"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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Transition Professional Development Series

  • October 27, 2014: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • November 24, 2014: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • January 26, 2015: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • March 2, 2015: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • April 13, 2015: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • May 4, 2015: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • CESA 1
  • N25 W23131 Paul Road, Suite 100
    Pewaukee, WI 53072

  • Cost: $0
  • Description

    Each session will begin with good things happening around transition in the participants\\\' environments and end with a call to action/homework. Time will be provided for participants to share what worked/what didn\\\'t with the strategies and resources given for homework. There will also be time for participants to share relevant resources, strategies, and materials around the topic of the evening.
For more information, contact:
Jen Bourget
jenb@witig.org
(262) 787-9500

Nuts and Bolts of the IEP Process


Saturday, September 20, 2014
 
Confused? Overwhelmed?  Scared? 
These are just some of the feelings that parents report when they go into their child’s IEP (Individual Educational Program).  How would you like to replace those feelings with CONFIDENT,RESPECTED and POSITIVE?  Come to our first presentation of our newly
named SOS Series (Spectrum of Support, formerly the Parenting Series).  Find out about the different parts of the IEP as well as what accommodations are available, how should a goal be written as well as time to address individual questions that you may have.
Kim Kurklis, MS


Kim Kurklis is currently an Early ChildhoodSpecial Education Diagnostician and a member of the Child Find team at Kenosha Unified School District. She received her B.A. from the University of
Whitewater and her M.S from National Louis University. She eventually received
her Principal/Director of Instruction license from Cardinal Stritch University. Kim has spent 30 years working with children with special needs. Most of that time has been as a case
manager or member of evaluation teams, developing, and overseeing the implementation of IEP.
In addition to her work with KUSD, Kim is a trainer for the Pyramid Model for Social and Emotional Competence for Young Children for Southeastern Wisconsin which is a course provided to Child Care Directors, Teachers, and any other interested educators.

ASSW Programs

New to Autism
October 4, 2014 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.at the Autism Society office in Wauwatosa This presentation is designed for parents whose children have recently been diagnosed with autism and will be led by Wade Koski, LCSW. The session will cover the basic characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders, how families integrate their feelings about having a child with a disability, and how to get started on a path to helping your family support your child. There will be time set aside for audience questions to be addressed.
   
This presentation is free and open to the community. For planning purposes, we request that you register for the event by clicking here.No childcare is available. 

 
Back by Popular Demand.....
Fall into Spring Asperger Program 
Are you worried about your teen spending every evening/weekend in his/her bedroom with only video game characters for companionship? We can help! The Autism Society is offering an eight-session recreational program for teens ages 13-17 with Asperger Syndrome, facilitated by Justin Hamilton, special education teacher at Lakeland School. Course size limited to 10. This course is targeted at individuals who are willing to try new things, want to participate in group activities, and will stay with the group.  Follow this link for more information or to sign up.

Dylan's Run

Dylan's Run 2014 is coming soon!   Don't miss out on this fun family-friendly event to benefit the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin.  Register today at www.dylansrun.com.  All of the money we raise in this event stays right here in the community.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Friends

Who we are: New Friends is a group of KML students and people with special needs who want to form friendships in a low-stress, fun environment that promotes positive interactions. We are part of the Jesus Cares ministry of the WELS.
When we get together: We meet once a month from 1-3 on a Sunday. See our list of dates and locations below!
What we do: We host events and times to hang out together. Often, our activities revolve around a theme. We begin with a short devotion and then do various activities.  Some activities include: playing board games, making crafts, decorating cookies, drawing, and playing sports.  More detailed information about our activities each time is below.

Sunday, August 17th     1-4 PM
Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Nature Fun-fishing games, hiking, etc.

Sunday, September 21
Milwaukee County Zoo
Please call or email or click here to get more information! 

Please feel free to contact Joey Loescher with any questions or concerns.
Email: joeyloescher@gmail.com
Phone: (262) 677-0919

Advisor: Micah Nelson
Cell: (920) 285-3134

2014 Think College Wisconsin Conference: Raising Expectations

Friday, October 17, 2014 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM (Central Time)

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee WI
6801 N. Yates Road
MilwaukeeWisconsin 53217
United States
Phone: 608-266-5038  Email: beth.moss@wisconsin.gov

The ​conference ​for ​everyone ​interested ​in ​post-secondary ​education ​for ​students ​with ​intellectual ​disabilities. ​ ​The ​conference ​will ​engage: ​higher ​education ​and ​K-12 ​faculty, ​staff ​and ​administrators; ​individuals ​with ​intellectual ​disabilities ​and ​their ​families ​or ​caregivers. ​Participants ​will ​hear ​from ​one ​of ​the ​founders ​of ​the ​national ​Think ​College ​movement ​and ​network ​with ​other ​colleges ​and ​school ​districts ​in ​various ​stages ​of ​planning ​and ​implementation ​of ​college ​initiatives. ​