indiGO provides information about disability-related issues, resources, and services to people with disabilities, families, professionals, and the general public. Staff, the majority of whom are people with disabilities themselves, are available to listen and assist with locating resources and developing strategies for individuals to resolve barriers including, but not limited to the following areas:
Information and Referral services are integral to promoting empowerment for people with disabilities by supporting an individual’s capacity for increasing their independence.
I&R is also the gateway into other services at an ILC. Staff have a wide range of expertise and will follow up – on the phone, in person, and by email or social media – to make sure useful and accurate information and resources are provided.
The Certified Peer Specialist’s main goal is to provide support to people with disabilities through the use of staff and trained volunteers who experience similar issues in daily living. Disability-related support groups are also offered.
Peer Specialists are examples of recovery with experience and training. Consider a rewarding career experience by becoming a Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist.
Interest in becoming a Peer Specialist, hiring a Peer Specialist, or need to request an employer guidebook?
indiGO provides a selection of services related to Advocacy in the Independent Living sector.
Individuals or groups identify goal(s) that they would like to work on such as:
Independent Living staff will work with the individual or groups at the indiGO office, in their apartment/home, or in the community to empower them to achieve their goals.
indiGO provides a selection of services related to Transition Services in the Independent Living sector.
indiGO maintains a Loan & Demonstration program with over 1,200 pieces of Assistive Technology for individuals with disabilities to try out. A wide variety of equipment is available, including kitchen aids, dressing aids, vision aids, communication aids, signaling devices, magnifiers, assistive listening devices, amplified phones, adaptive recreation aids, and other devices for increasing independence. Partially supported by WisTech, Wisconsin’s State Assistive Technology Program
Partially supported by WisTech, Wisconsin’s State Assistive Technology Program.
Most items are available for loan to consumers for up to 30 days for try-out evaluation. Some items, such as computer hardware or software, are only available for demonstration.
indiGO provides a selection of services related to Integrated Employment in the Independent Living sector.
indiGO will explain work incentive criteria that will allow an individual to maximize their income and benefits. Additionally, indiGO will help assist the consumer in gaining knowledge about how income from employment may affect:
indiGO provides a selection of services related to Accessibility in the Independent Living sector.