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					                  Family & Consumer Mentoring Project of the Chippewa Valley

Resources and Websites
WI Department of Health Services (DHS) administers a wide range of services to
clients in the community and at state institutions as well as providing regulation.
The WI DHS was previously the WI Department of Health and Family Services
(DHFS). There is now a separate Department of Children and Family Services.

Family Care is a comprehensive and flexible long-term care service system,
administered by the WI Department of Health Services, which strives to foster
people's independence and quality of life, while recognizing the need for
interdependence and support.

Information on how to access Medicaid funding for assistive technology.
Guide for obtaining Augmentative Communication Devices and accessories through

Pathways to Independence office houses a number of initiatives designed to
address the barriers to employment and community living faced by many individuals
with disabilities. Pathways, with input from key stakeholders including consumers,
advocates and policy makers, identifies current systemic barriers and designs
creative pilots to address them. The goal is to test innovative solutions to existing
problems and incorporate them into the overall consumer-driven, systems change
movement in Wisconsin.

Aging and Disability Resource Centers are the first place to go with your aging and
disability questions. ADRCs are service centers that provide a place for the public
to get accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or
living with a disability. These centers are friendly, welcoming places anyone can
contact to receive information and assistance regarding not only the public
benefits that may be available, but all of the programs and service available
throughout the area. Individuals, concerned families or friends, or professionals
working with issues related to aging, physical disabilities, developmental
disabilities, mental health issues, or substance use disorders, can receive
information specifically tailored to each person's situation.

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County:

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Chippewa County:

To locate your County Aging and Disability Resource Center – click on Finding an

Family & Consumer Mentoring Project of the Chippewa Valley - Assist people with
disabilities and their family with person-centered planning, transition from school
to community life as an adult, information and workshops, creative employment
options, microbusiness, microboard/circles of support.

WI Inclulde Respect I Self-direct (IRIS) Program is a state and federally funded
Medicaid waiver program which is an option within the WI Family Care, long term
care program, that allows people with disabilities who are eligible for publicly
funded long term care supports to self direct their services and supports.

Community Health Partnership, Inc. (CHP) is the Care Management Organization
for Eau Claire, Chippewa, Dunn, St. Croix and Pierce Counties. CHP offers eligible
participants a choice between Family Care and Family Care Partnership and is under
contract with the State of WI Department of Health Services for Family Care.
People with disabilities that choose Community Health Partnership have an
appointed team of professional service providers that includes a social services
coordinator. Self-directing services is an option within CHP Family Care and Family
Care Partnership.

Family Village is a global community on the Internet for families and people with
disabilities hosted by the Waisman Center, University of WI-Madison. Links to
thousands of resources in an organized easy to use directory.

WI Assistive Technology Initiative - Resources for assistive technology.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services is a consortium that was
established to help guide the development and delivery of quality assistive
technology services.

WI Department of Public Instruction website for Special Education Services.

WI Department of Health Services website on assistive technology and loan

Website to sell, buy and find used home medical equipment.

Division of Workforce Development – for those who are eligible for Department of
Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) services will provide funding and help you find

Center For Independent Living Western WI helps people who have disabilities
participate fully in their communities by providing advocacy to help people locate
services they are eligible for including work incentives, living independent living,

Disability Rights WI is Wisconsin's State Protection and Advocacy Agency.
Providing advocacy and systems change for people with disabilities. Provide
workshops, trainings, and information. Disability Rights WI was previously called
the WI Coalition for Advocacy (WCA).

Self-Determination Wisconsin’s web site is a source of information on Self-
Determination and Self-Directed Supports (SDS) in Wisconsin.

WI 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 WBPDD was
previously called the Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities (WCDD)

       Funded by the Centers for Medicare and
       Medicaid Services, Medicaid Infrastructure Grant
       CFDA# 93.768, Wisconsin Department of Health
       Services/Pathways to Independence

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