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April is Autism Acceptance Month. Check out the opportunities to learn, connect and celebrate!


The Southern Regional Center is open, but we are working remotely.  You may call 608-265-8610 or 800-532-3321 and leave a message. If you could spell out your email address in your message, that will help us to follow up with you more quickly.  When we call back, we may call from a number that shows as blocked.  If you cannot wait and have a more immediate need for health information and referral, you could call the Well Badger Resource Center at 800-642-7837.

Would you like to stay updated and informed? We send out a weekly resource roundup. Email and ask to join the SRC4family listserv. You can also “Follow” us on Facebook for even more information.

NEW website holding information on Conversations on Showing Up for Kids! Check out this easy way to listen into conversations that might help you.

Connect With Us

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Our Southern Regional Center serves the following counties: Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge,Grant, Green, Iowa, Juneau, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk and Vernon, shown in orange on the map.
Contact the Southern Regional Center.
Call: 1-800-532-3321

The Southern Regional Center (SRC) uses a listserv to inform families about upcoming trainings and events in our region and opportunities for state and national input. In 2020, families joined us in reviewing the Navigation Guide and starting Conversations on Showing Up for Kids! Do you want to stay informed and get involved? Send an email to You can unsubscribe at any time.

If you need to contact another regional center, please download a brochure at

What’s New

School Information, Guidance and Resources for COVID-19–now on our School/Special Education Page

Resources for children with special health needs and the families who care for them

Don’t worry about calming the storm. Calm yourself; the storm will pass. -source unknown

Waisman Center Resources and Updates for COVID-19

WI DHS Higher Risk/Families with CYSHCN Resources for COVID-19

Spotlight Tuesday, April 27

C.A.R.E. Medical Home Series for Families

This series of four presentations and discussions was developed to support families who have children or youth with special health care needs. The series includes Caring for the Whole Family, Assembling a Care Notebook, Requesting a Shared Plan of Care, and Exploring Care Mapping. At the end of the discussions, participants will understand what a medical home is, how a medical home may benefit their child and family. The discussions are appropriate for both professionals and families.

Join us to learn strategies to coordinate and strengthen communication with your child’s health care team and other partners you work with.  You can register for one, two, three or all four of the workshops at once.  Workshops will be presented over Zoom and you will receive connection information after you register. We will email you materials you may need for each workshop.

April 28, May 3, May 19, May 26 — 6:00pm-7:00pm


Circles of Life — Free for Families in 2021
May 6-7, 2021 (virtual)  Registration and more information

Upcoming webinars/trainings/conversations

Higher Education Options: What do I Need to Know April 27 6:30pm-7:30pm part of Registration  Transition Talks Tuesdays

Additional Services, Compensatory Services, Extended School Year, and Monitoring Progress of IEP Goals April 28, 12:00pm-1:00pm from WI FACETS

Self-Advocacy Series: Understanding Guardianship April 28, 6:00pm-7:00pm from WI FACETS

¿Sabía? ¡Ahora lo sabe! (Did You Know? Now You Know!) es una introducción a la atención médica y a los apoyos y servicios comunitarios para los niños con discapacidades y necesidades especiales de atención médica. El jueves, 29 de abril de 2021, de 5:00 a 6:00 p.m. Únase a la sesión usando su computadora, iPad o teléfono inteligente a través de Zoom, o escuche usando su teléfono.  Haga clic en este enlace para unirse a la reunión de Zoom (Join the Zoom meeting) y use la contraseña 366872.
Para unirse por teléfono, llame al 312-626-6799 y use el número de identificación de la reunión 977 6774 3947.
Para preguntas Póngase en contacto con Kristine en o llame al 920-750-8445

Educate and Empower Together Circles of Life Conference May 6-7 (Virtual) — Free for Families in 2021

Tele? What have we learned from pivoting to tele-services for those with ASD & DD? May 12, 8:30am-12:30pm Community of Practice on Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities  Save the Date! Registration coming soon.

SFN Dads Virtual Conference May 15, 2012 free standard attendance. Want to be upgraded to premium? Email us at to find out how. (It’s really simple.)

Week of April 19

Autism and mental health facts from Rogers Behavioral Health

Empowering children with ASD and creating a space for neurodiversity from Rogers Behavioral Health

How do you know when your child with autism has a mental health disorder? from Rogers Behavioral Health

In My Own Words A discussion with Scott Allen, Wisconsin Autism advocate and leader. Recording and Resources  Part of Conversations on Showing Up for Kids!

Exploring the Controversy Around ABA Therapy from Autism Parenting Magazine

When someone with special needs goes missing: How first responders command the emergency from The Standard Times

American Society for Deaf Children April newsletter

  • Get American Sign Language for Earth Day (April 22)
  • Learn about DeafSpace Design in a free webinar
  • Sign your daughter up for the Advocacy Empowerment Webinar for Girls
  • Sign your child up for Gallaudet’s Camp Discovery

Getting Started (on deciding where I want to live)  — PACER resource

Tips when Considering Housing and Services — PACER resource

Free Learning Together Live Virtual Events for people Supporting Neurodiverse Students scheduled in 2021. [5/11; 6/8]

Wisconsin Well Badger Resource Center is a statewide public health Information and Referral (I&R) service and resource program offering a toll free phone line and website for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and more. Well Badger is staffed to provide information and referrals with a deliberate focus to engage high-risk populations and for those with special needs.
Phone: 1-800-642-7837

The Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs tries to help families, and the professionals who support them, through providing current resources, news articles, interesting items and more. We post “What’s New” on our home page each week. We regularly post this content and more on our Facebook page. We send out a weekly Resource Round-up on Fridays (send an email with Weekly Resource Round-up in the Subject Line to to join).We bring together the “What’s New” resources by topic and place them on the Resources page. We hope you can find some help, encouragement, or just information on this page. New content is added regularly.