About Chileda

At Chileda, we have been changing lives since 1973 with our innovative school and residential programs. The lives we change are the students that we serve. Ages 6-21, our students have autism spectrum disorders, cognitive challenges and extraordinary behavioral needs. We work with these amazing students, who come from all over the country, on reducing their behaviors, learning new skills and gaining independence. The staff at Chileda are rock stars, full of compassion and empathy. To them, Chileda is not just a job, it's a call to serve those who need the most help. Whether in school, on an outing or in the students' homes, we help our students to live their best lives. It's not every day that you have the opportunity to change the trajectory of someone's life, so talk to us and find out how changing lives can be your day job!


Direct Support Professional

January 2021 La Crosse, WI
“Working as a DSP at Chileda is one of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs there is. Every day is different and provides variety, change, and especially special moments that make you realize how important your job is. The kids at Chileda rely on you for so many things to get them through the day and you grow attached which it makes it easier to help them through tough moments as well as the fun ones. There really is not an easy way to describe the position, but each day is different from the next which allows you to leave work at work and home at home. The work environment is comfortable and all the staff are one big team. I would recommend this job to anyone who loves kids wants a place to express that and help others. ”

Direct Support Professional

January 2017 - November 2018 La Crosse, WI
“Getting to hace experience in a school setting with untraditional students”
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