Wisconsin Chapter

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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! 

Email: sarahknowles@wi.rr.com

Facebook: Changing Spaces Wisconsin, @changingspacesWI

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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. 

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

Wisconsin Child Size Table locations:

This is a list of changing tables that are big enough for an older child, but will not be accessible to many adults due to the small size and the fixed height of the table. 

  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2 locations

We are continually advocating for more tables to be installed. Please advocate for changing tables to be installed in your town, so we can add more to this list!

Please contact us if you know of more changing table locations so we can add to this list.

Adult Changing Station News in Wisconsin 

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Contact

Sarah Knowles

Wisconsin Chapter Leader

Changing Spaces USA National Organizer 

Changing Spaces Advocate Sarah Knowles