturday Morning Training (8 sessions)
4. Green Bay Area Thursday Evening Training (13 sessions)
Attendance at all virtual PIP sessions per location you register for is required.
Register online at https://www.wspeidatasystem.com/pip/register/student/tpip
Si habla español llame a…Fatima Becerra 414-399-0236, email@example.com
For more information, contact: Martha DeYoung, PIP & YiPPE Training
Coordinator 608-745-5435, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: https://wspei.org/families/pip.php
Parents in Partnership is funded by a DPI IDEA Discretionary Grant through the Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI) which covers all cost associated with the trainings.
Family Voices of Wisconsin, Training sessions are FREE via internet
Trainings are for family members, self-advocates, educators and professionals.
For registration information go to familyvoiceswi.org/learn.
What's After High School? This training is an overview of the transition to adult life for young adults with disabilities and/or special health care needs. It’s perfect for families with children ages 14-21 and the providers and school staff who work with them. Of course, youth are welcome! We’ll cover: Planning for the future; Your school’s role; Long-term supports; Vocational resources; Moving to adult health care; Supported decision making and guardianship; and, Self-Determination basics.
October 28, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Sign up: wahs-10-28-20.eventbrite.com
December 1, 5:30 – 7:00
Sign up: Zoom Registration Link
Medicaid Made Easy will give you a solid understanding of Medicaid programs for children and how they’re funded. Most importantly, it’s focused on how these programs work for Wisconsin families. We’ll cover: Doorways to Medicaid; Medicaid funded programs; Uses for the ForwardHealth card; and, Next steps with resources.
Did You Know? Now You Know! Learn about all the resources and services for children with disabilities and special health care needs from birth through young adulthood. Topics include private health insurance, Medicaid, long-term supports, how to coordinate services and so much more.
October 20, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Sign Up: go.wisc.edu/didyouknow1020
Survivors of Suicide Support Group will begin meeting again in person on Mondays
Ascension Behavioral Health, 209 Prentice Street North in Stevens Point.
Contact Michelle Nelson at Michelle.Nelson@ ascension.org to confirm
Autism Opportunities (ASCW) On line opportunities!
NEW- Transition to Adulthood Discussion Series
Third Wednesday of every month 6:00 – 7:00 pm
11/18 Entering the Workforce-
12/16 Autism & Driving
1/20 Navigating Social Security – tentative topic
2/17 Long Term Care – tentative topic
3/18 Autism & Housing - tentative topic
The Arc Wisconsin Academy
Self-Advocacy Leadership in Action
This series will help you learn how to make good choices, stand up for yourself, and be more independent.
- Lesson 1: Understanding Disability History and Learning Self-Advocacy Skills
- Lesson 2: Knowing What You Want For Your Future
- Lesson 3: Learning to Take Safe Risks
- Lesson 4: Accepting Help From Other People
- Lesson 5: Speaking Up For Yourself
- Lesson 6: Being Proud of Who You Are and Teaching Others
- Lesson 7: Knowing Your Policymakers
10/26-28 Turning Vision into Reality
Help people with disabilities lead more Self-Determined lives.
Fil Clissa at Fil.Clissa@wisconsin.gov
10/26 Sensory 101: Let's Talk about Senses
Learn about our bodies' EIGHT senses, how our senses impact our ability to engage in everyday routines, and some basic sensory strategies that may enhance coping skills and promote engagement in daily routines for neurodiverse and neurotypical populations.. Presented by Brittany Meyers, OTD, OTR
10/28 Supporting Resiliency in Times of Uncertainty
Community of Practice on Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities in partnership with CESA #1 and DPI Special Education Supports will be ONLINE October 28 from 9:00am-12:30pm. We will be learning together on Supporting Resilience During Uncertain Times: Helping Children Cope through Attuned Relationships with Mona Delahooke, Ph.D. and Working Collaboratively with Parents and Families with Emily W. King, Ph.D., PLLC This is free event for families, educators, health care professionals, county and state workers and more. You must register at https://bit.ly/32VsxgE!
INTEGRAL is Wisconsin's first conference dedicated to addressing issues of and by adults on the autism spectrum. This year, we have 38 experts across nine topic areas ready to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other areas of major concern for autistic adults. The conference will be held virtually on Saturday, October 24.Plenty of free tickets are available for INTEGRAL, and can be requested on our website by anyone with a connection to autism: https://integralautism.org/free-tickets.We ask that you help us spread the word about INTEGRAL by sharing our website, integralautism.org, and our Facebook page , on social media (if you use it) - and please share it with adults on the autism spectrum, their families, and those who work with, support, or advocate for them. All are invited.
For more trainings, items in the news, and resources, visit https://connections.waisman.wisc.edu/
CoP ASD/DD virtual gathering
Get ready to learn, share, and join together to make a difference.
Department of Health and Human Services Shares these: Upcoming virtual conferences
- October 28-30, 2020: Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference
- November 9, 2020: Children Come First Conference
10/29-30 Chronic Illness and Disability Virtual Conference:
Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care
8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. virtual
Registration deadline: Monday, October 26, 2020
The Wisconsin Youth Health Transition Initiative and Wisconsin Leadership Education Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) invite you to participate.
Focused on health care transition from pediatric to adult-based care. You will hear pre-recorded presentations and have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters. More information can be found at https://www.texaschildrens.org/health-professionals/conferences/21st-annual-chronic-illness-and-disability-conference-transition-pediatric-adult-based-care
This event is focused on information that will be useful to health care providers and anyone interested in moving transition efforts forward in their organization.
Registration and Payment are on an individual basis this year. CEU’s are
available to health professionals.
WI residents have 2 options to register:
1. To register yourself, pay, and request CEU’s, visit the conference website. (see above)
2. To register and request that YHTI pay the registration fee, go to go.wisc.edu/n75021 and complete the short survey. Staff from the Waisman Center will register you. Once the agenda is set, you will receive an additional survey to sign up for break-out sessions.
The Youth Health Transition Initiative will pay the registration fee for WI residents on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!
Registration deadline is October 26, 2020.
For any questions regarding this event, please contact Beth Guthrie-Moss at email@example.com.
From the: The Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance
NOV 1 AT 12 AM CDT – NOV 7 AT 12 PM CDT
Family Caregiver Month - Grandfamilies and Kinship Families Virtual Celebration
NOV 8 AT 12 AM CST – NOV 14 AT 11:30 PM CST
Family Caregiver Month - Employed Caregivers Virtual Celebration
NOV 15 AT 12 AM CST – NOV 21 AT 11:30 PM CST
Caregiver Month - Caregivers Across the Lifespan Recognition
NOV 22 AT 12 AM CST – NOV 28 AT 11:30 PM CST
Family Caregiver Month - Long Distance Caregivers Virtual Event
11/9&10 "What the World Needs Now" 31st Annual Children Come First Conference - Virtual opportunity!
Postponed to 2021!
Keynote Speaker: Hector R. Matascastillo
Wisconsin Alliance for Mental Health programs:
- 11/17 Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI):
- 11/18 Positive Solutions for Families:
11/16 Changing relationship from relative to parent.
When a child cannot live with their parents often times the next best alternative is living with a relative. While this can mean less change and trauma for the child, it can also mean role changes and new family challenges the relative hadn’t considered. Join us for a brief overview of the challenges relative caregivers face in their new role and a discussion of how you can provide support to relative caregivers while they get adjusted.
Presenter Tiffany Meredith, the founder of Tiffany L. Meredith Consulting.
Tiffany is a former relative caregiver with over twenty years of experience in child welfare, foster care, and adoption.
Watch for more information Jane Mahoney firstname.lastname@example.org
11/19 Giving Kids a Fair Chance: A Business Strategy that Works
HOW TO REDUCE INEQUALITY AND PROMOTE OPPORTUNITY.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presentation and conversation with Nobel Prizewinning economist and professor James J. Heckman. Heckman will talk about the critical importance of high-quality early childhood education and how individuals can best support the sector, especially during a time when our community has seen nearly one-third of its providers close due to the pandemic.
12/3 Autism & Trauma: Exploring Effects and Strategies
A collaborative workshop offered virtually by the Autism Societies of Greater Wisconsin and Minnesota
Trauma has a powerful capacity to shape a person’s physical, emotional, and social health and development. No less profound is the toll that persistent trauma exacts on individual behavior, processing, and community living. Though trauma is pervasive, there are many misconceptions about its identification, presentation, and treatment.
It is critically important that we understand the manifestation and impact of trauma in diverse communities, particularly amongst those with disabilities and neurodiversities. As research begins to address this intersection, we are learning that there are many autistic children and adults who have been exposed to trauma and who experience its impact daily. Autistic processing combined with trauma can have cumulative and complex effects on sensory processing, social development, emotional regulation, executive function, and more.
The evolving study of the impact of trauma is necessary for the development of awareness, screening, and supports for a growing number who cope with childhood or adult trauma in their lives.
The Autism Societies of Minnesota and Greater Wisconsin invite autistic individuals, caregivers, mental health professionals, direct service providers, and more to a virtual one-day workshop during which leading professionals in our region will explain the compelling intersection between autism and trauma in children and adults. Learn about the models for understanding traumatic experience, as well as possible interventions, accommodations, and adaptations for individuals with autism.
The Arc Wisconsin Academy
Classes starting in April 2021HealthMatters™
Adults with disabilities are three times more likely than people without disabilities to experience heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer. HealthMatters™ is an evidence-based class for people with disabilities that will help you increase get control over your health and learn to make healthier choices.
- Lesson 1: What Does It Mean to Be Healthy?
- Lesson 2: Step Into Exercise
- Lesson 3: The Fab Five
- Lesson 4: How Much Food Is Too Much?
- Lesson 5: Benefits Healthy Eating Has on Our Bodies
- Lesson 6: Healthy Lifestyle Review
Tuition payment is due by April 1, 2021
4/21-24 Inform, Influence, Innovate Together - virtual conference - Temple Grandin as a keynote speaker.
Autism Societies of Wisconsin and Minnesota
Featuring dozens of livestream breakout sessions, virtual exhibit booths, an autism resources bookstore,
Interested in presenting at the conference? Our Call for Submissions is now open! We are looking for presenters on a wide range of topics that serve the autism community. The deadline to submit a proposal is November 13th.
6/22-25 2021 International Respite (Short Break) Conference in Madison, Wisconsin,
This international conference is intended for 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.
The theme for the conference Moving Respite Forward is inspired by Wisconsin’s motto “Forward” which reflects the State’s continuous drive to be a national leader. 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. The conference will also challenge attendees to utilize evidence-based practices and discover innovative strategies to improve respite care to meet the growing needs of the 43 million U.S. family caregivers and millions more carers around the world. Together, we are Moving Respite Forward!
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7/16 Addressing Suicide Prevention in African American Youth: Risk and Protective Factors10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET
There has been a significant jump in the rate of suicide among African American youth. These latest findings reinforce the need for more extensive research into the contributing factors along with greater investment in suicide prevention and intervention strategies that are tailored to the needs of Black children and teens.