Links to Other Resources

There are many state and local organizations that provide families with additional assistance and information. We’ve listed some of those below, along with a link to the organization’s website where you can find out more about what each organization offers and contact information.
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State and Federal Agencies

Department of Children and Families: for more information about child care tuition assistance, Wisconsin Works, child protective services or foster care.

Department of Health Services: for more information about programs for individuals with physical, developmental and/or sensory disabilities, mental health and substance abuse programs, public health, the FoodShare program, and Medical Assistance and health care for low-income families, elderly and disabled persons.

Department of Public Instruction: for more information about K-12 public education and special education.

Social Security Administration: for more information about applying and qualifying for disability benefits.

County Human Service Agencies and Local CLTS Agencies in Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Jackson, Jefferson, Kenosha, LaCrosse, Lafayette, Marquette, Monroe, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha Counties

Adams County Department of Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs and other services to children, youth and families in Adams County.

Columbia County Department of Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs who and other services to children, youth and families in Columbia County.

Dane County Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs and other services to children, youth and families in Dane County.

Developmental Disabilities Information Service, Inc.: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs who are enrolled in the CLTS Waiver or the Family Support Program in Racine County.

Green County Department of Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs and other services to children, youth and families in Green County.

Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs and other services for children, youth and families in Jackson County.

Jefferson County Department of Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs (but not Autism Treatment Services: please see Lutheran Social Services below) and other services to children, youth and families in Jefferson County.

Kenosha County Department of Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs and other services to children, youth and families in Kenosha County.

LaCrosse County Department of Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs and other services to children, youth and families in Kenosha County.

Lafayette County Department of Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs and other services to children youth and families in Lafayette County.

Marquette County Department of Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs (but not Autism Treatment Services: please see Lutheran Social Services above) and other services to children, youth and families in Marquette County.

Monroe County Department of Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs and other services to children, youth and families in Kenosha County.

Ozaukee County Department of Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs (but not Autism Treatment Services: please see St. Francis Children’s Center below) and other services to children, youth and families in Ozaukee County.

Racine County Department of Human Services: for more information about local services to children, youth and families (but not long-term support services: please see DDIS above for more information), including child protection, juvenile justice, economic support services, mental health services, or substance abuse services.

Rock County Department of Human Services and Rock County Developmental Disabilities Board: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs (but not Autism Treatment Services: please see Lutheran Social Services above) and other services to children, youth and families in Rock County.

Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services: for more information about long-term support services to children, youth and families (but not Autism Treatment Services: please see Lutheran Social Services above), and other services to children, youth and families in Walworth County.

Washington County Department of Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs (but not Autism Treatment Services: please see St. Francis Children’s Center above) and other services to children, youth and families in Washington County.

Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services: for more information about on-going services for children with long-term support needs and other services to children, youth and families in Waukesha County.

Organizations Providing Services, Information or Local Advocacy to Families with Children with Long-Term Support Needs

ARCh: for more information on obtaining support and services for children and adults with disabilities who live in Waukesha county.

Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin: for more information on where to find diagnostic help and treatment in Wisconsin for children with autism.

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: for more information on a wide range of health, education and social resources for families with children with special health care needs. Click on the link to learn more and find out which regional center serves your county.

Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin: for more information on obtaining respite services for children with special health care needs through the agency’s volunteer program.

Easter Seals of Southeast Wisconsin: for more information on summer programs and after-school programs for children with special health care needs who live in Racine, Milwaukee, Kenosha or Waukesha counties.

Family Support and Resource Center (Dane County): provides Dane County families with children who have significant disabilities and long-term support needs with support and services through children’s long-term support programs, including CLTS-MA Waiver, Family Support and Autism Treatment Services.

The ARC of Racine: for more information on advocacy for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ARC works with individuals to safeguard their rights, facilitate choice and promote independence and inclusion in school and community life.

United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin: for more information on obtaining respite care for children with special health care needs, birth to 21.

Statewide Advocacy Organizations

Disability Rights Wisconsin: for more information about advocacy and legal expertise for people with disabilities seeking services.

ABC for Health: for more information about advocacy and benefits counseling for public health benefits.

Wisconsin Family Ties: for more information about advocacy for families with children who have emotional, mental health or behavioral disorders.

Information and Referral Organizations

Association for Science and Autism Treatment: for more information on research and treatment for children diagnosed with autism.

Cerebral Palsy Guide: a national organization providing families with children who have cerebral palsy with resources on treatment, research and links to services.

Elementary Schools.Org: provides a complete listing of, data on and other links to all Wisconsin’s elementary schools.

Family Village-Waisman Center: for more information about resources, information and communication opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.

Family Voices of Wisconsin: for more information on support for families who have children with disabilities.

High-Schools.Com: provides a complete listing of, data on and other links to all Wisconsin’s high schools.

March of Dimes: for more information regarding pregnancy and prevention of prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality.

Movin’ Out: for more information on obtaining assistance for youth planning to transitioning to a home in the community.

Parent to Parent of Wisconsin: for more information on one-to-one connections for parents who are new to having a child with special needs, experiencing a time of stress or seeking support, resources and information from another parent who has experience.

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin: for more information on statewide respite care resources.

Transition Resources: for more information on employment, housing, post-secondary education and community services for families with teens who are planning a transition to adulthood.

211 First Call for Help – Adams: 211 First Call for Help (FCFH) is a 24/7 crisis, therapeutic support, human service helpline to provide critical, immediate support to families in the region.

211 First Call For Help – Waukesha, Dodge, Jefferson and Walworth Counties: 211 First Call For Help (FCFH) is a 24/7 crisis, therapeutic support, human service helpline to provide critical, immediate support to families in the region.

211 First Call for Help-Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Washington Counties: 211 First Call for Help is a 24/7 crisis, therapeutic support, human service helpline to provide critical, immediate support to families in the region.

211 First Call for Help-Marquette County: 211 FCFH is a 24/7 crisis, therapeutic support, human service helpline to provide critical, immediate support to families in the region.

211 First Call for Help-Columbia, Green, Lafayette and Rock Counties: 211 First Call for Help is a 24/7 crisis, therapeutic support, human service helpline to provide critical, immediate support to families in the region.

Wisconsin First Step: for more information about children with special health care needs and the professionals that serve them in the state. Includes a directory for the Birth to 3 Program and offers a hotline to parents seeking information