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Children with Special Needs



To make a referral call Family and Children's intake at (608)784-4357 and state that you'd like to make a Children with Special Needs referral.

If you are not the parent/legal guardian you must contact the family and request to make a referral.

Please gather the following information before calling:

  • Child's information (name, address, city/state, telephone, sex, date of birth, and social security number)
  • Whether or not the child is receiving medical assistance and the MA number
  • Mother and father's information (address, date of birth, employer, home and work phone numbers)
  • Other children in the home and their date of birth
  • If under age 3*, areas of concern (speech/language, gross motor, fine motor, social development)
  • If over age 3, type of disability (developmental, physical, autism, medical, mental health)
  • Diagnosis of the child
  • Name of child's school
  • Name of child's doctor and/or therapist
  • Other services the child is receiving

A referral does not guarantee a child will receive formal services which may be limited based on funding availability.  Some families may have their needs met through informal supports.

*To make a referral for the Birth to Three program, contact Family Resources at (608)784-1035.


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