Links For Parents

www.independencefirst.org

Link: www.independencefirst.org.

Empowering people to reach their goals – advocacy, resources, and recreational opportunities for people with special needs.

www.zachariahsacres.org

Link: www.zachariahsacres.org.

Making Nature Accessible to Children with Special Needs, and Their Families

www.dawninfo.org

Link: www.dawninfo.org.

The Disability Advocates Wisconsin Network (DAWN) is a statewide organization with local groups that work to advocate for people with disabilities. This website provides information on current legislative issues, helpful advice on how to advocate, and an opportunity to be notified of new legislative issues that need attention.

www.ucpsew.org

Link: www.ucpsew.org.

United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin provides funding for respite care for families who live in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. They also provide a variety of services for adults with disabilities.

www.assew.org

Link: www.assew.org.

The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin provides parent support and training as well as a wonderful resource directory right on their web site.

www.waukeshaarch.org

Link: www.waukeshaarch.org.

The Association for the Rights of Citizens with handicaps (ARCh), Waukesha, provides a day camp, adult socials and advocacy services.

www.wiadopt.org

Link: www.wiadopt.org.

Coalition for Children, Youth and Families provides information, support and trainings for families who have adopted or are considering adopting a child.

www.southeastregionalcenter.org

Link: www.southeastregionalcenter.org.

Coalition for Children, Youth and Families provides information, support and trainings for families who have adopted or are considering adopting a child.

Department of Health Services

Link: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov.

Information about programs provided by Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services for people with disabilities.

Family Partnership

Link: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/programs/ltc.htm.

Children and adults with long term care needs may be eligible for supports and services through their county or state. This page describes the various programs and provides information about the application process.

Wisconsin First Step

Link: www.mch-hotlines.org/MCH-hotlines/resource-directories.

Services for youth turning 18 and adults (Long Term Care) will be changing throughout Wisconsin. These changes impact Waukesha and surrounding counties starting in 2008. This link explains the service delivery system and how it will be implemented.

Wisconsin First Step and the statewide Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs provide information about resources, connect parents with other parents and more.