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Community of Practice on Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities (CoP ASD/DD) Present:

Access to Mental Health Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities

Hosted at the Waisman Center at UW Madison with viewing/discussion sites around Wisconsin, including at 211 E Franklin St., Appleton

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

8:30am to 12:30pm
Sign-in begins at 8:15am

Presentation Topics:
Barriers to accessing services in Wisconsin
Medicaid benefits
Supporting families
Talking with mental health professionals (tentative)

Who will benefit from participating?
Parents and other family members
School personnel
Therapists and other professionals
Providers

This is a FREE event, but you must register (choose your site when you register)
https://go.wisc.edu/copfeb2019

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Intelligent Lives Movie – Madison

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Rating: NR

Genre: Documentary

Release: 2018

Duration: 70

INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.

INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.

See more information and get tickets at https://gathr.us/screening/26990

 


Diversity Day

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4th Annual Diversity Discovery Free Day

A free day of fun and learning for all children and families. Families will learn about diversity through interactive exhibits throughout the museum. This free event celebrates the broad spectrum of diversity in many forms including ethnicity, nationality, ability, religion, and family structure.

Visit the WisconSibs table at the event and make a poster, pick a prize, or tell us a story.

Volunteers needed. Call 920-968-1742 or contact us



Disability Advocacy Day

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Disability Advocacy Day- Save the Date

Wednesday, March 20, 2019      Start Time  TBD

Registration will open by February 1, 2019
No Walks in permitted.

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center,
One John Nolen Drive,  Madison, WI

Disability Advocacy Day is designed to connect you with your legislators so you can talk about issues that matter to you. You are the expert in sharing how legislative policies affect people with disabilities in their everyday lives.

JOIN US!

Make certain your voice is heard! Disability Advocacy Day is designed to connect you with your legislators so you can talk about issues that matter to you. You are the expert in sharing how legislative policies affect people with disabilities in their everyday lives.

Official Site for Disability Advocacy Day: www.survivalcoalitionwi.org  

Registration, agenda and additional information will be distributed in January.

Fil Clissa

On Behalf of Survival Coalition

[email protected]

608-698-0333




VOLUNTEERfest

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The holidays are coming… and what better time to start thinking about giving back to your community?

VolunteerFEST is a great chance to get started. Come enjoy refreshments in a relaxed setting and find out how you can give back!

WisconSibs will be there along with representatives from 53 different local nonprofit organizations, including mentoring, mental health, housing, arts, education, elder care, youth services and more.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Waverly Beach, Menasha
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
FREE and family friendly!

To register, or for more information, CLICK HERE. Tickets are FREE, but you must RSVP at this link! 

WISCONSIBS NEEDS 2 -3 VOLUNTEERS (from 5 pm – 6:30 pm) TO HELP “MAN” OUR TABLE. Contact us if you can help.

Thanks to our event sponsors: AZCO, Modern Woodmen of America, and Rotary Club of Appleton. VolunteerFEST is presented by Volunteer Fox Cities. Learn more about the event HERE.


Holiday Adult Sibling Social

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Adult WisconSibs are invited to bring their siblings or other family members or friends to join us for the matinee performance of Christmas Stars on Sunday, December 9.  We look forward to watching one of our adult siblings, Cristi Burrill, in the show.  Call the office at 920-968-1742 or contact us to reserve your ticket(s).

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