Welcome to the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs!
*events sponsored by the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Watch for Autism related Movies on Mondays, Conversations on Showing Up for Kids, Autism Societies Happenings, National Coffee Chats and more! Some events are recurring events. Some are specifically for Autism Acceptance Month. Some are also fundraisers for the Societies.
ASC=Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin; ASGW=Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin; ASSEW=Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin
About Movies on Mondays
Movies on Mondays is a chance to watch movies and then talk about them together. April is Autism Acceptance Month and so our movies this month help to raise our awareness of autism and other developmental disabilities. On April 19 at noon, we will be hosting a watch party for INterDEPENDENCE.
As if having a disability wasn’t enough in and of itself, they face a society that treats them as, in the words of one interviewee, “second class citizens”. A dozen people with disabilities from around Wisconsin share their experiences and perspectives in this documentary. Some were born with a disabling condition, others acquired it later in life. Many feel they don’t have anything to lose by “telling it like it is”, and they hope, ultimately, that revealing their personal, private lives will help the disability rights movement as a whole. Their insightful, poignant stories provide an understanding into the challenges, frustrations and successes they face as people on the margins who are living, or trying to live, in the mainstream of society.
Join us for a watch party followed by a question and answer session with the film director, Greg Jeschke, and one of the featured adults, Nicki Vander Meulen.
Co-sponsored with the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin.
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.
Would you like to stay updated and informed? We send out a weekly resource roundup. Email email@example.com and ask to join the SRC4family listserv. You can also “Follow” us on Facebook for even more information.
NEW website holding information on Conversations on Showing Up for Kids! Check out this easy way to listen into conversations that might help you. https://cyshcn.waisman.wisc.edu/conversations-on-showing-up-for-kids/
Connect With Us
Our Southern Regional Center 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.
The Southern Regional Center (SRC) uses a listserv to inform families about upcoming trainings and events in our region and opportunities for state and national input. In 2020, families joined us in reviewing the Navigation Guide and starting Conversations on Showing Up for Kids! Do you want to stay informed and get involved? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can unsubscribe at any time.
If you need to contact another regional center, please download a brochure at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p4/p40051.pdf
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
Spotlight Friday, April 9
Prevalence, Disparities and Lessons Learned from WISADDS Thursday, April 15 12:00-12:45pm Registration. Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!
Tim Markle, Director of the Southern Regional Center for CYSHCN will be joined by Maureen Durkin and Angelica Salinas from the Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities System (WISADDS). We will be discussing how the prevalence of Autism is determined, what disparities have been found and what other lessons we can learn from WISADDS.
Self-Advocacy Series: How DVR & Schools Work Together for Youth Tuesday, April 13 6:00pm to 7:00pm from WI FACETS
Inform, Influence, Innovate Together Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin Virtual Conference April 21-24
Educate and Empower Together Circles of Life Conference May 6-7 (Virtual)
Week of April 5
Trader Joe’s Eyes Improved Shopping Experience For Those With Special Needs from Disability Scoop
Families With Sick Kids on Medicaid Seek Easier Access to Out-of-State Hospitals from Kaiser Health News
How do I Testify at the Joint Finance Committee Budget Hearing? Madtown Mommas and Disability Advocates monthly meeting April 21 7:00pm Connection and more information
Best Buddies Wisconsin is hosting a Citizens Program Informational Session on April 15th at 6pm on Zoom.
– Are you interested in learning more about Best Buddies Wisconsin?
– Do you want to get involved with a mission that ensures EVERYONE feels included and has a friend?
– Are you considering becoming a Buddy to a person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability?
If you answered YES to any or all of these questions, we encourage you to join us in April! All are welcome – we are particularly in need of Citizens volunteers in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Dane Counties. If you are unable to attend this session, there will be another held in early Summer. To register for the session or learn more about the Citizens Program, please send an e-mail to Christine Schulz, Program Manager – Community Engagement at email@example.com
Education Forward: Operating Schools During a Pandemic has been Updated by WI DPI
Mental Health Treatment for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: An Introductory Continuing Education Series from the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Training Center
Amid Pandemic, ‘Sesame Street’ Aims To Help Children With Autism Adapt from Disability Scoop
Get out the Vaccine website from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities–a site to provide trusted sources to help you make the right decision for you, your family, and your community
Family Voices April Resource eBlast — All about Tele-What? Who? And How?
How to Find, Train and Retain Your Own Respite Workers Recording and Resources
Deciding Together: A Key Part of the Children’s Long-Term Support Waivers Fantastic conversation about ISPs, SSC and Outcomes. Want to know what those are? Check out the recording.
Week of March 29
Transition Talks Tuesdays: Health Care Changes Too! Stay A Step Ahead. Recording and resources.
How To Measure Student Success In a Post-COVID World Parenting on Your Own Path by Dr. Emily King
- Family Engagement Article: April is Autism Awareness (Acceptance) Month
- Research to Read: Distance Education Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Needs During COVID-19 and School Closures
- Online resources for youth and families in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder
- For Your Information: Education and Mental Health During COVID-19 How are Children and Caregivers Doing, Really?
- Information about upcoming statewide trainings, workshops and conferences
- At Home Learning Strategies
The Importance of Presuming Competence by Shelley Moore
The Power of High Expectations from the PACER Center
Telling Your Personal Story from the PACER Center
Free Learning Together Live Virtual Events for people Supporting Neurodiverse Students scheduled in 2021. [4/13; 5/11; 6/8]
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.