Dane County

Access to Independence – Advocacy, peer support, individual living skills training and information, and referral services to people with disabilities and the community at large as well as deaf HOH services, assistive technology.

Achieving Collaborative Treatment (ACT) – Provider of in-home behavioral therapy services for children with autism spectrum disorders

Adaptive Recreation Program – Provides mainstreamed and specialized services for people with developmental and/or physical disabilities in a family-oriented facility.

Alcoholics Anonymous – AA meeting for alcoholics with special needs, call 608-244-9671.

Armstrong Child Advocacy and Study Center – Legal advocacy for people with disabilities or low income. Call 608-238-8424.

Autism Alert – Training public service people, health care professionals and caregivers to interact with people on the autism spectrum.

Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin– Free workshops and presentations for the autism community. Educational outreach, public policy advocacy and support groups.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County – Matching caring, responsible adult volunteers with children and encouraging the relationships so they develop into close mentoring friendships.

Bridges for Families – Providing child development services for children under age 3 in the Madison School District.

Catalyst Home Health – In-home assistance for children with disabilities. Call 608-238-8119.

Challenger Little League – Little League for children in grades K-12 with physical or cognitive delays.

Child Care Assistance Program – Provide a variety of services to assist parents in the city of Madison with child care needs.

Child Find – Screening of children 3-5 years of age to determine eligibility for exceptional education programs.

Children’s Services – Case management for a limited number of children in Dane County based on high need criteria.

Citizen Advocacy – Initiates and supports freely given one-to-one advocacy relationships between members of the community – citizens who act as advocates – and people with developmental disabilities.

Communication Development Program – Serves people with varying degrees of physical and mental handicaps.  The program addresses communication needs in the areas of conversation, writing and computer access through evaluation, therapy, training and information.

Communication Innovations Therapy – Wide variety of therapies for children in need of assistance.

Community Coordinated Child Care – 4-C assists parents in selecting quality child care, offers training and support to child care center staff and family day care providers, works with employers to develop child care services, and collects child care information for community planning.

Community Inclusion – Community building activities; friendship building; person centered planning; circles of support; gifted listening workshops; staff training.

Community Ties – Provides community training and consultation relevant to children and adults who have developmental disabilities and present behavioral challenges. 

Dane County Department of Human Services – Providing a variety of assistance and services to Dane County residents in need.

Early Childhood Program – Provides educational programming for children 3-5 years of age in the Madison Metropolitan School District who have been found to be in need of exceptional education.

Educational and Psychological Training Center – Train students in the delivery of services for the population served.  E.P.T.C. provides clinical services, teaching seminars, supervision of clinical practice, clinical staffing, colloquia, and other sponsored activities. 

Exchange Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse – Programs build parents’ strengths by providing intensive, home-based support, information and advocacy.

Family Enhancement – Provide various support groups, trainings, and workshops, dealing with a wide variety of parenting topics and issues.

Family Support 360 – Available to support families with a child with disabilities in the South Madison / Allied Drive neighborhoods in whatever ways would be most helpful to them, including providing information, helping with service coordination, maximizing Medicaid coverage, finding inclusive childcare, working with schools, adaptive equipment, accessing disability information and providing training.

Family Support and Resource Center – Programs include Family Support (advocacy and referral), Community Inclusion (facilitating connections between children and programs), and Families Can’t Wait (funding support).

First Call for Help – Free, confidential and friendly link to the services and resources of Dane County. 

Fishing Has No Boundaries – All persons with disabilities are able to enjoy fishing at Governor Nelson State Park on Lake Mendota.

Foundations Counseling Center – Traditional outpatient mental health services as well as Intensive In-Home Family Counseling. Psychiatric Assessments and Medication Management, Crisis Intervention; Bilingual.

Hancock Center for Movement Arts and Therapy – Dance/movement therapy through individual, family and group sessions. 

Logan’s Heart and Smiles – Adapts the homes of children with physical disabilities to make them safe and accessible.

Madison Area Down Syndrome Society – Providing resources, education and events for individuals and families affected by Down Syndrome.

Madison School Community Recreation – Provide various recreation activities to people who live in Madison School District.

Madtown Twisters Gymnastics – Special Needs Class – Provide gymnastic equipment such as trampolines and climbing equipment.  Instruction and structure is provided.  Each session is different and individualized as much as possible.

Madison College (MATC) Disability Resource Services – Provides case management, counseling, note taking, adaptive equipment, testing accommodations, text in alternative format, interpreter services and other services that will assist the MATC student in successfully reaching their educational goals.

Medical Assistance Personal Care Program – The Wisconsin Medical Assistance (MA) program offers a benefit which allows MA certified agencies to provide personal care services to consumers who choose this option.

Mental Health Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Counseling Program – Provide specialized individual, family, couple and group psychotherapy to a variety of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. 

Move Out Loud Dance Studio – Build confidence and self-esteem by encouraging individual creative movement as well as participation in structured activities.  We seek to create an environment where music and movement can contribute to cognitive, physical, social-emotional and language development of children.

Parent to Parent – Support groups are informal peer support meetings; are drop-in, free, and open to anyone interested in learning more about seizures. Participants are encouraged to make positive life choices, and then take action on their decisions.

Parental Stress Center – Offering programs for children and families under stress or at risk of abuse including the Oasis Program, Parent Stress Line, and Families United Network.

Public Health Division – Health services such as TB testing, Hepatititis tests, Immunizations for children under age 18, flu shots, WIC clinic, Resource center for communicable diseases, health-care related advocacy, health clinics, etc.

Rainbow Project – Outpatient therapy for children dealing with trauma, including: child abuse, neglect domestic violence, social stress and emotional issues.

Relationship Development Intervention – Group for parents in the Madison, Wisconsin area who are doing (or considering) a Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) program for their child(ren) with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Intended to be a way for families to share information, ideas and resources on doing RDI.

Respite Care Association of WI – RCAW is a “resource and referral” agency. Sign up for newsletter, training sessions, help find respite care, how to hire a respite care worker, discuss lifelong respite care and child abuse prevention.

Respite Center – Offers center-based crisis and respite child care, as space permits, to families with children aged birth through 14 years, 24 hours a day.

Safe at Home Program (SAFE) – Intensive family counseling program designed to work with families with children under age 11 that are in danger of being place outside the home.

Satellite Family Child Care – Offers services and referrals to parents wanting quality childcare in monitored family childcare homes. 

South Madison Health and Family Center – Harambee – Services include Head Start, Early Childhood Family Enhancement, Community Health Center, Department of Public Health, Planned Parenthood, and Dane County Public Health Division.

Steps to Success – Program that provides comprehensive mental health service to elementary and middle school youth ages 8-14 who are struggling in their home, school and/or community environments due to mental health and behavioral challenges.

Three Gaits, Inc. – Mission is to provide an effective therapeutic riding program for children, youth, and adults with disabilities and special needs.

TOPSoccer – Bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, ages 4-19, who has a mental or physical disability.

Valley Packaging Industries – Nationally accredited, not-for-profit corporation that provides creative and comprehensive training, employment and community living services to assist people to become more independent and self-sufficient.

Waisman Early Childhood Program – Provides educational programming for typically developing children and children with disabilities in an integrated, childcare and preschool setting, ages birth to 8.

Wheelchair Recycling Program – Refurbish and recycle donated wheelchairs and other medical and therapeutic devices for individuals without funding or coverage for such devices.