Outreach

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Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Southern Regional Center

Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Southern Regional Center

CYSHCN Logo: Three purple outlines of figures with stars and a half-circle in the background. Text says "Wisconsin Regional Centers Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs"The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) provides resources for the Waisman Center to serve as the Southern Regional Center for the Wisconsin Children With Special Health Care Needs Program (State Title V Agency).

The Center:

  1. Provides information, referral and follow up services so that all families with children with special health care needs, and providers residing in the service area will have access to complete and accurate information related to the needs of their special needs child.
  2. Promotes a parent-to-parent support network to assure that all families have access to parent support services.
  3. Works to increase the capacity of local health departments and other local agencies, such as schools, to provide service coordination through education, training and ongoing technical assistance.

Contact:

Tim Markle, Southern Regional Center Director
608-262-8033

DD Community Training and Consultation

Developmental Disabilities Community Training and Consultation

Two adults facing each other sitting at a picnic table outside with other people and trees in the background.The Developmental Disabilities Community Training and Consultation Program provides service to family members, volunteers, direct care providers, special education teachers, transportation providers, para-professional and professional service providers from all settings providing services in Dane County for people with developmental disabilities. Provision of a variety of training, consultation and educational opportunities individual, small group, and larger audiences related to developmental disabilities.

Contact:

Rachel Weingarten, Training and Events Coordinator
608-890-0777

Genetics Systems Integration Hub

Genetics Systems Integration Hub

Genetics in Wisconsin Logo: a blue double helix and two cartoon hands overlapped over shape of Wisconsin.The Waisman Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is a partner within the Genetics Systems Integration Hub of the Wisconsin Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program. The purpose of the Genetics Hub is to ensure that genetics information and resources are integrated with public health systems to support individuals with genetic disorders, their families, and health care professionals.

Contact:

Sarah Zoran, MS, CGC, Genetics Systems Integration Hub Coordinator
608-262-0182

Nourishing Special Needs Nutrition Network (WIC)

Nourishing Special Needs Nutrition Network (WIC)

WIC logo: letters in purple with a half-circle above the "i" and "c"Building on the existing capacity of the Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program, this Network is facilitating the recruitment and training of a Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) WIC Nutrition Consultant(s) in each Division of Public Health Region. The purpose of the Wisconsin WIC CYSHCN Nourishing Special Needs Network is to improve access to nutrition services and support for infants and children with birth defects and other special health care needs in Wisconsin.

Contact:

Anne Bradford Harris, PhD, MPH, RD, LEND Director
608-263-5796

Wisconsin Care Integration Initiative

Wisconsin Care Integration Initiative

Young boy coloring on paper at a desk with a bookshelf in the background.The Wisconsin Care Integration Initiative (WiCII) project aims to increase family-centered, integrated systems of care for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD). WiCII will demonstrate innovative strategies to address goals of the Wisconsin Act Early State Plan to enhance screening, referral for diagnostic and early intervention services, and time enrollment in treatment services for children with ASD/DD, with a particular focus on building community-based capacity in urban and rural communities.

Contact:

Gail Chödrön, PhD, Project Director
608-890-0145

Youth Health Transition Initiative for CYSHCN

Youth Health Transition Initiative for CYSHCN

Health Transitions Wisconsin Logo: raised hands in green, turquoise and orange.The Waisman Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is a partner within the Youth Health Transition Initiative for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs (CYSHCN) of the Wisconsin Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program. The purpose of the Youth Transition Hub is to design and support efforts to assure that youth with special healthcare needs receive the services necessary to transition to adult healthcare, work, and independence.  For more information, visit Health Transitions Wisconsin and support efforts to assure that youth with special healthcare needs receive the services necessary to transition to adult healthcare, work, and independence.

Contact:

Anne Bradford Harris, PhD, MPH, RD, LEND Director
608-263-5796

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