Loading

45°F

46°F

43°F

44°F

45°F

52°F

43°F

50°F

43°F

46°F

50°F

43°F
Search
NEWS STORIES

Wisconsin Family Ties to Host 'Fun Day' for Families with Special NeedsSubmitted: 04/17/2013
Story By Kailey Burton


Photos By Kailey Burton

MINOCQUA - In the Northwoods it can be hard to find help for special needs children. But in April especially, families affected by autism shouldn't feel alone. April is World Autism Awareness Month.

In Minocqua families can find a helpful retreat. On Sunday April 28th, Wisconsin Family Ties will host a family fun day at the Waters of Minocqua.

Caregivers and children with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges can come for workshops, and a chance to network.

"I think it's especially needed up here in the Northwoods because there are not many events like this for families who have kids with emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorders or autism," said Jackie Baldwin, a Wisconsin Family Ties Parent Peer Specialist.

Baldwin specializes in bringing families together with the resources they need. She knows an early diagnosis and proper support can help a lot.

"When you know what you're dealing with, and you know what the outcomes can be, and you know how to help your child, what better way?" she says.

Workshops will focus on trauma-free crisis intervention, tools for caregivers, and transitioning special needs children into adulthood.

There will also be child care available for special needs children.

For more information contact Jackie at 715-605-2097 or email her at Jackie@wifamilyties.org.

They're also looking for more child care volunteers.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS
What We're Working OnSubmitted: 04/24/2015

- Students graduating from high school could be at risk for meningitis. Public health experts say NOW is a good time to make sure high school students are up to date on their meningitis vaccine. Newswatch 12's Karolina Buczek spoke with a public health nurse in Langlade County to find out how teens can stay safe.

- Plus, an Ashland science teacher will use her 18 day trip on an ocean research ship to help her students. She hopes it gets students thinking more than just water in the Midwest. We'll see why she'll focus on perspective tonight on Newswatch 12.

We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

+ Read More

LANGLADE COUNTY - Some Wisconsin legislators introduced a bill this week that would make it illegal to wear headphones or earbuds while driving in the state.

+ Read More

WAUSAU - One of the groups that went to the Business Expo was E3YP.

The group originated from the growing need to get young people to stay in area.

Young people often start working in smaller northcentral Wisconsin communities, but they end up leaving after a few years. It's something that E3YP hopes to change.

+ Read More

ANTIGO - Students graduating from high school could be at risk for contracting meningitis. Public health experts say now is a good time to make sure high school students are up to date on their meningitis vaccinations.

+ Read More

MINOCQUA - It may have been a little chilly the past few days, but warm weather is headed our way.

And as the weather warms up, the Wildwood Wildlife Park in Minocqua prepares for the new season by opening up some new exhibits and introducing some new animals.

+ Read More

MADISON - Wisconsin made a marijuana-based drug to treat seizures legal, but patients still can't get it.

Now a state senator wants to fix the problem.

+ Read More

NORTHWOODS - As the temperature increases so does the number of people who want to get outside.

A lot of people in the Northwoods like to get out on their bikes. But if your bike has been sitting in storage all winter, it probably isn't ready to ride.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here