Easter Seals Wisconsin Teams with Respite Care of Wisconsin to Launch “Caring Network Training” Workshop for People Caring for Individuals with Disabilities

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Easter Seals Wisconsin announces today the schedule of a workshop, "Caring Network Training", in Marshfield, WI to help people in surrounding communities who care for individuals with disabilities

Easter Seals Wisconsin announces today the schedule of a workshop in Marshfield, WI to help people in surrounding communities who care for individuals with disabilities. The workshop, “Caring Network Training,” was developed in partnership with Respite Care Association of Wisconsin and will deliver valuable information for people who care for persons with dementia and other aging issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disorders, cognitive delays and other disabilities.

There are an estimated 613,060 people with disabilities living in the communities both organizations serve. This training is developed specifically to help guide caregivers through a variety of challenging situations and provides proven solutions for a positive outcome.

“The program is a comprehensive full-day training that will provide tangible, useful information for a growing number of people caring for persons with disabilities,” says Jim Schroeder, executive director of Respite Care Association of Wisconsin. “We’ll teach participants how to recognize challenging patterns, pro-actively prevent or minimize conflicts, develop conflict management strategies and equally as important, reconnect after a challenging moment passes.”

The training will be held on Saturday, October 18 at Marshfield Public Library, 211 East 2nd Street, Marshfield, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A nominal registration fee of $10 includes lunch. To register, contact Erica Neal at 608.222.2033 or by email at eneal(at)respitecarewi(dot)org. Online registration is available at http://respitecarewi.org/content/registration-lifespan-caring-network-training.


Since 1926, Easter Seals Wisconsin has been creating life-changing solutions for individuals with disabilities and their families. Whether providing recreational opportunities for children, respite care for families, helping farmers continue to farm after a disabling accident or illness, or helping children and adults with disabilities gain greater independence in everyday living, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to address life’s challenges and to help individuals achieve personal goals. http://www.eastersealswisconsin.com

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin (RCAW) was organized in 1987. RCAW supports and advocates for quality systems of respite care for Wisconsin families. RESPITE is temporary relief for caregivers and families who are caring for people with disabilities or other special needs such as chronic or terminal illnesses; or are at risk of abuse and neglect. The mission of Respite Care Association of Wisconsin is to promote, support, and expand quality statewide respite care across the lifespan. http://www.respitecarewi.org

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