Welcome to the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs!
Finding Your Way: A Navigation Guide for Wisconsin Families Who Have Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities is designed to help families and professionals navigate the system of care in Wisconsin.
Who could benefit from the guide? The guide may be particularly useful for any family:
• with, or is at risk of having, a special health care need or disability
• who recently received a diagnosis
• with questions or concerns about their child’s development
• in contact with a supportive part of the system of care
This resource has been reviewed by content experts, information and referral specialists, and families. The guide includes brief descriptions of programs, services, systems of support, and contact information for these resources.
Key areas of information include:
• Getting Started
• Taking Care of Health
• Taking Care of the Family
• Learning About Education
• Paying For What You Need
• Transition to Adulthood
• Augmentative and Alternative Communication
• Glossary of common abbreviations and acronyms
Finding Your Way: A Navigation Guide for Wisconsin Families Who Have Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities is available at https://ucedd.waisman.wisc.edu/fyw/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
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 for , January 25
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- Lilliam@cmcmadison.org
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
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!
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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) 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 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
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.