Fall 2023 Events

We are offering several of our trainings and events this fall in different locations across the region and virtually.

Connect and Share: Health Check Other Services- Opportunities to informally learn more about services and support in your area as well as connect with other families. Refreshments and kids’ activities are available for in-person events. Care Notebooks and other materials will be available. 

  • Wednesday, November 29, 7-8 PM
    • Virtual- you can join via Zoom by phone or video:
      • To join via video: zoom.us/j/7549091421 (If you join the video conference and have trouble with audio or low internet bandwith, you can also join by phone but stay on the video as well.)
      • To join by phone, dial one of these numbers: 1-646-876-9923 or 1-669-900-6833. Enter the Meeting ID when prompted- 7549091421 and #(pound), then # again when prompted for a participant ID
      • Or use “One tap mobile” on your smart phone by just entering the following (including commas): 16468769923,,7549091421#,,#
  • Flyer

Bridging the Gap– The idea of transition may feel overwhelming. This interactive training will help you to decide when to start talking about health care transition and tips for talking with your child, starting at age 12. You will leave with helpful tools and resources and will start a plan for health care transition for your child and family.

  • Monday, December 4, 7-8 PM
    • Virtual: Zoom link will be sent after registration

CARE Series– Learn more about Care Coordination and assemble a Care Notebook to keep your child’s information organized. Additionally, we will design care maps to show others at a glance all the people and resources supporting your child’s development.

  • Tuesday, December 5, 7-8 PM
    • Virtual: Zoom link will be sent after registration

Virtual Flyer English and Spanish

Registration is below. For in person events, a meal is provided so please register each person. 

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Help Families-come work with us

We are hiring for 2 Resource Guides 

Update: the deadline has passed to apply. Stay tuned to meet our new Resource Guides

The Northern Regional Center for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN), within the Marathon County Health Department, has two, part-time opportunities to join our team. Resource Guides help families and stakeholders in a multi-county area to support children with special health care needs/ disabilities access services and supports. Note, these positions do not need to be located within Marathon County.

  • Resource Guides will be located with a community partner and/or their home.
  • Hours will be approximately 15-20 hours per week and will vary based on need, with some set times to participate in community meetings and other times flexible. Evenings and weekends during peak fall and spring times to support trainings and outreach events are needed.
  • Travel will occur throughout the region for community meetings. Some travel outside of the area to state and regional meetings/conferences will occur on occasion.

Connect and Share: Private Duty Nursing

Image with text- Connect and Share for families of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs

Connect and Share opportunities are for families of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs to connect with other families and discuss specific topics and share resources. 

Wednesday, June 7 at 6:00 PM: Private Duty Nursing- many parents cannot find this Medicaid service for their children who have complex medical needs. Family Voices of Wisconsin will join the discussion. 

No RSVP needed. You can join via Zoom by phone or video:
• To join via video: zoom.us/j/7549091421 (If you join the video conference and have trouble with audio or low internet bandwith, you can also join by phone but stay on the video as well.)
• To join by phone, dial one of these numbers: 1-646-876-9923 or 1-669-900-6833. Enter the Meeting ID when prompted- 7549091421 and #(pound), then # again when prompted for a participant ID
• Or use “One tap mobile” on your smart phone by just entering the following (including commas): 16468769923,,7549091421#,,#

Fall Events and Updates

Here is a list of upcoming conferences and training. If a child receives CLTS, parents may utilize funds for training from the Children’s Long Term Support waiver by contacting their county Support and Service Coordinator. Many conferences also offer parent scholarships and we can also assist you in getting to these important events through scholarships for hotel and mileage. Give us a call at 715-261-1906 or email specialneedsinfo@co.marathon.wi.us

  • Transition Trainings- we are planning several transition trainings in person in the fall from our partners at the Youth Health Transition Initiative
    • Build Your Bridge: Moving from Child to Adult Health Care: Introduce and discuss when to start thinking about health care transition to adult care providers as well as offers helpful tools and resources.
    • Bridging the Gap: An overview of youth health transition with information tailored to different, mixed audiences (e.g., parents, teachers, nurses, etc.).
    • Dreaming Differently: To meet the needs of a unique audience, the “Build Your Bridge” curriculum has been adapted for families who are raising children with significant intellectual or developmental disabilities and medical complexity.
  • Trainings with Katie Berg through your local CESA
    • The Supporting Neurodiverse Students (SNS) Professional Learning System provides learning opportunities with a focus on regulation, social communication, flexibility, resilience, sensory processing, and executive functioning. It includes regional training sessions, virtual trainings, and virtual cohorts to support educators and families serving students with disability-related needs in the area of social and emotional learning.  
    • Virtual and In Person opportunities listed here 

IEP Clinic for Families

Saturday, October 8, 2022

9 AM- 12 Noon

Light Breakfast/ Snacks provided

Come learn about the parts of IEP process including the referral process, evaluations, writing the IEP, and revising the IEP. Bring your child’s IEP with you and there will time to also ask questions.

Provided in small groups via zoom by Nelsinia Ramos from WI FACETS:

  • Ashland, Northland Technical College Conference Room 306
  • Rhinelander, Quality Inn
  • Stevens Point, Midstate Independent Living Choices
  • Wausau, Northcentral Technical College