Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
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5 County Transition Talks
Presented by Green County Community on Transition with the County Communities on Transition from Grant, Iowa, Lafayette and Rock.

5 County Transition Talks

Large blue suspension bridge made out of legos with two lego construction workers figures and one lego supergirl figure standing on the bridgeTransition has many pieces! Learn about what those pieces are and how you can stay a step ahead so students and families can be successful. All talks will take place over the internet via Zoom and a dial-in option will be available. Please attend one talk, two talks or all three! Three Mondays in May–May 3, May 10 and May 17.  Registration

Students will be invited to student-focused workshops on May 3, 10, and 17 at 1:00-2:00pm. School Transition Programs can make this available to their student.

Families of students receiving special education or 504 supports in grades 7-12, students, educators, therapists and community support providers are invited to join us May 3, May 10 and May 17 at 6:oopm-7:00pm.

Registration

The student-focused events are open to students in Green, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette and Rock counties. School transition coordinators should contact Brian Kenney (cell – 608-448-9034 or bkenney@cesa3.org)  to receive the Zoom connection information. The Family/Community workshops are focused on the 5 Counties, but open to anyone who registers.

Student Session
May 3rd — 1:00pm-2:00pm

You can do it: transitioning from high school to college

Come and learn how to become a self-advocate and get the training you need after high school to land your dream job.

Presented by: Deb Gilster, Access and Accommodations Coordinator at Blackhawk Technical College and
Chris Bowers, Disabilities Sevices Specialist at Southwest Technical College

Available through your school’s transition program.

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Student Session
May 10th — 1:00pm-2:00pm

Discovering Yourself and Your Community

Hands reached into the center. MulticulturalWhen we are in high school, we find comfort in the community we live in, have scheduled activities we can participate in, and socialize with people around us in classes, in the hallway, and during lunch. After high school, we get to plan our own schedule, find recreational & leisure activities to participate in, and socialize with new people. The question is, where do we start? Together, we will learn ways to push ourselves out of our comfort zones and fill our schedules with new and fun pastimes in a community of our choice!

Presented by Melissa Holland, New Glarus Special Education Teacher and Transition Coordinator.

Available through your school’s transition program.

Student Session
May 17th — 1:00pm-2:00pm

Finding My Meaningful Day –
Graduating Career and Life Ready

Young man wearing a blue shirt with a satchel standing on a the middle rail of a wooden fence looking into the sunsetThe excitement of graduating high school and having a great life is exciting and energizing.  Today we will focus on the concepts and ideas that lead youth to discover themselves and get excited about graduating and thinking about their career and adult life.

Presented by Brian Kenney with the Wisconsin Transition Improvement Grant and Mandy Johnsen with the Green County Aging and Disability Resource Center.

Available through your school’s transition program.

Icon of a person throwing a graduation cap into the air. Next to the letters TIG which stand for Transition Improvement GrantAging and Disability Resource Center

 

Family & Community Session
May 3rd — 6:00pm-7:00pm

Living as Independently as Possible

Transition is more than leaving high school, it is also about where you go next and how you get there. Come learn about supports to live more independently especially as it has to do with housing and transportation.

Registration

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Family & Community Session
May 10th — 6:00pm-7:00pm

Supportive Decision Making & Decisions About Guardianship

Supported Decision Making booklet coverThere are alternatives to guardianship. Supported decision-making empowers individuals with disabilities to make informed decisions about their life that protect their rights and ensure their safety and privacy. It involves family and friends working together to help them make complex decisions.

Presented by Tami Jackson, Public Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison for the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD)

Registration

 

 

Family & Community Session
May 17th — 6:00pm-7:00pm

Disability Law Across the Lifespan

Red question mark with person leaning on itThere are so many agencies, organizations and decisions. Who do you go to? What’s the most important? What do I need to do? While transition will look different for each family, there are some things you need to be prepared for. Learn about how the landscape changes after high school and how you can be prepared.

Presented by Vicki Davis Davilla, partner at Davis and Pledl, S.C.

Registration

 

Planned by the Green County Community on Transition

Brian Kenney, Transition Improvement Grant

Melissa Holland, New Glarus School District

Vicky Wedig, Aptiv

Julie Barker, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Joel Wolfgram, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Tim Markle – Southern Regional Center of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin

Deb Gilster, Blackhawk Technical College