Additional Statewide Family Support Organizations
Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the independence of families of children and youth with diverse abilities in Wisconsin by providing educational workshops, parent support groups, family events, community building activities, and service referrals. To contact Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones, view our website https://www.alianzalatinawi.org/ALAS.htm
or email us at Alasinc@Alianzalatinawi.org
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. It provides information and referral services, individual advocacy to address education, employment, health care and other concerns, self-advocacy initiatives, residential support, family support, employment programs, leisure and recreational programs.
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities. Visit: https://arcwi.org/
, Call: 608.422.4250, or Email: email@example.com
The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin provides a community for those who care about increasing the quality of life for those affected by autism in our 53 county service area. Founded in 1979, the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin has been passionately committed to improving the lives of those affected by autism for over 38 years. ASW builds relationships and partnerships with other community agencies with the goal of building autism friendly, inclusive communities across our service area. For more information about regional chapters and statewide information, conferences, information, visit https://www.autismgreaterwi.org/
or call (888) 428-8476 / (920) 558-4602.
Autism Society of Southeast Wisconsin’s (ASSEW) mission is to improve the lives of all affected by autism and serve as the primary Autism/Asperger Syndrome PDD resource in Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties. ASSEW holds several networking, support, and professional development events throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.assew.org/
Western (800) 400-3678, Southern (800) 532-3321, Northern (866) 640-4106, Northeast (877) 568-5205, Southeast (800) 234-5437
Family Voices of Wisconsin is a statewide network of families who have children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities and those who work on their behalf. We support families by providing information
and leadership opportunities
so that families can be informed and effective partners in their child's care and in the systems that support them.
The Maternal and Child Health Hotline is a statewide hotline providing resources for pregnant women, children and families in the area of health, nutrition, financial assistance and advocacy to ensure healthy pregnancies, births, and children. The Hotline provides information and referrals to programs such as: BadgerCare, Prenatal Care Coordination, WIC, HealthCheck, Text4Baby, ACCESS and more. Services are free and available 24 hours a day by calling the toll free Maternal and Child Health Hotline www.mch-hotlines.org
Matches parents to other parents with similar needs.
(888) 266-0028 (families) or (715) 361-2934. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Olympics Wisconsin
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports. It empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, leading to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst as well as programming around health and education, Special Olympics works to end inactivity, injustice and intolerance.
Waisman Center for Families
The Waisman Center mission is to advance knowledge of human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Well Badger is a specialized information and referral hotline that assists families who have children, age birth to 21, with special needs and their providers find needed programs and services; such as early intervention screenings, financial resources, advocacy, research, respite care, family support, and transition services. Calls are answered 24/7; parent specialists, professionals who also have a child with special needs, answer the hotline between 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday.