This Spring, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) became one of eight programs worldwide to receive a Family Health Forum grant from Special Olympics Incorporated. Sponsored by Lions Club International, the Family Health Forum initiative is designed to engage families of those with intellectual disabilities in Special Olympics and offer an environment where parents and caregivers can gain direct access to health information, resources, and support. Wisconsin’s Family Health Forum is free and will take place on May 19th in the West High School in Oshkosh starting at 10:30a.m. Pre -registration is mandatory and families must register by May 1st. Registration will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis to 70 family members, athletes and siblings.
Based on the feedback from the Leadership Conference last fall, the following sessions will be held:
Along with these sessions, we’ll be hosting a SibShop (ideally for siblings of children with ID ages 6-12) through a partnership with the Fox Valley Sibling Support Network as well as a Young Athletes Open House (inclusive opportunity for children ages 2-7) . For more details and registration information, visit the Friends and Families page on the SOWI website. If you have any questions about the forum, please contact Jenn O’Brien, Director of Field Services, at (800) 552-1324 ext. 5674.