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Community: Family Resources: Disability Specific: Cerebral Palsy offers family resources for children and adults with cerebral palsy disabilities, their families and caregivers. For Family Resources for general or all disabilities, visit Community: Family Resources .
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LINKS Mat-Su Parent Resource Center is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. The Agency provides support and education, parent-to-parent connections, parent mentors, information and referral, and access to library materials. Services are provided through one-on-one assistance and individualized workshops for small or large groups. For more information, visit their website or call (907) 373-3632.
Easter Seals Wisconsin offers a range of services to families of people with disabilities. Among them is their Respite Camp, which offers weekend or week-long camps for children and adults with mild to severe physical or cognitive disabilities. Their camp welcomes those who are often turned away by other programs due to requiring more individual attention. The Wisconsin Elks/Easter Seals Respite Camp is a fully accessible facility on 400 acres located near Wisconsin Dells, WI. Campers are matched one-on-one with a trained counselor in order to provide the best possible care. Medical care is provided by a nurse, who is on site 24 hours a day. If you need a break, the Respite camp is a great option. Easter Seals Wisconsin subsidizes about 40% of the actual cost for an individual to attend Respite Camp. (Actual costs are $625 for weekend sessions and $1,345 for a one week session). The remaining 60% must be provided by the camper or secured through other sources. To learn more, call (800) 422-2324 (toll-free), (608) 277-8031 (TTY).
Family Friends is a program offered by the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG) in collaboration with United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Southeastern Wisconsin. It is a unique intergenerational program offering older adults the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs. The project pairs trained volunteers, aged 55 and older, with families who are caring for a child with a disability. The volunteer provides the family with support by sharing skills, by lending an ear and by simply offering a caring presence. If you are interested in getting involved with such a program, contact Becky Hipp, Project Director of the Family Friends program at (414) 329-4500.
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