CoP ASD/DD Virtual Gathering
May 11, 2022
Focusing on Early Childhood

Keynote Recording More

 

May 11 is the CoP ASD/DD Online Gathering

Focusing on Early Childhood

This day is a partnership with Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), CESA #1, and Supporting Neurodiverse Students

 

Recordings and resources will be available soon.

Please join us as we explore the layers of collaboration it takes to support children of early childhood age.

 

Circles from the Start: Inclusive Early Care and Education
This interactive session is a must for any early educator who wants to learn more about creating inclusive programs and classrooms. During this keynote session, you’ll learn alongside two of the most sought after experts in the field of Inclusive Early Education, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak and Dr. Julie Causton. The session will be filled with practical ideas and strategies, as well as tips and tools that you can use right away. You’ll receive tons of ideas for differentiating lessons and activities, embedding specially designed instruction, and providing “just right supports”. You will also receive many practical ideas for supporting students who demonstrate challenging behaviors. Lastly, you’ll learn how to shift the mindsets, heartsets, and skillsets of early educators, families, and community members to be ready to inclusively support all young children. Let’s come together to make circles from the start! Learn more at https://www.inclusiveschooling.com/

 

Collaboration and Coordination
During this session, Jenny Bibler and Eva Shaw, Wisconsin DPI special education consultants, will answer questions regarding the Department of Public Instruction and Department of Health Services Joint Guidance For Behavioral Treatment for School-Age Youth, with an emphasis on its implication for early childhood. Questions for this session will be collected beforehand using the survey Collaboration and Coordination: Families, Schools, Behavioral Treatment Providers.

 

Panel of Collaboration
In this panel, participants will be introduced to speakers with experience working together across organizations. From community organizations, schools and families we work together to provide opportunities for people on the spectrum and with other developmental disabilities. This effort has one goal, to provide what we can so the person we support can be the best them they can be. This takes working together and keeping the child at the center of the conversation, if not the lead to that conversation. Come join us to learn about the success and barriers our panelists have faced in making this collaboration work.

Agenda:
8:30-8:45 – Updates from the CoP
8:45-10:15 – Circles from the Start: Inclusive Early Care and Education
10:15-10:30 – Break
10:30-11:00 – Collaboration and Coordination
11:00-11:50 – Panel of Collaboration
11:50-12:00 – Closing

This gathering is free but you must register to receive the Zoom link.

You can view past CoP ASD/DD recordings, Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!, Transition Talks Tuesdays, 5 County Transition Talks and more videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ5zpWuJxlbjZLw595ST9ig

School Information, Guidance and Resources for COVID-19–now on our  SRC’s School/Special Education Page

Spotlight Monday, April 18– April is Autism Acceptance Month

Picture of a Lola Dada-Olley,Black Woman with short dark hair. She is in front a brick wall. In the upper left is a thumbprint with the words not your mama's autism in a yellow box.. In the Lower left are the words with Lola Dada-Olley

April is Autism Acceptance Month. There are a number of opportunities to learn, connect, enjoy! Details and links to registration for everything are at https://go.wisc.edu/km18bq

Special Day! Depression and Autism online April 19, 12:00-12:45pm Registration Sara Warner, Psychologist with the Waisman Treatment Programs will talk about understanding, recognizing and treating depression in the context of autism. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

Health Care Changes Too! Bridging Gap online April 19, 6:00-7:00pm Registration What steps need to taken to move into the world of adult health care? Part of Transition Talks Tuesdays.

What You Need to Know About Autism, Health Insurance, and Mental Health Parity Webinar April 20, 11:00am-12:00pm Registration from AUCD’s Autism Special Interest Group

We shared a flyer libraries could post with some books about autism. Have you spotted the flyer? Send us a picture at cyshcn@waisman.wisc.edu

Everyday in April, check out the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs on  Facebook as we highlight one podcast a day from the Not Your Mama’s Autism by Lola Dada-Olley.

Upcoming webinars/trainings/conversations/gathering

Register for OCALICONLINE for free April 18-30. On-line conference is November 15-18, 2022

A Call to Action: The Intersection of Race and Mental Health  April 19, 8:30am-12:30pm Registration and more information Marquette University Ballroom and Virtual

Special Day! Depression and Autism online April 19, 12:00-12:45pm Registration Sara Warner, Psychologist with the Waisman Treatment Programs will talk about understanding, recognizing and treating depression in the context of autism. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

Health Care Changes Too! Bridging Gap online April 19, 6:00-7:00pm Registration What steps need to taken to move into the world of adult health care? Part of Transition Talks Tuesdays.

What You Need to Know About Autism, Health Insurance, and Mental Health Parity Webinar April 20, 11:00am-12:00pm Registration from AUCD’s Autism Special Interest Group

Breaking the Cycle: Families Supporting Youth in the Justice System webinar from the National Family TAC April 20, 12:00-1:00pm

PATCH Symposium for health care professionals and young people (12-21) from across Wisconsin to join together to learn, share, and grow as adolescent health champions and advocates April 20, 2022

Autism in Love online screening and discussion April 20, 6:30-8:30pm Registration in partnership with Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin

A Conversation on Disability Rights Apr 21, 5:30-7:00pm online from UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

One Walk, Big Strides — April 22-24 fundraising walk for Autism Society South Central Wisconsin

Supporting Neurodiverse Students Professional Learning System (SNS) — The goal of the SNS is to support a skills based approach to challenging behaviors that will improve a student’s social understanding and self-management. More virtual and online trainings.

Special Day! Learn More About the National and Wisconsin Autism Societies online April 26, 12:00-12:45pm Registration We will be joined by Bob Johnston, Board of Directors of National as well representatives from Wisconsin 3 affiliates. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

From Acceptance to Empowerment: How to Empower our Autistic, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexic and other Neurodiverse Students April 26, 2:00pm online from Bay College — email moldj@baycollege.edu to register

Launching Students From SBHCs Into Adult Health Care A New Playbook for Getting Started online April 26, 2:00-3:15pm from Got Transition? and the School-Based Health Alliance

Super Special Guest! Brokering Hope online April 27, 12:00-12:45pm Registration with Lola Dada-Olley, speaker, writer, podcaster, family champion and founder of Not Your Mama’s Autism. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids! 

Animating the Future for Exceptional Minds online April 27, 12:00-1:30 Registration from NIMH and OARC with Exceptional Minds in California

Meeting the Care Needs of CYSHCN and Their Families: Implementation of Equitable Care Coordination online April 28, 11:30am-12:30pm from National Resource Center on Family-Centered Care

Warning Signs of Suicide and Crisis Supports for Autism People online April 28, 1:00-2:00pm Registration from AUCD’s Autism Special Interest Group

Abolition of Prisons and Disability Confinement Webinar April 29, 3:30pm join via Zoom https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/99623736476 presenter: Liat Ben-Moshe/ sponsored in part by Havens Wright Center

Rare Epilepsies Conference virtual May 7 — save the date

Family Voices (WI) will be holding an online listening session May 10, 4:00-5:15 Save the Date!

Circles of Life Conference May 12-13, Holiday Inn Stevens Point Registration is Open!

Advances in Epilepsy Treatment Hybrid conference May 20, 9:00am-4:15pm from Epilepsy Foundation of Wisconsin

Family Leadership Conference Oct 18-21, Washington D.C and Virtual

2022 WISE Meetings: Addressing Stigma at the Intersection of Substance Abuse Disorders (SUD) and Mental Health (Virtual)

Week of April 18

Summer Fellowship with PATCH for youth and adults 12-21. Reimbursement is available. June-August of 2022

The Miracle League of Dane County provides children with cognitive and physical disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. More information on who, what, when and where on their website. Registration deadline is April 30. Volunteers are needed as well.

Week of April 11

WI Office of Children’s Mental Health April Newsletter

  • Health Screen Time in a Digital World
  • Lived Experience Insights
  • OCMH Updates
  • Legislative and Policy Updates
  • Children’s Mental Health in Professional Literature
  • Of Interest
  •  Team Updates

Pandemic took a toll on teen mental health, US study says from AP News

Caring Conversations — when is it time talk hospice or palliative care? From Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition

Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention from American Academy of Pediatrics

Youth Apprenticeship April 13, 2022  Recording  Resource Sheet  Join us a CESA 3 talks about how Youth Apprenticeship integrate school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in employability. Part of Harnessing  Abilities: Rounding Up Resources.

Special Day! Prevalence, Disparities and Lessons Learned from WISADDS April 12, 2022  Recording  Slides  We were joined by Maureen Durkin and Angelica Salinas. Part of Conversations on Showing  Up for Kids!

Researcher Spotlight — Brittany Travers April 13, 2022  Recording  Meet Dr. Brittany Travers who researches ASD and Motor Function. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

Research Studies:

Previous highlights

The WI Children’s Mental & Behavioral Health Navigator is a free, confidential, online tool designed to help parents, caregivers and professionals in Wisconsin navigate (find, access, pay for) mental and behavioral health services and support for children, adolescents and young adults under the age of 21. Just answer a few questions about the child, and the Navigator provides a customized guide to connect kids and families with the resources and support they need and deserve. Developed by Well Badger Resource Center.

Revised Katie Beckett Fact Sheet from Family Voices of Wisconsin

Katie Beckett Medicaid Helps Children with Disabilities Access Needed Services

Katie Beckett Medicaid provides access to Wisconsin Medicaid services for children with disabilities, mental illness, or complex medical needs. Katie Beckett helps some children whose parents have too high of an income for Medicaid, and those covered by private insurance, get a ForwardHealth Medicaid card so they can receive needed services and equipment that might not otherwise be covered.

To apply, families can call 888-786-3246. They will be connected with an eligibility specialist who will explain the Medicaid benefit and help the family decide if they want to pursue enrollment.

Learn more on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

Disability Information and Access Line Help with COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disabilities from Administration for Community Living

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The Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs tries to help families, and the professionals who support them, through providing current resources, news articles, interesting items and more. We post “What’s New” on our home page each week. We regularly post this content and more on our Facebook page. We send out a weekly Resource Round-up on Fridays (send an email with Weekly Resource Round-up in the Subject Line to cyshcn@waisman.wisc.edu to join).We bring together the “What’s New” resources by topic and place them on the Resources page. We hope you can find some help, encouragement, or just information on this page. New content is added regularly.

A Spanish language edition, “GUÍA DE RECURSOS,” is here!

Here is a place of connections and relationships. We truly believe we are better together. We hope this web site will serve as a portal to introduce you to a number of exciting opportunities available in Wisconsin. Here you can connect to a large number of resources concerning autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Here you will find training on screening, assessment, diagnosing, communicating results, starting a medical home and more, much more. Here you can join with over 150 other people representing over 50 organizations at a state-wide Community of Practice.

Together we can make a difference. We invite you to look through this portal and see what we are working on and we invite you to join us. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Tim Markle at markle@waisman.wisc.edu