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Alzheimer's Disease



Birth to Three/Early Intervention

  • Birth to Three: The Birth to 3 Program is a federally-mandated Early Intervention program to support families of children with developmental delays or disabilities under the age of three.

  • Questions About Birth to Three: DSAW's guide to Birth to Three Services


  • Badger Camp: Outdoor recreational camp serving individuals with developmental disabilities

  • Lions Camp: Camp for individuals with various special needs.

Disabilities (General)

Disabilities (Organizations)

Down Syndrome (National Organizations)

Down Syndrome (Wisconsin Organizations)



Family Support


  • MADSS LEP Program: Financial support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families in MADSS’ supported areas

  • Montana Melin Foundation: Assisting families experiencing medical hardships with expenses

  • Ruby's Rainbow: Assisting adults with Down syndrome with higher education expenses

  • Scroll down to see a list of Estate Planning resources that other DSAW members have found helpful

Guardianship Information




Mosaic Down Syndrome

Post-Secondary Education

  • Bethesda College of Applied Learning: The Bethesda College of Applied Learning is a unique, two-year post secondary certificate program where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can realize their dream of receiving a college education

  • Edgewood College (Cutting Edge): The Cutting Edge is an individualized approach to education and inclusion in college for students with intellectual developmental disabilities

  • Madison College (Campus Connect): Campus Connect is an innovative approach to inclusive post secondary education for adult learners with intellectual disabilities

  • Think College: College options for people with intellectual disabilities

  • Shepherds College: Post-secondary educational program that equips young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to successfully transition from school to work, home to independent living



  • Specs4Us: Glasses designed especially for children and adults with a low nose bridge



  • iCan Shine Bike Camps: iCan Shine provides quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for individuals with disabilities

  • Special Olympics Wisconsin: Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports


  • Global Down Syndrome Foundation: Dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy

  • LuMind Foundation: Funding research to improve health and independence for people with Down syndrome

  • Waisman Center: Dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases

Sex and Relationships

  • Terri Couwenhoven: Terri Couwenhoven MS, CSE is a well known sex educator and author, specializing in the design and implementation of sexuality programs and resources for people with cognitive disabilities, their parents, and the professionals who support them


  • WisconSibs: Serving siblings of people with disabilities along their lifelong journey through peer support programs, education and networking opportunities, leadership development, and more. 

  • Sibling Support ProgramSibling Support Project is the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns.  

Spanish Resources

  • ALAS: Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the independence of families of children and youth with diverse abilities in Wisconsin

  • Canal Down21: Recursos sobre el sindrome de Down en español


  • Center on Technology and Disability: Free resources about assistive and instructive technology for individuals with special needs

  • Moms with Apps: Moms With Apps is a blog supporting the thoughtful use of technology with a family-friendly point of view

  • WisLoan: The WisLoan program offers loans for assistive technology


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