The Trump Administration’s proposed budget would make cuts to multiple disability programs: Medicaid, SSDI, and others. Developmental Disabilities Councils (including the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) would be zeroed-out and reorganized with brain injury and independent living councils with a different charge and about 40% of current funding.

Ultimately, Congress votes on and decides the federal budget. You can tell your member of Congress what the President’s proposed budget would mean to you and your family, including what the elimination of BPDD would mean.

Impacts of what BPDD does in Wisconsin that you can share with members of Congress are listed in briefing sheets here: http://wi-bpdd.org/index.php/bpdd-publications/