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

ACT offers a wide variety of ABA service options to meet the needs of your family. Our program is as unique as your child. With both intensive and non-intensive in-home ABA therapy, our goal is for your child to learn and thrive in treatment and to enjoy the therapeutic process.

Description of Services

Early Intervention Autism Behavioral Therapy

Ongoing Autism Behavioral Therapy

Ongoing Intensive and Non-Intensive Adult Services including therapy, community, and employment support

Diagnostic and Assessment Services (Insurance Only)

Social Skills Groups

Recreational Groups

School Consultation Services

Phone
(608) 497-3230
Address
200 Enterprise Drive
Verona, WI 53593
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
Location of Services
In Home, Center Based
Type of Therapy
Evaluations and Diagnosis, Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA), Social Skills Group
Business Name
Summary

AngelSense is the preferred safety solution used by hundreds of agencies & schools across the nation to keep special needs people safe and promote a better quality of life.

Protect special children & adults so they can thrive, find them quickly if they wander and always know they are safe, no matter where they are.

Description of Services

AngelSense GPS - A personal GPS tracking device that offers a vast array of unique safety features With advanced GPS tracking technology and well-being monitors, AngelSense provides maximum protection by proactively detecting unsafe situations, and preventing emergencies.

Phone
646-770-2950
Address
30 Chapin Road Unit 1201 Pine Brook, NJ 07058
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
CLTS, IRIS
Description of Services


 Adaptive Alliance participants volunteer in the community at Beloit Meals on Wheels, Caritas, and Soup Kitchens.  We focus both on functional skills and work skills such as clerical, cleaning, cooking, and laundry. 


Participants practice stress management with crafts and adaptive painting while enjoying social outings such as swimming, music in the park, and SMILES. 

Phone
608-299-8302
Address
1712 Cranston Road, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511
Location by County/County(ies) served
Rock
Ages Served
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
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
Description of Services


This free, online, anonymous tool is here to help you navigate resources for a child you care about who has mental or behavioral health concerns.

Phone
1-800-642-7837
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
Funding Sources
Free
Description of Services


(CLTS) Waiver Program and Children’s Community Options Program (CCOP) are designed to support the needs of families that have a child/children with severe developmental, physical, or emotional disabilities. The purpose of these programs is to assist families in meeting the needs of their children within their home and community.

Phone
608-647-8821
Address
221 W. Seminary St.
Richland Center, WI 54581
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
Funding Sources
Medicaid, CLTS, CCOP
Description of Services


Community Living Alliance (CLA) was founded by people with disabilities, healthcare professionals and concerned community members. CLA’s history spans over three decades and is firmly rooted in supporting the values of the independent living philosophy.


The CLA Community Support Coordination team provides a unique range of community based behavioral health and service coordination supports.  Individuals eligible for this service are affiliated with Dane County Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) network, private insurance, and Wisconsin’s long term care programs known as Family Care, Family Care Partnership and IRIS.

Phone
(608) 242-8335
Address
Room 104
201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
Adults
Funding Sources
Private Insurance, CLTS, IRIS