Resources & Links
The information listed below is informational only, intended as a resource for the families of Lakeland School, and should not be seen as an endorsement of the views, practices, or standards of the agencies, groups, entities, or resources, by Lakeland School or Walworth County.
Click link above to access resources available from DHS, DPI, DCF, and other family-serving organizations, including:
- Self-Care for Parents
- Health Care (finding a provider, Medicaid benefits, services for children with special health care needs and/or delays or disabilities)
- Dental Services
- Nutrition and Staying Active
- Health-Related Conditions (Asthma, Diabetes, Influenza, Head Lice, Lead Poisoning)
- Mental Health (Anxiety, Depression, Suicide Prevention, Trauma and ACEs)
- Health Social Behavior (Relationships, Autism, Screen Time, Bullying Prevention)
- Risky Behaviors (Tobacco Use, Underage Drinking, Substance Abuse, Sexual Risk Behaviors)
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs - Wisconsin DHS
The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program promotes quality care for children and youth with special health care needs in Wisconsin. The CYSHCN Program works to improve systems of care for anyone from birth through age 21 with a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional illness or condition. Some examples include ADHD, asthma, autism spectrum disorders, childhood cancers, cerebral palsy, deaf or blind, diabetes, Down syndrome, heart disease, and mental health conditions.
Finding Your Way - A Navigation Guide for Wisconsin Families Who Have Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities. English (PDF)
Guía de Recursos - Una guía de navegación para las familias de Wisconsin con niños y jóvenes con necesidades especiales de atención de salud y discapacidades Español (PDF)
Autism speaks partnered with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to create a dental guide and video for families of children with autism and dental professionals.
Mission: We guide families through an overwhelmingly complicated healthcare system so they can find the services their child needs and the relief they need. We translate complicated healthcare language so that families can understand and find resources to reduce their stress and expenses. We train families to advocate not only for their own children but to ensure the voices of other families are heard too. We connect families with local services and other families in their situation to build a strong network of support. We educate legislators and policymakers on the priorities and desires of families with disabilities so they remember our voice when making policy
Guide to applying for benefits and programs available in Wisconsin for assistance with health, nutrition, child care, and employment.
HealthyChildren.org - parenting website backed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) where you’ll find information regarding AAP programs, activities, publications, and other child health resources. Click link above or here for Spanish (en Español)
Supporting child well being through the healthy use of screen time. Click link above to read the January 2020 report from the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health. Click HERE to visit website at Wisconsion.Gov.
HOPELINETM, offered by Center for Suicide Awareness, is a text-in (versus voice call-in) free emotional support service providing hope,help and support when it’s needed most. HOPELINETM is the Emotional Support Text Line in the State of Wisconsin and provides service throughout the entire state. Text HOPELINE to 741741 from anywhere, anytime, about any type of challenge or struggle. Help and hope is just a text away. The Center for Suicide Awareness is dedicated to preventing suicide through proactive education, training, emotional support, collaboration, and intervention.
Click link above for a list of all Medicaid programs in Wisconsin.
OAFC is the first and only free medical and supportive care clinic in Walworth County serving low-income and uninsured residents with primary medical, dental, vision, behavioral health, lab, and pharmaceutical assistance.
Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile (SAS) is a collaborative effort between the Alliance, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Delta Dental of Wisconsin. The program’s mission is to improve the oral health of Wisconsin children by providing school-based dental sealants. SAS grantees include dentists, dental hygienists, schools, hospitals, local health departments, community health centers, non-profit agencies and free clinics.
The Well Badger Resource Center helps connect women, pregnant women, families, adolescents, children, and health professionals with health care services and resources throughout the state. Well Badger specialized in referrals for children and youth with special health care needs and those with developmental disabilities and delays.
Wisconsin 2-1-1 connects you with thousands of nonprofit and government services in your area. If you want personal assistance call the three-digit number 211 or 877-947-2211. Click link above for online search and chat. Available 24 / 7 / 365.