Month: July 2017

SPARKS Grants: Be the Spark in your Community!

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities announces a new exciting grant opportunities for the disability community: SPARKS mini-grants of $500 to $3,000 are designed to help community groups of people with disabilities and family members make a change in their community. People with disabilities must be at the center of the project and participate at all levels. This year’s SPARKS mini-grants have a priority on transportation ideas/strategies. Priority will be given to under-served and under-represented groups. The mini-grant also includes a full day of support and technical assistance (Sept. 27, 2017) and ongoing support during the year...

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Apply Now to be a Partner in Policymaking!

Apply now for the 2017-2018 Partners in Policymaking class! Applications are due at noon on Friday, September 1, 2017. Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking is a six‐session advocacy and systems change training program designed to develop a group of future leaders across the state who are able to work with legislators and communities on policies and initiatives that will support the full participation and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of life. Partners in Policymaking is designed for adults with developmental disabilities, adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities, and parents/primary caregivers of children and youth with...

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Voter Registration for Individuals with Disabilities

A national voter registration week for individuals with disabilities is scheduled for July 17-21. The REV UP Campaign aims to increase the political power of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!   For more...

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