"You've developed the strength of a draft horse while holding onto the delicacy of a daffodil ... you are the mother, advocate and protector of a child with a disability." -Lori Borgman

Sunday, March 29, 2015

2015 Adaptive Sports Expo

Save The Date – July 25, 2015 Nathan Hale High School
An event offering exciting opportunities for all abilities to experience various sports and recreational activities
Link to flyer: http://www1.mcw.edu/FileLibrary/Groups/PhysicalMedicineRehabilitation/Adaptive-sports-expo/Expo2015Savethedate-July25.pdf

iCan Bike

Where: Columbia St. Mary’s Center / Home of the Milwaukee Curling Club
W67 N890 Washington Avenue Cedarburg, WI 53012

When: June 22 June 26, 2015

*orientation for parents on Sunday, June 21st 4:30 p.m. 

Registration Fee: $250.00

We are pleased to offer this bike program to people with disabilities and look forward to helping your family member learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently.
Requirements for Participation (Rider must meet all of below criteria):
  •   Minimum of 8 years of age
  •   Have a disability
  •   Able to walk without assistive device
  •   Willing and able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
    Able to sidestep to both sides
    Able to attend camp all 5 days Maximum weight 220 lbs.
       Minimum inseam of 20” (measure from floor while rider is wearing sneakers) 

    Link to application: https://files.ctctcdn.com/46a89c3b001/56c96b55-5cbe-4ad2-82b0-55ff72d2276f.pdf

Social Skills For Children With Autism Treehouse Club Groups

Summer 2015: Locations In Hartford, Kenosha, Brookfield And Jefferson
Currently Accepting Participants For All Locations

The Treehouse Club social groups were developed for children ages 5-15* with autism
and their typically developing peers. The 8 session group meets weekly for
1.5 hours. Goals are targeted through a variety of interactive activities
in an inclusive environment.

Each child receives an initial assessment and custom treatment plan.
Goals are addressed during sessions with structured 15-20 minutes of
curriculum-based lessons, followed by coaching during the interactive activities.

The comprehensive programming package includes assessment,
treatment plan, group time, and session notes. Private pay,
select insurance plans and Medicaid Waiver is accepted.
*age groups will be split based on child’s treatment plan
Please contact Nicole Berlowski at 920-279-0271 or nberlowski@abaofwisconsin.org with any questions.

Kate McGinnity, Sharon Hammer, Lisa Ladson & Lisa Hoeme’s and Favorite App’s! 2012


Wisconsin FACETS Workshops

4/1 Practical Evidence-Based Interventions for Learners with ADHD, 12-1 pm
4/2 Family-School Partnerships: Preparing for Effective Family Engagement, 12-1 pm
4/4 Tourette Syndrome Support Group, 3-5 pm, WI FACETS Office, Milwaukee
4/7 Completing the Post-Secondary Transition Plan (PTP) Live, 12-1 pm
4/14 IEP Part I, 12-1 pm
4/15 Using Your Story for Policy Change, 12-1 pm

4/16 IEP Part 2, 12-1 pm
4/18 School-Based Summer Services for Children in Special Education 12 pm-1 pm, Urban Support Group 11-12 pm, Autism Support Group 1 pm; Milwaukee
4/22 Special Education Discipline Requirements, 12-1 pm
4/25 Grupo de Autismo: Servicios Escolares de Verano para Niños en Educación Especial, 10 am-12 pm, WI FACETS Office, Milwaukee
4/29 School-Based Evaluations & How They Differ from Medical Evaluations, 12-1 pm
4/30 Circles of Life Conference, Holiday Inn, Stevens Point, WI, 8:30 am- 8 pm
4/30 WI FACETS Listening Session at Circles of Life Conference, Stevens Point, WI, 4:30-6 pm
4/30 Wisconsin State Autism Conference, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells 

Registration is required: 877-374-0511, smcfarland@wifacets.org, or register online, http://www.wifacets.org/events/workshop-registration-form.  Requests for accommodations are needed 2 weeks prior.
For the most current calendar: http://www.wifacets.org/events 

Ozaukee Family Services Workshops

Love and Logic

Tuesdays, April 7-May 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m.A six week overview of the accredited Love and Logic parenting method. Love allows children to grow from their mistakes and Logic allows them to live with the consequences of their choices.*$10 fee for workbook. Facilitator: Sara McManus
Childcare provided, must sign up for childcare 72 hours in advance. $10 fee for certificate of attendance for professionals.

Do you have a teen with a developmental disability?

T.R.A.I.L.S.  2015
Transition for Raising Autism
Independent Living Skills
SESSION 4  Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts to safeguard the future
Do you have solid plans for your child when he/she becomes an adult?  TRAILS will assist you in blazing a trail tailored for your teen's adulthood.  For parent/guardian/caregivers of a child with autism, Asperger Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities, age 14-21.  Don't wait until your child is an adult to start planning!

    Session 4
    Mary Till and Lynn Wagner of Life Navigators, will facilitate this fourth session.  They will cover Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts to safeguard the future. 
    This fourth session will be held on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the New Berlin Public Library.   Cost for the first participant is $15 per session for members, $20 per session for non-members.  Each participant may bring a spouse, partner, or family member for an additional $5. 
    Thursday, April 16, 2015
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    New Berlin Public Library
    15105 W Library Lane
    New Berlin, WI 53151
    ContactAutism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin
    (414) 988-1260