Resources & Links

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 https://actearly.wisc.edu/ 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. To find out what is available in your area, visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/cyshcn/overview.htm.
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 at https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/cedd/pdfs/products/community/FYW_e.pdf.
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 https://wellbadger.org.

AUTISM RESOURCES

Region Website
Autism Society of Wisconsin http://www.asw4autism.org/
Autism Society of
Southeastern Wisconsin
http://www.assew.org/
Autism Society of
Northeast Wisconsin
http://www.asnew.org/
Autism Society of
South Central Wisconsin
http://autismsouthcentral.org/
Autism Society of
Central Wisconsin
http://www.wausau.k12.wi.us/east/Student%20Files/Autism/Autism.htm/
Autism Society of
Fox Valley
http://www.focol.org/asfv/
Autism Society of
the Lakeshore
http://autismlakeshore.org/
Autism Society of
Chippewa Valley
http://www.cvasw.org/

CEREBAL PALSY RESOURCES

Region Website
Cerebral Palsy Guide http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/
United Cerebral Palsy http://www.ucp.org/
Reaching for the Stars http://www.reachingforthestars.org/
United Cerebral Palsy of
Southeastern Wisconsin
http://www.ucpsew.org/
Cerebral Palsy, Inc. http://www.cp-center.org/
United Cerebral Palsy of
Greater Dane  County
http://www.ucpdane.org/