Summary

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 Referral
Available to any individual in the community who has a disability related question, concern or need

Advocacy
ACCESS 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 Training
Individualized and group training in many skill areas

Transition Services
Specialized help in areas of community and post secondary transition

Youth Services
Access provides a wide variety of classes and services specifically for youth 18 and under

Assistive Technology

Over 1,000 devices can be tried, and many can by borrowed, free of charge for up to three weeks

Assessibility Assessment
Home safety, workplace accessibility, and ADA compliance assessments to improve physical and programmatic accessibility.

 

Phone
1-800-362-9877
Address
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
Summary

Aspire creates individualized plans and matches experienced therapists to uniquely meet the needs of each child. Our team of experienced clinicians provides services in a variety of settings including our clinics, private schools, daycares, preschools, or other agreed upon locations. We work with you to determine what location is best to meet the needs of your child.

Description of Services

Aspire tailors its pediatric therapy services to the unique needs of each individual providing pediatric speech, language, occupational, and physical therapy, assistive technologies and devices, and related learning services.

Our team of experienced therapists will help your child overcome barriers in communication, social skills, sensory processing, handwriting, food sensitivity, movement challenges, and more through individual sessions or with peers in small groups and camps.

Whether in our two convenient clinics or at your daycare, preschool, private school or home, Aspire meets your child “where they are” in every way possible.

Phone
(608) 556-6120
Address
411 Prairie Heights Drive, Suite 101, Verona, WI 53593 AND 6674 Ronald Reagan Ave, Madison, WI 53704
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
Location of Services
Center Based
Type of Therapy
Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy
Business Name
Description of Services


There are a broad range of services offered through the CLTS Waiver Program to meet the needs and goals of your child and your family. Each plan is individualized and a CLTS case manager will work with children and their families to identify needs and goals that will help a child be an active participant in their home and community.

Phone
(608) 663-8390
Address
2990 Triverton Pike Dr
Suite 100
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age
Funding Sources
CLTS
Business Name
Description of Services


Through our partnership with Variety - the Children's Charity of Wisconsin, graduate speech pathology students and other student volunteers and instructors host this overnight camp for children with special needs who use assistive communication devices and their immediate family members. 

Phone
(262) 472-3165, (608) 758-6546
Address
Hyatt Smith 101 2909 Kellogg Ave Janesville WI 53546, Camps and Conferences 800 W Main Street Roseman Hall | Room 2005 Whitewater WI 53190
Ages Served
3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age
Funding Sources
Private Pay, CLTS
Description of Services


Wisconsin's Children's Long-Term Support Waiver Program makes Medicaid funding available to support children with substantial limitations due to developmental, physical, or severe emotional disabilities who are living at home or in the community. Funding may be used to support a range of services based on an assessment of your child's and family's specific needs and identified goals or outcomes.

Phone
608-757-5123
Address
51 South Main Street, Janesville WI, 53545
Location by County/County(ies) served
Rock
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old
Funding Sources
CLTS
Description of Services


Wisconsin's Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program (including the Katie Beckett Program and the Children's Community Options Program) makes Medicaid funding available to support children with substantial limitations due to developmental, physical, or severe emotional disabilities who are living at home or in the community. Funding can be used to support a range of services based on an assessment of the needs of the child and his or her family.


El Programa de Exención de Apoyo a Largo Plazo para Niños (CLTS) de Wisconsin (que incluye el Programa Katie Beckett y el Programa de Opciones Comunitarias para Niños) hace que los fondos de Medicaid estén disponibles para apoyar a los niños con limitaciones sustanciales debido a discapacidades del desarrollo, físicas o emocionales graves que viven en el hogar o en la comunidad. La financiación se puede utilizar para apoyar una variedad de servicios basados ​​en una evaluación de las necesidades del niño y su familia.

Phone
(608) 242-6226
Address
1202 Northport Drive
Madison, WI 53704
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
Funding Sources
Sliding Scale, Medicaid, CLTS
Description of Services


The CLTS Waiver was established in 2003 to help families support their children with severe disabilities within their homes.  Wisconsin has three CLTS Waivers for children with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and severe emotional disturbances.  The CLTS Waivers are funded through Medicaid and local funding.  They are known as Medicaid Waivers because the federal government “waived” certain regulations so that Medicaid dollars can pay for services in the community.  Funding can be used to support a range of different services based on an assessment of the needs of the child and his or her family.

Phone
(608) 355-4200
Address
Sauk County West Square Building
505 Broadway Street, 4th Floor
Baraboo, WI 53913

Location by County/County(ies) served
Sauk
Ages Served
3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old
Funding Sources
Medicaid, CLTS, CCOP
Description of Services


The Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS) Program helps children with disabilities and their families through supports and services that help children grow and live their best lives. This is a Medicaid Wavier program that funds services for kids with disabilities. A waiver lets states use Medicaid to fund additional non-medical services and supports not normally offered. The CLTS Program aims to keep kids at home instead of at an institution. The Children’s Long Term Support Program helps children with disabilities and their families through supports and services that help children grow and live their best lives in their home and community. These supports and services help the child and family reach their goals.

Phone
608-328-9373
Address
1016 16th Avenue
Monroe, WI 53566
Location by County/County(ies) served
Green
Ages Served
3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old
Funding Sources
Medicaid, CLTS
Business Name
Description of Services


CLTS is a Waiver that provides Medicaid funding for children who have substantial limitations in their daily activities and need support to remain in their home or community. Eligible children include those with developmental disabilities, severe emotional disturbances and physical disabilities. Funding can be used to support a range of different services based on an assessment of the needs of the child and family which can include: respite, adaptive aids, supportive home care, home modifications, daily living skills training, specialized medical and therapeutic supplies.

Phone
(608) 786-3246
Address
111 E Mullett, PO Box 136
Portage, WI 53901
Location by County/County(ies) served
Columbia
Ages Served
3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old
Funding Sources
Medicaid, CLTS
Description of Services


People sometimes assume that people with communication-related disabilities don't want to communicate or can't communicate. This assumption can prevent people from getting the supports they need. But everybody communicates - whether using language, behavior, gestures, facial expressions, sounds, or other means. 


This toolkit, created by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, is designed to help you access communication evaluations and tools for effective communication for people with communication-related developmental disabilities. These may include autism, apraxia, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities that affect communication.

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
Funding Sources
Free