childrens_therapy_networkChildren’s Therapy Network
Free Toddler Group: Prep to Play

Ages: 18 months to 2.5 years old
Dates: Every Wednesday, January 3 through March 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Children’s Therapy Network
Address: 639 Struck St, Madison WI 53719 | See Map
Cost: FREE!
Who can benefit?: This group is open to the public and aims to support children with a wide variety of skill levels. This group will be particularly beneficial for children who:
•Are challenged by changes in environment, play, and/or daily routines
•Needsa boost in their motor, play, or social skills
•Have difficulty communicating their needs or wants
To Sign Up: Please email Intake Coordinator, Emily, at emily.consigny@ctn-madison.com to sign up or learn more.

childrens_therapy_networkChildren’s Therapy Network
Free Toddler Group: Play with Me!

Ages: 2-4 years old
Dates: Every Friday, January 5 through March 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Children’s Therapy Network
Address: 639 Struck St, Madison WI 53719 | See Map
Cost: FREE!
Who can benefit?: This group is open to the public and aims to support children with a wide variety of skill levels. This group will be particularly beneficial for children who:
-Have limited play skills when interacting with materials or using imagination
-Have low self-confidence when interacting with peers
-Tend to be controlling and/or have rigid thinking
-Have difficulty verbally advocating their own needs and/or play ideas
-Love to move but have difficulty participating and focusing in a group setting
To Sign Up: Please email Intake Coordinator, Emily, at emily.consigny@ctn-madison.com to sign up or learn more.

wifa-logoWisconsin Facets Webinar
Criteria for Other Health Impairment (OHI)
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
The criteria for determining a student qualifies as having a disability in the Other Health Impairment (OHI) area will be shared. Descriptions of various health issues that might fit under OHI will also be shared. Finally, related resources for families and educators will be provided.
Go to Registration Link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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
See the full details and REGISTER HERE.

 

childrens_therapy_networkChildren’s Therapy Network
FREE Community Training
Basics of Sensory Processing

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Children’s Therapy Network
Address: 639 Struck St, Madison WI 53719 | See Map
What is sensory processing? How is it relevant to a child’s development? What does it look like when sensory processing is not working well? Therapists who are experts in sensory processing treatment will guide participants in a strong basic understanding of sensory processing skills and how these skills support all areas of development.
To Sign Up: Please email ctnreception@ctn-madison.com

EdenII_logoEden II Programs Diagnostic and Outreach Center Webinar
Sexuality Issues in Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Offered at two convenient times:
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (12:00 – 1:00 PM EST)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (2:00 – 3:00 PM EST)
Target Audience: BCBA’s, Psychologists, Social Workers, Special education teachers, Speech Pathologists, Parents, Individuals with ASD
The webinar will give an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder symptomology and sexuality related challenging behaviors. It will discuss sexual consent and assessments related to sexuality and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Addressing unwanted sexual behaviors through applied behavior analysis will be reviewed, as well as sexual education curriculum and strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
For more information and to register see the Eden2 Webinar Newsletter

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

Dates:* Thursday, January 18, 2018: Session One – Housing
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Wildwood Lodge Pewaukee
Address: N14 W24121 Tower Place, Pewaukee WI 53072 | See Map
*Additional sessions on:
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.

HPL_Square_378Hedberg Public Library – Janesville
Parenting Connections Series

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

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.

wifa-logoWisconsin Facets Webinar
School Choice: Public, Charter & Rights of Students with Special Needs

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
The presentation will detail the different rights of students with disabilities in all types of school across Wisconsin. It will include updated information about the special needs voucher and changes coming next year to this program.
Go to Registration Link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

childrens_therapy_networkChildren’s Therapy Network
FREE Community Training
Sensory Processing Activities & Routines

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Children’s Therapy Network
Address: 639 Struck St, Madison WI 53719 | See Map
Morning routines, mealtimes and homework time can be overwhelming for a child with a sensory processing disorder. Adding sensory smart activities (a sensory-diet) and routines to your child’s day can sometimes feel daunting. Come and learn about ways to implement sensory strategies into your day. Strategies will be individualized to your child’s needs.
To Sign Up: Please email ctnreception@ctn-madison.com

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 flyer HERE.

wifa-logoWisconsin Facets Webinar
Behavior Problems Due to Communication

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The purpose of this presentation is to describe characteristics of individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and discuss how to support individuals who exhibit challenging behavior.
Go to Registration Link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

 

childrens_therapy_networkChildren’s Therapy Network
FREE Community Training
Sensory Sensitive Parenting for Emotional Regulation

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Children’s Therapy Network
Address: 639 Struck St, Madison WI 53719 | See Map

Children may struggle with self-regulation for many reasons including sensory overload, frustration from communication difficulties, and simple behavioral attempts to gets one’s way. In this training, we’ll present concrete strategies to help address the underlying issues, both in the moment and over the long-term. We will specifically address how parents and caregivers use their own self-regulation skills to support improving those same skills for their kids. This training is facilitated by CTN’s mental health therapist as well as one of our Occupational Therapists.
To Sign Up: Please email ctnreception@ctn-madison.com

wisconsibsWisconSibs: Sisters and Brothers of People with Disabilities
Journey Forward Workshop
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Easterseals
Address: 505 Northview Rd, Waukesha WI | See Map

A practical program for adult siblings of people with disabilities to help stop the worry and start the journey forward. Adult siblings concerned about future plans, including legal, financial, support and benefits, will find these workshops beneficial.
To Register: Visit the Journey Forward page on the WisconSibs website.

childrens_therapy_networkChildren’s Therapy Network
FREE Community Training
Speech Language Pathology for Children with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Children’s Therapy Network
Address: 639 Struck St, Madison WI 53719 | See Map
This course explores the relationship between Language Disorders and Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders. It discusses the implications for screening, evaluation and treatment for children and their providers. This course is intended for community providers who serve children with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders, but families are also welcome.
To Sign Up: Please email ctnreception@ctn-madison.com

 

 

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.