Adult Resources

Summary

Imagine a place where campers with disabilities are free to be themselves and valued for it. Where they are able to try new things and make new friends in an accessible, inclusive, and fun environment. Campers of all ages and abilities can challenge themselves, set goals and accomplish them – making the most of their camp experience. In this relaxed environment, families and caregivers can be confident their loved one is safe and taken care of, and in return, they receive a respite. Campers will have the time of their lives at a place they’ll never forget.

Ages Served
Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Summary

Our mission is to expand the capabilities, confidence, and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities by providing programs in dance, drama, creative writing, music, and visual art.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
Ages Served
Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Summary

Encore Studio for the Performing Arts celebrates 21 years as Wisconsin’s first professional theatre company for people with disabilities, and is one of the very few in the United States! Encore offers an innovative, inclusive, and professional environment where all people work together in the pursuit of artistic and theatrical excellence.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
18-21 years old, Adults
Listing Category
Summary

Individuals who need assistance vacationing are encouraged and welcome to travel with Able Trek Tours. This includes individuals with developmental disabilities, the elderly, individuals with mental illness and others. Most Travelers are individuals with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Travelers must exhibit good social behavior, have no major medical concerns, be at least 16 years old, and display appropriate behavior toward property, themselves and others. Typical staff to Traveler ratio is 1:3 or 1:4.

Ages Served
High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Summary

The Wisconsin Lions Camp is dedicated to providing quality camp experiences for Wisconsin youth and adults with disabilities

Ages Served
Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Summary

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dane County provides information about resources and support on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability. The ADRC is a one-stop shop for older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers and families. ADRC staff are unbiased and knowledgeable professionals who listen to your concerns, help clarify your options and direct you to appropriate resources. The ADRC is also the access point for information about long-term care options and applying for public benefits. Services provided by the ADRC are free and available to all Dane County residents regardless of income or assets.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
Birth – 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Listing Category
Summary

Our mission is to promote, support, and expand quality statewide respite care across the lifespan.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
Ages Served
Birth – 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Summary

A prom-like experience designed to celebrate kids, teens, and adults with special needs. Participation is completely free of charge, and includes dresses, tuxedos, make-up, hairstyling, jewelry, corsages and boutonnieres, limo rides, a walk down the carpet with a cheering crowd, photography, a gift bag, snacks, and a night of dancing!

Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Summary

The Dandy Dancers are a long-standing group of special needs adults who get together once a month for a night of music, dancing, socializing, and healthy snacking. The dance is coordinated by volunteers committed to providing a positive social activity that participants look forward to each month. Each dance has a theme, such as New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, Prom, Sports Day, Sock Hop, etc. There is a $5 entry fee for Dancers. The dances are held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4100 Nakoma Road, Madison, WI.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
18-21 years old, Adults
Summary

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) help people with disabilities achieve or maintain more self-sufficient and productive lives in their communities. People with disabilities are assisted in exploring alternatives to institutionalization and are encouraged to make their own decisions about how they will live. CILs directly provide or coordinate through referral those services which assist people in increasing their abilities to exercise control over their lives. Control over one’s life means having a choice of acceptable options that minimize reliance on others in making decisions and performing every day activities. This includes managing one’s own affairs, participating in day-to-day community life and fulfilling a range of social roles.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Sauk
Ages Served
Birth – 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults