Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Connecting Families Through Stories: Staying Real, Staying Positive

Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Connecting Families is the “non-conference conference”

The event and presentations are for and by families of children with disabilities.  The intent of this event is to provide families with opportunities to be with and learn from one another.

Keynote Presentation by Anne and Paul Karch: ONE FAMILY’S JOURNEY

Skill-building sessions will include:

  • A panel of families sharing stories and experiences on how they created and fostered networks of support;
  • Creating a person centered one page profile for your child (parents are asked to bring a wallet sized photo of their child to use at the workshop);
  • Self-care for parents and caregivers.

The afternoon will also include:

  • Free Skilled Childcare and Activities for Children (limit 75)
  • Free Deli Sandwich Buffet and Refreshments
  • Sensory Room and Quiet Space
  • A Space for Siblings to Talk, Connect, and Share
  • Vendor/Exhibitor Resource Area

Meet other families, share ideas, and learn about available resources and recreation opportunities!

Brochure (PDF)

Brochure – en español (PDF)

Event registration is preferred, but not required, although pre-registration is required for childcare.

Register online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ConnectFamilies

Questions? Please call Rachel at 608-890-0777.

Save the Date:

En español:


Sunday, September 15, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Categories:
, , , , ,


Rachel Weingarten


Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, Wisconsin 53713
+ Google Map