Community Events

assew-logoAutism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin
2018 ​T.R.A.I.L.S. Series – Transitions for Raising Autism Independence and Living Skills

Date:* Thursday, March 15: Session Three – Understanding SSI
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Wildwood Lodge Pewaukee
Address: N14 W24121 Tower Place, Pewaukee WI 53072 | See Map to Wildwood Lodge Pewaukee
*Additional sessions on:
Thursday, January 18, 2018: Session One – Housing
Thursday, February 15: Session Two – Creative Employment Opportunities
Thursday, March 15: Session Three – Understanding SSI
Thursday, May 17: Session Four – Guardianship and Supported Decision-making

Wonder what the future holds for your teen? Our Transition Series (TRAILS) helps you understand the types of decisions you and your child will be facing as they come of age by providing pathways to adulthood. We offer this series of classes each year to assist parents of teens prepare for the transition from school to community.
Read more about the T.R.A.I.L.S. Series.

wifa-logoWI Transition Planning App: Empowering Self-Advocacy for WI Youth Webinar
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM -1:00 PM

Find out about a wonderful new tool that will help students and families as they navigate the transition process.
Registration Link for WI FACETS webinar:

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: This session will cover the new WiTransition app that is available to schools, youth, families, and agencies to provide hands-on access to creating and having input into a transition plan for a student. We will review the app content, the report that is generated at completion, supporting materials that have been developed and tips on how to best use the app to move transition planning forward for Wisconsin youth.

PRESENTER: Brenda Swoboda, the Western Regional Coordinator for the Transition Improvement Grant (TIG), graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stout with a degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Wisconsin – Stout receiving her license to teach students with Cognitive Disabilities. Prior to coming to the Transition Improvement Grant, she was a special education teacher for 17 years and a transition coordinator for 6 years. Brenda is located at CESA 4 in West Salem, Wisconsin and covers CESA’s 4, 10, and 11.

unnamedVSA Wisconsin Spring Art Center Classes
Location: VSA Wisconsin
Address: 1709 Aberg Avenue, Suite 1, Madison WI 53704
Early Childhood and Adult Art and Music Classes



Early Childhood Classes
Art and music classes are for children ages 3-6 with disabilities of all types. Typically developing children are also welcome. We ask that parents stay at the Art Center during class time – participation is encouraged!
Dates: February 19 – April 4, 2018
7 week sessions

Time: 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Cost: $25 for a 7 week session (scholarships available)
Registration deadline for early childhood classes is Feb. 12, 2018
Adult Classes
Art and music classes are for adults ages 16+ with disabilities of all types. Typically-abled students are also welcome.
Adult classes are from 6-7pm ~ classes start the week of January 29, 2018 and run for 10 weeks until April 5, 2018.
Dates: January 29 – April 5, 2018
10 week sessions

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost: $106 for a 10 week session

See the class details and registration information
For more information, please contact Megwyn Sanders-Andrews at (608)241-2131 or


HPL_Square_378Hedberg Public Library – Janesville
Parenting Connections Series

Dates: January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, 2018 (Thursdays)
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Hedberg Public Library
Address: 316 South Main Street, Janesville WI 53545 | See Map to Hedberg Public Library

Hedberg Public Library will be hosting parenting workshops in collaboration with several partners to provide resources to caregivers of youth with special needs.
January 11 – Parental Self Care and Advocacy
February 8 – Summer Opportunities & Travel Tips
March 8 – Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
April 12 – Supported Decision Making: Supporting Individuals to Live Full Lives

See the Parenting Connections brochure.
Visit the Hedberg Library website.

Community Events

mscr-logoMSCR: Madison School & Community Recreation
Adaptive Programming for Youth and Adults with Disabilities
Winter and Spring 2018 Adaptive Recreation – Ages vary

Classes include: Chair Challenge, City Clubs, Cooking Class, Dance and Move, Fun Fitness, Power Soccer, Stretch and Strengthen, Water Walking Fitness, Yoga
See the Adaptive Program Brochure
Visit the MSCR website Adaptive Recreation Program page

mscr-logoMSCR: Madison School & Community Recreation
Adaptive Programming for Youth and Adults with Disabilities
Winter‐Spring 2018 Sporting Trips – for Ages 14+

Monday, January 28, 2018: UW Women’s Hockey Trip
Sunday, February 25, 2018: Milwaukee Bucks Bus Trip
Sunday, May 27, 2018: Milwaukee Brewers Bus Trip
See the Adaptive Programming flyer

Community Events

ASW_logoAutism Society of Wisconsin
49th Annual Conference
Deadline for early bird registration discount: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Conference Dates: April 19 – 21, 2018 (Thursday – Saturday)
Location: Kalahari Resort Convention Center
Address: 1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI | See Map to Kalahari Resort
See the full details and register for Autism Society of Wisconsin Conference

Community Events

wisconsibsWisconSibs: Sisters and Brothers of People with Disabilities
Summer Sibling Programs
Siblings ages 6-17 can look forward to respite and fun in summer 2018.
June 1, 2018: Deadline for registration for all summer camps and programs
June 21, 2018: Teen Sib Leadership Day for ages 13-17
July 23-27, 2018: SibDays of Summer at Plamann Park for ages 6-12, Teen Sib Leaders
August 9-12, 2018: Sib Camp in Door County for ages 9-11
August 16-19, 2018: Sib Camp in Door County for ages 12-16

Visit the WisconSibs website