Adults with physical or cognitive disabilities may find it difficult to navigate through a healthcare system. They may have trouble communicating; understanding their diagnosis and treatment; or if they go to multiple providers for different aspects of their care, there could be some confusion. Gundersen Health System provides resources for people with disabilities to help them receive the care they need.
Gundersen Adult Disabilities provides care coordination and acts as an advocate for people with disabilities. They help people with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida and other physical or cognitive disabilities.
Adult Disabilities also offers the Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic and the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic. Both are two day clinics where the patient is seen by healthcare professionals from multiple areas. After the visit, the healthcare team discusses the findings and then meets with the patient and/or caregiver to discuss recommendations and follow-up care.
For more information about Adult Disabilities or either of the two clinics, call (608) 775-2789 or (800) 362-9567, ext. 52789.