a unified coalition of Dane County (WI) agencies, LINK has been
providing services, programs and advocacy for children with disabilities
and their families for over
20 years. We are united by a common mission and an integrated set
of guiding principles.
Children with disabilities in Dane County will be able to live at
home with their families and pursue their hopes, talents and dreams.
LINK's Guiding Principles
who have disabilities are children, first. All children
need acceptance, love, nurturing, security and recognition of
their unique gifts.
children have the right to a home, and a place in a family.
Committed adults with whom the child shares a home and who have
decision making power pursue the child's best interests.
are the best allies in all activity that serves the child.
Parents are in the best position to know their needs, to find
solutions and to choose the kinds of support that will help them
care for their child.
with disabilities deserve a valued place in the community
where they can live, learn and grow. Our communities are enriched
by the diversity and involvement of all members.
investment in offering a variety of quality human service
programs has demonstrated clear success in promoting learning,
achievement and a better quality of life for children with disabilities
and their families.
best way to meet the needs of children is to support and build
on the strength of their families. Families have tremendous
capacity to raise a child with disability, especially when they
receive support from friends, neighbors, humans service professionals
and programs, and other community members
meet routinely throughout the year, with sub-committees meeting
For more information, please contact any of the LINK agencies via
our online web form.