Parent Leadership Hub Weekly E-Newsletter for April 22, 2010
This week's update is provided by WSPEI and WI FACETS to share statewide information regarding parent leadership and family involvement. Please visit the Parent Leadership Hub web page of the SPDG website at http://www.wispdg.org/pl.html for the current and archived weekly updates and to find information on these topics:
The Parent Leadership Hub supports parents/family members, educators and other community partners to build capacity regarding meaningful family involvement. The Hub serves three primary purposes:
(1) To support parents of children with disabilities between birth and 26 years of age to participate as partners in the professional development activities of each of the other Statewide Initiatives as they design, deliver and support professional development experiences; and
(2) To facilitate opportunities for parents/family members to build leadership skills; and
(3) To provide Content Focused technical assistance concerning family involvement.
Please, direct any questions to the PL Hub Co-Facilitators:
Mary Skadahl, WSPEI Statewide Project Director at 715-829-8932 or email@example.com
Dawn Wians, WI FACETS SPDG Coordinator at 608-827-5234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submitting contributions to each week's issue is Tuesday noon. For time sensitive training advertisements, the information should be sent a minimum of two weeks prior to the event date; ideally a month ahead of time. Material appropriate for the weekly newsletter include web links to sources of family involvement/parent leadership resources and advertisements for statewide trainings for parents, youth or parent/educator audiences (we don’t post research articles, reports or news opinion articles). Your submittal may not be in the final copy if it was in a previous weekly email, the event date has passed or the web link doesn’t work. Please, send submittals to email@example.com
NOTE: Note: If you would like to receive this weekly update or if you would like to have your name removed from the distribution list, please contact Mary Skadahl or Dawn Wians.
'Just in Time Information' Now Available
A new online repository of information is available for parents, youth and professionals who are searching for articles previously posted to the PL Hub Weekly E-Newsletters since October 2008. This repository of information will help the reader locate valuable information by topic, 'just in time'. Currently, there are web pages for 'Transition to Adult Life' and 'Family Involvement'. Future web pages will include 'Early Childhood' and 'School-Age Years'.
For our reader's convenience, all archived issues of the E-Newsletter will eventually be re-posted on the 'Just in Time Information' page of the PL Hub website. We hope this format will help our readers quickly access the resources they need, when they need them, and that it will be visited frequently. Additions are always welcome! To submit suggested resources and training products, simply follow the instructions and criteria provided in the introduction to each of the PL Hub Weekly Updates.
To visit the new 'Just in Time Information' web page go to: http://www.wispdg.org/pl/resources.html
Parent/Personnel Development Opportunities
- Epilepsy Training in Racine
Tuesday, April 27; 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Ekrem Kutluay, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Join Dr. Kutluay as he discusses current medical treatment and surgical options for epilepsy.
Racine Marriott, 7111 Washington Avenue, Racine
Registration required: please call 800-272-3666 or visit https://www.securecommunitymemorial.com/classes/classes.cfm
- WI FACETS Regional Conference in Racine
May 7, 2010, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at MLK Center, Racine.
No cost but please register to ensure enough materials. To register or for more information call 414-374-4645 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1-2-3 Magic Parent Education Part 2 in Onalaska
Thursday, May 6th from 6:00-8:00 pm
Onalaska Public Library, 741 Oak Ave So., Onalaska, WI.
The 1-2-3 Magic program provides practical and easy-to-learn parenting techniques for children ages 2-12. This class is the second part of the 1-2-3 Magic training that was conducted on April 7th at the Onalaska Library. Ted Stein will be presenting. For more information or to register Contact Magen at email@example.com or 782-0710 x223 Admission is Free with a donation of a nonperishable food item to be donated to Catholic Charities food pantry.
- CESA 2 Transition Program Presents Jonathan Mooney in Janesville
Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Registration 8:00 a.m.)
Holiday Inn Express, 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville, WI 53546
Registration Deadline: Friday September 17, 2010
Earlybird Deadline: Tuesday June 1, 2010
Holiday Inn Express is holding a block of rooms at state rate until September 24, 2010. Mention CESA #2 when making reservation. For more information call 608-756-3100.
$150 per person BEFORE June 1, 2010 (includes lunch and materials)
$175 per person AFTER June 1, 2010 (includes lunch and materials)
Registration Questions, contact Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Content questions, contact Pam Jenson at email@example.com
To more information or to register, go to http://www.cesa2.k12.wi.us/pss/MooneyOct2010.pdf
- 2010-2011 Wisconsin Statewide Autism Training
September 28-29, 2010: Basic Level – Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha
November 9-10, 2010: Advanced Level, Addressing Early Childhood – Wilderness Hotel, Wisconsin Dells
February 22-23, 2011: Advanced Level, Addressing Social Skills – Kalahari Resort Convention, Wisconsin Dells
March 8-9, 2011: Basic Level – Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton
April 5-6, 2011: Advanced Level, Addressing Challenging Behavior – Crowne Plaza, Madison
Additional information, as well as online registration, will be available soon on DPI’s autism webpage: http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/autism.html.
- Training and Support Services for Rural Families with Children with Autism
Find out if you and your family are eligible to participate in a 10-month Wisconsin-based project to provide remote mentoring services to families by trained autism experts using a web-based platform. This initiative is granted through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
What will each family receive for participating? • Training to use a teaching format to help your child learn and develop new academic, communication, play, social, and daily living skills. This training includes access to hundreds of motivating and fun teaching activities. • Up to 75 hours of advice and guidance from autism consultants at no charge • A free video camera to help you document interactions with your child. • Free online access to the secure RelateNow.com system.
Requirements: • Be a primary caregiver of a child between 1.5 – 5 years old • Have a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder • Have no current access to Applied Behavioral Analysis support services • Live in a rural community at least one hour from intensive autism services • Own a computer with high-speed Internet access.
Recruitment for this project runs from March 1, 2010 through May 30, 2010. There is limited availability. For information call toll free 866-697-2935 Ext. 2 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- WBPDD Board Membership Opportunities
The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities will have at least five vacancies this year for new members. This includes people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. If you or someone you know has an interest in serving on the Board, contact John Shaw at 608-266-7707 or by e-mail email@example.com. Information about the Board may be found at wi-bpdd.org.
- Youth Leadership Summit in Milwaukee
The Summit is a week-long leadership development opportunity for high school students with disabilities from Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties.
Participants will learn self-advocacy, independent living, safe and healthy relationships, disability rights and voting, transition to life after high school, money management, employment, college, and much more. Participants will hear from experts, brainstorm ideas, network with other youth with disabilities, develop community, learn about exciting opportunities, dream and plan for the future, be mentored by Summit Alumni.
When: June 21 to 25, 2010 or July 12 to 16, 2010
Where: IndependenceFirst, 540 S 1st Street, Milwaukee 53204
Included: Breakfast, lunch and snacks each day, all materials, travel reimbursement options, a $100 stipend, reasonable accommodations, fun, learning, and friends.
More information: Contact Alie Kriofske Mainella, IndependenceFirst, 414-226-8112 by phone or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application information: Go to the web site at: http://www.wifacets.org/wiyitrc/. Application deadline is May 8, 2010.
- Leadership Camps for Wisconsin Students in Madison
Any Wisconsin student can take advantage of the Wisconsin Association of School Councils (WASC) Summer Leadership Camps. The curriculum for the five-day camps has been developed by certified educators, which WASC says is "time-tested" and "has made a positive impact in the lives of tens of thousands of Wisconsin’s students." The camps are built around WASC's leadership standards: Self Awareness, Character, Goal Setting, Organization, Communication, Diversity, Decision-Making, Group Process, Citizenship, and Conflict Resolution. Elements include a formal banquet, numerous opportunities to work on presentation skills, inspiring stories and songs from fellow students, recreation activities, a dance and a picnic.
This summer's programs take place in Madison between June 20 and August 5, 2010. Scholarships are available, about which the WASC state office (866-572-WASC) can provide information. The deadline for early bird registration is May 15.
- WI FACETS Phone Trainings for May
May 3: Parent Leadership Series: Dealing with Conflict, Presenter: Dawn Wians, 12-1pm
May 5: Volunteer Parent Leader Training: Advocating for Someone Else’s Child (reserved for Volunteer Parent Leaders), Presenter: Jenny Stonemeier, 12-1 pm
Register 1 week in advance by calling Sandra McFarland at 877-374-0511 or e-mail email@example.com. Workshop materials & call-in information will be mailed.
For more information visit http://www.wifacets.org/events.htm.
- Hate Crimes and Violence against People with Disabilities Teleconference
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Time: 6:00 p.m. CST
A panel of speakers will discuss violence and youth with disabilities.
To register or for more information, visit National Youth Leadership Network at www.nyln.org or call Betsy Valnes at 1-866-480-6565 or Betsey@nyln.org
|• Savannah Logsdon-Breakstone, Autism Women's Network
|• Christine Wilk, Feminist Response in Disability Activism (FRIDA)
| • Nathan Say, a speaker on disability and violence
Family Involvement Resources
- Information on Extended School Year Services
Department of Public Instruction Information Update Bulletin 10.02 has been issued regarding “Extended School Year (ESY) Services for Children with Disabilities” and replaced bulletin 96.01. It is available at http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/bul10-02.html.
Information Update Bulletin 10.01, “Parent Consent Requirements When Parents Who Share Legal Custody Do Not Agree” is also available online at http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/bul10-01.html.