- Camps for Children with Disabilities - Family Voices of Wisconsin is the national Family Voices State Affiliate Organization in Wisconsin. Through this national network, Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, building partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care. Family voices is also the home to Wisconsin’s Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center.
- Children's Health Alliance - Celebrating 20 years as Wisconsin's voice for children's health.
- DAWN Website - Learn more about special education issues
- Disability Rights Wisconsin - Disability Rights Wisconsin is a private non profit organization which was founded in 1977. Designated by the Governor to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change, DRW is part of a national system of federally mandated independent disability agencies. DRW is completely independent of government and the disability service system in order to be free of any conflicts of interests which would undermine our capacity to advocate vigorously on behalf of the human and legal rights of people with disabilities. Disability Rights helps people across Wisconsin gain access to services and opportunity through its advocacy and legal expertise. We regularly challenge systems and society to create positive change and improve the lives of people with disabilities.
- Exceptional Parent Magazine: EP’s online resource. Continuing 34 award-winning years of providing information, support, ideas, encouragement and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities, and the professionals who work with them.
- Family and Children's Center (La Crosse, WI)
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Great Rivers 2-1-1 - Get connected, get answers! Take the confusion and guesswork out of finding the right place to call. By calling 2-1-1, you will receive free confidential assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Gundersen Health System (La Crosse, WI)
- Independent Living Resources (La Crosse, WI)
- PACER Center - PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families.
- Parents in Partnership (PIP) - is a free program provided through the Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative (WSPEI). A group of 12-25 parents and other caregivers attend five weekend sessions throughout the school year to share information and resources; hear from speakers about issues that are important to individuals with disabilities; and enhance skills for working in partnership with service providers, public schools, and community agencies. Parents learn to further develop communication, leadership, and collaboration skills as well as improve the quality and extent of partnerships between the many professionals they interact with on behalf of their children.
The application is at: http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/sped_par_partn
- The Parenting Place (formerly Family Resources) - La Crosse, WI
- Riverfront, Inc. - Their mission is to empower and support people with disabilities to create and maintain a lifestyle of their choice.
- Special Education Laws, Procedures and Bulletins
- Special Education Rights for Parents and Children
- Special Education Topics Index - A very thorough A-Z listing of all topics relating to special education.
- Special Education Training and Resources
- Special Education 'What's New'
- Winding Rivers Library System
- The Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative - The Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative web page includes regional contacts and conferences, a list of assistive technologies available for loan from the department, and a used item marketplace.
- Wisconsin Badger Camp - Serving children and adults with developmental disabilities for over 35 years
- The Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities
- The Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI)
Creating partnerships between parents and educators for students with disabilities. WSPEI is all about partnerships. Its goal is to help parents and school districts find or create the resources that will help them build positive working relationships that lead to shared decision making and children's learning. It supports increased sharing of information among parents, schools, projects, organizations and agencies through networking meetings, conferences, person-to-person contact, and media.
- The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Special Education - Families and Students- Includes acronyms/terms, disability area descriptions, publications, eligibility information, statewide assessment, and legal process information.
- Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative Information - Especially For Parents
- Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Inc. (WI FACETS) is a nonprofit organization serving Wisconsin children and adults with disabilities, their families and those who support them.
- Wisconsin Guardian Support Center - The Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center answers questions about the law in Wisconsin relating to guardianships, protective placements, conservatorships, Powers of Attorney for Health Care, Living Wills, DNR orders and Powers of Attorney for Finances. The Center provides legal information, case consultation and referrals.
- Wisconsin Family Ties is a statewide not-for-profit organization run by families for families that include children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders.
Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE)
YiPPE is a transition leadership opportunity for youth with disabilities and their parents to learn about post secondary transition in a unique way. Youth and their parents hear from speakers and take part in hands-on activities in parallel programs. While some topics may overlap, parents are able to enjoy their own sessions while their youth are learning similar information in a youth-friendly format. Sessions take place over five weekends during the school year beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday and ending at 3:30 pm on Saturday. Registration cost for youth is $950 per student and parents attend free of charge as a service provided through WSPEI. Scholarships are available to help offset registration costs depending on the families’ need and LEAs may use IDEA flow through funds to support this program.
The application is at: http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/sped_par_partn