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

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 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.

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

Highlight for Wednesday, December 2

This is Supposed to be Fun! Navigating the Winter Holidays, Autism, and your Extended Family

To watch a video of this presentation, go to:

It’s supposed to be the “most magical time of the year,” and yet, the combination of holiday expectations, having a child with autism, and navigating family relationships can lead to stress, worry, and disappointment. Let’s talk about strategies for ensuring you make it through with your sanity and relationships intact as well as having some fun along the way. We’ll include some tips for the well-meaning extended family members with us as well. Finally, be sure to bring your own strategies to share with others and questions you hope to have answered.

Presenter: Erin Thomson, LCSW, is a Senior Clinical Social Worker in the Waisman Center Clinics and Autism Treatment Program. Erin works with families across the lifespan to ensure they have access to community resources, are well-supported in school, and identify ways to enhance family functioning. Erin hopes to maintain the fun throughout this holiday season for her own children.

Posted the Week of November 30

Hope for the Holiday: Ideas to help us Celebrate and not Stress over Winter Break– More information and Registration
December 2, 9, and 16 from 12:00-12:45pm presented by the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin and the Waisman Center

  • 12/2  This is Supposed to be Fun! Navigating the Winter Holidays, Autism and Extended Family with Erin Thompson. To watch a video of this presentation, go to:
  • 12/9  Winter Break: Preparing for and Navigating Transitions and Changes in Routine with Alyssa Walsh
  • 12/16  Winter Break: Moving, Sensing and Feeling with Jen Bluske
  • Hope For the Holidays flyer

FASD Support Series–“Learning a Neurodevelopmental Approach to ASD” Friday, Dec. 4 1:00pm Around an hour  of conversation followed by the chance to support and be supported. Email

Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin Events
Fall Safety Series December 8, 6:00-7:00pm Safety and Interacting with Law Enforcement

Family Voices Winter Newsletter is celebrating Family Voices of Wisconsin’s 25 Years!

December Family Engagement Newsletter
Read about:

  • Family Engagement Article: Home-School Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Research to Read: Creating Collaborative Home-School Partnerships through Literacy
  • Online resources for youth and families in the area of Communication
  • For Your Information: Wisconsin’s RtI Center’s Annual Report
  • Information about upcoming statewide trainings, workshops and conferences
  • At Home Learning Strategies

Epilepsy Foundation of Wisconsin Support Group on 12/2 at 7:00pm–Topic is “What happens at a Support Group and is it for me?” Registration is required.

“Using Medicaid to Support Parents with Disabilities” from National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and Brandeis University
Friday December 11th @ 11:30 – 1:00 pm CST — You need to REGISTER for this free webinar
The webinar will be presented by legal and policy experts on Medicaid and Parents with Disabilities (Robyn Powell and Mary Sowers), and lived-experiences from a parent with a disability (Nikki Villavicencio).

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COVID Lessons for Kids and Families from Dr. Emily King

Building Resilience During Winter Celebrations from Resilient Wisconsin






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