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Toll Free Numbers for Wisconsin Families with Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
ABC for Health, Inc.
statewide benefits counseling and legal services for families who are having problems financing health care
1-800-585-4222
The ARC
advocacy for persons with cognitive disabilities - parent support groups training, information and referral
1-800-433-5255
Birth to 3
Wisconsin's Early Intervention (IDEA-part C) program for eligible children under 3 years old Call your county or Wisconsin First Step at
1-608-267-3270
Centers for Independent Living
consumer driven services to promote full participation in society of persons with disabilities. Services include; health benefits counseling, assistive technology, community living options, peer support and advocacy
1-715-514-4200
Child Care Resource and Referral Network (CCRR)
a statewide organization of community based child care resources including information about inclusive licensed childcare providers for children with disabilities
1-888-713-KIDS (5437)
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
state agency providing employment support for individuals with disabilities. Eligible adults may receive vocational evaluation and training with job placement assistance and support
1-608-261-0050
Family Voices
nationwide grass roots information and advocacy parent to parent network of families whose children and youth have special health care needs
1-888-835-5669
Maternal Child Health Hotline
information and linkages for women before, during and after pregnancy and all children, including those with special health care needs
1-800-722-2295
Respite Care Association of Wisconsin
Statewide organization with a mission to promote, support and expand quality respite care resources across the lifespan for family caregivers
1-608-222-2033
Disability Rights Wisconsin
(formerly Coalition for Advocacy) provides protection, training and advocacy for persons with disabilities
voice/TDD
1-800-928-8778
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Helpline
call for information on public education programs including IDEA, the special education law
1-800-441-4563
Wisconsin FACETS (Family Assistance Center for Education, Training, and Support)
provides free information and assistance to families about parent and student rights and opportunities in public education
1-877-374-0511
WisTECH
information about selecting, funding, installing and using assistive technology
1-715-232-3300
W-2 Disabilities Hotline
information about food stamps and other assistance programs for W-2 eligible families caring for a household member with a disability
1-608-267-3905
WISPEI
Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative provides experienced parent liaisons who work with families, educators, and school districts through the CESA's to promote positive partnerships and free consultation to families with children with special educational needs
1-715-682-2363 ext. 112

FINANCIAL AND OTHER RESOURCES
Badger Care
State and federally funded affordable health insurance for uninsured working families with children under 18 years of age
1-800-362-3002
Health Check
a preventive health check-up program for Medicaid recipients under 21, to gain access to medically necessary items not typically covered by Medicaid
1-800-722-2295
Medicaid Recipient Hotline
information about Medicaid recipient's eligibility rights and responsibilities, covered benefits, lists of providers, etc.
1-800-362-3002
Medicaid Ombuds
assistance with appeals, complaints, billing problems for HMO enrollees
1-800-760-0001
SSI Medicaid eligibility
questions about SSI benefits
1-800-772-1213
WIC Program
food for pregnant and nursing women, food and formula for young children and breastfeeding support to eligible families
1-800-722-2295