Access to Independence, Inc. is a non-profit, consumer controlled Independent Living Center (ILC) that provides advocacy, resources, and services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities in Dane, Columbia, Green, and Dodge counties in south-central Wisconsin. ILC's are a nationwide network of consumer controlled disability resource centers, where the majority of board and staff are people with disabilities. Through our Independent Living (IL) Philosophy, we help people develop the tools and skills to make informed choice for themselves and work to increase the choices available to people with disabilities. We are a part of a network of centers across the nation and one of the eight centers in Wisconsin. All centers share the Independent Living Philosophy and focus on providing specific services that help people with disabilities live as independently as they choose.
Information and Referral
Available to any individual in the community who has a disability related question, concern or need
ACCESS works to assist individuals to communicate their needs to obtain services and support.
Staff and trained volunteers with disabilities assist consumers with reaching independent living goals.
Individualized and group training in many skill areas
Specialized help in areas of community and post secondary transition
Access provides a wide variety of classes and services specifically for youth 18 and under
Over 1,000 devices can be tried, and many can by borrowed, free of charge for up to three weeks
Home safety, workplace accessibility, and ADA compliance assessments to improve physical and programmatic accessibility.