Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) serves people with disabilities who are residents of Wisconsin. We serve people with disabilities of all ages, including (but not limited to) people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, people with mental illness, people with physical or sensory disabilities, and people with traumatic brain injury.
How we can help you will depend on the type of issue and whether or not you are eligible for our services. To learn more about DRW programs and eligibility, go to How We Can Help.
Disability Rights Wisconsin respects the cultural values and personal choices of all those seeking our services. We value diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our agency’s operations. Regardless of your race, ethnicity, legal status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, we are here to help.
What Do We Do?
Disability Rights Wisconsin helps people across Wisconsin gain access to benefits, supports and services, and experience opportunity through its advocacy services and legal expertise. Our mission is to challenge systems and society to create positive change and improve the lives of people with disabilities. DRW manages a variety of programs in support of this mission.
Our board and staff members are among the strongest advocates in the state. We support the right of each person to live in dignity, and to work and attend school in the mainstream of society. We also work on disability issues with state and local governments. DRW receives financial support from state and federal contracts or grants, private foundations, training fees, and individual donations.
Limits to Who We Can Serve
DRW is a private, non-profit organization, with limited staff and financial resources. In addition, many of our state and federal grants or contracts have specific criteria about the populations we can serve through those programs. Although we would like to provide advocacy for everyone who needs it, DRW can not provide direct advocacy services to everyone who contacts us.
DRW encourages anyone who feel their rights or another’s rights are being neglected or abused to call us at 1-800-928-8778.
DRW may be able to help. Please contact us to find out. If we can’t help you, we will do our best to provide you with additional information, resources, or referral to other agencies that can.