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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Health Fair at New Lisbon Medical Center - Juneau County



Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available at the upcoming health fair being held at Mile Bluff – New Lisbon Family Medical Center on Thursday, October 16 from 7 to 11 am. In addition to these services, you will have the opportunity to discuss specific risks for developing diabetes and heart disease with Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals. Free hearing tests will also be provided from 8 to 11 am, and cholesterol screenings will be available for a small fee.

Appointments are required for all services, so call 608-562-3111 to reserve your spot today!

FREE Wellness Clinic Saturday October 18th - Adams County



You're invited to the

Free Wellness Clinic
this Saturday
Adams-Friendship Elementary School
from 9 AM to 1 PM

There's a U for YOU!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Trick-or-Treating is Friday, October 31 from 4-7 PM in the City of Adams and Village of Friendship.




With Trick-or-Treating right around the corner, the Adams County Sheriff's Office has some safety tips for you.  

Please leave a front porch light on if you wish to be visited by trick-or-treaters.  

Following are a few safety tips for trick-or-treaters.
General Safety
  • Plan your route with your family ahead of time. Pick streets that are well lit and in your own neighborhood. Parents should provide a watch and indicate a time children should return home.
  • Trick-or-Treat with a parent, older sibling, or with a group of children if someone older can't go with you.
  • Children should go only to houses where the porch lights are on, and never go into a house. Children should walk from house to house - NEVER RUN!
  • Children should carry a flashlight after dark.
Costume Safety
  • Wear a costume that fits and makes it easy for you to walk. Strips of reflective tape or light-colored costumes will make you more visible.
  • Parents should attach name, address and phone number to sleeves of young children in case they become lost or separated from their group.
  • A face mask may keep you from seeing well. Why not use face makeup instead? If you must wear a face mask, take it off before you cross a street.
Traffic Safety
  • If a child has to cross the street, they should cross at a crosswalk or corner, not mid-block and never between parked cars. Look both ways before crossing and be alert for cars turning at intersections.
  • Children should stay on the sidewalks. If there are no sidewalks, they should walk with the road on their right.
  • If someone drives when you trick-or-treat, buckle up every time you get into the car - even if it is only a few blocks.
Treat Safety
  • Children should not eat treats until they return home and the treats are inspected by parents.
  • Fruit should be cut and washed before it is eaten.
  • Candy wrappers should be checked for tampering. Do not eat anything that is not wrapped or appears to be tampered with. If in doubt, throw it away.
  • Report any evidence of tampering to the Sheriff's Office 608-339-3304.

PIER of Wisconsin (Parents Information and Education Resource) Upcoming Opportunities



Sign Language Classes - Tuesdays
Faith Fellowship, 217 W Mcmillan St, Marshfield,
5:00-7 food/water 
Free and open to the public.
Technical College Credits -Professional Development Hours-Register at Class
Pam 715-423-7182
Supported by: Midstate Technical College, Marshfield School District, and PIER!
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10/6    Central Wisconsin Autism Support 5:30-7 pm! 
 Children's Museum -1100 Main Street--  Stevens  Point -
Sheena Field- Zones of Regulation and is willing to answer specific questions concerning this approach that can help our kids self regulate their sensory needs and emotions.
 Lori  715-344-4524
spiegroup@aol.com 
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What are the connections and resources you need?
On outreach to families who have children falling between the cracks. 
On waiting list or struggle with finding and keeping supports in:          
        Home/School/Community
             10/7       11:00 am
             10/9        6:30 pm
WR - McMillan Library 490 East Grand Avenue,  McCourt Room  (upstairs!)
What is your frustration?  What do you need?
Lets explore the resources both formal and informal that you may not be aware of!
Helpful tips! n Pam 715-423-7182
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10/7 Bridges to Adulthood for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Green Bay   http://www.asw4autism.org/conferences_workshops.html
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10/ 10-12 Wisconsin Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Green Bay
http://www.wisrid.org/fall-conference.html.      fallconference@wisrid.org.otel
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10/13 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  Early diagnosis and treatment are key to successful recovery form OCD
  DR. David M Jacobi,  Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee
  6-7:30 pm  www.ocdwisconsin.org  megangwelsh@gmail.com
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10/16/14  What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? 
  6:30 -8    University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley(Menasha)
  Damon Buckett/Kristy Robb  megangwelsh@gmail.com
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10/17  Transition Academy - College & Career Ready 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm   http://www.witig.org
Wisconsin Dells,  Pam  pamj@wsti.org
(608) 941-1400
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10/18  Caring Network Training - Respite care 101
         9 am to 4 pm
         Marshfield Public Library - General Meeting Room
         211 E 2nd St, Marshfield, WI 54449
Are you an Individual or agency that provides cares and/or respite ( or would like to?) for individuals? http://respitecarewi.org/      (608) 222-2033    info@respitecarewi.org 
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10/20   Behavior and the crossovers with autism spectrum disorder and strategies to improve behavior.   Marshfield Library   Food/ Refreshments  5:00      Speaker 5:30 -7:00
Please register! Laura  715-207-7785 richwoodfarms6@yahoo.com
Stacy Stefaniac Luther  /Phoenix Behavioral Health Stacy will be discussing behavioral and education  strategies in association with Autism, ADD/ADHD, Sensory Perception Disorder and many others as well.  ***This meeting will be a DO-NOT miss meeting as well even if your child does not specifically have autism, many other learning differences are  a segmented branch of autism and the strategies can be used in both areas*
11/ 17   Rhea Owens, PhD -  Rhea will be
discussing mental health in young children and young adults and what signs to look for and how we can help, improve or event prevent these behaviors.               December  15   Brain storming meeting to discuss what speakers or topics
1/19   Tiffany Kula from Mikan-Mmental health in young children and  young adults along with strategies that can be used to help prevent or lessen the impact of those behaviors, Programs offered in the area as well as at Mikan for children who are in need of a "group" setting versus a school setting and how this also improves behavior and learning.
$10.00 charge /c/b waived.  Cover the meals at the meetings& supplies.
Receive a Subway Card with $50.00 of  coupons to
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“What’s After High School?” is a broad overview of the transition to adult life for youth with disabilities and special health care needs and includes the following topics: envisioning a youth’s future in the community; the role of schools; long-term supports; vocational resources; transitioning to adult health care; guardianship and other legal options; advocacy; and the fundamentals of self-determination.
Dodgeville- 10/ 20, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Green Bay -10/ 25, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Medford - 11/ 3, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Tomahawk (River Valley Bank Community Room) - November 4, 5:30 - 8:30pm
www.fvofwi.org     Lynn@fvofwi.org   608-828-9959.  Free
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10/26  Child/Youth Resource - Msfld
Hotel Marshfield  Convention Center - Tentative date/time/location
11:00a.m   Registration- families will be asked to register ONLY for the meal and child care. 
Food and Refreshments
Speaker/Magician at 11-12 and a meal and childcare provided for those that register on our website prior to Oct 12th. 
This is a FREE The target audience is families with children with disabilities or delays from Birth to 14+ (prior to transitioning to adulthood).   www.woodcountycdrc.org
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10/28  Promoting Community Systems of Care to Foster Young Children’s Social and Emotional Development  8 a.m.—11:45 a.m.  NCTC:
Continuing Ed Credits Child care providers -3.25
http://marathonwi.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4TPg6Un6AxSTIRD
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10/29 Dr. Gary Cumley-Professor of Communicative Disorders
Current Associate Dean/Chair of the School of Communicative Disorders at UWSP and Judi Cumley-Cesa 5 Assistive Technology Specialist to speak at Portage County Library Pinery Room
5:30-7:30PM  FREE and open to the public               
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11/4  Stewards of Children
6-8 p.m. Tiny Tigers Intergenerational Center
Steps adults can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. 
Registration/Childcare may be available
715- 387-2729   www.chw.org/communityserivces
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11/5 “Did You Know? Now You Know!”  Wis Rapids
If you're a family on waiting list, or a family that don't  qualify - Please be a part of the discussion about what you may be able to access through Forward Card and/or  private insurance.

 As you now denials happen.... So what do families need to do?????  Understanding "Medical Necessity"  is KEY!!! So very many families are frustrated because they now their kiddo's have needs.....

 “Did You Know? Now You Know!” an overview of health insurance and how to best use your benefits and Medicaid.  Understand the impact of the Affordable Care Act, long term supports and services, and resources for children with disabilities and special health care needs from birth through young adulthood.

McMillan Library 490 East Grand Avenue   11:00 -1:00  All Purpose Room
Presenter: Barbara Katz a mom!, Co-Director of Family Voices of Wisconsin, worked with ABC for Health, Chair of the Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, member of the Council for Children with Long Term Support Needs.

Registering is a great way to let us know you are interested and want to attend!
Pam 715-423-7182

free /light meal /resource binder Stipends for childcare and travel expenses are available.
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11/7  Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss St. Paul, MN.   
http://www.wesp-dhh.wi.gov/events/other/Flyer%20for%202014%20conference%20.pdf
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11/10-12   “Fostering Resilience”. Children Come First Conference  Is for those caring for, working with, or interested in the wellbeing of children and youth with social, emotional or behavioral challenges.
http://wifamilyties.org/index.
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11/10-12 Mission Possible: Discovering the Potential in our Community Wis Dells 
Self-Determination Conference  www.wi-bpdd.org/sdc
Fil 608-266-5395    fil.clissa@wisconsin.gov
Family and Student Scholarships Now Available 14-21
Goal: Empower people with disabilities to have more control over their lives
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11/11 The ABC’s of Behavior in Early Childhood
Stacy M. Stefaniak Luther, Understand what children are communicating through their behaviors and how to effectively work  through those challenging moments.
 11/11 ( 6:30-8:30pm) • MSTC Auditorium, Wisconsin Rapids -ORTuesday,
 11/18 (6:30-8:30pm) • Streitel Conference Center, Marshfield
Free -Register Childcaring 715-423-4114 or 800-628-8534   info@childcaring.org
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11/12-13  Special Education Conference
Focus on topics like EBD, LD, autism, Assistive Technology, transition, self-directed IEPs, classroom management, facilitating IEP team meetings, functional behavioral assessments, collaborating with parents, common core standards and much, much more! WI Dells
https://www.edevents.org/  conferences
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11/13-14  Across the Lifespan Conference
WI Dells: http://www.atacrosslifespan.org/
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11/14  Four Patterns of Practices - The Imaginative Journey
1)Amplify - Discover capacities & strengthen vision
    Practices that assist people to discover capacities and strengthen their vision of a rich life in community
2)Activate - See personal initiative as part of the larger call
    Practices that support people to participate
3) Innovate - See personal initiative as part of the larger call
    Practices that generate social inventions that provide the best possible chances of inclusion and     
    contribution.
4) Associate - Inspire community
    Practices that build alliances with others who are acting hopefully to build a more just and inclusive  
    community
Ashland 8:30-3:30—Lunch included


$40 per person, lunch & materials included. Scholarships available for parents and people with disabilities.  dlyost@centurytel.net  715-373-5000
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11/15   Sibshops -YMCA Marshfield
9am – 12pm  Cost is $5
 For brothers and sisters age 5-12 with brothers and sisters with special needs.
Hayley @ 715-221-7419 www.stjosephs-m​arshfield.org/c​hildlife
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11/17-18/14  Leadership Wisconsin Conference
http://conference.leadershipwisconsin.org/
Oshkosh
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11/18 The ABC’s of Behavior in Early Childhood
Stacy M. Stefaniak Luther, MS,   Understand what children are communicating through their behaviors and how to effectively work through those challenging moments.
(6:30-8:30pm) • Streitel Conference Center, Marshfield
Free /Register Childcaring  715-423-4114 or 800-628-8534 info@childcaring.org
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12/19  The Zones of Regulation
Stevens Point,   8-4:00pm
Contact Hours: 6.5  FREE
What Are The Zones of Regulation®?
The Zones is a systematic, cognitive behavior approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways to feel and states alertness we experience into four concrete zones.  The Zones curriculum provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of, and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs, and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts.
Registration Jessica   jplaner@therapies-plus.com
  (p) 715-423-
Instructor Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L
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1/ 5-16  Potentials Action Phonics program
Location TBA (Marshfield)  Cost $350.00
Classes are held for five hours, five days a week during the two weeks.
The program is presented in theory classes and hands-on application given for forty-five minutes, then an active break is scheduled, with another forty-five minutes of theory and practice, alternating this way all day.  During the last two days of the seminar the trainees receive final exams in theory, evaluation, and tutoring application. 

Lunch will be provided
Contact Laura  715-207-7785
angermenotfoundation@gmail.com

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2/18-20  Wisconsin Transition Conference                                
 www.EdEvents.org
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3/3 Resource Fair
3pm-6:30pm
Rhinelander,
For families to meet agencies that provide services in our area
Pearl everzen25@gmail.com
715-365-9752
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3/12-14  Partners in Listening. gain skills, side by side. to grow in the role you play in supporting children with hearing loss ages birth to six as they develop listening skills that lead to spoken language.
Warrens, WI.  Bev  715-286-2363 beverly.teeter@wesp-dhh.wi.gov
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4/30 to 5/1 Circles of Life  Stevens Point
http://fvofwi.org/training-and-events/circles-of-life/
MUST ATTEND  Event
A unique opportunity for families who have children with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who support and provide services for them to develop new skills, learn the latest information, and form lasting connections.
www.colwisconsin.org


Remember to check out the PIER web site for updated information on trainings and resources!