Parent Leadership Hub Weekly E-Newsletter for May 3, 2012
Parent/Personnel Development Opportunities
Wisconsin's Investment in Early Childhood – Open Forum
WHEN: Thursday, May 10 from 12:30-4:45pm
WHERE: Madison Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4402 E. Washington Ave, Madison
WHAT: The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics' has rescheduled the Open Forum on May 10th. There will be a rich array of topics and speakers, please come and invite a colleague to come too. The meeting is free of charge and open to anyone interested and invested in Early Childhood in Wisconsin.
INFORMATION: To read more about it and to register go to: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5mhgzqbae304f5 4&llr=p7ns7zcab or contact Kia LaBracke, Wis. Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her at 262 490 9075.
Join Friends of Adoption for Mom's Night Out – Hudson and Eau Claire
WHAT: Come enjoy the company of other adoptive and pre-adoptive mom's.
WHEN: Monday, May 14 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Pier 500 in Hudson, RSVP to Christy at 715-832-6644 ext. 18
WHEN: Monday May 21st at 6:00pm
WHERE: Down to Earth Café in Eau Claire, RSVP to Christy at 715-832-6644 ext. 18
Build Your Own Transition Background to Better Serve Students and Their Families
WHEN: Monday, May 14, 2012 from 4:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Christianos Pizza, W1917 State Hwy 23, Green Lake, 920-294-3200
WHAT: Planning for the future can be challenging for all involved. This event will focus on area transition agencies, resources and services that are available to help support students with disabilities. A perfect opportunity to network with other professionals.
WHO: Middle and High School Teachers of Students with Disabilities, Administrators, School Counselors and Agency Representatives.
REGISTRATION and QUESTIONS: To register, RSVP to Paula Starr at 920- 236-0567 or email@example.com or register online at: http://cesa6.k12.wi.us/prof_dev/ Questions? Contact Vanessa Schultz at 920-294- 4122.
Registration Deadline is May 7!
Creating the Vision: Dare to Dream Transition Workshop
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 5-8:00pm
WHERE: Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street (NE corner of highways 50 & 45) Bristol, WI
WHAT: This is an evening of learning and conversation about transitioning to adult life in your community. Parents and students (6th grade to age 21) and educators are encouraged to attend together to learn and plan for the future.
REGISTRATION: This is a FREE workshop and includes dinner however, registration is required. For further information or to register please contact: Sharon Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-473-1452.
ALAS Support Group
DATE: Saturday, May 19 from 11-1:30pm
TOPIC: Down Syndrome Support Group & ALAS Support Group
LOCATION: ALAS Office at 1615 S. 22nd St., Milwaukee Call the ALAS Office to register at 414-643-0022
Community Conversations – Family Engagement in Schools
WHEN: Monday, May 21 from 5-8:00pm (dinner and activities included)
WHERE: Oregon Office Building, State Bank of Cross Plains, 744 N. Main St., Oregon
WHAT: The workshop is for parents, educators, & community members who are interested in working together to support your community school and school district. We encourage you to bring a team that includes as many of these stakeholders as possible.
REGISTRATION: There is no charge for this workshop but registration is required. Please contact Sharon Anderson at email@example.com or call her at 262-476-1452 to register.
Let's Get to Work Grant
WHEN: Application deadline is May 23, 2012
WHAT: The WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals through the Let's Get to Work grant. Let's Get to Work is seeking up to four Wisconsin high schools interested in a professional development project focused on improving the employment outcomes of their students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) ages 15 to 17. Successful applicants will receive a grant of up to $15,000 in the first year (with an option of continuing on a step-down payment basis for up to three years) and will work closely with a Coaching Team that provides training and technical assistance in a variety of employment-related areas.
DETAILS: For more details, please review the RFP, which can be found at: http://www.dawninfo.org/news4/assets/content//Lets%20Get%20to%20Work%20 2012%20RFP.pdf
Autism Support Group of Central Wisconsin
WHEN: Thursday, May 31 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Stevens Point Public Library, Stevens Point
WHAT: Topic will be Cellular Phone Tracking Systems presented by a representative form US Cellular Lifeline 360. Contact Lori at 715-344-4524 for more information.
WI FACETS 2012 Training Calendar for June, 2012
Contact Sandra McFarland at 877-374-0511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 6 – Transicion del Programa Nacimiento a 3 a la Escuela, 12-1pm (Spanish)
June 7 – Serving on Groups that Make Decisions: A Guide for Families, 7-8pm
June 11 – Challenging Behaviors in Young Children Webinar: Module 6A, 12-1:30pm
June 23 – Grupo de Autismo, 10-12pm
June 25 – Challenging Behaviors in Young Children Webinar: Module 6B, 12-1:30pm
Family Involvement Resources
AD/HD in Your Classroom: 10 Tips for Teachers
NICHCY's new blog! AD/HD is a condition that can make it hard for a person to sit still, control behavior, and pay attention. Parents and teachers do not cause AD/HD, but there are many things that both parents and teachers can do to help a child with AD/HD. This blog has 10 great ideas, see them at: http://nichcy.org/adhd-10-tips-for-teachers
Therapeutic and Accessible Gardening
Do you have a passion for gardening? You might be surprised at its therapeutic benefits for children with disabilities. There are ways to make gardening accessible for everyone. http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/dg6757.html
Wrights Law: FAQ's about Special Factors
This article is written in a "pop up" format regarding the special factors section of the IEP. If you have a specific question you can click on it and the answer, along with additional resources will be revealed! http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/iep.specfact.popup.htm
Article: Self Control in Young Children
This article on the NPR (National Public Radio) website may surprise you. The thesis is that self-control is learned in preschool. This is a easy-read and very informative. http://www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133629477/for-kids-self-control- factors-into-future-success
CDC Article, Learn the Signs, Act Early in Wisconsin
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) discusses what to look for in typical developmental milestones, what to do if you have concerns, and community resources. Read this informative article at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html
This week's update is provided by WSPEI and WI FACETS to share statewide information regarding parent leadership and family involvement.
Please visit the following links to the Parent Leadership Hub web page of the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) website:
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.
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 .