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 Friday, April 16

Movies on Mondays: INterDEPENDENCE
Monday, April 19th  12:00pm-1:30pm

Registration

As if having a disability wasn’t enough in and of itself, they face a society that treats them as, in the words of one interviewee, “second class citizens”.  A dozen people with disabilities from around Wisconsin share their experiences and perspectives in this documentary.  Some were born with a disabling condition, others acquired it later in life.  Many feel they don’t have anything to lose by “telling it like it is”, and they hope, ultimately, that revealing their personal, private lives will help the disability rights movement as a whole. Their insightful, poignant stories provide an understanding into the challenges, frustrations and successes they face as people on the margins who are living, or trying to live, in the mainstream of society.

Join us for a watch party followed by a question and answer session with the film director, Greg Jeschke, and one of the featured adults, Nicki Vandermeulen.

Co-sponsored with the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin.

Circles of Life — Free for Families in 2021
May 6-7, 2021 (virtual)  Registration and more information

Upcoming webinars/trainings/conversations

Inform, Influence, Innovate Together Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin Virtual Conference April 21-24 — Registration deadline is April 16!

Starting at Zero  Film Screening and Discussion April 21 6:00pm-8:30pm Registration and more information.  Presented by WECAN.

In My Own Words April 22 12:00-12:45 A discussion with Scott Allen, Wisconsin Autism advocate and leader. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

Addiction signs, symptoms, and treatment Facebook Live April 22  12:00pm-1:00pm from Rogers Behavioral Health

FUNNE (Familias Unidas con Ninos con Necesidades Especiales) Zoom Meeting El Sábado 24 de Abril de las 9:30 am -10:30am “Desde el Nacimiento a los 3 Años” Que es y cómo trabaja — Para más información, por favor llámenos
Lilliam Post (608)441 3257 Lilliam@cmcmadison.org

Educate and Empower Together Circles of Life Conference May 6-7 (Virtual) — Free for Families in 2021

SFN Dads Virtual Conference May 15, 2012 free standard attendance. Want to be upgraded to premium? Email us at cyshcn@waisman.wisc.edu to find out how. (It’s really simple.)

Week of April 12

Temple Grandin champions ‘different kinds of minds’ for Autism Awareness Month on PBS from the LA Times

Improving Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity: Exploring Medicaid Health Home State Options from Boston University School of Social Work

Why Native American children have higher rates of disability from ABC News

School and Therapy for My Child With Autism Are Not ‘Respite’ from The Mighty

Prevalence, Disparities and Lessons Learned from WISADDS Recording and Resources  Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

Disability Benefits: Navigating Work and Support Recording and Resources  Part of Transition Talks Tuesdays

Program in Tampa addresses autism in Spanish for Hispanic families from Tampa Bay Times

Biden Budget Includes ‘First Step Toward Fully Funding IDEA’ from Disability Scoop

Week of April 12

School and Therapy for My Child With Autism Are Not ‘Respite’ from The Mighty

Prevalence, Disparities and Lessons Learned from WISADDS Recording and Resources  Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

Disability Benefits: Navigating Work and Support Recording and Resources  Part of Transition Talks Tuesdays

Program in Tampa addresses autism in Spanish for Hispanic families from Tampa Bay Times

Biden Budget Includes ‘First Step Toward Fully Funding IDEA’ from Disability Scoop

Week of April 5

Trader Joe’s Eyes Improved Shopping Experience For Those With Special Needs from Disability Scoop

Families With Sick Kids on Medicaid Seek Easier Access to Out-of-State Hospitals from Kaiser Health News

How do I Testify at the Joint Finance Committee Budget Hearing? Madtown Mommas and Disability Advocates monthly meeting April 21 7:00pm Connection and more information

Best Buddies Wisconsin is hosting a Citizens Program Informational Session on April 15th at 6pm on Zoom.

– Are you interested in learning more about Best Buddies Wisconsin?
– Do you want to get involved with a mission that ensures EVERYONE feels included and has a friend?
– Are you considering becoming a Buddy to a person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability?
If you answered YES to any or all of these questions, we encourage you to join us in April! All are welcome – we are particularly in need of Citizens volunteers in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Dane Counties. If you are unable to attend this session, there will be another held in early Summer. To register for the session or learn more about the Citizens Program, please send an e-mail to Christine Schulz, Program Manager – Community Engagement at christineschulz@bestbuddies.org

What You Need to Know About the Autism SocietieS of Wisconsin Recording and Resources Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

Education Forward: Operating Schools During a Pandemic has been Updated by WI DPI

Mental Health Treatment for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: An Introductory Continuing Education Series from the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Training Center

Amid Pandemic, ‘Sesame Street’ Aims To Help Children With Autism Adapt from Disability Scoop

Get out the Vaccine website from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities–a site to provide trusted sources to help you make the right decision for you, your family, and your community

Family Voices April Resource eBlast — All about Tele-What? Who? And How?

How to Find, Train and Retain Your Own Respite Workers Recording and Resources

Deciding Together: A Key Part of the Children’s Long-Term Support Waivers  Fantastic conversation about ISPs, SSC and Outcomes. Want to know what those are? Check out the recording.

Free Learning Together Live Virtual Events for people Supporting Neurodiverse Students scheduled in 2021. [4/13; 5/11; 6/8]

 

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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 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