What kinds of resources are available in Wisconsin for children with developmental disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them?
Learn the Signs. Act Early.
Wisconsin promotes CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. campaign in an effort to raise awareness about developmental milestones and the importance of screening and early intervention. Visit Act Early Wisconsin for more information.
Wisconsin Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) provides confidential information, referral and follow-up so all families of children and youth with special health care needs and providers have access to complete and accurate information. The Regional Center staff regularly provides training related to early identification, autism, developmental screening, and community-based resources. Visit CYSHCN Resource Centers to find out what is available in your area.
Finding Your Way: A Navigation Guide for Wisconsin Families Who Have Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities is another valuable resource that provides brief descriptions of programs, services and systems of support available in Wisconsin. You can download the booklet.
Wisconsin First Step is a 24-hour hotline and searchable online database for families and providers who support the needs of children and youth with special needs: call 1-800-642-7837 or visit the Well Badger Resource Center.
Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin
Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin
Autism Society of Northeast Wisconsin
Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin
Autism Society of Central Wisconsin
Autism Society of Fox Valley
Autism Society of the Lakeshore
Autism Society of Chippewa Valley