Training Thursdays in October

We are offering many of our trainings on Thursdays in October at 12:30 PM and then repeated at 6 PM over Zoom so you can join from home over phone or video.

Transition Trainings: What’s After High School? and Bridging the Gap

C.A.R.E.: A Medical Home Series: Assembling a Care Notebook, Requesting a Shared Plan of Care, and Exploring Care Mapping

Did You Know, Now You Know: An overview of private and public health insurance benefits, community supports and services, and other resources for children with special health needs and/or disabilities.

A full list with descriptions and registration information is at: northernregionalcenter.org/fall2020/

Fall Virtual Conferences

There are a number of conferences taking place virtually this fall that are listed below. Many offer scholarships. The Northern Regional CYSHCN Center can also provide scholarships for registration for any of these conferences. Use the Contact Us form and we will send you the form. 

Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference

October 19-21, 2020

wiaimh.org/conference

Self Determination Conference- FREE

October 26- 28, 2020

Virtual Self-Determination Conference

“Essential Supports for People with FASD”

October 30, 2020 ~ 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM,

ORCHIDS

Children Come First Conference

The 31st annual 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, behavioral, or mental health challenges. Each year, this conference brings together professionals, educators, and families, with national experts in the field of children’s mental health.

Monday, November 9

www.ccfconference.org/

Transition Parents in Partnership October- May

Statewide Tuesday Evening Training (13 sessions)
Statewide Saturday Training (8 sessions)

“PIP is a statewide program in which a group of parents and other caregivers meet together during the year to share their family stories, challenges, joys and triumphs of raising their children. At PIP participants will learn about the community and statewide resources for children with disabilities; explore issues around health, education, transition, policy making, legislation, inclusion, self-determination, family well-being, and IDEA Special Education Law.”

PIP Flyer with dates


Spring 2021

Circles of Life

Information coming soon 

Support and Resources during COVID19 (Updated 7/29/20)

Updates and information on changes to Wisconsin programs and services

Face Masks

Resources specific to families with children with Special Health Care Needs/ Disabilities 

Schools and Special Education

Resiliency/ Trauma

Fun Stuff for both Kids and Parents

  • Camp Kinda: (In English and Spanish) | Here’s a free, virtual summer camp experience designed to keep kids engaged, asking questions, and having fun even while they’re stuck at home. “Open” each weekday starting June 1 to September 1. On any given day, kids may be exploring the art of graphic novels, unlocking the mysteries of history, or jumping into the world’s craziest sports. Also available in Spanish.
  • Art at Home: a comprehensive list of online/ virtual tours of museums, games, and art activities.
  • But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
  • List of children’s authors reading their stories
  • Sign up to Skype a Scientist
  • The Kids Should See This- lots of science related videos- thekidshouldseethis.com/
  • Bird Library: youtu.be/_SEQHPg6gRA
  • Videos of trains– can be soothing or exciting
  • Make a Time Capsule– might be a good activity for kids that don’t have an interest in journaling. 
  • A list for teens of different things to do: Managing-Social-Distancing-So-It-Doesnt-Suck

Childcare, Early Childhood, and Camps

Education Access

Economic and Food Assistance: 

  • Economic Impact Payments are coming to most Americans through the IRS. If you have questions you can go to this site: www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments. Questions regarding payments for SSI/SSDI recipients is available from the Social Security Administration here. Other questions like whether these payments impact programs like SSI/SSDI is available from the Social Security Administration here.
  • Additional Food Share Benefits information is available from DHS here
  • Financial resources from UW Extension are here, including how to connect with a financial educator
  • WIC has expanded the list of available products that can be purchased. Use the WIC app to learn more. 
  • Your local 211 is a great resource regarding basic needs.  The statewide site has a searchable database here

Family Feedback Meeting in November

Join us: The Northern Regional Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Center is looking for feedback from families. We want parents to let us know what is working and what is not. We also would appreciate suggestions on additional training and programs. Additionally, these meetings will be an avenue for staff to provide updates on projects that we are developing.

We are looking for:

  • Parents/ primary caregivers of children with special health care needs and/or disabilities under age 22
  • Live in the 15 counties that are a part of the Northern Regional Center services area.  
  • Are willing to provide feedback and suggestions on CYSHCN supports and services

We will hold these meetings twice a year on a weekday evening over Zoom or in-person. If in-person, we will hold 3 sessions in different parts of the region and dinner will be provided. Parents can receive a gas card for mileage reimbursement if needed.

If you are interested in participating or want more information, contact Allison Lourash at 715-261-1906 or via email at Allison.lourash@co.marathon.wi.us.