Child Development Resources:
Resources Related to Disabilities:
The Power of Reading to Your Children:
A Parent's Guide to Self-Regulation:
Catalpa Health was formed to address the mental health needs of kids in our community. The three major health systems in our area, Affinity Health System, Children's Hospital of WI, and ThedaCare joined together to provide prevention services, psychiatry, therapy and psychology.
Child Care Resource and Referral:
CCR&R is a community based non-profit agency offering services to parents, child care providers, employers and the community that improve the quality and accessibility of early childhood education and care.
Children with Special Health Care Needs
The Northeast Regional Center is part of a state wide network to help answer questions about children with special needs. They have access to books and articles, parent training, local programs, and health departments.
Northeast Regional Center Website
First 5 Fox Valley
Connects families to developmental services and helps them find the resources needed to help young children ages 0-5 reach their full potential, now and in the future.
Family Voices aims to achieve family centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. They provide families with tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource in health care.
Parent Connections offers a variety of services, each designed to ease the transition into parenthood and make parenting less stressful and more enjoyable. Programs and services include:
- Parents as Teachers - Home Visitation
- Family Wellness Workshops
- Teen Parent Programs
- Dads Programs
- Family Fun Events
The Parent Outlet
The Parent outlet website is a resource to connect parents, with children ages 0 to 5, to topics including Child Development, Parenting, Child Safety, Health, Nutrition, Early Learning, and Community Resources. The Parent Outlet.com supports parents so children are safe, healthy, and ready to learn. Their Facebook site also provides up to date activities and events for young children and their families.
The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Wisconsin Facets is a statewide non-profit organization that helps connect parents to community resources, build partnership with service providers, educate parents on rights in their child's education, and provides advocacy education.
Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW):
A non-profit organization that helps protect the rights of people with disabilities nationwide. Offering advocacy support.
Winnebago County Public Health Department
Serving the City of Oshkosh, City of Neenah, City of Omro, Village of Winneconne and surrounding townships of Winnebago County the Public Health Department provides a number of parenting and health related services.
Winnebago County Public Health Website
Wisconsin Department of Human Services Birth to Three
Similar to the county level program, this state Birth to Three site provides information about the program and how to make a referral.
State of Wisconsin Department of Human Services Website
Katie Beckett Medicaid:
The Katie Beckett Program is a special eligibility process that allows certain children with long-term disabilities, mental illness, or complex medical needs, living at home with their families, to obtain a Forward Health card when the child has a long term condition and the family has higher household income.
Social Security Administration (SSA):
Information on applying for caretaker supplement or SSI on behalf of your child.
Comprehensive Community Services (CCS):
Voluntary Behavioral Health services for youth and adults.
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation. Can be used to transport youth and adults to appointments that are billed to Medicaid. Can also be used to reimburse a parent or individual who can drive to and from medical appointments.
J&B Medical Supply:
Supply incontinence products for children on Medicaid who are over the age of 4.
Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners:
Information on child development and childcare.
Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health:
WI-AIMH strives to promote infant mental health through building awareness, promoting professional capacity, fostering partnerships and supporting policies which are in the best interest of infants, young children and their families.
Department of Public Instruction:
Informaiton for families and students in relation to schools.
Special Education in Plain Languge booklet (CESA 7/DPI):
Informational booklet to hellp families understand special education steps and their rights.