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Developmental Disabilities

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Have you seen our ads on TV or heard them on the radio? We received a grant to help us get the word out to help more people of Brown County know about their ADRC and what it can do for them. Take a look at this ADRC ad and tell your friends about us!

ADRC Staff assist in finding and linking you to services.

Information & Assistance Specialist search through available resources to put together options to assist you in making informed decisions and then help connect you to the services you choose.

Disability Benefit Specialists “cut the red tape” which can be a barrier for persons trying to understand whether they are eligible for assistance. They can also assist persons who have been denied benefits and need to appeal a decision. They help negotiate with public agencies, medical offices, or insurance companies to resolve problems.

Call (920) 448-4300 with questions or for assistance. An Information and Assistance Specialists will be happy to discuss your individual situation. Or email:


Below are lists and booklets that are helpful to adults with developmental disabilities and/or their caregivers.
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  • Respite Options
    Booklet that explains what respite is, why it's important, available options and where to get assistance to sort through these options.

  • Recreational Opportunities
    Information about activities and programs for persons looking for a daytime activity, a night out, summer camp, or vacation getaway. Includes organization name, contact information and program description.

  • Exercise Options for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities
    List of exercise facilities that offer reduced membership rates for older adults and adults with disabilities.

  • Day Programs
    Listing of providers that provide programing during the day, includes a description of program and contact information.

  • ASPIRO, Inc
    Website: Creates opportunities for people with disabilities to reach goals, connect with the community and achieve independence. Adult Day Services provide valued social and work related adult roles in the community. Evaluation services to assess individual vocational objectives, assests, limitations and behaviors.

  • CP of Northeast WI
    Website: Provides a full range of rehabilitative services for children and adults.

  • Employment Guide: Employment Resources for Older Adults & Adults with Disablities
    A booklet on employment options, which includes information on job assistance for seniors, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Find descriptions on the different Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find employment funding, assistive technology equipment in the workplace, and legal issues & advocacy surrounding employment.

  • Sexual Assault Center of Family Services
    Website with information about sexual assault services, from prevention to confidential assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - (920) 436-8899.

  • Information and Advocatcy for People with Disabilities & their Families
    List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families in finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues and so much more.

  • WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
    Website: The board was established to advocate on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities, foster welcoming and inclusive communities, and improve the disability service system.

  • Project SEARCH Brochure
    Learn more about this internship program opportunity for young adults with disabilities. In partnership with Bellin and HSHS St. Vincent Hopsitals, interns will have total immersion in the workplace to learn marketable skills.

  • Waisman Center
    Website: The Waisman Center provides clinical care through 12 specialty clinics across the state through a collaborative partnership with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic systems. The center provides full, detailed early assessments and evaluations of children with developmental disabilities. In addition, the Waisman Center conducts research, has training opportunities for students and the surrounding communities, services for individuals and families of those with developmental disabilities, and outreach into the community.
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