Disability Services

Disability Services

ARC of Washington County

916 Chestnut Street
West Bend, WI 53095
262-338-8663 Contact: John Beisbier
Supports and services may include information and referral, individual advocacy, residential/family support, employment programs and leisure/recreational programs.

ALS Association
3333 N. Mayfair Road #213
Wauwatosa, WI 53222

351 S. Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095
ARTcycle is a socially beneficial program that links individuals with disabilities to the community, using art as a bridge. Day programming and individualized support are available.

Arthritis Foundation-Wisconsin Chapter
10427 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 1300
West Allis, WI 53227
414-321-3933 or Toll Free 1-800-333-1380

Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.
3720 N. 124th Street, Suite O
Wauwatosa, WI 53222

Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc.
511 N. Grand Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

Broadscope Disability Services
6102 W. Layton Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53220
Provides respite, employment and independent living services to adults with disabilities as well as referrals and resources to other available community services.

Citizen Advocacy of Washington County
120 S. Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095

Disabled Parking Stickers
Department of Transportation
Division of Motor Vehicles
1516 Paradise Drive
West Bend, WI 53095

Disability Rights Wisconsin
131 W. Wilson Street, Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703
TTY: 888-758-6049
Madison Toll Free 800-928-8778
Milwaukee Toll Free 800-708-3034
Ombudsmen from this agency provide advocacy to Family Care, Partnership and IRIS members age 18-59.

Donna Lexa Art Centers
1043 S. Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095
Currently serves adults and teens with cognitive and physical disabilities, as well as individuals with mental health concerns. In addition, provides art classes for senior citizens dealing with the challenges of aging.

Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin
3211 S. Lake Drive, Suite 113
St. Francis, WI 53235
414-327-3729 or Toll Free 1-866-327-DSAW (3729)

Epilepsy Foundation of Southeastern Wisconsin
735 N. Water Street, Suite 541
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Independence First
1043 S. Main Street #7
West Bend, WI 53095
Milwaukee Office 414-291-7520
Provides four core services: Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Support, and Information and Referral Services. Also provides services to the metropolitan Milwaukee community through many programs and has a resource center where a multitude of community resources are available. There is no charge to consumers for these services. The Washington County office is only staffed between 1-2 days weekly. TEPP-Telecommunication Equipment Purchase Program available.

Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Program
Froedtert and the Medical Colleges of WI West Clinic
9200 W. Wisconsin Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Wisconsin Parkinson Association
2819 W. Highland Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-312-6990 or Toll Free 1-800-972-5455

Welcome H.O.M.E.
House of Modifications Examples, Inc.
4260 W. Hawthorne Drive
Newburg, WI 53060
Contact Diane Miller, Executive Director 8am-5pm
Welcome H.O.M.E. is constructed and designed to meet the needs of wheelchair bound people. In addition to educational services, Bed & Breakfast services are offered for individuals, spouses and family members.

Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training and Support (Wisconsin FACETS)
600 W. Virginia Street, Suite 501
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Offers information, referrals, individual assistance, advocacy support, workshops and support groups for children and adults with disabilities, their families and others who support them.

Day Programming

Curative-Menomonee Falls Day Services Program
W187 N8661 Maple Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Adult Day Services Program for adults with intellectual disabilities ages 18-29. Emphasizes technology and daily living skills.

Our Place/Our Jobs Co-Op
3862 Lovers Lane
Slinger, WI 53086
Services provided include day services, job development and placement services.

The Threshold, Inc.
600 Rolfs Avenue
West Bend, WI 53090
Provides community rehabilitation services to children and adults who have cognitive, mental or physical disabilities or are otherwise socially disadvantaged. Services provided include occupational evaluation and counseling, work and personal adjustment, sheltered work, job placement, occupational therapy, speech therapy and transportation. Also provides Day Services.

 Hearing and Vision Services

TEPP- Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program
This program helps people with disabilities buy equipment they need in order to use basic telephone services.
   Independence First
   Contact: Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Coordinator
   Consultations by appointment only 414-226-8138 V/Relay

West Bend Lions Club
Drop boxes available for hearing aids donations at Cedar Lake Pharmacy
5595 County Road Z
West Bend, WI 53095

Wisconsin Lions Foundation
Hearing Aid Project

WI Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
141 N.W. Barstow Street, Room 404
Waukesha, WI 53188
Contact: Caroline Ludka 262-565-6349

Library Outreach Program
West Bend Community Memorial Library
230 S. 6th Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095

The Sharper Vision Store
1-800-783-5213 or 608-237-8100

Vision Forward Association
912 N. Hawley Road
Milwaukee, WI 53213
Contact: Virginia Elizando
1-877-258-9200 or 414-615-0100
Services provided include help for the visually impaired, including job training, etc. Special assistance is also available to persons age 55 and older who are dealing with vision impairment, including adaptive equipment and other resources to help maintain independence and quality of life.

WI Department of Health Services-Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired
912 N. Hawley Road, Room 222
Milwaukee, WI 53213-3222
Toll Free 1-888-879-0017
Washington County Contact: Doug Martens 414-302-2763
Located throughout the state, Rehabilitation Specialists for the Blind and Visually Impaired provide in-home service, teaching techniques and providing equipment, such as magnifiers, that help people adapt and adjust of vision loss and encourage independence. Services are free and are typically provided in the client's home.

Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
754 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703
1-800-783-5213 or 608-255-1166
TDD & Fax: 608-255-3301
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Provides services for the blind and visually impaired: aids & appliances store, rehabilitation teacher, low vision services, low interest loans, scholarships, information and referral to other services for visually impaired. Also provides free telephonic interpretive services at the Council office or if receiving in-home vision rehabilition training by staff.

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library
813 W. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
1-800-242-8822 or 414-286-3045
TTY 414-286-3548
Free library services. Services provided are mailing of standard library fiction and non-fiction books and magazines transcribed in Braille and recorded on disc and cassette tapes throughout Wisconsin. Applications for services are available at the Aging & Disability Resource Center.