Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Harnessing Abilities: Rounding Up Resources
A Transition series based on the Harnessing Abilities Summit.
A partnership of A4A, CESA 3 and SRC CYSHCN

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Harnessing Abilities: Rounding Up Resources

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 parts! Harnessing Abilities: a Transition Summit gave us some great insight into the world of transition. Rounding up Resources focuses in on some of the main transition topics so families and providers can get some more in-depth resources to promote successful transitions.

Harnessing Abilities: Resource Round-up is a partnership of Aiming for Acceptance (A4A), CESA #3, and the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.

Supported Decision Making booklet coverSupportive Decision Making & Decisions About Guardianship

There 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)

October 6, 6:30pm-7:30pm

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Special Needs Financial Planning
If you’ve been searching for special needs financial planning advice, you’ve probably noticed that there are not many people that can answer your detailed questions. Families, often overwhelmed and busy with other areas of life, need help developing the habits and planning skills needed to ensure that the entire family will be provided for. How will you care for yourself? How will you care for your child for the rest of their life? Do your plans now, help to guarantee the security of your family’s future? Join us for a discussion on Special Needs Financial planning to see what areas are similar to traditional planning, and what areas are quite different. Presented by Joel Dettwiler. Joel Dettwiler, ChSNC® is a financial planner and special needs planning consultant with the Quantum Group, in Onalaska, WI. Joel works with families throughout the Wisconsin & the Midwest in the areas of Family Financial Planning, Social Security, Medicaid, ABLE Accounts, Special Needs Trusts, and Letters of Intent. www.quantumplanners.com

November 10, 6:3opm-7:30pm

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Bridging the Gap: Youth Health Care Transition and Staying a Step Ahead
When a student/child turns 18, their health care changes too. Come and learn how to assess readiness to take charge of health care. Come and learn some skills that can be taught during the teenage years to prepare the student to take charge of health care. You can stay a step ahead. Presented by Tim Markle. Tim is a partner of 23-year old on the Spectrum and Director of the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.

December 8, 6:30pm-7:30pm

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More Rounding Up Resources may be presented in 2020 depending on interest.

Planned by Aiming for Acceptance, CESA #3, and Southern Regional Center of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin.