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Learning Together

Exploring Art

Instructor: Molly Linn-Miller, MS, ATR

Second Monday of the month: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
June 12, 2017
July 10, 2017
August 14, 2017
September 11, 2017

Click HERE and follow the prompts to register. Indicate the time slot you wish to attend when you register. Note: Please wear old clothing to the workshop that you don't mind getting paint on or messy!

For February's class we will create a unique 3-D sculpture using a variety of materials such as tinfoil, masking tape, wire, and sticks.  Drawing and painting materials will also be available.  

Sign up for one, several, or all the classes!

Design ideas/samples will be offered to create themed artwork but students will be encouraged to create their own unique art designs. 

About the instructor:

Molly is a registered art therapist.  She received her bachelor's degree from UW-Madison in Communicative Disorders and her master's degree in Art Therapy from Mount Mary College.
Molly has worked with children, adults, and seniors with a variety of disabilities, including cancer survivors and children with behavioral health issues.  She currently facilitates Exploring Art workshops for a variety of organizations and works one on one as an art mentor.  Molly's favorite art medium is collage and she enjoys using maps and natural materials in her artwork.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Date and Time: TBA
Instructor: Bernadette Galvez, Community Education Officer, City of Madison Fire Department

FREE

This session will educate and train students on types of fires, types of fire extinguishers and safe use of an extinguisher. Instruction includes hands-on practice with the BullEx fire extinguisher training system.

Agenda:

  • Intro/Discussion
  • Video & Quiz
    Outside Practice
  • Questions & Wrap up

Key Points:

  • Introduction
  • Watch Video
  • Review classes of fire
  • Review types of extinguishers
  • Review extinguisher operation
  • Safety reminders
  • Hands-on practice

Fire and Tornado Safety

Date and Time: Thursday, August 17, 2017: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Location: 122 E. Olin Ave., Ste. 100, Madison, WI

Registration Is Free
Register Here

Being ready for emergencies means knowing what to do to keep yourself safe. Bernadette Galvez from the City of Madison Fire Department will explain the different responses for fires and tornadoes so you can make the right decisions whatever the situation.

Support providers and adults with developmental disabilities are welcome to attend this timely and important session.

Simply Diabetes: Teaching Consumers How to Handle the Reality of Diabetes

Presented by Waisman WIN

Date and Time: Community Training and Consultation currently does not offer this class on a regular basis. Contact Training and Consultation to discuss training options for individuals or agencies.

Do you know a consumer who is at high risk for diabetes or has diabetes? This is a diabetes class modified for consumers which utilizes many hands-on activities, music, food tasting, and pictures to assist in learning.

Each consumer will need to be accompanied by a support provider/family member who can assist with the class activities. If a person has a glucometer, strips and lancet pen, these items should also be brought to the training.

The course includes:

  • What is diabetes
  • Ways to prevent diabetes
  • Choosing healthy food
  • Exercise
  • Using a glucometer
  • High and low blood sugars and what to do about them
  • Taking diabetes medications
  • Diabetes dangers: ways to prevent complications

WIN classes provide a realistic, practical perspective by nurses who understand.

These informative and fun classes are geared towards people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Classes are usually short in duration (1 1/2 to 2 hours) and the registration fee is reduced for participants. Support providers and family members are encouraged attend and participate in these classes with the people they support.