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FSRC has assembled the following catalog of helpful website links and downloadable documents for families of children with disabilities. It is our goal to continually expand this resource center and keep it current with the latest information, so please check back often and feel free to recommend additional resources via our online contact form.
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FSRC Information & Policies
2013 Annual Report - A summary of programs and accomplishments of FSRC in 2013
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2014 Fiscal Agent Payroll Schedule - FA schedule for providers and families
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Families Can't Wait - Feedback survey form for Families Can't Wait grants - Feedback survey form for Families Can't Wait grants
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Families Can't Wait - Request for Families Can't Wait grants - Request for Families Can't Wait grants
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FSRC Policies & Procedures - Complaint & Grievance Procedure - Complaint & Grievance Procedure
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FSRC Policies & Procedures - Conflict of Interest Policy - Conflict of Interest Policy
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FSRC Policies & Procedures - Guidelines for Reporting Abuse - Guidelines for Reporting Abuse
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FSRC Policies & Procedures - Privacy Information - Privacy Information
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FSRC Policies & Procedures - Technology Policy - The following guidelines will be considered when purchasing a piece of technology equipment through the Family Support and Resource Center.
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Overview of FSRC services - This brochure provides a brief overview of services offered through FSRC.
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Respite Recruitment - Suggestions for Successful Respite Care Recruitment and Relationships.
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Autism Providers
Achieving Collaborative Treatment (ACT) - ACT is a provider of in-home behavioral therapy services for children with autism spectrum disorders. Phone: 608-271-7053
www.actreatment.com
Integrated Development Services, Inc. (IDS) - Integrated Development Services is a mental health clinic specializing in treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental disabilities, behavioral challenges and childhood mental health challenges. Phone: 608-833-0123
www.ids-wi.com
KGH Consultation & Treatment - KGH Consultation & Treatment is an innovative therapy center providing comprehensive services to individuals 0-18 with developmental, learning, behavior and/or social difficulties, along with their families. Phone: 608-819-6810
www.kghconsultation.org
Lund Van Dyke Centers for Autism (previously Applied Behavior Analysts) - Lund Van Dyke Centers for Autism provides diagnostic services, testing, and in-home treatment for children with any condition on the autism spectrum. Phone: 920-857-9041
www.lundvandyke.com
Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP) - The Wisconsin Early Autism Project, Inc., is a program and clinic for the treatment of children with autism. Phone: 608-662-9327
www.wiautism.com
Community Inclusion
All About Me: A strength-based portfolio - A format you can use to develop a portfolio.
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Capacity Works - Capacity Works: materials to inspire person-centered work.
www.capacityworks.com/
Community Outreach Wisconsin - The website of Community Outreach Wisconsin offers information on a variety of trainings, conferences, and organizations of interest to families and service providers.
cow.waisman.wisc.edu
Four Easy Questions - We have designed The Four Questions exercise to help families, groups and organizations to get out of the trap of negative thinking. For example, an organization we work with kept asking the people they work with to tell them what was wrong, so they could improve. But the people told them everything was really OK. They knew some things weren't right. We suggested they ask a new set of questions.
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Inclusion Press - Resources and materials related to person centered planning and inclusion.
www.inclusion.com
Kids Together - A listserv for individuals interested in inclusive education - Discussions dedicated to sharing and discovering solutions for educating children with disabilities in general education classes. How to use technology, adaptations and modifications to make general education classrooms accessible to all children.
www.freelists.org/webpage/kidstogether
Planning for the Future - Planning for the Future: A Person-centered Planning Tool
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Signs of An Inclusive School - How can you tell if a school is truly inclusive? This short handout provides ideas and examples of what to look for.
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Solution Circles - Getting Unstuck: A Creative Problem-solving tool
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Stength-based Portfolio - A description of portfolios as a planning tool.
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The Center for Human Policy - A Syracuse University based policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to insure the rights of people with disabilities. Since its founding, the Center has been involved in the study and promotion of open settings (inclusive community opportunities) for people with disabilities.
thechp.syr.edu
Dane County & Wisconsin Services
2013 Annual Report - A summary of programs and accomplishments of FSRC in 2013
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Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs - Information & resources, parent connections. Waisman Center, Madison WI.
www.waisman.wisc.edu
Community Outreach Wisconsin - The website of Community Outreach Wisconsin offers information on a variety of trainings, conferences, and organizations of interest to families and service providers.
cow.waisman.wisc.edu
Dane County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) - ADRC provides information to the general public about services, resources, and programs in areas such as: disability and long-term care related services and living arrangements, health, adult protective services, employment and training for people with disabilities, transportation, home maintenance and nutrition. ADRC staff will provide help to connect people with those services and to also apply for SSI, Foodshare, and Medicaid as needed. Phone: 608-240-7400
www.daneadrc.org
Dane County Department of Human Services - Dane County Department of Human Services contracts with Family Support & Resource Center to provide services.
www.danecountyhumanservices.org
DAWN Network - Advocacy information and email alerts on statewide issues affecting people with developmental disabilities.
www.dawninfo.org/index.cfm
The Source - Guide to Services for Adults with Developmental Disabiltities in Dane County, Wisconsin.
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Who Are Your Legislators? - This website can help you find the name and contact information for your federal and state legislative representatives.
legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/waml.aspx
Who Is Your Dane County Board Supervisor - Links on this website will help you identify and communicate with your elected county board representative.
www.countyofdane.com/board
Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities - The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WBPDD) was established to advocate on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities, foster welcoming and inclusive communities, and improve the disability service system.
www.wi-bpdd.org
Wisconsin Council for Children with Long-term Support Needs - This Governor-appointed council is charged with making recommendations regarding Wisconsin's system of supports for children with disabilities, birth to age 21.
www.cltscouncil.wisconsin.gov/index.htm
Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Wisconsin Department of Health Services oversees a variety of funding programs for children with developmental disabilities.
dhfs.wisconsin.gov/programs/disabilities.htm
Dane County Birth to Three Providers
Birth to 3 Connections - Birth to 3 Connections serves families with children who have developmental delays and disabilities who reside in Dane County outside of the Madison Metropolitan School District. Phone: 608-273-3232
www.ucpdane.org/programs/birth-to-3-connections
Birth to Three Bridges - The Birth to Three Program provides therapy and services to infants and toddlers meeting the 25% delay eligibility requirements. For families living within the Madison School District, services are provided through the Birth to Three Program based at Imagine a Child's Capacity. Phone: 608-204-6242
www.icc-wi.org/btt.html
Education & Transition
Dane County Transition Timeline and Policies - Dane County Transition Timeline and Policies
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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) - The DVR's mission is to obtain, maintain and improve employment for people with disabilities by working with VR consumers, employers and other partners.
www.dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr
Employment Support Options - Employment Support Options
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IEP Checklist for Parents - Things to think about before your next IEP meeting.
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Let's Get to Work! - The Wisconsin Let?s Get to Work project is a five-year, national systems change grant that will lead to improved community employment outcomes for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities in transition.
www.letsgettoworkwi.org
LOV-Dane - LOV-Dane (Living Our Visions) is a grassroots organization of community members, including individuals with disabilities and their families, committed to building fulfilling, community-centered lives for all citizens.
www.lovdane.org
Madison Partners for Inclusive Education - Madison Partners is a group of parents and professionals who advocate for inclusive education in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The group provides training and information to families of children around special education issues.
Parent Transition Checklist - Parent Transition Checklist
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Pathways to Employment Resource Center (PERC) - PERC provides education and training, technical assistance, research, and resources to expand opportunities for persons with disabilities to earn income and participate fully in community life.
www.percthinkwork.org
Signs of An Inclusive School - How can you tell if a school is truly inclusive? This short handout provides ideas and examples of what to look for.
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Social Security and Disability Resource Center - The Social Security and Disability Resource Center (SSDRC.com) is an informational website that provides answers to questions about how to apply for disability, how to appeal a claim in the event of a denial, how to navigate the federal system, and how to avoid certain mistakes that are commonly made by applicants. The site's author is a former disability examiner for the social security administration.
www.ssdrc.com
Terms To Be Familiar With When Transitioning Into Dane Co. Vocational Services - Terms To Be Familiar With When Transitioning Into Dane Co. Vocational Services
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Tips, Suggestions and Sample Interview Questions for Hiring Your Support Broker - This document can be used as a starting point for families preparing to choose a support broker.
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Transition to Adulthood - A checklist for parents of children with developmental disabilities.
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Wisconsin Statewide Transition Initiative - The overarching purpose of WSTI is to improve transition programs and services so that students with disabilities can make a successful transition from high school to postsecondary education or training, employment and/or independent living. Phone: 262-787-9500 x9613
www.WSTI.org
Equipment Purchase/Exchange
Home Health United - Home Health United offer home medical equipment and supplies to assist patients and caregivers with treatments and care; and to increase mobility, safety, independence and comfort.
homehealthunited.org
Independence First Mobility Store - The IndependenceFirst Mobility Store, formerly The Wheelchair Recycling Program, offers low cost, refurbished and sanitized mobility and medical equipment to those who lack the resources to acquire new equipment. Phone: 608-243-1785
www.ifmobility.net
J&B Medical Supply - J & B Medical carries a complete line of home medical supplies and MA covered incontinence products. Phone: 866-674-5850
www.jandbmedical.com
Kindred Kids - Kindred kids is a non profit lending library for children with differing abilities. They provide a lending library of toys, books and equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, communication devices etc.)
www.kindredkids.org
National Seating & Mobility - National Seating & Mobility provides customized wheelchairs and adaptive seating systems for individuals who have been diagnosed as having a permanent or long-term loss of mobility due to trauma, physical abnormality, structural defect or disease.
www.nsm-seating.com
Financial/Benefits/Legal
Advance Directives Forms for Living Wills and Power of Attorney - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has Advance Directive forms available online. The forms available are: Declaration to Physicians (Wisconsin Living Will), Power of Attorney for Health Care, Power of Attorney for Finance and Property, and Authorization for Final Disposition.
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forms/advdirectives/index.htm
Appealing a Medicaid or BadgerCare Denial - What you need to know about appealing a Medicaid or BadgerCare Denial.
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BadgerCare Plus - BadgerCare Plus is a health care program for children under 19 years of age and families in Wisconsin, offering free or low-cost health care coverage.
www.badgercareplus.org
FAQ's about Guardianship - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Guardianship of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Dane County, Wisconsin.
www.arcdanecounty.org/faq.html
Guardianship of Adults: A Decision Making Guide - This handbook provides an overview of guardianship of adults in Wisconsin who meet the standards for a finding of incompetence, alternative ways of providing decision-making support, and ways to tailor guardianships to individual needs.
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/P2/p20460.pdf
Guardianship Support Center (GSC) - The Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center (GSC) is a statewide resource for information about guardianship-related issues. Phone: 855-409-9410
www.gwaar.org
Katie Beckett - The Katie Beckett Program is a special eligibility process that allows certain children with long-term disabilities, mental illness, or complex medical needs, living at home with their families, to obtain a Wisconsin ForwardHealth Medicaid card.
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/children/kbp/
Medicaid Fact Sheets - Family Voices provides easy to understand information about Medicaidís non-emergency transportation benefit and how to get a ride to a medical appointment.
www.fvofwi.org/publications/fact-sheets/
SS and SSI Benefit Information - Access benefit verification, payment history, and earnings for SSI and Social Securty.
www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount
SSI - Information on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a Federal income supplement program.
www.ssa.gov/ssi
SSI-E - Information about the Exceptional Expense Supplement for Members of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Wisconsin.
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ssi/ssi_e.htm
Housing Resources
Adaptation & Modification (A&M) Project - The Adaptation and Modification (A&M) Project is run by Responsive Solutions, Inc and Dane County Human Services. The goal of this project is to create safe and appropriate environments, which ensure an individual's continued participation in community life.
cow.waisman.wisc.edu/ILI_am.html
Habitat for Humanity Restore - Working in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, the Habitat ReStore sells donated building materials to the general public for up to 75% off retail price.
www.restoredane.org
Movin Out - Access to home ownership opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.
www.movin-out.org/
Project Home - Improving the quality and affordability of housing for all low- to moderate-income individuals and families in Dane and Green Counties through assistance with home repairs, modifications, weatherization.
projecthomewi.org/
The Logan James Herr Foundation - Provides free labor and materials for home accessibility modifications for families of children with disabilities.
www.logansheartandsmiles.org/
Medical Assistance/Personal Care/Nursing
Catalyst - Phone: 608-238-8119
Community Living Alliance - Phone: 608-242-8335
www.clanet.org/ee/medical_assistance_personal_care_program
Maxim Health Care - Phone: 608-232-1000
www.maximhomecare.com/Madison_Homecare_271.aspx
SoSiab Care - SoSiab Care provides personal care services to MEDICAID recipients of all ages and backgrounds residing in Dane County and the surrounding counties. Phone: 608-244-1160
www.sosiabcare.com
Parent Information, Support & Advocacy
ABC for Health - ABC for Health: health benefits advocacy for families
www.ABCforhealth.org
Access to Independence, Inc. - Access to Independence (ATI) is a non-profit, consumer controlled resource center that provides an array of services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities in Dane, Columbia, Green and Dodge counties in south-central Wisconsin.
www.accesstoind.org
Allison Smith Foundation - The Allison Smith Foundation supports family-centered fun and recreation. Through special events and partnerships with local hotels, the Foundation provides families affiliated with Family Support & Resource Center with weekend getaways and financial assistance for recreational equipment or fun family activities.
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Arc-Dane County - Arc-Dane County: advocacy and support for individuals with disabilities in Dane County and their families
www.arcdanecounty.org
Autism Society - Autism Society - awareness, support and working together for individuals with autism spectrum disorder in Wisconsin
www.asw4autism.org
Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin - "The local voice of autism." ASGM is an organization for families affected by autism and the professionals who support them. Information and referral, meetings, workshops, social group, quarterly newsletter.
autismsouthcentral.org
Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs - Information & resources, parent connections. Waisman Center, Madison WI.
www.waisman.wisc.edu
Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs - Regional Centers - SouthEast Region - Children's Hospital Milwaukee -1-800-234-5437; Southern Region - Waisman Center, Madison - 1-800-532-3321
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/children/RegionalCenters/index.htm
Community Outreach Wisconsin - The website of Community Outreach Wisconsin offers information on a variety of trainings, conferences, and organizations of interest to families and service providers.
cow.waisman.wisc.edu
DAWN Network - Advocacy information and email alerts on statewide issues affecting people with developmental disabilities.
www.dawninfo.org/index.cfm
Disability Rights Wisconsin, Inc. - Statewide protection and advocacy agency, providing legal consultation and advocacy to parents and individuals with disabilities (formerly called Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy).
www.disabilityrightswi.org
Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin - The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin and Jacob's Fund are working in partnership on behalf of all special children, their families and communities, to educate, empower, strengthen and support wherever there is a need.
www.dsaw.org
Family Voices - A network of parents, families, and advocates of children with disabilities and special health care needs which focuses on working with partners to support the voice of families to inform and influence public policy on behalf of children and families.
www.fvofwi.org
Grandparents & Other Relatives as Parents Program - The Grandparents & Other Relatives as Parents Program at the Rainbow Project provides a monthly support and education group, newsletter and other resources to grandparents/relatives who are primary caregivers for a child/ren. Phone:255-7356
www.therainbowproject.net/programs
Madison Area Down Syndrome Society - Education, advocacy, outreach, and support for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families in the Madison community. Contact at P.O. Box 44796, Madison, WI 53744. Phone: 608-692-7653.
www.madss.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness -Wisconsin - Family Support Group: 7:00 - 9:00 PM 1st and 3rd Mondays, United Way Building, 2059 Atwood Ave. Phone: 608-249-7188
www.namiwisconsin.org
PACER Center - Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights, a national center based in Minnesota.
www.pacer.org
Volunteer Wellness Coach, Caring for Myself Program, Catholic Charities - The Caring for Myself Program is recruiting African American primary caregivers of children with development and long-term behavioral challenges to be trained as a wellness coach for the program. The Caregiver volunteer receives $135.00 for each family they serve. Please contact Marian Slaughter at (608) 256-2358 or mslaughter@ccmadison.org.
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Wisconsin FACETS - Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Inc. (WI FACETS) provides individual assistance to parents of children receiving special education services and provides advocacy, information and referral, workshops, support groups, and parent leadership development. Phone: 1-877-374-4677
www.wifacets.org
Wisconsin Family Ties (WFT) - WFT is a statewide, nonprofit organization run by families for families that include children and adolescents with social, emotional or behavioral challenges. They provide information, support, advocacy, and individual assistance to families. Phone: 1-800-422-7145
www.wifamilyties.org
Wisconsin Legislature - Information about Wisconsin's elected officials
www.legis.wisconsin.gov
Positive Behavior Support
Community Outreach Wisconsin - The website of Community Outreach Wisconsin offers information on a variety of trainings, conferences, and organizations of interest to families and service providers.
cow.waisman.wisc.edu
David Pitonyak - Positive Behavioral Support for individuals with disabilities.
www.dimagine.com/index.html
Publications list for David Pitonyak - Publications list for David Pitonyak
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Respite Care
Easter Seals - Respite & Camp Recreation - Easter Seals Wisconsin camps (located on 400 acres of wooded land in Wisconsin Dells) offer ten unique programs that accommodate a wide range of abilities while providing a much-needed break for parents and caregivers.
camp.eastersealswisconsin.com
Fiscal Assistance's Employer Agent Program - Designed to empower people with disabilities to employ the caregivers of their choice, F.A.'s Employer Agent program eliminates the worry and difficulty of processing payroll, taxes and related paperwork. Phone: 608-846-7058
www.fiscalassistance.org
Gio's Garden - Gio's Garden's mission as a non-profit organization is to nurture and strengthen families with special needs children (birth to 6 years) by increasing their access to needed services. They provide qualifying families with up to 16 hours of respite care each month.
www.giosgarden.org
Respite Care Association of Wisconsin - "Respite Care" is care that is provided to a person with special needs, or a person at risk of abuse or neglect, in order to provide temporary relief to the caregiver of that person or when the caregiver is unable to provide care. Our mission is: to promote, support, and expand quality statewide respite care across the lifespan.
www.respitecarewi.org
Respite Recruitment - Suggestions for Successful Respite Care Recruitment and Relationships.
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UCP Greater Dane County - The mission of UCP of Greater Dane County is to enrich the quality of life for the people we serve: in their homes; in their communities; and in their life choices. Our Respite Care supports families in reaching out and making personal connections to people within their community to establish care providers for their family member with a disability. Our services help families find, screen and train qualified staff to provide short term services in the family's home, the respite staff's home or in the community.
www.ucpdane.org
Spanish Documents
El Programa de Apoyo Familiar (PAF): un hoja de hechos - Family Support Program Fact Sheet
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Fondos para "Familias No Pueden Esperar": Subvenciones para familias en las listas de espera de FSRC - Information and request form for Families Can't Wait grants
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FUNE Grupo de Apoyo Educacion - Para mas informacion llame: Lilliam Post 608-661-3512.
La Epilepsia - La Fundacion para la Epilepsia se asegura de que las personas que tienen crisis de epilepsia (tambien conocidos como ataques o convulsiones) puedan participar en todas las experiencias de la vida, a travos de la prevencion, control y cura de la epilepsia, mediante la investigacion, la educacion, la defensa y los servicios.
www.epilepsy.com/learn/diverse-communities/information-spanish-en-espanol
Perspectiva General de la Agencia - Family Support and Resource Center, Agency Overview brochure
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Privacidad de la Informacion - Privacy of Information policy
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Procedimiento De Quejas Formales E Informales - Complaint & Grievance Procedure
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