Please click here for up-to-date information from the Portage County Public Health Department regarding COVID-19.  Links to Portage County Daily Press Releases and county Health Department Situation Reports can be found in the ‘In The Spotlight’ box below.  If you have general questions regarding COVID-19 call 211.  

Other Useful Links

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Parent Support:

MUMS Parent to Parent Network

Parent 2 Parent of Wisconsin

Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Family Voices

Cerebral Palsy Group

Disability Information/Support:

Easter Seals

National Organization of Rare Diseases (NORD)

Autism Society of America

Learn the Signs. Act Early

Mid-State Independent Living Center (MILC)

National Down Syndrome Society

WI Counsel of the Blind and Visually Impaired

WI Blind or Visually Impaired Services

American Printing House for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Telecommunication Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP)

WI Educational Services Program Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Financial Support:

Social Security

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Katie Beckett

Loan Closets:

Lincoln Center/ADRC Loan Closet  


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Special Education in Plain Language

An Introduction to Special Education  

Local Resources:

Central WI Children's Museum

Portage County Library

Stevens Point Area YMCA

Kids Are Special Here (K.A.S.H) Playground

United Way Born Learning:  A Community Partnership for Children


Childcare Resource and Referral of Central WI


Parents as Leaders (PALS)

Disability Advocates: WI Network (DAWN)

Disability Rights WI

ABC for Health


Stevens Point Child Safety Center

Medical Care:

Health Check WI  

Child/Family Programs:

Head Start and Early Head Start (CAP Services)

Boys and Girls Club of Portage County

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Portage County

Child Development:

Zero to Three

March of Dimes

Baby Center


Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association