Resources By Subject

*This is a non-exhaustive list. To submit a resource we missed, please use the form at the bottom of this page!



Alzheimer's Disease



Birth to Three/Early Intervention

  • Birth to Three: The Birth to 3 Program is a federally-mandated Early Intervention program to support families of children with developmental delays or disabilities under the age of three.

  • Questions About Birth to Three: DSAW's guide to Birth to Three Services


  • Badger Camp: Outdoor recreational camp serving individuals with developmental disabilities

  • Lions Camp: Camp for individuals with various special needs.

Disabilities (General)

Disabilities (Organizations)

Down Syndrome (National Organizations)

Down Syndrome (Wisconsin Organizations)



Family Support


  • DSAW Member Grants: Grants for DSAW Members to assist with Down syndrome-specific expenses

  • Hospital Meal Assistance Program: Providing meal tickets for families staying at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee

  • Montana Melin Foundation: Assisting families experiencing medical hardships with expenses

  • Ruby's Rainbow: Assisting adults with Down syndrome with higher education expenses

  • Scroll down to see a list of Estate Planning resources that other DSAW members have found helpful

Guardianship Information




Mosaic Down Syndrome

Post-Secondary Education

  • Bethesda College of Applied Learning: The Bethesda College of Applied Learning is a unique, two-year post secondary certificate program where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can realize their dream of receiving a college education

  • Edgewood College (Cutting Edge): The Cutting Edge is an individualized approach to education and inclusion in college for students with intellectual developmental disabilities

  • Madison College (Campus Connect): Campus Connect is an innovative approach to inclusive post secondary education for adult learners with intellectual disabilities

  • Think College: College options for people with intellectual disabilities

  • Shepherds College: Post-secondary educational program that equips young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to successfully transition from school to work, home to independent living



  • Specs4Us: Glasses designed especially for children and adults with a low nose bridge



  • iCan Shine Bike Camps: iCan Shine provides quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for individuals with disabilities

  • Special Olympics Wisconsin: Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports

  • United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc (USSA): USSA provides people with developmental disabilities a free outdoor adventure fishing trip on the WI Great Lakes

  • Pink Umbrella Theater Co: The mission of Pink Umbrella Theater Co. is to promote and provide theater that is accessible, inclusive and sensory immersive for people who identify with a physical, intellectual or emotional disability.


  • Global Down Syndrome Foundation: Dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy

  • LuMind Foundation: Funding research to improve health and independence for people with Down syndrome

  • Waisman Center: Dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases

Sex and Relationships

  • Terri Couwenhoven: Terri Couwenhoven MS, CSE is a well known sex educator and author, specializing in the design and implementation of sexuality programs and resources for people with cognitive disabilities, their parents, and the professionals who support them


  • WisconSibs: Serving siblings of people with disabilities along their lifelong journey through peer support programs, education and networking opportunities, leadership development, and more. 

  • Sibling Support ProgramSibling Support Project is the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns.  


  • SPRED Milwaukee: SPRED (Special Religious Development) is a small faith community in a parish which includes children or adults with special needs

Spanish Resources

  • ALAS: Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the independence of families of children and youth with diverse abilities in Wisconsin

  • Canal Down21: Recursos sobre el sindrome de Down en español


  • Center on Technology and Disability: Free resources about assistive and instructive technology for individuals with special needs

  • Moms with Apps: Moms With Apps is a blog supporting the thoughtful use of technology with a family-friendly point of view

  • AngelSense: The only GPS & voice-monitoring solution designed for children with special needs

  • WisLoan: The WisLoan program offers loans for assistive technology

  • Brainingcamp: App to help explore math concepts with interactive manipulatives

  • Prizmo: Accessible universal scanner app

  • Clicker Connect: Enable developing writers, struggling writers, and English language learners to take their first steps toward independent writing

  • Voice Dream: App that reads text aloud


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Estate Planning Resources - Financial

While not affiliated directly with DSAW, the following individuals have provided valuable advice to several members of the organization regarding their long term financial and estate strategies:

Rick Boyd, President
Financial Advisor / Special Care Planner
HUB Financial Group LLC, Brookfield
(262) 432-7213;

Harry Dorman, LUTCF
Financial Advisor / Special Care Planner
MassMutual Financial Group, Appleton
(920) 886-9469;

David Giddings, CLU
Financial Services Representative / Investment Advisor Representative
RC Insurance Services, Inc., Hartland
(262) 367-8611;

Gene LaRock, CLU, ChFC
Financial Advisor
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Eau Claire
(715) 839-9692;

Robert S. Johnston, LUTCF
Sr. Financial Services Representative, Financial Advisor
and Princor Registered Representative - Special Needs Planning LLC; (414) 203-1932  

Lori Troyer
Registered Representative, Member NASD, SIPC
Woodbury Financial Services, Hartland
(262) 367-6656;

Gregory Zwick
Financial Advisor
Financial Network Investment Corporation, an ING Company, Wauwatosa
(414) 258-0806; 

Rick Talbert
Insurance Professional
M4 Financial Partners, representing Mass Mutual, Brookfield, WI

Estate Planning Resources - Legal

Mark J Andres, Attorney at Law
Miller, McGinn & Clark S.C.
788 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 900
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 431-3781

Terry Klippel
Storm, Balgeman & Klippel, S.C.
1011 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 200
Wauwatosa, WI53226
Tel. 414.453-8500, Fax414.453.0604

Mark J. Rogers, Attorney
Angermeier & Rogers, LLP
312 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 210
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Contact Mark Rogers 
Tel. 414.289.9200
Fax 414.289.0664

John Stocking  
Petrie & Stocking
111 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1500
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-2850

Hill Glowacki LLP

Guardianship Resources - Legal

Nancy Shue
Storm, Lageman, Miller & Klippel, S.C.
1011 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 200
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
414-453-8500 phone
414-453-0604 fax website

Angela Canellos
631 N. Mayfair Rd
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Rock Pledl
Courtney, Pledl & Molter, S.C. is a law firm in Milwaukee Wisconsin
1110 N. Old World Third Street, Suite 215
Milwaukee, WI 53203

John Stocking
Petrie & Stocking
111 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1500
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-2850