Month: May 2017

2016-2017 BPDD Partners in Policymaking

This weekend, May 5-6, is the final and graduation session for this year’s group of Partners In Policymaking. BPDD’s Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking is a six-session advocacy and systems change training program designed to develop a group of seasoned leaders across the state who are able to work on policies and initiatives that will support the full participation and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of life. Since it began 6 years ago in Wisconsin, more than 150 people have graduated from the program and are active in local, state and federal policy issues. Congratulations to...

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U.S. House Health Reform Bill Puts People with Disabilities at Risk

The Board has issued a statement on the US House passage of the health reform bill (AHCA): U.S. House health reform bill puts people with disabilities at risk Today, the U.S. House passed a health reform bill (AHCA) that cuts Medicaid funding by 25% ($900 billion), and jeopardizes the critical Medicaid supports that makes it possible for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to live and work in the community instead of being forced into expensive nursing homes or institutions. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities rely on all of Wisconsin’s 20 state Medicaid programs—including Family Care, IRIS, MAPP, BadgerCare—and...

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Every month we plan to share some perspective on disability issues written by a self-advocate. This could be about an advocacy effort in the state or just some food for thought.

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