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K.I.T.E. Conference

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Knowledge. Independence. Togetherness. Empowerment.

SOAR Fox Cities, WisconSibs, the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin – Fox Cities and Autism Society of Wisconsin are hosting a mini conference for parents, adult siblings, self-advocates and professionals. The conference will be an opportunity for attendees to learn about disability-related topics through breakout sessions and to connect with local community resources.

What: K.I.T.E. Conference (Knowledge. Independence. Togetherness. Empowerment.)
A mini-conference for parents, family members, self-advocates and professionals.

An opportunity to learn about disability-related topics from presenters and to connect with local community resources. The conference will include breakout sessions, a lunch, and resource booths from local community agencies.

Breakout Session topics include:

  • Speech
  • Behavior
  • Self-Care for Caregivers
  • Respite
  • Advocacy
  • Future Planning

When: Saturday, March 9th – Registration starts at 8:30am, Conference from 9:00am-2:00pm

Where: Fox Valley Technical College – Entrance 16 (1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI 54912)

Time (CST) Agenda
8:30am – 9:00am  


Required registration fee of $10.00 per person

9:20am – 10:35am  
Session 1A: Stop Light Boundaries (children ages 5-14)

In this workshop we will discuss the reasons why children should learn and implement boundaries with various people in their lives; bus driver, teachers, aides, cashiers, person on the street, ANYbody.

9:20am – 10:35am  
Session 1B: Finding Housing for People with Disabilities

Most people with disabilities and their families looking for suitable housing find it overwhelming. Participants will receive a ‘primer’ and hear from a panel of professionals to address housing questions.

9:20am – 10:35am  
Session 1C: Eat Well, Live Healthy: It Takes a Community Part 1

This session will provide a brief review of the components involved in eating well, supply participants with tools to plan, prep, and shop, and introduce you to resources in the community (Riverview Gardens, farmers’ markets, etc.)

10:45am – 12:00pm  
Session 2A: Care Mapping

An interactive session to begin to create a diagram to help support and guide your family and care teams. Care maps illustrate all of the people, places, organizations, etc. involved in the care of a child and the relationships between these resources.

10:45am – 12:00pm  
Session 2B: Circles (high-school aged to adult)

The presenter will discuss the different levels of boundaries based on the relationship the young adult has with someone.

10:45am – 12:00pm  
Session 2C: Eat Well, Live Healthy: It Takes a Community Part 2

This session will provide a brief review of suggested guidelines for physical activity, outdoor and indoor opportunities, and community and organization offerings that support physical activity in a social, fun and safe environment.

12:00pm – 12:40pm  
Lunch with Resource & Exhibitor Booths
12:45pm – 2:00pm  
Session 3A: And I Think to Myself, “What a Sensational World!”

Learn about what a sensational life style is, and how to start one. Take home easy to use strategies that can be embedded into daily life without fancy gadgets or intense protocols.

12:45pm – 2:00pm  
Session 3B: Ensuring Your Wishes for Their Future

This session will help families prepare for the financial of their child, or other dependent, with special needs. Topics including ABLE Act, guardianship, government benefits, etc.

12:45pm – 2:00pm  
Session 3C: Eat Well, Live Healthy: It Takes a Community Part 3

This session will provide you with ideas and resources for physical activity when you can’t get out into the community. Presenters will model and provide time for participants to practice modified exercises.

Conference Registration Fee: $10/person

For questions, please contact:
Grace Arrowood
920-731-9831 ext. 113


March 9
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Dr
Appleton, WI 54914
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