Resources

*This is a non-exhaustive list. To submit a resource we missed, please use the form at the bottom of this page!

Adoption

Advocacy

Alzheimer's Disease

Autism

Benefits

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

Camps

  • 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)

Education

Employment

Family Support

Financial

  • 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

Healthcare

Hmong

Housing

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

Prenatal

Products

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

Publishers

Recreation/Activities

  • 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

Research

  • 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

Siblings

  • 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

Technology

  • 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

Therapies


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