To ensure disability advocates can effectively advocate on state budget issues, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) is conducting a series of free state budget advocacy trainings around the state.
This conference gives families and providers who work with children and youth with special health care needs information and tools to help care for themselves and those they support.
This workshop connects the importance of the social/emotional relationship between parents and their children and how this relationship can provide the basis for supporting children with challenging behaviors.
The Parents In Partnership program (PIP) is a four- or five-part leadership opportunity for parents, foster parents, or other care givers who have children, 6-14 years old, or youth 13-21 years old with special needs.
If you are a family member of a child with a developmental disability or a self-advocate with a developmental disability and you have been searching for a leadership opportunity, apply for Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking. Applications are due September 1, 2012.
This conference will provide a forum for sharing new information on promoting social and emotional development in our everyday activities with infants and young children.
The objective of this meeting is to explore the coordination of care and collaboration of efforts for providers and parents of children with ASD/DD. They will also discuss resources to further support children with special healthcare needs.
WHAT: A transitional workshop (dinner will be served)
WHEN: May 15, 2012
TIME: 5-8 p.m.
WHERE: Kenosha County Center
19600 75th Street
REGISTRATION: There is no charge but everyone must register. Please contact Sharon Anderson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-473-1452 and let her know how many are
attending. Please provide a contact name and contact information.
For high school students with disabilities who are interested in becoming leaders and advocates for themselves and others with disabilities. June 25-29 in Milwaukee or July 16-20 in Waukesha.
If you are a current college undergraduate student who identifies on the Autism Spectrum, including Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, with a strong interest in the Disability Rights and Autistic Rights movements, we invite you to apply for this leadership training.
Wisconsin’s Annual Conference for Families of Children with Disabilities & Professionals is a conference for families who have children of any age with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who support and provide services for them. Held April 26 & 27 in Madison.
Everything You Need to Know About Supports and Resources for Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs. Training for parents, caregivers, youth and providers on the transition to adult life for youth with disabilities and/or special health care needs.
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Time: 2pm - 3pm EST
Presenter: Catherine Burzio
Description: The world of technology is growing and changing at rapid rates. It’s hard to keep up with what is available, let alone know what is worth the time and effort of a download. Spend time walking through Apps and tools which may be used in the vocational evaluation and rehabilitation counseling settings, with individuals or small groups, or for document/information management in the field. With the use of technology, it is common for ethics to be challenged when working across multiple agencies in support of individuals. How then do we ensure non- maleficience and fidelity while working effectively to meet deadlines? Participants will review and discuss rehabilitation counseling standards of ethics and apply evaluator principles to real world scenarios.
Presenter Bio: Catherine Burzio, MA established Viable Vocations in 2011 to provide Education and Transition consulting service for students, families, schools and organizations. As Transition Coordinator for PEATCs NEXT STEPS Transition project, she helped to establish a nationally recognized program funded by the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). She is a former Transition Specialist for a local school division. Catherine was appointed by former Virginia governor Tim Kaine to serve on the Virginia State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Vision Impaired, ending in 2011. She currently serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for Shenandoah University, The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society Executive Board as the Vice President for Member Relations and VECAP (Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals) as the Communications Chair.
Through her work in Transition, Catherine has established national working relationships with the IDEA Partnership Community of Practice on Transition and the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC). Through these partnerships, Catherine has worked with several states and territories, including Wisconsin, Delaware, Pennsylvania, California, the Virgin Islands, Florida and the Bureau of India Education to provide technical assistance regarding transitioning youth and their families. Catherine received her master’s degree in Transition Special Education - Collaborative Vocational Evaluation Training from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her areas of interest include Families in Transition, Social Capital and Ethics and Technology. Using both personal and professional experience, Catherine encourages collaborative partnerships between families, students, educators and service providers, leading to more effective transition outcomes for youth. She is the grateful mom of four children – Ashton, Pauline, JB and August.
Register Online ($50 Members/$100 Non-Members)
- Captioning is Available for all webinars upon request (48 hours notice is required)
- Webinars are recorded for your convenience if you can not attend the live webinar.
- Webinar Questions: Contact Jenny@apse.org
Friday, April 13 in Johnson Creek. Hands-on workshop with the latest in “i-Technology,” Daily Living Skills, What does my child need to know?, Orientation and Mobility 101.
For every family member and paid worker, as well as those who have indirect roles in the lives of elders, children and adults with developmental and other disabilities, there are many moments of decision that effect the future of a person receiving support. Register online at www.ddnetworking.org.
WHAT: The 11th Annual Wisconsin Youth Leadership Forum (WI YLF) is a week-long leadership training and career awareness program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with disabilities. It provides training in leadership, self-advocacy skills, and career awareness to approximately 25 students with disabilities from throughout the state of Wisconsin.
WHEN:June 17-22 2012
WHERE:Edgewood College Madison, WI
WHEN: Friday and Saturday March 9 and 10, 2012
WHAT: Two-day Sibshop Training
WHERE: Norman, Oklahoma (Near Oklahoma City)
HOSTS: DSACO, ODDC, OSDE, and Oklahoma Sibshop Initiative
REGISTRATION CONTACT: Lori Wathen 405-271-5700 x45180
WHEN: Friday and Saturday April 20 and 2, 2012
WHAT: Two-day Sibshop Training
WHERE: Little Rock, Arkansas
HOST: Partners for Inclusive Communities
REGISTRATION CONTACT: Judy Young 800-342-2923; 501-682-9900
WHEN: Friday and Saturday May 4 and 5, 2012
WHAT: Two-day Sibshop Training
WHERE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HOST: Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph's University
REGISTRATION CONTACT: Theresa Gill 610-660-2183
WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday May 8 & 9, 2012
WHAT: wo-day Sibshop Training
WHERE: Jamestown, New York
HOST: Chautauqua Tapestry
HOSTED AT: The Resource Center
REGISTRATION CONTACT: Victoria Patti 716-753-4519
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday September 14 and 15, 2012
WHAT: Two-day Sibshop Training
WHERE: Vancouver, British Columbia
HOST: ACT--Autism Community Training
REGISTRATION CONTACT: 604-205-5467 or email@example.com
Those who attend the two-day training become first-generation Sibshop facilitators (as described in the Sibshop Standards of Practice) and, upon registration, may start a Sibshop in their community.
(Don't want to run a Sibshop, but would like to talk about sibs' unique issues? Join us just for the first day!)
As those who have attended will tell you, Sibshop trainings are rich events! In the course of two days, you’ll hear poignant stories, share laughs, meet courageous sibs, and learn practical advice.
A big part of any Sibshop training is the demonstration Sibshop, where you will participate in great Sibshop games and discussion activities with remarkably cool and thoughtful 8-13 year old brothers and sisters of kids with special needs.
These trainings and workshops are open to parents, adult sibs, and any service provider concerned about families. If you’d like to host a Sibshop training in your community, please write or call us at 206.297.6368. We’d be happy to help in any way we can.