Description of Services

As one of the largest and longest-running family-driven events in the state, the Children Come First annual Conference is dedicated to addressing the pressing needs of children and families living with mental and behavioral health issues.The Children Come First Conference brings together a diverse audience, including parents, caregivers, social workers, educators, school support staff, and various professional service providers from counties and communities. The CCF Conference informs participants and engages them in meaningful discussions, equipping them with valuable insights and resources.

Summary

Circles of Life is Wisconsin’s annual conference for families who have children with disabilities and the providers and other professionals who support them.

Description of Services

The Circles of Life Conference is in our 39th year as the annual, statewide conference for families of children and youth with disabilities and the professionals who support them. In 2023, over 700 families and professionals attended Circles of Life. This is a unique opportunity for families to develop new skills, learn about resources, and form lasting relationships. The conference includes a keynote, over 25 breakout sessions, and evening events. Gathering of Youth is a unique conference track for teens and young adults, ages 13 to 22, who have disabilities. These are supervised sessions that run while parents take part in the keynote and workshops.Sibshops are celebrations of the contributions made by sisters and brothers of kids with special health needs. As a registered Sibshop of WisconSibs, Inc., this workshop for “typical” siblings, ages 8-13, provides lively, age-appropriate activities and relaxed discussions about the challenges and joys of having a sibling with disabilities.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
Ages Served
Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old
Funding Sources
Free, Private Pay, CLTS, IRIS, CCOP
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Description of Services

INTEGRAL is an Autism conference like no other. It puts adults on the Autism spectrum front and center, not as a subject for others to discuss, but for them to exchange perspectives with expert professionals and parents so that everyone can learn from each other. For more information about the conference and ways you can become involved, go to integralautism.org.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
Ages Served
High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Funding Sources
Free, Private Pay
Summary

Professionasl and caregivers are invited to join us for an immersive workshop where we explore practical strategies and techniques for person-centered autism spectrum disorder support.

Description of Services


In this 2-day workshop, you’ll learn from a diverse group of professionals from Chileda, family members, and individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Together, we'll explore innovative approaches and practical techniques aimed at empowering individuals with ASD to thrive in their environments.

Phone
608.785.6500
Address
1725 State Street
205 Morris Hall
Funding Sources
Private Pay
Description of Services

The Waisman Center presents six community “Day with the Experts” educational events focused on autism, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), cerebral palsy, cochlear implants, fragile X syndrome, and Down syndrome. The series features presentations by Waisman Center researchers and clinicians, as well as a panel discussion with individuals and family members who share their experiences and expertise.All Waisman Center Day with the Experts events are free and everyone is welcome to attend. Advance registration is encouraged as space is limited.Past Autism Day with the Experts videos and handouts are at https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/outreach/waisman-center-day-with-experts/autism-day-with-the-experts-document-and-video-archive/

Phone
608.263.1656
Address
1500 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53705
Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
Funding Sources
Free