Build Your Bridge Transition Training

Build Your Bridge: Moving from Child to Adult Health Care

This is a free presentation and conversation to help guide families through the transition from child-centered to adult health care systems. Youth and families are often overwhelmed and under-prepared for the transition to adult health care. This presentation will introduce and discuss when to start thinking about health care transition as well as provide helpful tools and resources. 

As a result of participating in this presentation we hope you will:
• Understand what youth health care transition is and why it is important.
• Identify activities in daily life where transition occurs.
• Apply tools and resources to take an active role in the health care transition process.
• Start a health transition action plan

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:30-8:30 PM or

Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 8:30-9:30 AM

You can register at: tinyurl.com/y48upo72. Contact the Northern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at 715-261-1906 with any questions. We will email you instructions on joining Zoom along with a link to a video that provides an introduction to health transition.

Build Your Bridge Jan 2020 Flyer

 

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

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

Support and Resources during COVID19 (Updated 4/13/21)

Updates and information on changes to Wisconsin programs and services

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

Schools and Special Education

  • Information from DPI Spring 2021
    • Guidance for IEP teams making compensatory services determinations: The special education team has released a new presentation slide deck with additional information for IEP teams making compensatory service determinations this spring. The presentation provides clarification on the differences between compensatory services and other services provided in addition to the IEP such as extended school  year services. IEP teams will also find discussion questions to utilize when making compensatory services determinations in the presentation. To view a copy of the presentation click here.   Additional information is also updated in the DPI COVID 19 Special Education Question and Answer Document.
    • COVID-19 Special Education Question and Answer Document, Compensatory or Recovery Services: This week, the Department added a Section B to the COVID-19 Special Education Question and Answer document, titled “Compensatory or Recovery Services”. This section explains the differences between compensatory or recovery services and additional services, explains how to determine if these services are required, provides information about funding sources, and identifies considerations and requirements for students who have graduated with a regular diploma or reached the age of 21 during the 2020-21 school year.
    • Updated CoP Recording: Family Engagement and Extended School Year (ESY): The March 1, Community of Practice: Supporting Students with IEPs during COVID-19 meeting recording is now available.  This video is on the topic of family engagement as well as an update on additional services and extended school year discussions as they relate to COVID-19.  Wisconsin DPI thanks the Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative (WSPEI) for their assistance and co-presentation of this important content.  Video links from the meeting are below and all recorded videos can be accessed on this DPI special education team professional learning events page.

Part 1: Introduction, Family Engagement during COVID-19

Part 2: Additional Services, Extended School Year Considerations and Engaging Families

Resiliency/ Trauma

Access to Internet/Communications

From Family Voices- “Riding the Waves of COVID-19: An Information Series for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs or Disabilities”

Flyer is attached here and copied below. 

“Riding the Waves of COVID-19: An Information Series for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs or Disabilities”
Flyer information copied below:

Do you have COVID confusion?
Are you wondering how to keep your child and family healthy as our world reopens?
If so, please join us for:
“Riding the Waves of COVID-19: An Information Series for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs or Disabilities”

This brief webinar series will be held:
Tuesday, May 26 12:30 – 12:45 pm
Part I: Dr. Vivek Balasubramaniam, “A look back and where we are now”

Wednesday, May 27 12:30 – 12:45 pm
Part 2: Dr. Mary Ehlenbach, “A look forward and how to emerge from staying home”

Thursday, May 28 12:30 – 12:45 pm
Part 3: Stephanie Farrell, PhD, “Strategies and tools for maintaining and boosting resiliency”
To connect, go to: uwmadison.webex.com/uwmadison/j.php… Password: Families (32645437)

This series will be archived after June 1 on the Family Voices of Wisconsin website: familyvoiceswi.org/news