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 (wiegmann@wisc.edu). 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
Email: bmcbride@safetyweb.org
Website: https://www.safetyweb.org/

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
Email: sharib@accesstoind.org
Website: www.accesstoind.org

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: Matt Nonemacher
Phone: 608-443-7032
Website: http://www.actreatment.com

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

Natatorium/Gym, 2000 Observatory Drive
Contact: Tim Gattenby
Phone: 608-262-9562
Email: gattenby@education.wisc.edu
Website: https://kinesiology.education.wisc.edu/home/adaptedfitness-personal-training-2/

Provides an opportunity for you to work on individualized physical activity for students with diverse abilities and needs. These individuals exhibit a variety of physical, developmental, and emotional disabilities. Class sessions are scheduled during the day on campus at the UW Natatorium in gymnasium number 6. Students should apply for the internship before the start of the semester. Students will need to observe a class and participate in an interview process before being offered an internship.

Advanced Employment, Inc.

6515 Watts Road, Suite 105
Contact: Chris Witt
Phone: 608-833-7170
Email: chris@advemp.org
Website: http://www.advemp.org/

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
Email: jbattle@arccommserv.com
Website: http://www.arccommserv.com/programs.html

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
Email: mrushton@arccommserv.com
Website: http://www.arccommserv.com/programs.html

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
Email: mleimontas@arccommserv.com
Website: http://www.arccommserv.com/programs.html

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

ArtWorking

1966 Stoughton Road
Contact: Lance Owens, Director
Phone: 608-445-9463 (direct)
Email: lance@artworking.org
Website: http://artworking.org

Provides mentorship to artists and entrepreneurs with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Works to help create sustainable and enriching careers that are both individual and personalized. Actively seeks local and regional opportunities for artists and small business owners to compete with their nondisabled peers in mainstream communities, engage in leadership opportunities, and demonstrate their capacity for excellence.

Serves artists within its own professional studio workspace as well as in community and private settings. This may include an artist’s personal studio space, or at public events, workshops, and sales opportunities. Maintains its own Supported Self Employment Program, which offers a wide range of business specific supports, including fine art, small business management, product development, benefits management, and human services.

ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.

Contact: Todd Vieth
Phone: 608-576 – 2645
Email: tvieth@correctionalservices.org
Website: http://www.correctionalservices.org

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

579 D’Onofrio Drive, Suite #208
Contact: Kevin Keisling
Phone: 608-663-8390, ext. 1001
Email: kevink@avenuestocommunity.org
Website: http://avenuestocommunity.com
*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
E-mail: Laura@cmcmadison.org
Website: https://cmcmadison.org/

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
Website: www.micentro.org

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
Email: jen.bluske@ctn-madison.com
Website: http://www.ctn-madison.com

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*

Chrysalis

1342 Dewey Court
Contact: Dani Rischall
Phone: 608-256-3102
Email: rischall@workwithchrysalis.org
Website: www.workwithchrysalis.org

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
Contact: Alexandra Lovedale, Student Coordinator Email: alexandral@citherapies.com

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 on http://www.communicationinnovatis.com

If you are interested in an internship, you can apply on the CI Therapies website https://communicationinnovations.com/opportunities#volunteers.

Common Threads Family Resource Center

5979 Siggelkow Road, McFarland, WI
Contact: Ellen Eggen
Phone: 608-838-8999
Website: http://www.commonthreadsmadison.org

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
Email: Kristen.Johnston@visitcsn.org
Website: https://visitcsn.org/

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
Email: lapin@waisman.wisc.edu
Website: https://cow.waisman.wisc.edu/ties/

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
Website: https://www.cwsmadison.com/

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
Email: amyr@create-ability.org
Website: http://create-ability.org/

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
Email: Meek@countyofdane.com
Website: www.countyofdane.com/juvenile_detention_center.html

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
Email: alyssat@abuseintervention.org
Website: www.abuseintervention.org

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
Email: cpeterson@eastersealswisconsin.com
Website: https://www.eastersealswisconsin.com/

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
Website: http://eata.org

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
Email: Fuller@eri.wi.org
Website: www.eri-wi.org

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

Epilepsy Foundation of Wisconsin

1310 Mendota Street, Suite 104
John Mirasola, Client Support Services Director jmirasola@epilepsywisconsin.org
Phone: 608-442-5555
Website: www.epilepsywisconsin.org

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.

Forward Solutions Community Support Program

Journey Mental Health Center, Inc.
1320 Mendota Street
Contact: Brad Schlough
Email: brad.schlough@journeymhc.org
Website: http://www.journeymhc.org/

 Contact Brad Schlough 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: Brad Schlough
Email: brad.schlough@journeymhc.org
Website: http://www.journeymhc.org/

 Contact Brad Schlough 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
Website: http://gigisplayhouse.org/madison

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: https://gigisplayhouse.org/madison/volunteer-form/?paramname=a0q50000005qQbxAAE&tfa_2793=Madison#openModalLoading

Gio’s Garden

2028 Parmenter Street
Contact: McKayla Trotter
Phone: 608-833-4467
Email: mckayla@giosgarden.org
Website: www.giosgarden.org

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

Hope Haven - Chris Farley House

810 W. Olin Avenue
Contacts:
Mary Haberman
Phone: 608-249-2600
Jeff Collins
Phone: 255-5922
Website: https://hopehavenhelps.org/FACILITIES/tabid/388/Default.aspx

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
Website: www.ids-wi.com/aboutus.html

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: Brad Schlough
Email: brad.schlough@journeymhc.org
Website: http://www.journeymhc.org/

Contact Brad Schlough 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
Email: sahanson2@marc-inc.org
Website: https://marc-inc.org/

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
Website: https://madisoncollege.edu/disability-resourceservices

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
Email: lbzepp@madison.k12.wi.us
Website:  https://east.madison.k12.wi.us/

Assist students in the community and other transitional activities.

Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR)

(Contact Kate Dvorak directly and do not apply online).

Contact: Kate Dvorak
Email: kdvorak@madison.k12.wi.us
Website: http://mscr.org/

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 www.mscr.org/employment 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 Kate for more details.

McBurney Disability Resource Center, UW-Madison

702 W. Johnson Street, Suite 2104
Phone: 608-263-2741
Website: www.mcburney.wisc.edu

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
Website: https://www.lsswis.org/LSS/ProgramsServices/Mental-Health/Resource-Centers/Off-the-SquareClub

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
Email: om@omehaschool.org
Website: www.omegaschool.org

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
Email: Christine.ahrens@dhs.wisconsin.gov
Website: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/mh_mendota/Programs/Outpatient/PACT/PACT.htm

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
Email: Tami.Vroman@TheMentorNetwork.com
Website: www.remwisconsin.com/

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
Email: cmatteson@marc-inc.org
Website: https://marc-inc.org/program-centers/marc-resand-project-search/

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
Email: sbakke@hybridathleticclub.com
Website: https://rsbaffilitate.com/

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
Contacts:
Brittany Hoegh, Director of Training (manages internships)
Email: bhoegh@SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org
Don Wigington, Vice President of Sports & Health Programs
Email: dwigington@SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org
Website: http://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org/

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
Email: todd@mtilp.net
Website: https://mtilp.net/

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 (dena@3gaits.org)
Website: http://www.3gaits.org/

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
Website: http://ucpdane.org/

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
Website: http://ucpdane.org/

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
Email: alauritz@wisc.edu
Website: www.waisman.wisc.edu/wecp

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
Email: cathompson@madison.k12.wi.us
Website: https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/special-education/transition-planning-for-students-with-disabilities/project-search

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
Email: weap@wiautism.com
Website: http://www.wiautism.com/

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
Email: info@worcinc.com
Website: http://worcinc.com/

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
Email: kschoepp@workplus.org
Randy Fischer, Associate Director
Email: rfischer@workplus.org
Website: https://www.workplus.org/

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
Email: brianne.kraimer@ymcadanecounty.org
Website: www.ymcadanecounty.org

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.