Rehabilitation Psychology Internships

Students earning an undergraduate major in rehabilitation psychology are expected to complete an internship during the course, RPSE 630. The goals of the experience include exploring career interests and gaining experience in community agencies serving and advocating for individuals with disabilities.

Learn more about the goals and application process by downloading the RPSE 630 internship informational guide.

Selected Undergraduate Internships

This list is intended to provide information on the range of possible internship sites that may be available for students in rehabilitation psychology. All internships must be finalized in collaboration with the instructor – Dr. Susan Wiegmann ( The following agencies have provided field placements in the recent past and may have placements available again this semester.

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ABC for Health, Inc.

32 N. Bassett Street
Contact: Brynne McBride
Phone: 608-261-6939, Ext. 210

Advocacy and Benefits Counseling for Health is a Wisconsin-based nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to ensuring health care access for children and families, particularly those with special needs or who are at risk. Mission is to provide health care consumers with the information, advocacy tools, legal services, and expert support they need to navigate through America’s complex and confusing health care financing system.

Access to Independence

3810 Milwaukee Street
Contact: Shar Brunes
Phone: 608-242-8484

Access to Independence provides resources, services, and advocacy for people with any type of disability, and all ages. Services include information and referral; individual and systems advocacy; independent living skills training; peer support; transition from institutional settings; assistive technology demonstrations, loans, assessment, and training; post-secondary youth transition; youth services; and community-impact services such as education, technical assistance, and outreach.

Achieving Collaborative Treatment (ACT)

2990 Cahill Main, Suite #204, Fitchburg, WI
Contact: Pam Moore, Human Resources
Phone: 608-497-3230

ACT is a provider of in-home behavioral therapy services for children with autism spectrum disorders. We are located in Madison, Wisconsin and serve the needs of children in south central Wisconsin.

Adapted Fitness, UW-Madison

Location: Medical Sciences Center, B203/206
Contact: Dr. Kecia Doyle
Preferred e-mail:
Phone: 608-265-2404

UW Kinesiology Department’s Adapted Fitness Program is a great place to gain an inspiring and life changing experience. Adapted Fitness is a university-based program offering fitness training and physical activities to 70 community-dwelling clients living with a variety of permanent and temporary disabilities. Each semester, more than 150 students participate in the program by assisting clients during exercise, developing exercise regimens, adapting exercises to clients’ needs and capabilities, fostering adherence to therapies, and offering psychosocial support and motivation. Interns also assist with program administration and mentoring of RPSE 300 students.

Internship Options -To meet your required 120 hours, you’ll need to volunteer in four sections. Or you can volunteer in a combination of sections with the remaining hours to be filled with special projects, such as assisting with research, new program offerings, grant submissions, special events, community outreach through website and social media, as well as many other possibilities. All applicants provide brief background information, go through an interview process, and participate in mandatory training.

Adapted Fitness Sections
Sec 001 Tuesdays 9:55-11:35 a.m.
Sec 002 Tuesdays 12:05-1:45p.m.
Sec 003 Wednesdays 12:05-1:45 p.m.
Sec 004 Thursdays 9:55-11:35 a.m.
Sec 005 Thursdays 12:05-1:45 p.m.
Sec 006 Fridays 9:55-11:35 a.m.

Advanced Employment, Inc.

6515 Watts Road, Suite 105
Contact: Chris Witt
Phone: 608-833-7170

Provides supported employment services to adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Services include assessment, job development and placement, job coaching, and job retention.

ARC Dayton – ARC Community Services, Inc.

2009 Dayton Street
Contact: Jan Battle
Phone: 608-241-7616

ARC Dayton is licensed as community-based residential facility and certified as a residential substance abuse treatment facility. ARC Dayton serves women under supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Office. The length of stay at ARC Dayton is three to six months. ARC Dayton provides women-specific program services, including group counseling and individual treatment planning.

ARC - Maternal and Infant Care Program

4202 Monona Drive
Contact: Michele Rushton
Phone: 608-223-9033

Provides residential services to women who are pregnant or new mothers who are in the criminal justice system. Student responsibilities include assisting with assessments, and different support groups.

ARC House - Paterson

202 N. Paterson Street
Contacts: Molly Leimontas, Program Manager; Shanna Kasper, Case Manager; Adelaide Fenton, Case Manager; Amy Hoffmann, Social Worker/AODA; Njemeh Barrow, Social Worker/AODA
Phone: 608-283-6430

Residential programs for women in the corrections/criminal justice system, who also have AODA issues.


1966 Stoughton Road
Contact: Lance Owens, Director
Phone: 608-442-5294

ArtWorking provides career-oriented support for artists and entrepreneurs with developmental disabilities. ArtWorking currently works with nearly 40 individual artists and small businesses. Artist mentors and staff have extensive experience in fine art, small business management, product development, benefits management, and human services.

ArtWorking is open from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Internships are offered only within this time frame. Most artists arrive and depart between 9am and 3:30 pm, so active artist engagement is highest during those hours.

Our Goal for Interns: We strive to provide interns with an enriching experience both working in a person-centered role supporting artists and entrepreneurs with disabilities, as well as serving the nonprofit as a whole, via studio projects, event prep, and/or shop support. It is our hope that interns develop productive, professional, and gratifying relationships with the artists and entrepreneurs they support, while gaining a deeper understanding of professional service and advocacy for individuals with disabilities. Establishing relationships and work practices that not only satisfy course requirements but also foster growth by way of direct service is our ultimate goal.

For more information, please email The link to the application is

ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.

Contact: Todd Vieth
Phone: 608-576 – 2645

ACS program goals include: Providing offenders with structure and supervision; Promoting offender acquisition of appropriate social behavior; Preparation for offender self-sufficiency; Emphasizing community/ victim compensation for loss due to crime. Our task is to conceive and develop more effective sanctions, which will enable offenders to avoid unnecessary levels of incarceration, satisfy community concerns for retribution, and provide a setting, which will facilitate treatment and the reduction of recidivism.

Avenues to Community

2990 Triverton Pike Drive, Suite #100, Fitchburg
Contact: Kevin Keisling
Phone: 608-663-8390, ext. 1001
*Internship on hold as of Fall 2018

Mission is to ensure people with disabilities and older adults have the opportunity to lead self-determined lives. Services are available to people with disabilities and older adults who need assistance in self-directing their services in IRIS. Support Broker services are also available to people through private pay arrangements. Avenues Support Brokers are not affiliated with other service providers, minimizing any conflict of interest. The services provided are based on the long-term care outcomes that demonstrate the need for Support Broker services. These services cannot conflict with the IRIS consultant’s role, although some services can complement the help the IRIS consultant provides. There is no minimum number of hours of service that can be requested and services can begin at any time. Services can also be provided on a short-term basis. Examples of services include budget authority, navigating systems, medical coordination, transition planning, community resources, community living and work, and employer relations services.

Catholic Multicultural Center

1862 Beld Street
Contact: Laura Green, CMC Grants & Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 608-441-1180

The Catholic Multicultural Center (CMC) is a social service agency serving the South Madison area and beyond. The CMC offers a variety of services to help people in need including: English as a Second Language classes with child care, a daily hot meal, employment search assistance, food pantry, computer lab, culinary job training program, immigration legal services, and more. Interns have the opportunity to work with CMC guests via the culinary job training program, reception desk, employment search assistance office, and more. Interns will help refer guests to resources both within the CMC and to other community agencies. Interns also help with administrative tasks related to managing the CMC program they are assisting with.

Students should be able to multi-task, prioritize, and take initiative, for most interns work on several different programs with varying degrees of staff supervision. Knowledge of Spanish and/or competence in working with people from all walks of life is preferred but not required. One-semester internships are available, though students who can commit to an academic year can have a greater impact at the CMC and a more meaningful learning experience.

Centro Hispano

810 W. Badger Street
Phone: 608-255-3018

Provides services to Hispanic people in Dane County, including translation/ interpretation, immigration, localization, relocation, housing, job training, placement, and youth programs. Applications are online.

Children’s Therapy Network (CTN)

639 Struck Street
Contact: Jen Bluske
Phone: 608-234-5990

A therapy clinic specializing in the treatment of children with Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral and Social Difficulties, Developmental Delay, and Feeding and Eating concerns. *Identify yourself as a student in the RPSE Department when you are seeking a field placement, not volunteering*


1342 Dewey Court
Contact: Dani Rischall
Phone: 608-256-3102

Chrysalis believes that every person with a serious mental illness is capable of working competitively in the community with the right job and work environment. Chrysalis services follow Dartmouth’s model of evidence-based supported employment. The goal is to help individuals find and maintain competitive, community-based employment that matches their individual skills, interests, and abilities. Students provide support, assessment, job coaching, and recovery planning.

CI Therapies (Communication Innovations)

Madison/Fitchburg – 2927 S. Fish Hatchery Road
Middleton – 701 Deming Way, Suite 110
Sun Prairie – 395 E. Linnerud Drive
Verona – 305 S. Main Street

All locations can be reached by calling 819-6394 and selecting the specific clinic through the menu options.

Provides a variety of physical, occupational, speech, educational, and specialty therapy services: Home – CI Therapies

If you are interested in an internship, you can apply on the CI Therapies website: Students & Volunteers – CI Therapies

Common Threads Family Resource Center

5979 Siggelkow Road, McFarland, WI
Contact: Ellen Eggen
Phone: 608-838-8999

Caring for a child affected by autism and/or a mental health issue is both joyful and often an ongoing challenge. At Common Threads Family Resources Center, located minutes from Madison, WI, we work with children and their parents and siblings to maximize opportunities and minimize stress.

Community Support Network, Inc. (CSN)

1736 Roth Street
Contact: Kristen Johnston

Improve the lives of the people we serve by offering high quality services, including: supported employment services, education and training services, recreation and leisure services, community integration, and case management.

Follow this link for a detailed internship descripton:   CSN, Inc.

Community TIES Program

122 E. Olin Avenue
Contact: Joshua Lapin
Phone: 608-516-3963

Provide consultation to programs and families to facilitate behavior programming with people with developmental disabilities.

Community Work Services

1402 Greenway Cross, Suite 200
Contact: Sharon Schmid
Phone: 608-233-0115

Provides placement and training of individuals with developmental disabilities at community job sites. Opportunities for job training, placement, and case management as well as leisure and recreation programming. Paid positions are sometimes available for students participating in the work study program.

Create-Ability, Inc.

122 E. Olin Avenue, Suite 255
Contact: Amy Rohrer
Phone: 608-280-0206, ext. 245

Create-Ability, Inc. is a non-profit agency providing residential services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are dedicated to the full inclusion and participation of adults with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life. We support adults as they exercise their right to make choices for themselves in the community, at work and in life. We embrace a team model in the provision of community-based, residential services. We support people of varying care needs; from drop in care to 24 hours a day full assistance. Shift lengths can be a short as a 3-4 hours shift or as long as a full weekend.

Dane County Juvenile Court Detention Center

City-County Building
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Contact: Jeff Meek
Phone: 608-283-2935/ 608-266-4983

Work with juveniles detained by the courts usually for short periods of time, but sometimes several months. Assist in education programs in the mornings and in other activities during other times.

DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)

2102 Fordem Avenue
Contact: Alyssa Theder
Phone: 608-251-1237

Provides temporary shelter to women and their children, 24-hour crisis line, information and referral, counseling, and advocacy services. Opportunities to work on the crisis phones and to assist women and children in the shelter. Placements begin with a 40-hour training program. A 6-month internship commitment is preferred.

Easter Seals Wisconsin

8001 Excelsior Drive, Suite 200
Contact: Carissa Peterson
Phone: 608-237.1575

Provides information and referral, case management, and consultation on accessibility related to disability. They also have camps for children with disabilities.

Employment and Training Association, Inc.

Dane County Job Center
1819 Aberg Avenue
Phone: 608-242-7402

Provides assessment, career development, training, and job placement services to adolescents and adults with special employment problems, including people with disabilities. A work experience program is also offered for adolescents during the summer.

Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI)

2701 International Lane, Suite 210
Contact: John Fuller
Phone: 608-906-2712

Provides benefits counseling and career services for people with severe disabilities.

Epilepsy Foundation of Wisconsin

John Mirasola, Client Services Coordinator,
Phone: 608-665-9942

Student interns will contribute to a wide array of programs and services to enhance the quality of life for people with epilepsy. These include, but are not limited to, participation in weekly support group, attending educational epilepsy programs, and providing epilepsy information and referrals to clients. Interns will be expected to design and implement at least one educational program for clients and assist staff in counseling clients in areas of employment, epilepsy health care and daily living skills. Weekly webinars are also offered on different topics related to epilepsy. Each intern will have the opportunity to meet twice with 2-4 clients during the semester and ask them about their personal epilepsy stories. Questions and meeting structure will be discussed with their supervisor beforehand.

Forward Solutions Community Support Program

Journey Mental Health Center, Inc.
1320 Mendota Street
Contact: James Pearson

Contact James Pearson a semester before you enroll in Internship, if possible.

Forward Solutions Community Support Program (CSP) provides intensive case management services and supports to adults with severe and persistent mental illness in a community setting. We follow the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model of care, an evidence-based treatment model. Services are recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, person-centered, and strengths based, and focus on both substance use and mental health. Our goal is for clients to maintain psychiatric stability and to live in the community as independently as possible. Interns in Forward Solutions must have a driver’s license and regular access to a car.

Gateway Community Support Program

Journey Mental Health Center, Inc.
208 E. Olin Avenue, Suite 205
Contact: James Pearson

 Contact James Pearson a semester before you enroll in Internship, if possible.

Gateway Community Support Program (CSP) provides intensive case management services and supports to adults with severe and persistent mental illness in a community setting. We follow the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model of care, an evidence-based treatment model. Services are recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, person-centered, and strengths based, and focus on both substance use and mental health. Our goal is for clients to maintain psychiatric stability and to live in the community as independently as possible. Gateway also specializes in serving deaf consumers in Dane County in need of CSP services. Interns in Gateway CSP must have a driver’s license and regular access to a car.

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers

4104 Monona Drive
Contact: Kelly Antonson
Phone: 608-709-1411

Internship availability is limited. Contact GiGi’s Playhouse Madison early in the semester before you plan to enroll in the internship course. For example if you are interested in an internship in the spring semester, complete a Volunteer Interest form early in the fall.

At GiGi’s Playhouse, all ages are welcome, from pre-natal to adults. The positive and uplifting environment of GiGi’s Playhouse Madison will empower those with Down syndrome and their families to reach their highest potential. GiGi’s Playhouse’s custom, research-based curriculum works toward advancing literacy, math skills, gross and fine motor skills, improving low muscle tone, building self-esteem, preparing for the workforce and more while fostering acceptance, awareness and networking resources for parents, siblings and the community.

If you are interested in an internship, please start by filling out a Volunteer Interest form:

Gio’s Garden

2028 Parmenter Street
Contact: McKayla Trotter
Phone: 608-833-4467

Respite program, designed for children with disabilities ages 0-6 years old.

Hope Haven - Chris Farley House

810 W. Olin Avenue
Mary Haberman
Phone: 608-249-2600
Jeff Collins
Phone: 255-5922

Provides resid608-ential and group support for persons coping with substance abuse and possible legal issues. Transitional Treatment is a critical time in an individual’s recovery, as they face temptations and deal with situations using the relapse prevention skills learned in primary treatment. This is when clients gain confidence in their ability to succeed and develop new habits and the support systems they need stay sober. During this time, they benefit from evidence based counseling and professional support to help them get over rough spots and deal with setbacks. While in transitional treatment, clients go to work, look for a job, attend school and are in the community. They return each evening for dinner, counseling, and to sleep. Support staff is onsite 24 hours a day.

Integrated Development Services (IDS)

6506 Schroeder Road
Contact: Julia Smith
Phone: 608-441-0123

Pediatric mental health clinic, specializing in autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, behavioral challenges, and childhood mental health challenges. Our treatment programs combine developmental and relationship-based approaches with core principles from applied behavioral analysis. Our treatment sessions focus on play, because play is the developmental work that children naturally do.

Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. - Outpatient Services

49 Kessel Court
Contact: James Pearson

Contact James Pearson a semester before you enroll in Internship, if possible. Provides comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services to residents of Southern Wisconsin.

Madison Area Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. (MARC)

901 Post Road
Contact: Suzanne Hanson
Phone: 608-223-9100, ext. 26

Provides prevocational and vocational services to persons with developmental disabilities, primarily moderate and severe intellectual deficits. Opportunities for instructional activities, case management, supervision, and job coaching, including community-based job sites. MARC offers Supported Employment and Self-Employment for individuals and also provides Community based recreational options.

Madison College (also known as Madison Area Technical College {MATC}) – Disability Resource Services (DRS)

1701 Wright Street
Contact: Scott Ritter
Phone: 608-246-6791

Provides academic support, classroom and testing accommodations, and general case management services to students with disabilities at Madison College. This includes the use of assistive technology and support for transitioning individuals with disabilities to college life.

Madison East High School

2222 East Washington Avenue
Contact: Lauren Zepp, Director of Special Education
Phone: 608-204-1722

Assist students in the community and other transitional activities.

Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR)

(Contact Jason Busack directly and do not apply online).

Contact: Jason Busack


Enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in the Madison Metropolitan School District, and for the community, by providing recreation and enrichment opportunities year-round that are accessible to all. All MSCR hours are after school. Mondays 1-6 pm (some sites 1:30-5:00), Tuesday-Friday 2:15-6:00 (some sites 2:30-5:00 or 5:30pm). Interns wanting to be paid are also considered staff and need to be able to commit to a full “shift” during these times. This is slightly more flexible (late start, leave early) if you’re volunteering vs. also being a paid employee. These hours are all primarily in elementary after-school positions working with youth in K-5th grade (some middle school sites might have openings as well). Opportunities to be offered a paid position while completing your internship may be available. If interested in being considered for employment as well, 11 Draft 03/21/19 All cities Madison and all area codes (608) unless otherwise noted. please apply online at and look for the Recreation Inclusion Staff position. Please do NOT complete the MSCR Internship application, as that is designed for students pursuing recreation management degrees. Please contact Jason for more details.

McBurney Disability Resource Center, UW-Madison

702 W. Johnson Street, Suite 2104
Phone: 608-263-2741

Provides disability-support services and accommodations for UW students with disabilities. Opportunities to participate in peer support groups, assist students with disabilities in one-to-one activities, and work with accommodation specialists and other staff on special projects. Must apply by completing an application to be considered for an internship/field placement.

Off the Square Club

4 N. Hancock Street
Contact: Ask for Amber or Alex
Phone: 608-251-6901

Provides a clubhouse model program for persons with chronic mental illness. Opportunities to participate in intakes and prevocational teams, facilitating member activities and involvement.

Omega School GED Program

835 W. Badger Road
Contact: Oscar Mireles
Phone: 608-256-4650

Provides adult basic education services to people 18 years of age and older. Most students are in their late 20s and are high school drop-outs who are preparing for the high school equivalency (G.E.D.) exam. Many students are referred by corrections, DVR, Urban League, mental health, alcohol and other drug abuse, and other rehabilitation programs. Opportunity to work with people on a one-to-one basis, providing tutoring and related assistance.

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

600 Williamson Street, Suites A-B 266-0721
Contact: Christine Ahrens

Provides assistance to individuals with chronic emotional problems to cope with the demands of independent living. Opportunities to work with people on an individual group basis in vocational, social, and recreational activities. May not accept undergraduates some semesters.

REM Wisconsin

Dane County Office
2005 West Beltline Highway, Suite 100
Contact: Tami Vroman
Phone: 608-276-0102

Operates group homes throughout the Madison area for persons with developmental disabilities. Opportunities to participate in daily living and leisure activities in afternoon, evening, and/or weekend hours. Paid positions are often available.

Responsive Employment Services (RES)

Madison Area Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. (MARC)
901 Post Road
Contact: Cole Matteson
Phone: 608-223-9100, ext. 19

Provides supported employment and self employment services to persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. Job sites are located throughout Madison, including many in the campus area and is a partner with Project SEARCH Madison.

Rock Steady Boxing

Bakke Athletics
2881 Commerce Park Drive, Suite B, Fitchburg
Contact: Stephanie Johnson-Bakke

Enables people with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing style fitness programs that improve their quality of life and sense of efficacy and self-worth. Classes are held in the morning on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Interns are asked to be here from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI)

2310 Crossroads Drive, Suite 1000
Nicole Christensen

Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Successful Work Options

101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 200
Contact: Todd Gulseth, Program Director
Office phone: 608-237-7625

Successful Work Options is a support employment agency specializing in helping persons with disabilities obtain and maintain employment.

Three Gaits Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

3741 Hwy 138 W Stoughton, WI
Contacts: Karen Diegel (608-877-9086) Dena Duncan (

Three Gaits offers the following equine-assisted programming options:

1. Therapeutic Riding (Sport/Recreational) – Incorporates education, competition, therapy and recreation into horseback riding

2. Hippotherapy – A therapist uses the movement of the horse as a treatment tool, working toward functional goals

3. Carriage Driving – A therapeutic carriage driving program provides a widerbased therapeutic equine experience (Note: The carriage driving program is currently on hold) Un-Mounted Horsemanship Activities – To learn about horse care and horsemanship skills from the ground

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County - Adult Supportive Services

2801 Coho Street, Suite 300
Contact: Matt Jahnke, CAPSW
Phone: 608-273-8482

Provides a wide range of services to adults with various types of developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and co-occurring physical disabilities and mental health issues. Opportunities to work with adults in prevocational and independent living skills, socialization groups, resource referral and development, and case management.

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County – Youth Resources and Respite Programs

2801 Coho Street, Suite 300 Madison
Contact: Shannon Molepske
Phone: 608-273-3318

1. Youth Resources is a multi-faceted program that assists families caring for children or teenagers with developmental disabilities. Youth Resources plays a direct role in assisting families in maintaining inclusive child care for their children or providing social and recreational opportunities for teens during after-school hours and/or the summer. Youth Resources strives to empower and educate child care providers and community members on inclusion so that children and teens with disabilities have the same opportunities as their peers. Opportunities for interns will include hands-on experience and training working with children and/or teenagers with disabilities. (See next page for 2. Respite)

2. Respite supports families in reaching out and making personal connections 14 Draft 03/21/19 All cities Madison and all area codes (608) unless otherwise noted. to people within their community to establish care providers for their family member with a disability. United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) plays a direct role with enabling families (parents or other related primary care providers) to take a break from their every day care demands by establishing and strengthening relationships between families and various care providers. Opportunities for interns will include hands-on experience and training working with families as well as with children, teenagers and/or adults with disabilities.

Waisman Early Childhood Program

Waisman Center, UW-Madison 1500 Highland Avenue
Contact: Ann Lauritzen

Contact Ann Lauritzen the semester before you plan to enroll in the internship course. For example if you are interested in an internship in the fall semester, email Ann in the spring. Provides a supportive and enriching environment in an inclusive early childhood setting that fosters each child’s social-emotional, cognitive, language and physical development.

West High School Transition Program

30 Ash Street
Contact: Casey Thompson

Provides services to students transitioning from high school to the community (home, job, other).

WEAP (Wisconsin Early Autism Project)

1210 Fourier Drive, Suite 100
Phone: 608-662-9327

Must apply online. The Wisconsin Early Autism Project, Inc., is a program and clinic for the treatment of children with autism based on the work of Dr. Ivar Lovaas, the pioneer of an intensive behavioral approach with proven best outcomes. WEAP provides ongoing therapeutic treatment through its local clinics for families in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Malaysia, and Vancouver as well as training workshops with follow-up supervision for families in other parts of the United States and the world.

Work Opportunity in Rural Communities (W.O.R.C.)

1955 W. Broadway #100, Monona
Contact: Sheila Beahm
Phone: 608-221-2102, ext. 13

Provides vocational services to persons with developmental disabilities in rural Dane County (Middleton, Sun Prairie, Stoughton, etc.). Responsibilities would include supervising and providing support to persons working at community job sites, as well as some development of job site opportunities. The agency may be able to provide gas money, and paid positions may be available for students participating in the work-study program.

Work Plus, Inc.

2318 Vondron Road
Phone: 608-238-6018
Contacts: Kathy Schoepp, Executive Director
Randy Fischer, Associate Director

Provides job placement, case management or job coaching and training to persons with disabilities at community job sites. Opportunities to work with people with traumatic brain injuries, autism, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities and dual diagnoses in vocational and independent living programming.

YMCA Adaptive Program

711 Cottage Grove Road
Contact: Brianne Kraimer
Phone: 608-906-8637

Offers enrichment and recreational classes for individuals with disabilities. Programs focus on creating opportunities for individuals to enhance overall well-being through exercise, social opportunities, and integration into the community. Weekdays 1-4. Internships will be scheduled during program hours: Weekdays, 1-4 p.m.