Central Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled

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Central Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled
Established 1953
Opened 1959
Current Status Active
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Madison, WI
Alternate Names



History[edit]

Central Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled (CWC) at Madison, one of three residential facilities operated by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services to serve the developmentally disabled, was authorized by the State Legislature in 1953. Its first individual was accepted in 1959 when two of the present ten buildings became operational. Central Center's staff of approximately 850 persons serve approximately 270 individuals of all ages who require extensive care, treatment, and training.

Central Wisconsin Center supports individuals with intellectual disabilities. Services are provided to assist individuals in acquiring the personal skills needed to reach their highest potential. Central Wisconsin Center offers residential and short term care services to individuals who are eligible for service as defined in the ICF-MR regulations.