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The internet has a vast number of resources on self-determination

and self-directed support. On these pages you will will find some of the most helpful.


Protection and advocacy organizations that can
help you and your family.


Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are service centers that provide accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability. Every county must have an ADRC in place before they can be covered by Family Care and IRIS.

Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) helps people across Wisconsin gain access to services and opportunity through its advocacy and legal expertise. DRW operates the Ombudsman program for people under 60 years old experiencing problems in Family Care, Partnerships, and IRIS.

The Board on Aging and Long-Term Care provides protection and advocacy services to people 60 years and older who are consumers of Wisconsin’s Long Term Care programs.

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) was established by Congress to provide information about services for people with disabilities and to provide assistance when a person is having difficulty receiving services that are funded under the Rehabilitation Act -  which includes the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation , and Independent Living Centers (ILC).



Helpful links to useful information.


The Center for Self-Determination is a non-profit organization, established in 2000, operating as the primary clearinghouse, training and technical assistance source on Self-Determination in the United States and other countries. The Center is devoted to working within the public and private sector to move power and authority over resources directly to individuals with disabilities, families and allies.

The National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services draws upon years of experience as a National Program Office for the Cash & Counseling projects and over a decade of experience with participant direction. The National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services serves to assist all programs, regardless of funding source, to develop and improve their participant-directed options.

The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) has worked for over 40 years to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunity to dream big, and make their dreams a fully included, integrated, and welcomed reality. ICI offers training, conducts research, and provides assistance to organizations to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in school, work, and community activities.

The Reinventing Quality Conference archives the presentations made by national innovators and leaders in disability issues and long-term care. These presentations showcase best practices for providing person-centered supports.

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WBPDD) was established to advocate on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities, foster welcoming and inclusive communities, and improve the disability service system. The Board’s mission is to help people with developmental disabilities become independent, productive, and included in all facets of community life.

The Centre for Welfare Reform works to redesign the welfare state in the United Kingdom in order to increase social justice, promote citizenship, strengthen families and enrich our communities.



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