Wisconsin Autism Resources

  Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
                           For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
                           STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF  EDUCATION: SpecialEducation Services STATE VOCATIONAL  Rehabilitation Agency DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES Program
EARLY 
Intervention System
STATE VOCATIONAL Special Needs Programs DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED Programs 
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH 
for children and youth
PARENT-TEACHERAssociation (PTA) TECHNOLOGY RELATED Assistance
PARENTS Training and
Information Project
DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL Health PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN with Special Health Care Needs STATE CHILDREN’S Services
DISABILITYOrganizations PARENT-TO-PARENT
Program 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Juanita S. Pawlisch, Assistant State Superintendent
Paul Halverson, Director
Division for Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy 
125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841 
Madison, WI 53707-7841 
            (608) 266-1649      ;             (800) 441-4563       
URL: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dlsea/een 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Jenny Lange, Program Supervisor
Jill Haglund, Early Childhood Consultant 
Early Childhood: Exceptional Educational Needs Programs
Division for Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy
Department of Public Instruction 
P.O. Box 7841 
Madison, WI 53707 
            (608) 267-9625      ;             (608) 267-9172      
            (800) 441-4563      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Beth Wroblewski, Birth to 3 Coordinator
Division of Supported Living
Department of Health & Family Services 
P.O. Box 7851, Room 418
Madison, WI 53707 
            (608) 266-8276      Linda Tuchman, Director
WI Personnel Development Project
231 Waisman Center
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
            (608) 263-5022      
E-mail: Tuchman@waisman.wisc.edu
URL: http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/earlyint/

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Judy Norman-Nunnery, Administrator
Vocational Rehabilitation 
Department of Workforce Development
2917 International Lane, Suite 300
P.O. Box 7852
Madison, WI 53707-7852 
            (608) 243-5603      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 

Preston Smeltzer
Division for Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy
Department of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841 
            (608) 266-3701      ;             (800) 441-4563      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Bureau of Community Mental Health 
Department of Health & Family Services 
P.O. Box 7851 
Madison, WI 53707 
            (608) 267-7792      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH COUNCIL

Karen Robinson, Chair
Bureau of Community Mental Health
Department of HFS
P.O. Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707
            (608) 267-9282      

STATE CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Susan Dreyfus, Administrator
Division of Child & Family Services
Department of Health & Social Services
P.O. Box 7850
Madison, WI 53707
            (608) 267-3905      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH 

Eleanor McLean, Chief
DHFS-DSL-BCMH
Bureau of Community Mental Health
1 West Wilson Street, Room 543
P.O. Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707-7851
            (608) 267-7792      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM 

Beverly Doherty, Director
Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services
Department of Health and Family Services 
P.O. Box 7851 
Madison, WI 53707 
            (608) 266-0805      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL 

Linda Hutter, Acting Executive Director 
WI Council on DD
722 Williamson Street, 2nd Floor; P.O. Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707-7851 
            (608) 266-7826      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Lynn Breedlove, Executive Director 
WI Coalition for Advocacy 
16 North Carroll Street, Suite 400 
Madison, WI 53703 
            (608) 267-0214      ;             (800) 928-8778       (in WI only)

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Linda Vegoe, Director
Client Assistance Program
1 West Wilson Street, Room 558 
Madison, WI 53707-7850 
            (608) 266-5378      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Susan Uttech, Supervisor
CSHCN Program
1414 East Washington Ave, Room 167 
Madison, WI 53703 
            (608) 266-3886      ;             (800) 441-4576       

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Richelle Hammett, Director
Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department of Health and Family Services
2917 International Lane
P. O. Box 7852
Madison, WI 53707-7852
            (608) 243-5625      ;             (608) 243-5626       (TTY)
E-mail: hammeri@mail.state.wi.us

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

David Carlson, Consultant
Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster Street 
P.O. Box 7841 
Madison, WI 53707 
            (608) 266-9401      

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Autism
Autism Society of Wisconsin 
URL: http://www.athenet.net/~griffinl/asw.htm

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of WI
735 North Water Street, Suite 701
Milwaukee, WI 53202
            (414) 271-7463      ;             (800) 882-9282       (Family Helpline, in WI)

Cerebral Palsy 
Judy Britton, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of WI
201 Ceape Street, Room 108
P.O. Box 1241
Oshkosh, WI 54902-1241 
            (920) 424-4071      ;             (800) 261-1895       (in WI)

Dorothy Wahner, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin
7519 West Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53219
tel:             (414) 329-4500                   (888) 4UCP SEW      
tty: (414) 329-4511
fax: (414) 329-4510
E-mail: ucpofsew@execpc.com
URL: http://www.ucp.org
Epilepsy 
Madelyn Glaeden, Executive Director
Wisconsin Epilepsy Association 
6400 Gisholt Drive, Suite 113 
Madison, WI 53713 
            (608) 221-1210      ;             (800) 733-1244      

Learning Disabilities 
LeAnn Knoeck, President
LDA — Wisconsin
Suite #109
961 S. Green Bay Road
Neenah, WI 54956-3153
            (920) 720-5755      

Mental Health 
Karen Robison, President
MHA in Milwaukee County
734 N 4th Street, Suite 325
Milwaukee, WI 53203-2102
            (414) 276-3122      
E-mail: MHAMilw@execpc.com

Donna Wrenn, Executive Director
NAMI — WI
1410 Northport Drive
Madison, WI 53704-2041
            (608) 242-7223       

JoAnn Stormer, Executive Director
Wisconsin Family Ties
16 North Carroll Street, #830
Madison, WI 53703
            (608) 267-6888      ;             (800) 422-7145      

Mental Retardation 
The Arc-Wisconsin
121 South Hancock 
Madison, WI 53703
            (608) 251-9272       

Speech and Hearing 
WI Speech-Language-Hearing Association Inc.
P.O. Box 1109
Madison, WI 53701-1109
            (608) 283-5489      ;             (800) 545-0640      
E-mail: WSHA@SMSWI.org

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Southeastern WI
W 300 N1725 Timberbrook Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072
            (414) 367-6226      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS 

Christine Fessler, President
Easter Seal Society of Wisconsin 
101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 301
Madison, WI 53713 
            (608) 277-8288       (V);             (608) 277-8031       (TTY)Families Forward
201 Capital Street
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
            (608) 254-6791      

Wisconsin First Step
c/o Gunderson/Lutheran
1910 South Avenue
LaCrosse, WI 54601-5400
            (800) 642-7837      

Paul A. Yochum, Executive Director
Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities
1 West Wilson Street, Room 558
P.O. Box 7850
Madison, WI 53707-7850
            (608) 266-5378       (V/TTY)

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Terrence R. Dolan, Director 
Waisman Center UAP 
University of Wisconsin – Madison 
1500 Highland Avenue 
Madison, WI 53705-2280 
            (608) 263-5940      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Sue Kidder, Project Director
Wistech
Division of Supportive Living
P.O. Box 7852
2917 International Lane
Madison, WI 53707-7852
            (608) 243-5675      ;             (608) 243-5601       (TTY)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS, Director
Parent Education Project of Wisconsin, Inc.
2192 South 60th Street
West Allis, WI 53219 
            (414) 328-5520      ;             (414) 328-5525       (TTY)
            (800) 231-8382       (in WI)
E-mail: colletti@omnifest.uwm.edu
URL:http://members.aol.com/pepofwi/

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Julie Gordon
Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc.
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
            (920) 336-5333      
E-mail: mums@netnet.netRuth Adix
Parent Projects, Waisman Center UAP
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2280
            (608) 265-2063      
E-mail: Adix@waisman.wisc.edu
URL: http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/earlyint/ 

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) 

Jane Shibilski, President
Wisconsin Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
4797 Hayes Road, Suite #2
Madison, WI 53704-3256
            (608) 244-1455       



Wisconsin Web


Civil Liberties and Human Rights 
ACLU of WisconsinLegal Assistance 
ACLU of Wisconsin

Community 
State Info-education and services
DANEnet
Wisconsin State and Local Government
Society for Non-Profits
Wisconsin Clearinghouse for the Prevention of
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Abuse
East Madison/Monona Coalition
North East Senior Coalition
Senior Connect Database

Consumer Protection 
Mosaic Project of Skagit County

Crime 
Wisconsin Crime Victims’ Rights Page

Peace and Conflict Resolution 
Community Mediation Consortium

Disability Information 
The Arc-Wisconsin
Autism Society of Wisconsin
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin
St. Croix Valley Disability Coalition, Inc.
Trace Research and Development Center – University of WisconsinFamily and Parenting 
Rainbow Project Child and Family Counseling and Resource Clinic

Children and Youth 
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Oshkosh Area
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Portage County
Boy Scouts of America, Four Lakes Council
Comprehensive Youth Resources Directory-Dane County
Stoughton Youth Center
YWCA of Greater Milwaukee

Job Training and Workplace 
Eau Claire SCORE

Computers and Technology 
Madison Computer Professional for Social ResponsibilityEducation
Public educational institutions
The Madison Literacy Council
Wisconsin Center for Education Research
Wisconsin Odyssey of the Mind
Wisconsin PTA

Recovery,Addiction, and Abuse 
McFarland Partners in Prevention
Narcotics Anonymous Wisconsin Region
PICADA
Partners in Prevention
RESOLVE – Wisconsin

Health 
Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin
Easter Seal Society of Wisconsin, Inc.
Make Today Count
Post Polio Resource Group of Southeastern Wisconsin
Wisconsin Clearinghouse for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Abuse
Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center Internet ResourceHunger and Poverty 
Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin
Wisconsin Food System Partnership

 


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