Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
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A guide designed to help you learn about the different systems you may come in contact with or need to know about. More

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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.

Connect With Us

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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.
Call: 1-800-532-3321

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 You can unsubscribe at any time.

If you need to contact another regional center, please download a brochure at

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

Spotlight Monday, May 3

5 County Transition Talks

Transition 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 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. Topics at 

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  to receive the Zoom connection information. The Family/Community workshops are focused on the 5 Counties, but open to anyone who registers.

C.A.R.E. Medical Home Series for Families

This series of four presentations and discussions was developed to support families who have children or youth with special health care needs. The series includes Caring for the Whole Family, Assembling a Care Notebook, Requesting a Shared Plan of Care, and Exploring Care Mapping. At the end of the discussions, participants will understand what a medical home is, how a medical home may benefit their child and family. The discussions are appropriate for both professionals and families.

Join us to learn strategies to coordinate and strengthen communication with your child’s health care team and other partners you work with.  You can register for one, two, three or all four of the workshops at once.  Workshops will be presented over Zoom and you will receive connection information after you register. We will email you materials you may need for each workshop.

May 5, May 19, May 26 — 6:00pm-7:00pm


Circles of Life — Free for Families in 2021
May 6-7, 2021 (virtual)  Registration and more information

Upcoming webinars/trainings/conversations

Getting & Keeping Your First Job Tuesday, May 4, 2021 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm from WI FACETS

Post-Secondary Transition Plan (PTP): What, Why and How Thursday, May 6 12:00-12:45pm Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

Educate and Empower Together Circles of Life Conference May 6-7 (Virtual) — Free for Families in 2021

Tele? What have we learned from pivoting to tele-services for those with ASD & DD? May 12, 8:30am-12:30pm Community of Practice on Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities  Registration.

Understanding “Sensory” Free Virtual Training from Supporting Neurodiverse Students Grant

Did You Know? Now You Know! May 12, 6:00pm-7:00pm An overview of private and public health insurance benefits, community supports and services and other resources for children with special health needs and/or disabilities.  Please take time to view the online training prior to the Zoom meeting on May 12 at 6:00 pm. The video runs approximately 30 minutes, so give yourself time to watch. Our plan is for everyone to have viewed the training and then, beginning at 6:00, we will provide an overview of the key points and give some examples. We will answer your questions as we go through each section.  The link for this video will come in the confirmation email immediately after you complete the registration.

SFN Dads Virtual Conference May 15, 2012 free standard attendance. Want to be upgraded to premium? Email us at to find out how. (It’s really simple.)

Week of April 26

The Path Ahead newsletter from TMG features  tips from LOV Inc.’s Stefanie Primm about how to find your community. Also, hear from self-advocates enrolled in the TMG ICA about what living through the pandemic has been like for them. Finally, discover resources for riding out the pandemic; and more!

Autism and Complementary Health Approaches from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities Clinical Report from Pediatrics

Sent home early: Lost learning in special education from the Hechinger Report

Biden Urged To Back Broad Changes To SSI from Disability Scoop

Free Learning Together Live Virtual Events for people Supporting Neurodiverse Students scheduled in 2021. [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.
Phone: 1-800-642-7837

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 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.