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Wisconsin Chapter


The Wisconsin Chapter of the Changing Spaces Campaign is led by advocate Sarah Knowles. Sarah is also a national organizer in the Changing Spaces Campaign.

Contact Sarah to join her advocacy efforts in Wisconsin! 


Facebook: Changing Spaces Wisconsin, @changingspacesWI

I started Changing Spaces Wisconsin in 2016 after years of struggling to find somewhere to change my son, Matthew.

It has had a profound effect on normal family life over the years as our entire family has missed out on so much because Matthew’s basic needs aren’t met in public. 

I have had a number of successes in the Milwaukee area and word is slowly reaching farther afield. 

In 2020 I was proud to be named Wisconsin Mother of the Year for bringing awareness to this issue.

Man with cerebral palsy sits next to adult changing table

Advocacy in Wisconsin

Although two legislative efforts have failed, it is encouraging to see some progress in the form of a table installation at the State Capitol and a resolution in Dane County hoping to introduce tables in local public buildings. 

In April 2023, a powered, height-adjustable adult size changing table was installed at the Wisconsin capitol building. What a wonderful step in the right direction, thanks to the advocacy of Sarah Knowles and Representative Robyn Vining. We hope many more states will follow this example.

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Read Wisconsin's Proposed Adult Changing Table Bill

Wisconsin Adult Table locations:

  • Northwestern Mutual Community Park, Summerfest grounds, Milwaukee

  • Milwaukee Airport, one located near Miller Brewhouse pre-security, one located in Family restroom in Concourse D

  • Discovery World, Milwaukee, Located in handicap restroom behind ticket counter on first floor

  • Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center, West Allis, in Family restroom

  • Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Located in the Wellness Room in Section 113. Ask for a key from guest services to unlock this room.

  • UWM Panther Arena, Milwaukee, In the First Aid room

  • LifeStriders (Therapeutic Riding center), Waukesha, in gender neutral restroom

  • Dahl YMCA, La Crosse, in Family restroom

  • Milwaukee County Zoo, in first aid room near front of park, ask for a key at customer service desk

  • Milwaukee Public Museum, bed located in personal cares room, on first floor near elevators, ask for a key to unlock the room

To see more adult changing table locations, click the universal changing table map.

Adult Changing Station News in Wisconsin 

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Get Involved!

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Take advantage of our pre-made flyers and form letters to use while advocating.

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Learn more about the mission of the Changing Spaces Campaign and what we advocate for. We also discuss applicable laws and building codes.

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Connect with us on social media and share your story. View up to date information on the latest developments in our campaign. 

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View where universal changing tables are located across the USA.


Changing Spaces Advocate Sarah Knowles

Sarah Knowles

Wisconsin Chapter Leader

Changing Spaces USA National Organizer 

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