Community Outreach Wisconsin
Community Outreach Wisconsin is a group of programs within the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the Waisman Center, UW-Madison and consists of six unique cutting-edge programs. These programs primarily serve residents of Dane County, WI, however, [there is] hope the information contained in the web site can be used by [people anywhere].
Options in Community Living, Inc.
Options in Community Living is a private non-profit organization in Madison, Wisconsin, which provides residential support services to people who have developmental disabilities. As one of the first supported living organizations in the United States, Options was incorporated in 1981 following initial establishment in 1974 as the apartment-living component of a larger residential service agency.
I met Peter Leidy while presenting in Wisconsin. His song-writing abilities are legendary and rightfully so. If you work or interact with human services, you will love his CDs (not available in stores).
Thanks for the Mellaril is a personal favorite. Check out Peter's funny web site and order one of his CDs today!
State of the States Report
If you want to know what a state believes, don't pay attention to the mission statement or legislative proclamations. Examine the budget. A budget is a statement of beliefs.
David Braddock and other researchers at the University of Colorado have been publishing their State of the States Report for years to help us to understand how each state is doing in its fiscal commitment to community supports. Find out how your state is doing at this great site.
Also: Check out the United Cerebral Palsy Analysis of Medicaid For Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for an update on how your state is doing.
Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy
The Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy (WCA) is a private, nonprofit agency chosen by Wisconsin's Governor to provide protection and advocacy for people with disabilities throughout the state.