Nearby Conferences and Events

What’s After High School

“What’s After High School?” is a broad overview of the transition to adult life for young adults with disabilities and special needs and includes the following topics:

  • planning for the future
  • the role of schools
  • long-term supports
  • vocational resources
  • moving into adult health care
  • supported decision making & guardianship
  • basics of self-determination

This training is ideal for families who have children ages 14 – 21 and providers and school staff who work with young adults with special needs. Youth are welcome to attend.

WITC, Ashland

Wednesday, April 24

Check-in and dinner start at 5 PM

Spots still available! Call 715-261-1906

Wisconsin Family Ties is sponsoring another Northwoods Family Fun Day

Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
The resource fair is FREE, open to everyone & will be held in the lobby on the street level of The WATERS.
Northwoods Family Fun Day includes workshops, Waterpark, lunch & Resource Fair

For families that include children with social, emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges.
Cost for families in Oneida, Forest, Vilas, Florence, Sawyer, Iron, Price, Ashland & Bayfield Counties is $8 per person.
Professionals and families from other counties $15 per person

Workshops scheduled: Children’s Mental Health: Strategies for Collaboration, Care Mapping and Care Binders, A Conversation on Special Education, and Understanding Autism: Tips from the Trenches

Contact Jackie Baldwin for more information and to register-email: or phone: (715) 605-2097

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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. Scholarships Available! The Northern Regional Center will be offering a Care Mapping training at Circles. As a family do you get frustrated when professionals think that managing your child’s special health care needs is your primarily role? A care map is a family-created diagram that visually maps out the complex web of services your child uses. Care maps help to integrate experiences of the family as well as their priorities for moving forward in the care for their child. Join us to learn more about the process as well as start your own care map.
For families and educators in Marathon County.
Thursday, April 25 from 4-7 PM at DC Everest Senior High School Commons and Gym.

Upcoming Training from the Northern Regional Center
Did You Know? Now You Know! A trainings from Family Voices.
“Did You Know? Now You Know!” explains resources and services for children with disabilities and special health care needs from birth through young adulthood. Learn about health insurance and how to best use your benefits, Medicaid and long-term supports. The training is free. Dinner and a resource binder will be provided.
Life After High School
Ashland April 24th at 5 PM at WITC
A list of the trainings that we offer is available at:

Ongoing Support Groups and Local Meetings for Parents

Down Syndrome Association of Central Wisconsin hosts several events in the area. More info is at:

Autism Society of Central Wisconsin has a variety of events and opportunities to connect including “tween” activities. Contact Mike Johnson to get connected at:
Connecting for Kids Sawyer County
2nd Tuesday of the Month at 5 PM
First Lutheran Church
10680 Main St. Hayward, WI 54843

Contact Deb Muskett at for more information
Iron County Parent/Grandparent Support Group
6 PM; 2nd Thursday of the Month
St. Mary’s Parish Hall
404 Iron St. Hurley, WI 54534
Contact Deb Muskett at for more information

PIER- Parents Information and Education Resource also has a variety of events in the Wood county area including Parent Coffees and networking.

WSPEI Calendar of Statewide Conferences and Workshops: