"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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

CESA 1 Special Education Fall Trainings for Parents

RtI & Family Engagement
This training will be offered in multiple formats!  Please choose from one of the following options and register accordingly to the right:

Option #2:  Mar. 4, 2015, 9am - 2pm (Attend in-person at CESA 1)
Option #3:  3-Part Series:  Dec. 3, 2014, Jan. 7, 2015 and Feb. 4, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm
                    (Attend via webinar or in-person)
Cheri Sylla, CESA #1, WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator
Amy Elfner, CESA #1, WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator

This workshop is intended for parents and family members who want to learn more about Response to Intervention (RtI).  School staff members and administrators are welcome to attend as well.

Participants will learn about:
-Wisconsin’s vision for Response to Intervention (RtI) following the RtI Guide
-The concepts and terms that relate to RtI
-Questions that parents can ask school staff about RtI.
-How schools and families can work together to promote student success both academically and behaviorally.
-How families can be engaged in an Response to Intervention system and work in partnership with schools to support their child’s learning.
-The RtI Family Engagement online module

This training is supported by the Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI) grant.  Lunch and/or a light dinner will be provided.
For more information about the content of this training, please contact:  Cheri Sylla (csylla@cesa1.k12.wi.us or 262-787-9500 x9565)
Last Updated: 7/23/14

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Paragon Activity Club

Paragon Community www.paragoncommunity.com
Paragon’s respite care program, Paragon Activity Club (PAC) provides caregivers with temporary relief from the rigors of continuous care. PAC can provide you with time to do grocery shopping, a day long vacation or simply some time for your- self away from care giving. During this time PAC will provide your individual with all the care, learning and experience needed to reach their goals as well.

The Paragon Activity Club is a breath of fresh air for not only parents and guardians, but also for participants. The PAC pro- gram is made up of children, adolescents, and young adults. This club is available at various times, including school breaks, holidays, and some Saturdays.

At PAC, participants have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy time with peers, and take part in fun events, activities, and community outings, all while building confidence and social skills in a safe environment.
We are confident we have a program to suit your schedule, lifestyle and unique needs in Milwaukee.

For information or to schedule a tour please call 414-988-9864 or see us at
www.paragoncommunity.com OR Like us on face book https://www.facebook.com/ParagonCommunity

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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, November 15, 2014 - BIG HERO 6
Friday, December 6, 2014 - PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
All shows are at 10:00 am local time. Dates and films are subject to change.

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
(262) 787-9500