Family Engagement Newsletter

Eau Claire Area School District



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Special Education PTA (SEPTA) Meetings

December 8,, 2020 from 7-8:30pm Zoom Meeting

Meetings will be held the second Tuesday

of each month from 7-8:30 pm.

A zoom link will automatically be sent to you if you are on

the SEPTA e-mail list. If you are not receiving emails

from SEPTA and would like to,

please e-mail to be added

to the distribution list.

Manage Holiday Stress During a Pandemic

Monday, December 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM CST – 7:30 PM CST

Presented by Connie Persike.

Autism Society of Greater WI

Holidays can be a stressful time for all of us and can include additional challenges for those affected by autism, especially as holiday plans may be different this year. Come learn effective techniques to manage stress for the entire family!

Register here

Facebook Page

For more information and to register go to

If you have any questions, please contact Sonja at 608-265-8955

Description of the Sessions:

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COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities

COVID-19 Information in Plain Language

Thanks to the Green Mountain Self-Advocates for creating this resource

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"Young Athletes in Motion" Music Video

Special Olympics and Hip Hop Public Health have created a new song and music video to encourage Young Athletes families to stay physically active and healthy through dance.

Young Athletes in Motion Music Video

Resources for Families

December Young Athletes Schedule

Special Olympics Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children.

December 1

YA Craft: Christmas Tree & Cup Stacking

December 3

YA Practice: Trapping &Catching

December 8

YA Craft: Fill in the Snowman

December 10

YA Practice: Throwing

December 15

YA Activity: Candy Cane Writing

December 17

YA Practice: Kicking

Please remember if you would like to participate in our crafts or practices to register on our Google Form. You only need to register once. If you have not registered to get reminders or updates please register with the links below:



**If you need help getting supplies for a craft please email me at and I can see if we can help purchase supplies for you!

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The Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a full-service speech, language, and hearing clinic serving children and adults in the Chippewa Valley. We provide services in the CCD which features a reception area and two waiting rooms, 16 treatment rooms with observation deck, an Augmentative and Assistive Technology Lab, and a Speech Science and Voice Lab, to name a few. We are also able to provide services via Telepractice as needed or requested. Services are provided by undergraduate and graduate student clinicians working toward advanced degrees in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. All students are supervised by fully licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologists.

For Information about UWEC's Center for Communication Disorders

Mail: Center for Communication Disorders

Human Sciences and Services 112

239 Water Street

Eau Claire, WI 54703

Phone: 715-836-4186


Visit our Web Site!

Autism and Driving

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6 PM CST

Join us for a discussion on autism, driving and related community resources. Sarah Schroeder, Community Work Incentives Coordinator at Employment Resources Inc., will start the discussion with an overview of ERI's pre-driving assessment services. Master's Driving School will continue the discussion on what driving instruction might look like for a person with autism. The last part of the event will be reserved

for questions and discussion.

Register Here

Facebook Page

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Building the Bridge to Adult Health Care

Free virtual presentation and conversation

For families, who have children with complex care needs, to learn about the transition from

child-centered (pediatric) to adult health care systems.

The idea of transition may feel over-whelming. This interactive training will help you to decide when to start talking about health care transition and tips for talking with your child, starting at age 12. You will leave with helpful tools and resources and will start a plan for health care transition for your child and family.

DATES & TIMES: Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30-8:30 PM or

Saturday, December 12 at 8:30-9:30 AM

LOCATION: Zoom video/phone conferencing

For more information, or to register, contact Northern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at 715-261-1906. We will email you instructions on joining Zoom along with a link to a video that provides an introduction to health transition.

This guide has practical strategies that work for helping children of all ages who may be struggling with an at-home learning task. Families may find these strategies useful when helping their children complete various reading, math, and/or behavioral tasks at home.

Download Guide



From the University of Florida CEEDAR Center


The current WI Family Engagement Newsletter is here!

Read about:

  • Family Engagement Article: Home-School Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Research to Read: Creating Collaborative Home-School Partnerships through Literacy
  • Online resources for youth and families in the area of Communication
  • For Your Information: Wisconsin’s RtI Center’s Annual Report
  • Information about upcoming statewide trainings, workshops and conferences
  • At Home Learning Strategies

Note: The WI FACETS Family Engagement E-Newsletter can also be found online at:

Early Learning Connections Newsletter

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Eau Claire Area School District Board Policy - Visitors to the Schools During the School Day

Eau Claire Area School District

Eau Claire Area Unified School District does not endorse any commercial products or services that may be advertised or available, for purchase or otherwise, on any of the Linked Sites. Website users should be aware that, because of the nature of the World Wide Web, website content may change from what was originally linked to by the Eau Claire Area School District.
We encourage users to contact us if you find inappropriate content.

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