Parent Leadership Hub Weekly E-Newsletter for January 05, 2012
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:
- WSPEI website: http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/parent.html
- WIFACETS website: http://www.wifacets.org
- Resources- Product Order Form, and Educational Materials for Parents
- Calendar of Events
- Multi-Media Resources- Workshops Online, Video Series, and Webcasts
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:
- 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
- To facilitate opportunities for parents/family members to build leadership skills; and
- 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
Emilie Braunel, WI FACETS SPDG Coordinator at 715-561-2559 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 our weekly Parent Leadership Hub e-Newsletter, please contact one of the PL Hub Co-Facilitators:
Emilie Braunel, WI FACETS SPDG Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Skadahl, WSPEI Statewide Project Director at email@example.com
Parent/Personnel Development Opportunities
9th Annual WI Transition Conference Registration Deadline Reminder
Registration is still available for the 9th Annual WI Transition Conference and the deadline for registration is January 9, 2012.
REGISTER: To register or view a DRAFT conference program, please use this link: http://www.wsti.org/conf.register.php
Cost is $300.00 and one graduate credit will be available through Viterbo College for $295.00.
WHEN: February 9-10, 2012
WHERE: Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells, WI, if you are interested in staying at the Kalahari Resort, you may contact the hotel directly at www.kalahariresorts.com or call 877-525-2427 to reserve your room. Be sure to mention that you will be attending the Wisconsin Transition Conference to get the conference rate of &70/single or $119/double occupancy. Discounted room rates will be held until January 9, 2012 so get your reservations in now so you don't miss out.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kim Swenson at 715-641-1426.
Social Skills Group for Children with Autism
WHERE: North Shore WI Athletic Club Kids' Clubhouse at 7601 N. Port Washington Road, Glendale, WI.
WHEN: There will be a total of 7 sessions from 9:30 – 11:00am on the following dates:
REGISTER: To register, please contact Nicole Berlowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 414-604-5082.
- Feb. 4, Greetings and Introductions
- Feb. 11, Starting and Joining a Conversation
- Feb. 18, Maintaining a Conversation
- Feb. 25, Timing, Initial Questions, Follow-up Questions
- March 3, Asking and Joining Someone to Play
- March 10, Dealing with Losing and Winning
- March 17, Handling Emotions
ALAS Support Groups
WHAT: The Latino Alliance Applying Solutions A.L.A.S.'s mission is to promote the independence of persons with disabilities by providing information and support to them, their families, and their service providers in the areas related to but not limited to education and health.
WHEN: Friday, March 2, 2012
TOPIC: Transitions (Early Childhood & Adult)
TIME: 5:00 – 7:00pm
LOCATION: ALAS Office 1615 S 22nd Street, Milwaukee, WI
REGISTER: Please call the ALAS Office at 414-643-0022 to register!
WI FACETS February 2012 Phone/Webinar Training Workshops
Feb. 2 – Facilitated IEP, 12 – 1pm
Feb.7 – Child & Adolescent Bi-Polar Disorder and the Effects on Children in Schools, 12 – 1pm
Feb. 7 – Communication Strategies, 7 – 8pm
Feb. 8 – Volunteer Parent Leader (VPL) Webinar #1 (By Invitation), 12 – 1pm; 7 – 8pm
Feb. 9 – IEP Parte 1, (Spanish), 12 – 1pm
Feb. 13 – Challenging Behaviors in Young Children Webinar: Determining the Meaning of Challenging Behaviors, Module 2A, 12 – 1:30pm
Feb. 14 – Bullying & Harassment, 12 – 1pm
Feb. 16 – Connecting the New Common Core State Standards to the IEP, 12 – 1pm
Feb. 18 – Gather & Feast, Serb Hall, Milwaukee, WI 10 – 3pm
Feb. 18 – Milwaukee Center Support Group: IEP Part 1, WI FACETS Office, 10:30 – 11:30am
Feb. 18 – Urban Autism Support Group, WI FACETS Office, 12 – 1pm
Feb. 21 – Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 12 – 1pm
Feb. 22 – Other Health Impaired (OH) and the Special Education Process, 12 – 1pm
Feb. 23 – IEP Parte II, (Spanish), 12 – 1pm
Feb. 23 – Serving on Groups that Make Decisions: A Guide for Families Guidebook, 7 – 8pm
Feb. 25 – Grupo de Autismo, WI FACETS Office, 10 – 12pm
Feb. 27 – Challenging Behaviors in Young Children Webinar: Determining the Meaning of Challenging Behaviors, Module 2B, 12 – 1:30pm
Feb. 28 – Facilitacion de IEPs, (Spanish), 12 – 1pm
Feb. 29 – Mental Health Issues in Native American Communities, Webinar, 1 – 2:30pm
Webinar and Online Trainings
Webinar – Inclusion for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
WHEN: January 12, 2012, 4:00 – 5:30pm (est)
WHAT: The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will present Great Expectations: Meaningful Participation in General Education Settings, in its series on "Inclusion: Information and Strategies You Can Use." This webinar will present evidence-based strategies to facilitate the participation of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the general education curriculum and provide strategies that can be used across grade levels and with students with diverse needs.
PRESENTER: Dr. Liz Keefe, University of New Mexico
REGISTER: Register now at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/842234370 and registration is free.
PARTICIPATE: To participate in this webinar simply log onto: http://aaidd.org/content_7587.cfm during the times mentioned above.
Family Involvement Resources
Children Come First
This website offers information on reading, writing, literacy, authors, award winning booklists and relevant sites for all who care about children. http://www.childrencomefirst.com
Parenting beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control
This is an easy to read article on what to do when consequences don't work. http://www.beyondconsequences.com/freearticle.pdf
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
This is a national family run organization that supports families of children and youth with behavior and mental health challenges. http://ffcmh.org/who-we-are/vision-and-mission/
Department of Public Instruction Bulletin Update
This update offers important information to all students and their parents on how students with disabilities meet the high school graduation requirements. Families will benefit from accessing this information to ensure timely graduation from high school.
One year after students with an IEP leave high school, a survey is conducted to track what students did in that year. Students are counted and placed in one of four categories; higher education, other postsecondary education, competitive employment and other employment. This information is available for the state and each district in the state.
Success for Kids with Hearing Loss – Resources for Professionals
This is a go-to site for professionals and family members seeking to identify and address listening, social communication and learning issues of children with hearing loss of all ages. http://successforkidswithhearingloss.com/resources-for-professionals