"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

Friday, September 12, 2014

At the Movies: Sensory Friendly Movie

This program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment.  The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - DOLPHIN TALE 2
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - BOOK OF LIFE
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - HOME
Saturday, December 13, 2014 -PADDINGTON
Dates and films are subject to change.10:00 Saturday, GMC Mayfair

Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI) FREE! Webinar

September 17, 9am - 12pm 

The Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI) offers webinars to families and educators who work with students with disabilities and their families.  These webinars occur multiple times during the year and feature presenters from the Department of Public Instruction and family engagement organizations speaking on topics from Transition Planning, Behavior, Specific Learning Disabilities, Universal Design for Learning, Mental Health, and many other special  education related topics.

The first WSPEI webinar for this school year with be an update on DPI Grants with Daniel Parker on Wednesday, September 17, 9am - 12pm. 
Daniel Parker, WDPI Autism and Family Engagement Consultant on the Special Education team will spend the first half of this webinar providing a general overview of some of the various Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Special Education Team Discretionary Grant resources which will be available in 2014-15. 

As autism consultant, Daniel will spend the second half of this webinar providing autism related updates as well as review some key resources, videos, and web sites to check out for the beginning of the school year.
Registration:  You may join us either in-person at our CESA #1 (N25 W23131 Paul Road, Suite 100, Pewaukee) office OR virtually from your own location via webinar.

In-person:  Contact Holly at 262-787-9500 x9532 or hlauer@cesa1.k12.wi.us

Virtually:  Click HERE 

Upcoming Kettle Moraine Counseling Groups

Kettle Moraine Counseling (located in Cedarburg and West Bend), is hosting some upcoming groups/trainings.

Parenting a Child With Autism Series: Session #2- "Supporting Your Child in Learning Social Skills"  This will be held at our Cedarburg location on 10/16/14 from 6-7pm.  All participants must register by 10/10/14.  Please contact Erin Perez at 414-559-0050 or erin@kettlemorainecounseling.com for more information.

Social Skills Group:  This group will be held at our Cedarburg location on Thursdays from 7:30pm-8:30pm (10/9/14-11/13/14).  Participants must register by 10/3/14. Space is limited, please contact Sara Tabaska at 414-678-1182 or sara@kettlemorainecounseling.com for more information. 

Managing Emotions: Art Therapy for Teen Girls.  This group will be held at our West Bend location on Thursday's from 5pm-6:30pm (10/16/14-11/20/14).  Participants must register by 10/9/14.  Please contact Angela Woldoch at 262-334-4340 or angela@kettlemorainecounseling.com for more information.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Ozaukee County Circle of Friends

Where: Roden’s Farm 5545 County Road Y West Bend, WI 53095
When: 1pm to 4pm on Sunday September 21, 2014 

Tour, Ice cream and souvenir Cup $3.00 Adults

Tour, Ice Cream, Souvenir Cup, Amazing Race Activity and Milk Paint Craft $6.00 children/ adults if you want to do all activities.

Please let Becky 375-2606 or Susan 719-0853 or email Ozaukeecountycircleoffriends@gmail.com. Please let us know by September 12 if you will be joining us.

Upcoming fun:
Saturday Oct 25 Halloween Dance At the Cedarburg Community Gym


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ozaukee County Services

Girls Group, Grades 5 and 6

6 Mondays, September 29-November 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Girls will work on building self-esteem, interacting with peers, coping skills, social and peer issues and appropriately handling feelings. Facilitators: Melissa Wellenstein and Sara McManus, Parent Educators and Counselors, Ozaukee Family Services
Email or call Sara (262-376-7774 x121) with questions or to register.


Tuesdays, Bi-monthly, October 21- March 24, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Rainbows is a peer support program for youth (Kindergarten through 12th grade) who have experienced divorce or death of a parent. The sessions will be held two times per month and allow participants to successfully deal with major family changes. A concurrent parent group is also offered. Contact Linda Stolz,lstolz@ozaukeefamilyservices.org or 262-376-7774 ext. 146
**Childcare will not be offered during Rainbows.

Developing a Positive Study Relationship with Your Child

Monday, October 6, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Learn how to help your child develop good study skills and strategies, while at the same time not getting into battles with them. This class is for parents of kids school age up to middle school. Facilitators: Deborah Stone, Beverly Davis-Bangert, Nicole Heller, of Mequon-Thiensville School District

Successfully Navigating Through the Adolescent Years

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Adolescence can be a challenging time for you and your child. It can also be a very exciting and rewarding experience as you help guide your child into becoming a young adult. This presentation will assist you in developing a better understanding of adolescent emotions and brain development, and provide you with specific suggestions for helping you and your child enjoy the adolescent years. Facilitator:Dr. Michael Weber, Superintendent of the Port Washington-Saukville School District and published author of many articles and a book on positive attitude and optimism.

Spirited Child

Wednesdays, October 22-November 12, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
For parents of children who are more intense, persistent, resistant to change, or just more spirited than most. Learn positive ways to work with your child’s spirit and personality. $25 fee for book and class materialsLeader: Kathy Bergmann, Parent Educator, Ozaukee Family Services

Helping Your Child Deal with Difficult Emotions

Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Parenting children and teens can be difficult at times, especially when youth are experiencing challenging emotions such as anger or sadness. This workshop will assist participants in supporting and better understanding young people during the times they are most in need of our care. The importance of taking care of yourself and your emotions as you assist others will others will also be emphasized. Leader: Laura Owens, LCSW, CADC III, ARO Counseling and Coordinator for the Family Steps Program.

Bedtime Blues

Thursday, October 30, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Dan Hagerman of Cedar Mills Medical Clinic will answer your questions about bedtime, such as how to get your children to bed and to stay there all night.

1-2-3 Magic

Monday, November 3, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Learn an effective behavior management technique for children ages 2-12 years. Topics include: how to stop tantrums, whining, sibling rivalry and arguing. Parents will also learn how to encourage good behavior in their kids. Leader: Heather Will, Program Coordinator, The Youth and Family Project

Feeding Your Family in a JUNK FOOD World

Thursday, November 6, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Learn the KEY to successfully navigating in a world of “blissfully” delicious packaged and fast food. Plus, easy and realistic strategies for bolstering the nutritional content of your home. Leader: Kristin Kobylinski, Outreach Coordinator, COPE Services

The Birds and the Bees 2014

Monday, November 17th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Are you breaking out in a sweat thing about “the sex talk” with your child or avoiding the topic all together? Here is your chance to learn how to teach your child about this difficult topic using age appropriate, accurate and up-to-date information with a little humor on the side. Leader: Cathy Cero-Jaeger, MSN, Parent and Clinical Faculty School of Nursing at Concordia University Wisconsin