Assistive Technology

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
Short Description
Autism Diagnostic Evaluations: comprehensive Autism Diagnostic evaluations (Psych, OT, Speech,and PT) for ages 3-18

Speech and Language Therapy: Receptive and Expressive Language, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Feeding and Swallowing, Auditory Processing, Apraxia of Speech

Occupational Therapy: Fine Motor Skills, Sensory Integration Skills, Handwriting, Self-Care Skills, Emotional Regulation, Activities of Daily Living

Physical Therapy: Gross Motor Coordination, Develop Flexibility and Range of Motion, Improve Balance, Reduce Pain, Pelvic Floor Therapy
Description

Aspire's caring and experienced therapists listen and take the time to work with you, meeting you where you are, and collaborating on ideas and solutions, to uniquely meet the needs of your child. Each session will be family-focused, including you in each step of the evaluation and therapy process, so that you are equipped to continue progress beyond the session. Best of all we make it fun!

We serve in a variety of settings including our clinics, virtually, and at some private schools in the Greater Madison area.

Phone
608-556-6120
Address
411 Prairie Heights Drive, Suite 101, Verona, WI
53593
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old
Funding Sources
Private Pay, Private Insurance, Medicare, CLTS
Listing Title
Description

There are a broad range of services offered through the CLTS Waiver Program to meet the needs and goals of your child and your family. Each plan is individualized and a CLTS case manager will work with children and their families to identify needs and goals that will help a child be an active participant in their home and community.

Phone
608-663-8390
Address
2990 Triverton Pike Dr., Suite 100, Fitchburg, WI
53711
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age
Funding Sources
CLTS
Description

Wisconsin's Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program (including the Katie Beckett Program and the Children's Community Options Program) makes Medicaid funding available to support children with substantial limitations due to developmental, physical, or severe emotional disabilities who are living at home or in the community. Funding can be used to support a range of services based on an assessment of the needs of the child and his or her family.

El Programa de Exención de Apoyo a Largo Plazo para Niños (CLTS) de Wisconsin (que incluye el Programa Katie Beckett y el Programa de Opciones Comunitarias para Niños) hace que los fondos de Medicaid estén disponibles para apoyar a los niños con limitaciones sustanciales debido a discapacidades del desarrollo, físicas o emocionales graves que viven en el hogar o en la comunidad. La financiación se puede utilizar para apoyar una variedad de servicios basados ​​en una evaluación de las necesidades del niño y su familia.

Phone
608-242-6226
Address
1202 Northport Drive, Madison, WI
53704
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old
Funding Sources
Sliding Scale, Medicaid, CLTS
Description

People sometimes assume that people with communication-related disabilities don't want to communicate or can't communicate. This assumption can prevent people from getting the supports they need. But everybody communicates - whether using language, behavior, gestures, facial expressions, sounds, or other means.

This toolkit, created by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, is designed to help you access communication evaluations and tools for effective communication for people with communication-related developmental disabilities. These may include autism, apraxia, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities that affect communication.

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
Funding Sources
Free