Midstate Independent Living Choices

MILC is a consumer-controlled, non-profit, non-residential organization serving 11 counties in Wisconsin, since 2000. These counties include Adams, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Taylor, Vilas, and Wood.

We work for people with disabilities to empower them to make their own choices to live independently.

51% of our staff and board are people with disabilities.

Summer 2023

Self-Empowerment Courses

We offer multiple six-week courses throughout our service area to give people with disabilities the tools they need to self-advocate and set healthy boundaries. This summer, we’ve scheduled courses in Stevens Point, Rhinelander, Marshfield, and Antigo.
These courses can help anyone with a disability to be able to advocate for themselves, others, on a personal, local, state, and national level, and help them to be able to understand their boundaries, and how to enforce them with others in their various relationships.

Adapted Kayaking Event

The 16th annual Adapted Kayaking Event will take place at Nepco Lake County Park in Wisconsin Rapids, WI on July 29, 2023, from 10 am to 3:30 pm to promote accessible kayaking for people with disabilities. Sign up today for this free event.

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Assistive technology

Offering information, demonstration, and short-term loans of assistive technology for all of your disability-related needs, including recreational adaptive equipment.

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Personal Assistant Services

Provides in home assistance to older and individuals with disabilities including: Personal Care, Supportive Home Care and Respite.

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IRIS Consultants

Our IRIS Consultants are available to help support and organize resources available to you as an IRIS participant.

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Independent Living Skills Training

Assisting individuals to learn skills to live independently in their community.

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Architectural Accessibility

Providing information on modification alternatives for homes and technical assistance on architectural accessibility for consumers, businesses and public entities.

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Peer Support

Staff and volunteers with disabilities share life experiences with people who have similar disabilities. Includes staffing three drop in centers in Portage and Wood counties.

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Consumer Directed

All services are consumer directed. The individual decides which services they wish to participate in and works with staff to establish goals and determine steps to meet those goals.

Recreational Opportunities

Assisting persons with disabilities to identify recreational opportunities, including loaning adaptive recreational equipment and providing inclusive recreational opportunities for our community.

Community Advocacy and Education

For individual or system, promoting the interests/needs of persons with disabilities, including assisting with access to community services. Increasing knowledge and awareness of disability through presentations and consultations.

MILC is invested in providing opportunities, services and advocacy to

Empower and educate persons with disabilities to make informed choices

Our core services provided are Information and Referral, Advocacy Services, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Support, and Transition to Community services.