COVID-19 Resources for children with special health needs and the families who care for them

Waisman Center Resources and Updates

WI DHS Higher Risk/Families with CYSHCN Resources

WI DHS COVID-19 Resources and Information

All in for Kids newsletter about services and supports provided through WI Children’s Long Term Support Waiver
KGH Virtual Parent Support Group (free) begins 4/6. See flyer for details.
The DPI Special Education team is in the process of developing resources/examples of how LEAs are providing supports to students who receive special education through an IEP during this public health emergency. We are seeking examples of processes / resources / tips in a variety of areas .
If you would like to share positive examples that can be shared with others about how your school is supporting your child who receives special education services during this public health emergency, please fill out this short survey (https://forms.gle/oeaduetXGposcxHJ6). This information will be shared through a variety of resources and supports

Finding You NEW NORMAL during COVID-19 is a very comprehensive resource/course from Respite Care Association of Wisconsin.

GiGi’s Playhouse, Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, offers GiGi’s at Home with free therapeutic and educational programming. https://gigisplayhouse.org/gigisathome/

PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), announce an ambitious new tv broadcast schedule to support At-Home Learning, accompanied by curriculum-aligned digital resources.
https://pbswisconsin.org/at-home-learning/

In this challenging time, we all need to reach out to connect with others in a safe space.” Check out this opportunity through You Are Not Alone by the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health.

Basic Resources on COVID-19 to Use and Share by The ARC Wisconsin

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times by AFIRM (Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules)

ABC for Health (Health insurance/benefits) information during COVID-19

COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities–put together by self-advocates in Vermont.

COVID-19 and Mental Health information from WI Office of Children’s Mental Health

COVID-19 Response and Resources from Autism Society

COVID-19 page which includes Educational Resources for teaching at home from the National Down Syndrome Society.

A Spanish language edition, “GUÍA DE RECURSOS,” can be found 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