Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, www.cwag.org
This grassroots coalition of local, area and statewide groups and individuals have the mission to advocate for the special needs of older persons.
Disability Advocates: Wisconsin Network (DAWN), www.dawninfo.org
DAWN is a statewide grassroots cross-disability network of people who care about disability issues. DAWN supports legislative change in the programs and systems affecting people with all disabilities. DAWN focuses on the most important issues affecting all people with disabilities. It includes people with disabilities, family members, friends, service providers and others who are committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.
Great Lakes ADA & IT Center, www.adagreatlakes.org
The Great Lakes ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) & IT (Information Technology) Center is one of 10 regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, a division of the U.S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to provide technical assistance and training to businesses and people with disabilities regarding the ADA of 1990. States served by the Great Lakes Center include Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Independent Living Research Utilization at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, www.bcm.tmc.edu/ilru/
This is a national center for information, training, research and technical assistance in independent living. Its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field.
Independent Living USA, www.ilusa.com
This is a directory of resources for independent living, for individuals with disabilities, their families, providers of services, independent living centers and professionals.
National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), www.nahc.org
NAHC believes Americans should receive health care and social services in their own homes, so far as this is possible.
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), www.ncil.org
The National Council on Independent Living is a membership organization that advances the independent living philosophy and advocates for the human rights of, and services for, people with disabilities to further their full integration and participation in society.
Wisconsin Assistive Technology Program, http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/wipathways/
Assistive technology (AT) is any product or device enabling people with disabilities to improve their independence and quality of life. These items can be commercially-made equipment, common products that have been modified to serve a specific need or custom-made devices.
Disability Rights of Wisconsin (formerly Wisconsin Coalition For Advocacy), www.w-c-a.org
Protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities.
Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities, www.pdcouncil.state.wi.us
The Council was created by the state legislature in 1990. Its mission is to develop and implement a state plan for services to people with physical disabilities; to advise and make recommendations to state agencies on relevant legislation; to promote public awareness about the abilities of and barriers to people with physical disabilities; to encourage the development of programs and policies that prevent physical disabilities; and to submit recommendations in an annual report to the state legislature.
Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW), www.ilcw.org
The mission of ILCW is to promote freedom of choice for individuals with disabilities. Some organizations see things as they are and ask why, we dream of things that never were and ask why not?
ABLEDATA is a federally funded project whose primary mission is to provide information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals and caregivers within the United States.
National Public Website on Assistive Technology, www.assistivetech.net
A global assistive technology explorer.
Provides up-to-date, thorough information on assistive technologies, adaptive environments and community resources for people with disabilities, including their families and service providers. We strive to help people find assistive technology (AT) solutions that match their needs by maintaining searchable databases of thousands of products and resources.