Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
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Updated Finding Your Way: A Navigation Guide for Wisconsin Families Who Have Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities

Finding Your Way More

What’s New

School Information, Guidance and Resources for COVID-19–now on our School/Special Education Page

Resources for children with special health needs and the families who care for them

Don’t worry about calming the storm. Calm yourself; the storm will pass. -source unknown

Waisman Center Resources and Updates for COVID-19

WI DHS Higher Risk/Families with CYSHCN Resources for COVID-19

Spotlight for , January 25

What is the Well Badger Resource Center and How Can They Help? Thursday, Jan. 28  12:00-12:45pm Registration. Flyer. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!
Y Comenzando un año nuevo y pensando en el bienestar de su familia tenemos el gusto y orgullo de presentar al Dr. Luis Columna creador del programa de educación física llamado “The Fit Program” Un programa único de actividades físicas, enfocado en la participación de familia con niños con discapacidad mejorando y creando oportunidades para la actividad física, particularmente en familias hispanas. Un orador a nivel internacional hoy aprenderemos con este magnífico entrenamiento en español, El Dr. Luis Columna un destacado maestro, ilustrado y líder en esta profesión estará con nosotros dando este taller
Únase a nuestro grupo el próximo sábado 30 de Enero, de las 9:30- 10:30 am, ayúdenos a ayudarle navegando este mar de conocimientos, encontrando el sendero para una vida saludable junto a su familia. Si tiene problema al acceso, llámenos y nosotros le podemos ayudar a conectarnos virtualmente  Lilliam Post (608) 441 3257-
Free series on Workplace Boundaries and Sexual Harassment for adults (18+) with developmental disabilities from Heart Consulting. Starts Feb. 1. Contact to register and for more information.

Upcoming webinars/trainings/conversations

Revisions to Wisconsin’s Law on the use of Seclusion & Physical Restraint in Schools  Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 12-1pm from WI FACETS

Spanish: WSEMS: Facilitated IEPs   Thursday, Jan. 28th, 12-1pm from WI FACETS

What is the Well Badger Resource Center and How Can They Help? Thursday, Jan. 28  12:00-12:45pm Registration. Flyer. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

The Breakdown of Seizure Types Thursday, Jan. 28th 7:00pm Virtual Meet-up from the Epilepsy Foundation of Wisconsin

A Guide to Implementing IEPs and Monitoring Progress of IEP Goals When Moving Between In-Person, Hybrid, or Virtual Learning Environments  Thursday, Feb. 4  12:00-12:45pm Registration  Flyer. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

The Race Toward Community Inclusion (part 1) Tuesday, Feb. 11 2-4pm Registration A 2-part community education event fostering an open discussion about racism, why it still exists today, and garner commitment from area organizations and local leaders to take specific actions to combat racism in our communities.

Week of January 25

Vaccine information for Family Care participants and their caregivers:

Vaccine information for IRIS participants and their caregivers:

Vaccine information for Children’s Disability Programs participants and their caregivers:

Fantastic free resource about who might be doing what on your child’s team. Includes a worksheet to make it yours! from Parenting on Your Own Path by Dr. Emily King

Mental Health Issues Affect 3 In 4 Kids With Autism from Disability Scoop

Understanding and Ameliorating Medical Mistrust Among Black Americans from The Commonwealth Fund

Kindness in the Classroom video series from PBS Wisconsin and the Center for Healthy Minds

Free Learning Together Live Virtual Events for people Supporting Neurodiverse Students scheduled in 2021. [2/9; 3/9; 4/13; 5/11; 6/8]

2021 Tourette Connections Virtual Conference Series Wednesdays from 12-1pm Feb. 24-31st. [2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17; 3/24; 3/31] Details and registration will be posted above.

Week of January 18

“The Dirt” Trailrunning Podcast (1/17/21) Listen to Ryan as he talks about being autistic and wanting to help other autistic people to find happiness, health and community!

How does the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (SRC CYSHCN) Support Families? Video. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

The Voices of Wisconsin Students Project is looking to hear the voices of students across Wisconsin about learning, coping and building resilience during COVID-19. Sessions will be held January and February. For more information visit  the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) Research Partners.

I’m a Capable Mother, It Hurts to Have to Prove It from Center for Parents with Disabilities

Pandemic-induced trauma, stress leading to ‘uptick’ in SEL need from K-12 Dive



The Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs tries to help families, and the professionals who support them, through providing current resources, news articles, interesting items and more. We post “What’s New” on our home page each week. We regularly post this content and more on our Facebook page. We send out a weekly Resource Round-up on Fridays (send an email with Weekly Resource Round-up in the Subject Line to to join).We bring together the “What’s New” resources by topic and place them on the Resources page. We hope you can find some help, encouragement, or just information on this page. New content is added regularly.

Find Us

Our Southern Regional Cwisconsin southern region map enter serves the following counties: Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Juneau, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk and Vernon, shown in orange on the map.
Contact the Southern Regional Center.
Call: 1-800-532-3321

The Southern Regional Center (SRC) has a listserv we use to inform families about upcoming trainings and events in our region and opportunities for state and national input. So far in 2020, families have joined us in reviewing the Navigation Guide and starting Conversations on Showing Up for Kids! We hope families from the listserv will join us in initiatives like revamping this website, increasing partnerships with libraries and more. Do you want to stay informed and get involved? Send an email to You can unsubscribe at any time.

If you need to contact another regional center, please download a brochure at


Wisconsin Well Badger Resource Center is a statewide public health Information and Referral (I&R) service and resource program offering a toll free phone line and website for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and more. Well Badger is staffed to provide information and referrals with a deliberate focus to engage high-risk populations and for those with special needs.
Phone: 1-800-642-7837