|Wisconsin Resources and Links to National Organizations|
We have created a list of links, immediately below, categorized into groups that we believe are of relevant importance to you, as well as to our organization. Following the categories is an alphabetical list of the Wisconsin resource organizations along with their information. If you have any suggestions, comments, and/or links that you think should be included, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Links to National Resources
Alphabetical Listing of Wisconsin Resource Organizations
Assists families with children under age 19 in accessing healthcare by providing information, counseling, and advocacy on healthcare financing resources. Health Insurance Guidebook available online.
Autism Society of Wisconsin
Provides support, referral and information to the autism community in Wisconsin. Sponsors annual conference, quarterly newsletter, and information about support groups statewide.
Children & Adults with
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Provides general information/education regarding ADD/ADHA. National Call Center refers to chapters.
FACETS (Wisconsin Family
Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support)
The entity in Wisconsin receiving federal funds to provide individual assistance to parents of children receiving special education service: advocacy, information & referral, workshops, support groups, parent leadership development.
Medical Assistance program based on federal and state statute offering an M.A. card to certain children under 19 years with chronic illness or disabilities who reside with their families. Income level not restricted.
Non-profit with national affiliation, volunteer-run membership organization giving information and referrals on learning disabilities to callers. Three newsletters/year and hosts annual conference.
Civil and legal services assisting low-income elderly, families, children and the disabled with legal matters affecting fundamental needs including housing, benefits, healthcare access, and ending family violence. As of Jan. 1, 2003, new offices in Green Bay, Oshkosh, La Crosse, and Dodgeville. For NW Wisconsin, see Wisconsin Judicare.
Medical Assistance (MA)
Coverage and Benefits
National Alliance for the
Mentally Ill of Wisconsin (NAMI-WI)
Publications, newsletter, helpline for information and referral (also in Spanish), affiliate groups throughout the State. Primary focus is on families that include adult children. Some support groups for families who have youth with mental illness.
Office of Civil Rights,
Midwestern Division (serves Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin)
Call with questions regarding implementation of 504 Plans for children.
Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin
- Women, Children & Families
Provides public awareness materials regarding child abuse effects and prevention.
Respite Care Association of
A state-wide, not-for-profit organization focusing on respite care and its implementation, benefits and resources. Lending library available.
The Chicago Region of the Social Security Administration encompasses the midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
A federal/state program designed to obtain, maintain, and improve employment for people with disabilities by working with V.R. consumers, employers, and other partners.
Wisconsin Association of
Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA)
A non-profit organization that develops and provides advocacy, training and information services for its member agencies and the people they serve. Website has the WAFCA Member Resource List of State Residential Care Centers for Children.
Early intervention for children under 3 and their families.
Wisconsin Bureau of Mental
Health & Substance Abuse
Division within State Government whose interest is to oversee development and evaluation of mental health services throughout Wisconsin.
Disability Rights Wisconsin
(Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha)
Provides individual advocacy for people who have been discriminated against, neglected, abused, or denied a needed service based on a disability. Does not provide advocacy for bankruptcies, traffic ticket cases, criminal cases, or family law issues.
Since 1881 (yes!) has advocated for effective health, education, justice and human service delivery systems for children. Provides advocacy through research and analysis, public awareness and training, technical assistance and policy initiatives.
Wisconsin Dept. of Public
State education agency to call for clarification regarding education and special education laws. Calls are routed to a consultant in a specialty area dependent on the child's special ed classification.
services for low income people living in Northern Wisconsin: Ashland,
Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire,
Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marinette, Menominee,
Oconto, Oneida, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, St. Croix,
Wisconsin Special Education Mediation
The program that will help in the mediation process when there are differences between what parents want in an IEP and what the school wants.
Supports families and schools in building positive partnerships to enhance student learning. Training and materials for parents and educators related to special education; parent liaisons, I&R, all disabilities. Call WSPEI's number above for CESA District information.
Wisconsin United for Mental Health is a partnership of public and private organizations created to help educate Wisconsinites about mental illness and to serve as a resource for people around the state.
U.S. Senate or House of
Representative members from Wisconsin