Social Skills / Independent Living Skills

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
Summary

Established in 1974, Society’s Assets is a private, nonprofit organization. What is Independent Living Services? Independent living (IL) services help people with disabilities achieve greater independence in the home and community. We are a non-residential, nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities achieve their independent living goals. There are 7 other nonprofits like ours in Wisconsin. We serve all people, regardless of their disability type. All 8 of us provide, at a minimum: Peer Support: Meeting with other people with disabilities in a group or individual setting for mentoring Information and Referral: Helping people get the information they need to live independently) Individual and Systems Advocacy: Speaking out to pursue personal rights and policy change Independent Living Skills Training: Education on the many elements for a successful life in the community Transition Support: Bridging high school to college and/or work, and assist individuals living in a nursing home that want to return to their homes in the community

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, Adults
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.

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

At ICC we imagine the capacity of an individual with a disability when parents, teachers, classmates, support staff and the community have a wide and diverse range of tools to support the person in reaching his or her fullest potential. Our primary goal is to help individuals who struggle with social, emotional, cognitive or physical development in some way that inhibits their ability to forge relationships and fully function in our community.

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

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.

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
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.

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

The New Beginnings Club is a weekly social program for adults with disabilities! Join us at Neighborhood House every Friday (starting 2/18/22) from 10 AM-12 PM for food, fun, games, and activities!

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

Mansfield Hall provides residential, academic, social, and independent living skill support to students who are going to college. Mansfield Hall is not a college – we are more like “The Super Dorm” – and our students live with us in a safe and supportive living and learning community as they make a successful transition into college and independence.

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