WILC Programs

The diversity of our programs is a reflection of the individual differences in our students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions that are not answered below, please contact us.

What services are offered at WILC?2020-12-05T17:09:16-06:00

We are proud to offer daily living skills (including music and recreational therapy), prevocational and DVR vocational services to young adults with autism as both an IRIS and DVR vendor for Supported and Customized Employment along with Explore Work. Please see our programs page for more detailed information then call us at 262-332-7334 for more specific information or a  non school hours tour of WILC. We are a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization. EIN 45-4309128

What qualifications are expected for WILC students?2020-12-05T16:41:58-06:00

Male or female, 18-30 years of age, and be diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum (verbal or nonverbal). The individual may be involved in or graduated from High School (High School Diploma or Certificate of Completion), or be involved in an 18-21 transitional program in Southeastern WI,  The high school student may be involved in virtual or in attendance in person at their local or school of choice presently involved in Senior year of High school or be actively involved a 18-21 Post Secondary Transition Program.  Students need to be independent for personal hygiene and toileting. It is also required that the student be able to use a regular seat belt and be able to travel in the community or to an employer in a car or school van. We  train our students to use the metro bus system in Waukesha metro area with our staff.

Can students attend WILC if they are in a transition 18-21 HS program?2020-12-05T17:10:17-06:00

WILC has worked with multiple southeastern Wisconsin school districts and students while attending transition 18-21 programs and presently is working with Mukwonago School District and Mequon-Theinsville District.  We have previously worked successfully with Germantown School District,  School District of Waukesha, Waterford Union High School/PAC House/Richardson School, Elmgrove School District, Elkhorn Area School District, Oconomowoc/Arrowhead, Richardson School, and others from 2015 to present.   Students often begin to attend one to two days a week during the school year or summer session while they are attending their local school or choice 18-21 Transition School and then gradually  increase days for their daily living, prevocational, recreational / Music Therapy, and or DVR vocational and integrated community activities and skills while attending their home school in person or virtually.

How do students apply to WILC?2020-12-05T16:21:24-06:00

Complete the Admission Inquiry form at the bottom of this page. Contact will be made to you directly by our staff by phone and or email to help you begin the process. Need help? Call us at 262-332-7334 and we will walk you through the steps. Visits can be scheduled with Business Manager or the Executive Director.

How do families or school districts of autistic students pay for WILC?2020-12-05T16:53:58-06:00

WILC is both an IRIS and DVR vendor. We also work directly in partnership with many southeastern Wisconsin Public School Districts for transitional 18-21 service programs. for private tuition, currently $235 per school day for virtual or direct instruction programming for daily living skills, including recreational and music therapy skills, and prevocational skills..

WILC’s  IRIS rate per hour for instruction is $38 per hour for small group instruction and $45 per hour for one to one instruction for daily living skills to prevocational skills. Usually students attend six hours per school day, one or more days per week.  We will help assist the family and or school district with information and communication with your IRIS consultant. We currently work with iLife, GT Independence, Premier, and Lutheran Social Services through The IRIS program, which is a Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver for self-directed long – term supports. Another free community resource for families considering applying for IRIS or looking for support is ARCh  Association for the Rights of Citizens with handicaps.

We provide as a DVR Program Vendor Supported Employment, Customized Employment, and Explore Work programs for Wisconsin residents aged 16 or older. We currently provide career profile, job shadows,  job development, job coaching and other services. All fees are determined by the DVR service provided and the current annual fee rates.

Can my son or daughter be involved with DVR Department of Vocational Rehabilitation for Supported, Customized Employment, or Explore Work training while attending WILC?2020-12-05T16:57:58-06:00

Yes! WILC is a Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development or DVR vendor for Supported and Customized Employment aged 18-30, along with Explore Work for young adults with autism aged 16-30 either virtually or in person attendance at WILC. Our students may  choose WILC as their DVR vendor or they may choose to continue with their current DVR vendor if in an active successful partnership.

Do you provide transportation to and from a student’s residence to and from WILC?2020-12-05T17:00:56-06:00

No, WILC does not provide transportation must be provided by family members, caretakers, or van/taxi, or local school bus services. However, during the school day we provide transportation to and from community activities in our school vans, via Waukesha Metro Bus, or by staff private automobile.

What days and hours of the week is WILC open?2020-12-05T16:59:12-06:00

Office hours are Monday through Fridays 8:00am to 4:00pm. Students attend 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on two or more days per week, but there is some flexibility that can be decided on a case by case basis. Students may arrive by private transportation, van or school bus to WILC as arranged by the family and or local school district.

How many students may attend on a given day?2020-12-05T17:02:45-06:00

The number of students varies at a given time and day because many of our students may be present at school, involved in the community for integrated activities, involved with DVR TWE paid temporary work experiences, or part time to half time paid employment with WILC or other DVR vendor job coaching.  Most students students attend two to five days per week at WILC and may be involved in DVR paid work experiences or first shift permanent part time job hires.

Is there a waiting list?2020-12-05T17:04:27-06:00

There are usually 1-2 students processing at any given time for the next fall or winter semester or the summer session. Please contact Jenny Lytle, Business Manager at the WILC office at 262-332-7334 or Terri Johnson, Executive Director, at 414-378-1318 for more information for tours and available openings.

Do you have residency requirements?2020-12-05T17:06:03-06:00

We are a day program. Our WILC students come from all over southeastern Wisconsin counties such as Waukesha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, and or Walworth. Presently our current students live within a 30-45 mile radius of WILC in Waukesha, WI.

What is our Mission?2020-12-05T17:07:35-06:00

WILC is a private nonprofit 501(c)3 college serving adults with autism who desire continued learning; assisting them in reaching their goals for independence. We believe that people with Autism Spectrum Disorders are intelligent and valuable members of society. It is our mission to provide each student with the necessary supports so that he/she may not only have a successful daily living, prevocational learning and vocational experience but also become inspired to achieve their purpose in life.

Admission Inquiry

Interested in enrolling at WILC? Fill out this form and our staff will contact you with more information.

    Documentation of Autism diagnosisMost recent Individual Education PlanMost recent educational or medical evaluationTransition/Functional Behavioral Assessment/PlanHigh School TranscriptHigh School Diploma or Certificate of CompletionOther

    Nondiscriminatory Policy for Wisconsin Independent Learning College (WILC)

    Wisconsin Independent Learning College (WILC) admits qualified students of any race, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. No person shall, on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices conducted by Wisconsin Independent Learning College, except as provided by law. Wisconsin Independent Learning College shall comply with all state and federal laws, which prohibit discrimination and are designed to protect the civil rights of applicants, employees, and/or students, or other persons protected by applicable law. WILC is a 501(c)3 Educational NonProfit Autism Specific Organization EIN: 45-4309128

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