The ETCSD Special Education Parent Newsletter, March 2017
Sensory Club now open in Pewaukee!
The Sensory Club facility opened its doors March 1 and is located at W238-N1690 Rockwood Drive in the City of Pewaukee. While sensory gyms have been created before, they generally focus on small children. This facility is unique because individuals of all ages may utilize the 3,300-square-foot building however they deem necessary.
The new gym includes equipment such as platform swings, acrobat swings and climbing walls as well as a roller slide and a lot of natural light. In addition, the club offers a multi-sensory environment where stimuli can be intensified or reduced depending on an individual's need.
While there is a ball pit, one of the coolest features of the gym is said to be the cleaner for the ball pit. People can throw a ball at the target where it gets sucked up through a clear tube and to get cleaned and spit back out into the ball pit so it remains constantly clean!
The Sensory Club operates similar to other gym memberships where individuals can customize their experience. Once you join, monthly membership gives you a key fob and access to the gym when you need it.
Parents United: ADHD Interventions for Home and School
Wednesday, March 8th, 9am-12:30pm
2810 Golf Road
Topics to be addressed:
Please register by emailing Linda Schopen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Kids are NOT Broken
Tuesday, March 21st, 8:30-11:45am
Harry and Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay
Join us as we gain insights from Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S., Ed., a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
The theme, tying together his clinic practice, teaching, research and advocacy efforts is that of building on the strength of teenagers by fostering their internal resilience. His goal: translate the best of research and practice into practical approaches.
He wants to give parents, professionals and communities ideas that they can use to prepare children and teens to thrive.
RSVP required for this FREE event. Please RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/j85hszo
ARCH Camp Pow Wow Open House
Friday, March 31st, 6pm
Arch Camp, Menomoee Falls, Wisconsin
Variety's Chatter Matters! Communication Camp 2017
Please contact Taimi Parey at 262-777-2090 or email@example.com for more information or registration application. Application deadline is March 15, 2017.
Gateway High School CNC Boot Camp
-do something different?
-make money while in school?
-make parts that go into cars, telecommunication equipment, military vehicles, medical devices, motorcycles and more?
-graduate early and earn college credit while in high school?
-prepare for a high demand career before graduation?
-take advantage of $4000 worth of training at no cost to you or your parents?
If yes, then you should consider attending Gateway's High School CNC Boot Camp.
Next session begins July, 2017.
Please contact the Job Center Representative, Aubrey Hanna at 262-741-5269 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to see if this program is right for you.
Helping Children Cope with Anxiety
Tuesday, April 4th, 6-8pm
300 McCanna Parkway
While it is normal for all children to experience occasional anxiety, some children experience situations where it can be so overwhelming that it affects their daily routine, school performance, peer relationships and family relationships.
This presentation will assist parents and caregivers in gaining a deeper understanding of their child's experience with anxiety so they can help with anxiety management and coping.
Pre-registration is required for this event. Please pre-register by contacting Lori Radtke at 262-763-0180 ext. 2224 or email@example.com
Trainings for Families and Providers
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; transitioning to adult health care; legal options; advocacy; and the fundamentals of self-determination. This training will be available in Appleton, Nov. 29, 5:30 - 8:00pm with SOAR Fox Cities.
Learn More: To find out more and register go to the Family Voices of Wisconsin website at www.familyvoicesofwisconsin.com/2016-training-schedule or contact Lynn@fvofwi.org
Cost: All training sessions are free to participants and a light meal and resource binder will be provided. Stipends for childcare and travel expenses are available.