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Developmental Disabilities

The Waisman Center conducts research on human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. { View website. }

The Wisconsin Developmental Disabilities Council works to improve the independence, productivity, and integration of people with developmental disabilities.
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The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) is the primary state agency responsible for the development and implementation of statewide policy, services, and supports for people with developmental disabilities. { View website. }

ARC Wisconsin provides a variety of assistance to people with developmental and related disabilities and their families. It is a member of The Arc of The United States and has 33 local chapters. { View website. }

Autism Society of America, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. { View website. }

Autism Society of Wisconsin promotes lifelong opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families. { View website. }

Autism Today is a worldwide organization that has the latest information and an extensive library of articles on autism research. { View website. }

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is the leading organization in the US devoted to developing a means to cure and control cystic fibrosis. They fund research, advocate to government bodies, and offer support to families. { View website. }

Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin supports families and individuals with Down Syndrome through education and experiences. { View website. }

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a leading service provider and advocate for adults and children with disabilities, including cerebral palsy. As one of the largest health nonprofits in America, the UCP works to advance the independence of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. { View website. }

Traumatic Brain Injury

The Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin provides education, advocacy, and support services for those with brain injuries. { View website. }

The National Brain Injury Association is the leading national organization for traumatic brain injury serving individuals, families, and professionals. { View website. }

Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. { View website. }

The National Alliance on Mental Illness: Wisconsin Chapter { View website. }

Licensing for Community Based Residential Facilities
& Adult Family Homes

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is responsible for assuring the safety, welfare, and health of persons using health and community care provider services.
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Guardianship Support

The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups is a statewide resource center for guardianship related issues. { Visit website. }

Legal Advocates

Disability Rights Wisconsin is a private, nonprofit agency completely independent of state government and is a direct service provider who protects and advocates for people with disabilities. { Visit website. }

Disability Advocates: Wisconsin Network (DAWN) is a grassroots network for legislative change in the programs affecting people with disabilities. { View website. }

ADAPT is a grassroots network to promote servicing the disabled in the community instead of warehousing them in institutions and nursing homes. { View website. }

Reporting Violence

The Wisconsin Office of Crime Victim Services provides resources for victims as well as assistance reporting a crime.
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