Access to Independence


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.

Description of Services

Services:Information and ReferralAvailable to any individual in the community who has a disability related question, concern or needAdvocacyACCESS works to assist individuals to communicate their needs to obtain services and support.Peer Support​Staff and trained volunteers with disabilities assist consumers with reaching independent living goals.Skills TrainingIndividualized and group training in many skill areasTransition ServicesSpecialized help in areas of community and post secondary transitionYouth ServicesAccess provides a wide variety of classes and services specifically for youth 18 and underAssistive TechnologyOver 1,000 devices can be tried, and many can by borrowed, free of charge for up to three weeksAssessibility AssessmentHome safety, workplace accessibility, and ADA compliance assessments to improve physical and programmatic accessibility. 

3810 Milwaukee Street, Madison, WI 53714
Location by County/County(ies) served
Columbia, Dane, Green
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults