Special Needs Websites

Wisconsin First Step

Search engine for special health care needs-related services and product database; 24 hour information and referral hotline.


CompassWisconsin: Threshold serves families in Racine and Walworth counties and provides a unified point for intake, application and eligibility determination for children’s long-term support (CLTS) services.

Family Village

Information, resources and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with disabilities, their families and the people who support them.

Military Home Front

Parent Toolkit for military families who have children with special needs.

The Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House has been a home-away-from-home for thousands of families.  This website will give you more information about the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee WI.

ABC for Health

This site contains information on a broad range of health coverage programs available to children and families as well as details about the services of ABC for health.


The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities focuses on ages 0-22. Educators, administrators, and families want to know what research has to say about “what works” with children and students with disabilities.

Disabilities Advocates: Wisconsin Network

A strong advocacy voice in Wisconsin to communicate needs and priorities of families who have family members with disabilities; Friday Fax and other project-related news bulletins provide a weekly report on current governmental policy, planning, activities, information, resources and leadership education for individuals or organizations.

Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services

Information available about Medical Assistance Programs, Disability Programs (including B-3, Katie Beckett and Family Support Program) and long term planning.

Wisconsin Department of Education – Department of Special Education

Information about various aspects of special education, including informational update bulletins, information on complaints and hearings, along with decisions listed by year.

New Horizons

A non-profit organization committed to promoting communication and providing information to empower people with life-long disabilities, their families and caregivers. If you click on the “assistance and agencies” link you will find listings and summaries of organizations and agencies that offer services and programs to aid individuals with disabilities.

Care Notebook

Helpful record-keeping forms to print off your computer. Various newsletters on health care coverage for children are also archived on this site. Provides an organized method to manage your child’s medical, educational and social/emotional information.

Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin

Statewide organization providing coalition building, information and resources regarding child health. Key programs include: asthma, childhood obesity, early childhood systems, mental health, oral health and trauma preparedness.

Special Olympics Wisconsin

Special Olympics Wisconsin is a statewide organization providing persons with cognitive disabilities year-round sports training and competition. With seven area offices throughout the state, Special Olympics Wisconsin serves nearly 10,000 athletes in nearly 220 communities statewide.

March of Dimes

March of Dimes has information regarding pregnancy and prevention of prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality.

Sibling Support

The Sibling Support Project is a national effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns.

Team Up With Families

The mission of Team Up is to enrich, nurture and strengthen families of children with special needs through its activities, services and programs. They provide social activities for families of children with special needs and their families.
Katy’s Kloset, a service of Team Up with Families, is a medical equipment lending library.

PACEUSA: (Parents Against Childhood Epilepsy)

Parents Against Childhood Epilepsy strives to support, educate, and share information with families and caregivers of children who suffer from epilepsy.

Adoption Resources of Wisconsin

Information about adoption in Wisconsin including adoption of children with special needs.

Organizations in Southeast Wisconsin

Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin

Information and resources for families who have children with Autism.  Click on “Get Involved”
to access the Resource Directory and other helpful information.

ARC Milwaukee

Advocacy and resources for families of children with developmental disabilities.

ARCh (Association for the Rights of Citizens with handicaps)

Information, Advocacy, Recreation and parent support for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin

Provides support and information to individuals who have experienced a brain injury and their families.

Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin

Parent to parent support, workshops and information for families who have a child with
Down syndrome

Easter Seals of Southeastern Wisconsin

Respite and camp activities, early childhood and autism programs.

Epilepsy Foundation of Southeastern Wisconsin

Parent to parent support and information about epilepsy and seizure disorders.


Information, personal care services, peer support, assistive technology consultation
and other services related to living as independently as possible.

United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin

Information & referral for any issues related to developmental disabilities, advocacy,
respite and independent living information.

Wisconsin Family Ties

Advocacy, Information and Referral, Support Groups Information, and Education/Workshops for
families with children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders.


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