Month: April 2017

Find Out About Employment First in Wisconsin

Eric Mikoleit and two Employment First ambassadors from Lakeland Union High School, Peter and Dakota, presented to the Lac du Flambeau tribal council this week about increasing employment outcomes for youth with disabilities. WI Employment First Partners receive small grants from the Board to engage with their local communities to increase integrated employment opportunities. Employment First (EF) has been an active national movement for over a decade. EF works for the development of policy and practice that makes integrated employment the number one priority for all individuals with disabilities. EF advocates for states to adopt formal laws and policies...

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Contact Your Wisconsin Elected Officials

The Board provides a variety of contact information for Wisconsin elected officials, including email, phone, and social media contacts. Check out the complete set of resources on our current issues page under, Contact Information for Wisconsin Elected Officials...

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M Adams Speaks to Partners to Policymaking

M Adams, the co-executive director of Freedom, Inc., gave a presentation on grassroots advocacy to this year’s Partners In Policymaking class. Freedom, Inc. engages low- to no-income communities of color in Dane County, WI. It works to end violence against people of color, women, those that non-traditionally gender identify, youth, and our elders, to promote healthy and vibrant lives. The group creates healthy communities by campaigning against the root causes of violence, creating our own definitions of identity and resiliency, and empowering all community members as agents of change. Adams outlined practical and targeted strategies and tactics advocates can...

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Empowering Parents for Leadership in Milwaukee

Delores Sallis, a BPDD board member, organized a dinner and program on Empowering Parents for Leadership in Transition for Your Youth’s Future in Milwaukee for more than 100 family members and youth in the African American community. The event featured Keith Jones, a self-advocate and nationally recognized speaker on inclusion and empowerment. For more on Keith Jones, see SoulTouchin’ Experiences  For more on Delores Sallis, see our Board Member...

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