Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
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Waisman Center COVID-19: Resources and Updates

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Welcome to the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs!

As of March 16, 2020: The Southern Regional Center is open, but we are working remotely.  You may call 608-265-8610 or 800-532-3321 and leave a message. If you could spell out your email address in your message, that will help us to follow up with you more quickly.  When we call back, we may call from a number that shows as blocked.  If you cannot wait and have a more immediate need for health information and referral, you could call the Well Badger Resource Center at 800-642-7837.

What’s New

COVID-19 Resources for children with special health needs and the families who care for them

WI DHS Higher Risk/Families with CYSHCN Resources

WI DHS COVID-19 Resources and Information

Finding You NEW NORMAL during COVID-19 is a very comprehensive resource/course from Respite Care Association of Wisconsin.

GiGi’s Playhouse, Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, offers GiGi’s at Home with free therapeutic and educational programming.

PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), announce an ambitious new tv broadcast schedule to support At-Home Learning, accompanied by curriculum-aligned digital resources.

In this challenging time, we all need to reach out to connect with others in a safe space.” Check out this opportunity through You Are Not Alone by the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health.

Remote Provision of Children’s Long-Term Support Program from Wisconsin DHS.

Temporary Changes to Telehealth Policy and Clarifications for Behavioral Health and Targeted Case Management Providers has been approved and posted.  This allows coverage for behavioral health services delivered via telehealth, including over the phone, during this public health emergency. ForwardHealth Update 2020-12

Basic Resources on COVID-19 to Use and Share by The ARC Wisconsin

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times by AFIRM (Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules)

ABC for Health (Health insurance/benefits) information during COVID-19

COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities–put together by self-advocates in Vermont.

COVID-19 and Mental Health information from WI Office of Children’s Mental Health

COVID-19 Response and Resources from Autism Society

COVID-19 page which includes Educational Resources for teaching at home from the National Down Syndrome Society.

Information on COVID-19 from WI Department of Education including the Special Ed hotline

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. In 2020 we hope families from the listserv will join us in initiatives like reviewing the Navigation Guide, revamping this website, launching an SRC Facebook page, 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