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October 31 Training Follow Up

Thank you for participating in our October 31st training, “Services for Milwaukee County Children and Youth with Disabilities and Their Families”, sponsored by Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW), Milwaukee County Disability Services, and Milwaukee County BHD Children and Young Adults Community Services.

The training was offered as part of DRW’s Project EASSY, Equal Access for Special Needs Services for Youth, an outreach initiative to increase awareness and access to services for Milwaukee African American children with a disability and their families, in response to community needs identified as we provided advocacy assistance for youth and families.

As a follow-up to the training, we are pleased to provide you with links to the DRW Family Guide, Powerpoints, and other materials from the trainings, as well as some additional resources. We hope the training and resource materials will help you support Milwaukee families who have a child with special needs or a disability in connecting to services and supports.

If a family needs advocacy assistance, you can refer them to DRW. DRW provides services to families of children with special needs who are having difficulty receiving the supports and services in their community and at school. Our services can include direct advocacy for the family, training, and public policy advocacy. Families should call our intake specialist at 414-773-4646 for assistance. Click here to read more about DRW advocacy assistance.

We hope you will keep in touch. Disability Rights Wisconsin has a Facebook page. Please “like” us on Facebook and watch for updates.


DRW Parent Advisory Group Meets November 11

The DRW parent advisory group for African-American parents of children with special needs is meeting Saturday November 11 at the Center Street Public Library – please share the flyer with parents who may have an interest. Parents may apply for transportation and childcare stipends. Click here for details.


Resources from the October 31st Training

DRW Family Friendly Guide to Services for Milwaukee County Special Needs Children and Youth and Their Families

DRW Family Guide Online Order Form

October 31st agenda and presenter information

Milwaukee County Disability Services Childrens’ Programs Powerpoint

Milwaukee County Children’s Mental Health Service and Supports Wraparound Milwaukee System of Care Powerpoint

Katie Beckett Program: Wisconsin Medicaid Coverage for Children with Disabilities or Severe Illnesses Living at Home Powerpoint

SE Regional Center for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Powerpoint

DRW Project EASSY Information – Opportunities to Get Involved. Please complete this form if you would like to receive information about future trainings, resources, and advocacy opportunities.


Additional resources

Top 10 Reasons to Call or Visit the Southeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Comprehensive Community Services (CCS):

CCS for Families flyer

CCS for Providers flyer

Those interested in learning about how to become a CCS vendor should contact Brian McBride at

Milwaukee County Disability Services

Disability Services Contacts for follow up:

DSD Parent Advisory Committee

Several participants requested information about the Milwaukee County Children’s Community Options Program Parent Advisory Committee and how to participate. Disability Services has indicated the following:

Parents should contact their service coordinator and express their interest in attending and we will connect with them about the purpose of the group and our activities and provide a bit of orientation including the details of participation.