Youth

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

Adoption Resources of Wisconsin – Information, support and advocacy for parents adopting children with or without special needs.

Best Buddies – Encourage mutual friendship, usually with a student, through a 1:1 activity every two weeks and group outings.

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

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 Care Information Center – Resources and referrals to child care agencies.

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

Children’s Neurobiological Solutions – Offering caregivers and individuals information on local chapters and new research studies.

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

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) – Information, resources and referrals, parent support through trainings and connections to other parents, and service coordination through linkages to local public health departments.

Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin – Provides a variety of programs for children, parents and families. 

Chileda SNAP Program – SNAP (Sixty Day to Nine Month Assessment Program) provides assessment by an interdisciplinary team and a step-by-step plan for treatment and habilitation within the home, community and school settings. 

Common Threads Family Resource Center – Enhancing the development of children with autism spectrum disorders and to providing their families with support and direction.

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.

Developmental Disabilities and Child Development Clinic – The Developmental Disabilities Clinic offers specialized diagnostic and assessment services to persons who have, or are suspected of having, developmental problems.

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.

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

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).

Feeding Clinic – Providing interdisciplinary assessments for children at high risk for feeding issues because of newborn health status.

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. 

Integrated Development Services – Provide behavioral therapy and relationship-based therapy (Stanley Greenspan’s “floor time”).  Social skills groups for children of differing ages and ability levels.

Katie Beckett Program – Assisting children who are not eligible for MA due to income to enable their eligibility through this program.

Kindred Kids – Lending books, toys, and equipment for kids of all ages and abilities including mobility items and adaptive equipment. 

Little Friends, Inc. – Online newsletter, tips, and catalog for assistive items for children with autism.

Lives in the Balance – Non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers and provides free, web-based resources to help people understand these kids in ways that are more compassionate and accurate and help them in ways that are more effective.

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

Lutheran Social Services – Provides counseling services in the areas of mental health, domestic violence, alcohol and other drug abuse, eating disorders, child behavior problems, sexual abuse and disabilities.

Madison Partners for Inclusive Education – Grassroots organization which creates partnerships with the primary goals of improving communication, sharing knowledge and resources, and providing leadership to ensure quality educational outcomes for all students.

Medical Assistance Program (Healthy Start) – Financial assistance for medical services. Call 800-722-2295.

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.

Mothers United for Moral Support (MUMS) – Provide support to parents in the form of a nationwide networking system that matches them with other parents whose children have the same or similar conditions.

Native American Family Empowerment Center GLITC – Direct advocacy to students, birth to 21, and their families, trainings on special education issues, equity, diversity, and general overview of the law.

Parents as Leaders – Group of parents and other care givers who meet together 5 times per year to learn about resources, roles for parents in birth to 6, explore topics related to individuals with disabilities, and develop a support system for each other.

Phonology Clinic – Individualized treatment programs for children in need to speech therapy.

Rainbow Project – Outpatient therapy for children under age 10 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 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. 

Special Olympics Wisconsin – Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with disabilities.

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.

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.