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:
Autism Society of Central Wisconsin has a variety of events and opportunities to connect including “tween” activities. Contact Mike Johnson to get connected at:
Meet & Greet for Families of Kids with Hearing Loss
November 1, 2018
5:30-7:30 PM
Stevens Point, WI

Connecting for Kids Sawyer County

5 PM; 2nd Tuesday of the Month
First Lutheran Church
10680 Main St. Hayward, WI 54843
Contact Deb Muskett at for more information
Sawyer Cty Connecting for Kids Flyer
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
Iron Cty Support Group Flyer
Grandparent Cafes
9:30- 11:00 AM
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2018
Bad River Health & Wellness Center
Odanah, WI
1-2:30 PM
Thursdays, October 4, 1,, 18, 25, November 1
Chequamegon Clinic
Ashland, WI
Registration Required- FLYER

Upcoming Training from the Northern Regional Center
Did You Know? Now You Know!: This training provides invaluable information on health coverage and Medicaid programs. The Northern Regional Center is looking to present this training in the Fall in Stevens Point as well as the spring in the Ashland area.
A list of the trainings that we offer is available at:


Autism Society of Wisconsin Fall Conference
Featuring: Not Your Mother’s Social Stories presented by Carol Gray
October 11, 2018
Neenah, Wisconsin
Autism Society
Beyond Behaviors
November 29, 2018
9-4, Stevens Point
More info at:
South Wood County Special Needs Resource Fair
October 11, 2018
4:30-7:30 PM
McMillan Library, Wisconsin Rapids
Pizza at 4:30, Presentations begin at 5
Statewide Transition Academy
October 16-17, 2018
Wisconsin Dells
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
Wisconsin Dells
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.
Self-Determination Conference
Monday, October 29 – Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Wisconsin Dells
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.