Nonprofits

We are a consolidated resource providing streamlined access to support services, enabling families to address both current and future needs proactively.

Welcome to our Nonprofit Resources page! In Wisconsin, especially in Dane County, there is a wealth of resources available through various nonprofits catering to individuals with diverse disabilities. Unfortunately, many families struggle to locate these resources due to lack of awareness or time constraints. Our primary principle at MCC is to facilitate easy access to support services for families, enabling them to address both current and future needs proactively.

As parents of a daughter with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, we understand the ongoing challenges of navigating through available resources, often leading to frustration. We are committed to continuously researching and identifying other nonprofits across Wisconsin that could be beneficial to you and your family.

At MCC, we are committed to expanding our database; however, it’s improbable to encompass all nonprofits. If you’re aware of a nonprofit that could benefit families and should be featured on our website, please reach out to us.

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SPACE Autastic

We provide a safe and specialized play area for all Autistic and other special needs individuals and their families, while helping facilitate community education and acceptance. https://spaceautastic.org/

 

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Access to Independence

We help people develop tools and skills to make informed choices for themselves and work to increase the choices available to people with disabilities. http://www.accesstoind.org/

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Family Support

We provide in-home and community support to families in Dane County (WI) who are raising children with disabilities at home. Services include Family support and Community Inclusion. Visit us at https://fsrcdane.org/

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IRIS

IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) is a program for adults with disabilities and elderly people in Wisconsin. It is a self-directed program. That means that you will have the freedom to decide how you want to live your life.

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Hodan Community Services

Hodan Community Services is a Community Rehabilitation Program which provides work services, food services, senior day services and enrichment activities at our main facility.

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Gio's Garden

The Mission: Gio’s Garden’s mission as a non-profit organization is to nurture and strengthen families with children with special needs (birth through 6 years) by increasing their access to needed services.

The Vision: Gio’s Garden seeks to grow into a one-stop special services delivery organization for children with special needs and their families. Examples could include a respite care facility, professional therapy, client advocacy, and social work/support.

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Common Threads

Our mission is to empower autistics, other neurodivergents, and anyone who experiences mental health needs and sensory differences by providing meaningful, comprehensive support. We accomplish this by offering a variety of evidence-based, personalized therapeutic and educational services built on an individual’s strengths, goals, and community. Visit us at: https://www.commonthreadsmadison.org/

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WSPEI

Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative WSPEI is all about partnerships, helping families and school districts find the resources that help them build positive working relationships leading to shared decision making and positive outcomes for children’s learning. WSPEI services are free of charge. The Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI) supports:

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Children’s Long-Term Support

The Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS) Program helps children with disabilities and their families through supports and services that help children grow and live their best lives. It is a home and community-based service waiver. It uses a Medicaid waiver to fund services for kids with disabilities. A waiver lets states use Medicaid to fund additional non-medical services and supports not normally offered. The CLTS Program aims to keep kids at home instead of at an institution.

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Wispact

Wispact Inc. is a private nonprofit organization that administers pooled and community Special Needs Trusts for people with disabilities. Based in Madison, Wispact manages the Special Needs Trusts for more than 4,500 people throughout the state of Wisconsin. In addition to helping create the trust, Wispact provides many on-going services for the Beneficiary that include:

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Spina Bifida Wisconsin, Ltd. is committed to our mission – to enhance the lives of Wisconsin’s families affected by Spina Bifida by providing resources, peer support and social events in our community. We strive to raise other’s awareness about the unique needs of people with Spina Bifida. We are ambassadors, peers and educators changing the lives of those we serve. Visit us at https://www.sbwis.org/aroundwi

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Rise_Up

The Mission: RISE UP is committed to supporting adults with developmental disabilities in achieving their desired quality of life throughout all phases of the aging process.

Vision:To assist adults with developmental disabilities in identifying and achieving their potential in their home and in the community by providing them with opportunities for maximum choice, independence, and personal growth.

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Lov Inc

Our mission is to unite people with developmental disabilities to engage and build their best lives. Founded in 2008, LOV Inc. is a family-led community in which we all mobilize our strengths and gifts to enrich the lives of people with disabilities and strengthen the civic life of the community as a whole. Visit us at https://lovinc.org/

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Gigi's Playhouse

Our Mission and Purpose:
To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.

Our Vision:
To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools, and communities.

https://gigisplayhouse.org/madison

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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a federal/state program designed to obtain, maintain, and advance employment for people with disabilities by working with DVR consumers, employers, and other partners. 

DVR works with high school students who are transitioning from high school to post-secondary education and employment. Additional Resources

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Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County

To support seniors, adults with disabilities, their families, and their caregivers by providing useful information, assistance, and education on community services and long-term care options while serving as the single entry point for publicly-funded long-term care services while at all times respecting the rights, dignity, and preference of the individual. https://www.daneadrc.org/

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The ARC-Dane County

The Mission of The Arc-Dane County is to ensure that all children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families are offered the same opportunities, choices, rights, and respect due all people in our community through example, education, advocacy, support, and legislation.

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WI-BPDD Wisconsin Board for People With Disabilities

Mission: To unite ALL of Wisconsin in supporting our residents with developmental disabilities to lead their most independent lives. 

Our Charge: We visited communities around the state to find out what issues matter to you and what you’d like to see change. We listened. And from your words came our 5-year plan for people with developmental disabilities. 

To learn more visit wi-bpdd.org

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The Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin

The Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin is dedicated to improving the lives of all who are impacted by Autism by providing information, resources and support, while raising awareness and acceptance in our community. 

We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. 

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Down Syndrome Assoc. of Wisconsin, Inc.

The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin’s mission is to provide support to Wisconsin families and individuals with Down Syndrome and related disabilities through awareness, education, information, programs, services, and the exchange of ideas and experiences.