All Ages

Serving children and young adults, ages 6-21

1:2 Ratio

On average only 2 students per staff member

Over 40 years

2013 marked our 40th year serving youth with exceptional needs

We’re here to help

Chileda, founded in 1973, is a living and learning center dedicated to helping children with cognitive and behavioral challenges reach their full potential.

We serve children and young adults between the ages of 6 to 21. Autism, Spectrum disorder, attachment disorder and oppositional defiant disorder are common diagnoses for children who attend Chileda.

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Chileda Staff

Staff dedicated to making a difference

We are fortunate to attract some of the brightest people in our industry to work with us and to care for the children that call Chileda home.

The talents of our staff are exceeded only by their enthusiasm and commitment. Many of our staff have been with Chileda for over 15 years, a testament to their dedication, belief in our mission and to each child’s potential to succeed.

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Chileda Services

Our services

We offer a spectrum of approaches to meet the diverse needs of our students through comprehensive training and support to our employees.

Chileda Programs

Programs we offer

Chileda supports children and young adults with cognitive and behavioral challenges from local communities and across the country.

Tara and Dylan
We are so lucky that we found Chileda. Our son is now happy; he smiles and laughs! The staff is excellent and they really care about my son and the rest of the kids too! He is getting rid of many of his challenging behaviors and reaching his goals. He is happy and he has made many friends. Chileda has exceeded all of my expectations, and they have earned my trust. Tara and Dylan
Betty DeBoer, Ph.D. UW La Crosse
As I watched the staff members work, I felt a swell come over me. This team work and patience could not be replicated in any school I have ever worked in. This observation reinforced the thought that I have had for many years: If I ever had a child with multiple severe disabilities who could not be sustained at home, I would want him or her to be at Chileda. Betty DeBoer, Ph.D. in School Psychology
I never imagined returning to Chileda, but as graduation loomed, my thoughts turned back here. Chileda has a certain pull, a unique sense of community that exists here that I’ve not found at other jobs. The work I do with the residents is rewarding and I’m always amazed how many of my most challenging days transform into my favorite days to look back on. Toby