"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, April 24, 2015

Hope will be stronger than ever for people who live in Brown Deer and its surrounding communities, when Rogers Memorial Hospital opens our latest, state-of-the-art behavioral health hospital.  


Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer
Community Open House

A free, family-friendly event – no RSVP needed 

Sunday, April 26
1 to 4 p.m.

Throughout the afternoon: 
  • Take a behind-the-scenes tour
  • Hear real stories of hope and recovery
  • Listen to local community groups perform
  • Participate in fun, interactive experiences
  • Talk with staff and community partners

For the most up-to-date information, visit rogershospital.org/hope

Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer
4600 Schroeder Drive
Brown Deer, WI 53223

Friday, April 17, 2015

Learning Camps for ADHD Kids
Stop the Summer Slump! Keep knowledge fresh and brains sharp with these summer learning camps for ADHD children.http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/11132.html? utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=January

Summer Fun with Books
Experts agree that parents who read storybooks with their children help them develop better language and literacy skills. Take advantage of the summer months to read stories and talk with your children about books. Reading is Fundamental provides ideas for activities that families can do to promote reading and learning during the summer, such as visiting the library or making a list of your family's favorite ice cream flavors. Come check out easy ways to keep kids reading, fun summer activities, & summer boredom busters.

Google Lit Trips
A great way to engage students in a text! They work in conjunction with Google Earth to map out the journeys of characters from famous literature. Google Lit Trips are designed to stimulate higher level thinking skills that connect the story’s themes and messages to the issues of the real world in which students live. The “trips” are highly interactive and contain relevant media, discussion starters, and links to supplementary information. Read more about these engaging literary experiences: Click HERE 

Parent’s Place

Community Education is a family resource for parents with children ages 0-18. Parenting is a tough job and a tremendous responsi- bility. All families can benefit from sound parenting information and support. Classes, support groups and play groups are typically held Monday through Thursday 9:30a.m. - 8:00p.m. A schedule with specific program dates and times are available two times throughout the year. For a link to the complete program listing and schedule, visit: HERE

Kids Managing Anger (Parent and child class)
Parents learn to deal with their children's anger and frustrations while children learn the tools to curb their anger as well. Parents will meet with a facilitator while the children are in their sessions.
Mondays, May 4
-18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Night Out
JOIN US at Parents Place for a FREE warm dinner and monthly guest speakers followed by shared time: May 13th: PLAYING - Fun While Learning!
All groups will meet Wednesdays from 5:30
-7:00 p.m. Space will be limited. Register Early. FREE Childcare. Call Parents Place at 262.549.5575 to register. 


Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Summer Dramatic Play Group
The UW Speech and Hearing Clinic in Madison is pleased to offer a Summer Dramatic Play Group for children who are hard of hear- ing in July, 2015. Children entering Kindergarten through second grade are encouraged to enroll. The goal of this program is to in- crease student’s expressive language and story comprehension through dramatic play. Peer interaction between kids with hearing loss is another benefit of this program.
The program will take place on four Wednesdays in July, the 1st, the 8th, the 22nd and the 29th from 9-11 am at UWSHC. The cost is $80 per child.
Students in the UW Doctor of Audiology Program and Master’s in Speech Language Pathology Program will facilitate the play group. Space is limited, please email Dr. Amy Kroll by June 1, 2015 to register your child.

For more information, go to: UW-Madison Speech and Hearing Clinic Summer Dramatic Play Group Questions? Contact Amy Kroll at Amy.Kroll@wisc.edu

D/HH Olympic Day
Encouraging ALL Wisconsin D/HH students of any age to attend!
May 7, 2015 in Onalaska, WI
Hosted by CESA 4 and WESP
-DHH Outreach More info: D/HH Olympic Day

WESP-DHH Outreach Teen Getaway Weekend (for high school age students)
May 8-10, 2015 at the Wisconsin Lions Camp More info: New Link Wisconsin School for the Deaf 1st Annual 

Walk/Run - Family Fun!
Join the fun on May 30, 2015 in Delavan, WI! More Info: Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) 1st Annual 5K Walk/Run

Summer Camps at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf
July 2015 at WSD in Delavan, WI Registration is now open!
WSD Adventure Camp flyer (
English) (Spanish)
WSD Sports Camp flyer (
English) (Spanish)
WSD Sign Language Camp for Beginning Signers (
English) (Spanish)

Summer Program for D/HH Students entering 11th or 12th grade the Fall of 2015 July 2015 in Rochester, NY at the Rochester Institute for Technology
More Info: RIT/NTID Explore Your Future (EYF) 

Wisconsin Lions Camp - Summer Camp for Kids who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
July 5-10, 2015 or July 12-17, 2015 More Info: New Link 

Parents United


Daytime Programs: All daytime programs to be held on Wednesdays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI unless otherwise stated. Please email Edie Scott @ ediescott1950@zoho.com if interested in attending.

APRIL 22, 2015
Childhood & Adolescent Depression
Presented by Michelle Anderson, PhD Cornerstone Counseling Services

MAY 13, 2015
Coping Skills
Presented by Suzy Roundy-Schmidt, LCSW Cornerstone Counseling Services
Evening Programs: All evening programs to be held on Tuesdays, 6:00—8:30pm, at Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI.

MAY 5, 2015
Financial, Guardianship & Trust for Families with Special Needs Children
Presented by Angela Canellos, Atty & Brett Bauch, MBA, ChSNC, CFP, Mass Mutual Financial Group 



FREE telephone workshops
Registration is required for all workshops. Contact Sandra McFarland: 877-374-0511 or smcfarland@wifacets.org. Requests for any special accommodations must be made at least two weeks before the event. WI FACETS-sponsored workshops are free. Some stipends may be available to parents to help support their attendance at WI FACETS sponsored workshops (to help with child-care, transportation).

5/1 Circles of Life Conference, 8:30 am-3:00 pm
5/1 ¿Es su Hijo un Blanco de Intimidación y Acoso?, 12
-1 pm
5/1 Wisconsin State Autism Conference, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells
5/6 Yes, Your Child Can Work, 12
-1 pm
5/9 REGIONAL CONFERENCE, Chula Vista, WI Dells, 8:30 am
-3:30 pm
5/11 Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS): Family Friendly IEPs, 12
-1 pm
5/13 Transition in Birth to 3 (in Spanish), 12
-1 pm
5/16 Transition: Planning Life after School 12 pm
-1 pm, Urban Support Group 11-12 pm, Autism Support Group 1 pm; Milwaukee 5/20 The ABCs of Reading: Fostering the Skills, Detecting Problems Early, 12-1 pm
5/23 Grupo de Autismo: Transición: Planeando la Vida después de la Escuela, 10 am
-12 pm, WI FACETS Office, Milwaukee
5/23 Volunteer Parent Leader (VPL) Orientation (By Invitation) Location TBA
5/27 Shortage of Speech & Language Pathologists in WI Schools & Update of Speech & Language, 12
-1 pm
5/29 Educación Especial: ¿Qué Necesito Saber? 12
-1 pm