Southern Regional Center for Children and youth with Special Health Care Needs provides the following content:

School Information, Guidance and Resources–now on our School/Special Education Page

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

Don’t worry about calming the storm. Calm yourself; the storm will pass. -source unknown

Waisman Center Resources and Updates on COVID-19

WI DHS Higher Risk/Families with CYSHCN Resources for COVID-19

Spotlight for Friday, January 22

The revised document links to the most current version of Wisconsin’s emergency order requiring the (continued) use of face coverings. DPI continues to use recommendations of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). This revision does include new resources and materials created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) such as the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker, CDC’s K-12 Schools COVID-19 Mitigation Toolkit and CDC’s Operating Schools during COVID-19: CDC’s Considerations.
January 19, 2021–Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement, respectively, as the state continues to expand vaccination distribution across the state.

What is the Well Badger Resource Center and How Can They Help? Thursday, Jan. 28  12:00-12:45pm Registration. Flyer. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

Upcoming webinars/trainings/conversations

Coping with COVID: Parenting with a Disability During a Pandemic Webinar, Jan. 26th, 11-noon CST from the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities

Caregiver Inspiration Free Webinar Jan. 26th, 10:00am Registration. from My Kindness Therapy

IEP 2: Special Education Referral Process  Tuesday, Jan. 26th 12-1pm from WI FACETS

Revisions to Wisconsin’s Law on the use of Seclusion & Physical Restraint in Schools  Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 12-1pm from WI FACETS

Spanish: WSEMS: Facilitated IEPs   Thursday, Jan. 28th, 12-1pm from WI FACETS

What is the Well Badger Resource Center and How Can They Help? Thursday, Jan. 28  12:00-12:45pm Registration. Flyer. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

Free series on Workplace Boundaries and Sexual Harassment for adults (18+) with developmental disabilities from Heart Consulting. Starts Feb. 1. Contact ellenm@heartconsulting.org to register and for more information.

A Guide to Implementing IEPs and Monitoring Progress of IEP Goals When Moving Between In-Person, Hybrid, or Virtual Learning Environments  Thursday, Feb. 4  12:00-12:45pm Registration  Flyer. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

The Race Toward Community Inclusion (part 1) Tuesday, Feb. 11 2-4pm Registration A 2-part community education event fostering an open discussion about racism, why it still exists today, and garner commitment from area organizations and local leaders to take specific actions to combat racism in our communities.

Week of January 18

“The Dirt” Trailrunning Podcast (1/17/21) Listen to Ryan as he talks about being autistic and wanting to help other autistic people to find happiness, health and community!

How does the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (SRC CYSHCN) Support Families? Video. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

The January issue of the All in for Kids: Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS) newsletter is now available online in EnglishSpanish, and Hmong. The January issue provides important CLTS Waiver Program updates, including:

  • Deciding Together
  • CLTS Waiver Program seeks new service providers
  • CLTS Waiver Program supports families during online schooling
  • Free respite care certification training available
  • Helpful Resources for families

Changes in family dynamics during virtual learning from Rogers Behavioral Health

The Voices of Wisconsin Students Project is looking to hear the voices of students across Wisconsin about learning, coping and building resilience during COVID-19. Sessions will be held January and February. For more information visit  the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) Research Partners.

I’m a Capable Mother, It Hurts to Have to Prove It from Center for Parents with Disabilities

Pandemic-induced trauma, stress leading to ‘uptick’ in SEL need from K-12 Dive

Week of January 11

#WhatsYourPurose2021 Youth Transition Campaign

Updated CLTS Waiver Manual    Memo on updates    Attachment about the changes

DHS Memo on Implementation of CLTS Waiver Program State Level Budget and Enrollment Information

The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today a newsletter the public can sign up for to get direct information about the COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout. Every Friday, a COVID-19 update newsletter will be sent via email to people who sign up to receive it. Registration is now open, and archived copies of the weekly newsletter will also be available.

Pandemic Upends Options for Child Care from USA Today Network

Down Syndrome has been added to the “increased risk” list by the CDC

Newborn Screening May Contain Autism Clues from Disability Scoop

Week of January 4

What President Biden could mean for health policy:
Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief
HealthWatch Wisconsin Video on Medicaid
HealthWatch Wisconsin Video on ObamaCare
HealthWatch Wisconsin Video on Immigration & Health

Coping with COVID: Parenting with a Disability During a Pandemic Webinar, January 26, 11-noon CST from the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities

Advocates: COVID-19 Relief Leaves Out People With Disabilities from Disability Scoop

WI Office of Children’s Mental Health in Wisconsin 2020 annual report

The Impact of Coronavirus on Households Across America from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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 coming!

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