This conference is ideal for families who have teens age 14-21 and providers and school staff who work with young adults with Down syndrome and other special needs and are helping them prepare for adulthood. Attendees will take home binders of information, worksheets, and helpful resources.
WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2018
COST: $25 for DSAW Members and $35 for Non-DSAW Members (includes breakfast and lunch)
WHERE: Children’s Hospital of WI - Briggs and Stratton Auditorium (2nd Floor)
8915 W. Connell Ct, Milwaukee, WI 53226
PARKING: Enter North Parking Structure; follow skywalk and signage to auditorium
REGISTER by Wednesday, November 7, 2018 online or call (414) 327-3729
7:30am - 8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45am - 10:45am: Meg Steimle, Southeast Regional Center for CYSHCN
Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs - Project Manager
Build Your Bridge: Moving from Child to Adult Health Care
Youth and families are often overwhelmed and under-prepared for the transition to adult health care. This presentation will introduce and discuss when to start thinking about health care transition as well as provide helpful tools and resources.
11:00am - 11:45am: Lunch
12:00pm - 3:00pm: Barb Katz, Family Voices of Wisconsin
Co-Director, Family Voices of Wisconsin
What’s After High School? A Training on Transition
This training 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; K-12 and post-secondary concerns; long-term supports; transitioning to adult health care; legal considerations; and supported decision making and the basics of self determination.
3:00pm - 3:45pm: Family/Self Advocate Panel: It’s Going to Be Okay! Self Advocates Speak About Transitioning to Adult Life
3:45pm - 4:00pm: Wrap Up & Evaluations
This training is co-sponsored by the Down Syndrome Clinic at CHW, Family Voices of Wisconsin, Southeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and DSAW.