State/National Level Support
ABC for Health, Inc. - Wisconsin-based, nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to ensuring health care access for children and families, particularly those with special needs or who are at risk.
Family Voices of Wisconsin - focuses its work on health care and community supports in three areas: education and information, including trainings, fact sheets and newsletters, Family Leadership activities, including our Advocacy for Change Institute and, public policy and systems change.
Parent to Parent of Wisconsin - Parent to Parent of Wisconsin provides parent support to parents of children with special needs through a one-to-one connection with another parent who has similar experience and who knows firsthand about the feelings and realities that come with having a child with special needs.
Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) - Wisconsin has five Regional Centers dedicated to supporting families with children and youth with special health care needs and the providers who serve them. The Centers are staffed by specialists who can help get answers, find services, and connect you to community resources. Their services are free and private.
WI FACETS - Their mission is to provide and broaden opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and their families, with emphasis on support for underserved families in the community.
Wisconsin Family Ties – A Statewide not-for-profit organization run by families for family that include children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioral and mental disorders.
Wisconsin First Step Website - An information and referral service to assist Wisconsin families and providers working with children and youth with special needs
Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS) - WSEMS is a grant-funded system that provides trained neutrals to parents and school districts for Mediation, IEP Facilitation and Resolution Process services. WSEMS services are free, private and confidential.
Wisconsin Statewide Medical Home Initiative - Promotes the concepts of medical home to primary care clinicians, families, and service providers throughout Wisconsin. Training, technical assistance and resources are provided to support medical home implementation.