Advocacy

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Listing Category
Short Description
Call or email us to connect with a health benefits advocate and get help navigating the healthcare financing system
Description

Contact ABC for Health if you LIVE IN WISCONSIN and you:

Are having trouble paying medical bills
Have lost or will lose health coverage
Need help determining which health coverage is right for you
Need help determining your eligibility for health benefits
Have a pre-existing condition and can’t find health care coverage
Are interested in applying for coverage programs such as BadgerCare Plus
Received a claims denial or are in a dispute with your private insurer
Received a notice from BadgerCare saying they won’t cover a service
Have questions about having BadgerCare and private insurance at the same time
Have questions about using your benefits
Would like to know how health care reform will affect your coverage
Are part of an intact family and facing a birth cost recovery judgment

Phone
608-261-6939
Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
Short Description
Services:

Information and Referral
Available to any individual in the community who has a disability related question, concern or need

Advocacy
ACCESS works to assist individuals to communicate their needs to obtain services and support.

Peer Support
​Staff and trained volunteers with disabilities assist consumers with reaching independent living goals.

Skills Training
Individualized and group training in many skill areas

Transition Services
Specialized help in areas of community and post secondary transition

Youth Services
Access provides a wide variety of classes and services specifically for youth 18 and under

Assistive Technology
Over 1,000 devices can be tried, and many can by borrowed, free of charge for up to three weeks
Assessibility Assessment
Home safety, workplace accessibility, and ADA compliance assessments to improve physical and programmatic accessibility.
Description

Access to Independence, Inc. is a non-profit, consumer controlled Independent Living Center (ILC) that provides advocacy, resources, and services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities in Dane, Columbia, Green, and Dodge counties in south-central Wisconsin.  ILC's are a nationwide network of consumer controlled disability resource centers, where the majority of board and staff are people with disabilities.  Through our Independent Living (IL) Philosophy, we help people develop the tools and skills to make informed choice for themselves and work to increase the choices available to people with disabilities. We are a part of a network of centers across the nation and one of the eight centers in Wisconsin.  All centers share the Independent Living Philosophy and focus on providing specific services that help people with disabilities live as independently as they choose.

Phone
800-362-9877
Address
3810 Milwaukee Street, Madison, WI
53714
Location by County/County(ies) served
Columbia, Dane, Green
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
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Description

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN is a national grassroots disability rights organization for the autistic community. We fight for disability rights. We work to make sure autistic people are included in policy-making, so that laws and policies meet our community’s needs. We work to support all forms of self-advocacy and to change the way people think about autism. Our members and supporters include autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, and non-autistic family members, professionals, educators, and friends.

Address
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
PO Box 66122
Washington, DC
20035
Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
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Description

AWN is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization with a mission to provide community, support and resources for Autistic women, girls, transfeminine and transmasculine nonbinary and genderqueer people, trans people of all genders, Two Spirit people, and all others of marginalized genders.

Address
5100 Van Dorn St., Suite 6633
Lincoln, NE
68506
Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
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Description

This guide will help our trans and autistic community members know better what to expect whengoing to doctors or hospitals, understand rights and responsibilities, and strategize for safetyplanning, effective communication, accommodations, and more.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
Ages Served
18-21 years old, Adults
Funding Sources
Free