Support Groups and Local Meetings for Parents
Down Syndrome Association of Central Wisconsin is holding their first Awareness Walk on September 29 at Doepke Park in Wausau. More info is at: www.dsaw.org/events/centralwalk18
Autism Society of Central Wisconsin has a variety of events and opportunities to connect including “tween” activities. Contact Mike Johnson to get connected at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shared Blessings Fall Festival
October 5th, 2018 4:45-6:45 PM
Wheelchair accessible wagon ridges, sensory table, and other fun activities. Contact Shared Blessings for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/321724185264082/
Connecting for Kids Sawyer County
5 PM; 2nd Tuesday of the Month
First Lutheran Church
10680 Main St. Hayward, WI 54843
Iron County Parent/Grandparent Support Group
6 PM; 2nd Thursday of the Month
St. Mary’s Parish Hall
404 Iron St. Hurley, WI 54534
Upcoming Training from the Northern Regional Center
Did You Know? Now You Know!: This training provides invaluable information on health coverage and Medicaid programs. We offer this training several times a year and are looking at presenting next in late October in Stevens Point.
Also, we are hoping to host a Support Parent training in the Spring for Parent-2-Parent for Family Leaders in the Wausau area.
CESA 5 5 th Annual Mental Health & Behavioral Summit
September 25 & 26, 2018
Lake Delton, WI
This 2-day conference provides strategies and techniques to assist with behavior management and mental health issues in the school setting. The event also provides an opportunity for educators to network and collaborate around behavioral and mental health needs of students as well as practice self-care and compassion.
Autism Society of Wisconsin Fall Conference
Featuring: Not Your Mother’s Social Stories presented by Carol Gray
October 11, 2018
South Wood County Special Needs Resource Fair
October 11, 2018
McMillan Library, Wisconsin Rapids
Pizza at 4:30, Presentations begin at 5
Statewide Transition Academy
October 16-17, 2018
The Transition Academy events will be packed with information relating to all areas of transition. This conference is perfect for all, whether you are an educator, paraprofessional, parent, youth, or agency member.
Children Come First Conference
November 12-13, 2018
The Children Come First Conference is for those caring for, working with, or concerned with the well being of children and young adults with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Some scholarship funding will be available for parents/primary caregivers who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Monday, October 29 – Wednesday, October 31, 2018
More than 600 people each year participate in the conference to learn more about self-determination so they can live independently, be members of their communities, and use public funds efficiently. The conference participants include people with disabilities and their family members, direct care providers, and professionals from Wisconsin’s disability community.
Circles of Life Conference
May 2-3, 2019
Stevens Point Holiday Inn
Circles of Life is Wisconsin’s annual conference for parents and family members who have children with disabilities and professionals who support them.