Business Name
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.

Phone
608-241-2131
Address
1709 Aberg Avenue, Suite 1, Madison, WI 53704
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

We provide support, education and advocacy to individuals with Autism, their families and the community in south central and south western WI.

Description of Services

We are dedicated to improving the lives of all who are impacted by autism by providing information, resources and support, while raising awareness and acceptance in our community. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Phone
(608) 630-9147
Address
437 S Yellowstone Dr, Suite 217A, Madison, WI 53719
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
Description of Services

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Phone
1-800-89 BUDDY (28339)
Address
100 Southeast Second St, Suite 2200, Miami, FL 33131
Funding Sources
Free, Private Pay
Summary

Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. Through our Sensory Sensitive Sundays program we’re able to offer families a quieter dining and entertainment environment, dimmed lighting and a sensory-friendly arcade experience. Our sensory-friendly events also include a trained and caring staff to ensure each guest has a safe, fun-filled visit.

Description of Services

Participating locations will open two hours early on the first Sunday of the month to offer a sensory-friendly experience for families.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane, Rock
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age
Funding Sources
Private Pay
Business Name
Summary

ConfiDANCE is a welcoming and inclusive dance program. Our goal is to provide people of diverse abilities a place to gain confidence, develop new skills, and build new relationships, through music and movement. We believe everyone should have a chance to dance!

Phone
(608) 218-4761
Address
2120 W Greenview Drive, Middleton WI 53562
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age
Business Name
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. Email Mary Jo Christiansen at Maryjo.christiansen@yahoo.com or Steve Ulrich at sulrich98@gmail.com for more information.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
18-21 years old, Adults
Funding Sources
Private Pay
Description of Services

Familias Unidas con Niños con Necesidades Especiales (FUNNE) ofrece grupos de apoyo mensuales y reuniones educativas en español para familias con niños con necesidades especiales. Como un esfuerzo colaborativo de proveedores y organizaciones del área, FUNNE ofrece a las familias y cuidadores de niños que tienen una discapacidad las herramientas que necesitan para superar las barreras que enfrentan para obtener atención y apoyo para sus seres queridos. La educación proporciona la base necesaria para comprender y manejar mejor las necesidades de sus hijos. Las actividades del programa incluyen discusiones grupales, presentaciones de expertos y proveedores sobre recursos comunitarios y eventos sociales. Se proporciona cuidado de niños y los niños realizan actividades educativas divertidas mientras sus padres se reúnen.Familias Unidas con Niños con Necesidades Especiales (FUNNE) offers monthly support groups and educational meetings in Spanish for families with children with special needs. As a collaborative effort of area providers and organizations, FUNNE offers families and caretakers of children who have a disability the tools they need to overcome the barriers they face in obtaining care and support for their loved ones. Education provides the foundation needed to understand and best handle their child’s needs. Program activities include group discussions, presentations by experts and providers on community resources, and social events. Child care is provided and children do fun educational activities while their parents meet.

Phone
608-441-3257
Address
Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street,, Madison, WI
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Funding Sources
Free
Summary

Feist Vocational Counseling and Placement is a Vocational Job Placement Agency

Description of Services

Feist Vocational Counseling and Placement, LLC is a team of professionals who provide an array of Vocational Services to job seekers and individuals with disabilities. We offer a dependable, adaptable and hands on approach to supporting our clients in their search for purpose through employment. At Feist, our goal is to provide evidence-based services that empower clients to obtain their employment goals. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to work and the proper accommodations and support to help them be successful.

Phone
608-770-9445
Address
1681 Capital Ave Madison WI 53705
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane, Sauk
Ages Served
High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Funding Sources
Private Pay, IRIS
Summary

Galaxie Skate Center's sensory friendly skate is designed for kids and adults with special needs. There will be NO Flashy lights, music will be at a low volume. Autistic friendly! Stroller Friendly! $5 includes skate rental. Our Facebook Page shows when our next Sensory Friendly skate will be, or you can call us to find out.

Description of Services

Galaxie Skate Center is Richland Center's Family Fun Place! Roller Skating is a fun, healthy and entertaining activity that is enjoyed by all ages. Our rink has been in business for nearly 50 years here in Richland Center, Wisconsin and features a beautifully maintained Hardwood Maple Skating floor, one of the best skating floors in Wisconsin! We also feature a State of the art sound system, with full rich sound everywhere on the skate floor provides the best sounding tunes anywhere! Our concessions counter is loaded with great food, including fresh "made to order" Pizza's, Burgers, All Beef Hot Dogs, French fries, Funnel Fingers, Pretzel Bites, Fried Cheddar Curds and so much more!

Phone
608-647-4515
Address
1215 East Haseltine Street in Richland Center, Wisconsin
Location by County/County(ies) served
Richland
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
Private Pay
Summary

Gymfinity offers S.T.A.R. (Special Needs) Gymnastics classes for kids with special needs that combine elements of gymnastics, fitness, and trampoline as well as movement education. They allow disabled children the opportunity to be a part of a great activity in a great gym.

Description of Services

Our classes are for kids 5-21. We can group kids of similar size, so the little kids don't get intimidated by the big kids or the other way around. Some of our kids have been with Gymfinity for over 10 years!!We can accommodate children of all skill levels and qualifications. In the past, we have worked with children with braces or wheelchairs too; everyone is welcome! Our classes provide kids with opportunities to engage in physical movement and social interactions, thereby increasing their overall physical fitness, social skills, and self-esteem.

Phone
608-848-3547
Address
6300 Nesbitt Rd, Madison, WI
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old
Funding Sources
Private Pay