Month: August 2017

Building Full Lives

Building FULL Lives (BFL) is a project of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. BFL provides training and technical assistance to support organizations in moving from a segregated to integrated service model that flexibly supports both a person’s integrated employment and community living goals. BFL provides services and supports that are individualized, full of choices, and built around the dreams and aspirations of the individual. Find out how BFL is helping individuals with disabilities lead full lives by reading Demarious Foster’s profile...

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BPDD Health Care Kit Available

The Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) Self-directed Health Care Kit is a practical way to help you and your supports set up and prepare for appointments by gathering the needed information ahead of time. It gives you the necessary tools to be prepared and to receive the quality care you deserve at every medical appointment or hospital visit. We hope this kit is useful to you and becomes a part of your health and wellness routine. This Self-directed Health Care Kit is designed to help individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities (I/DD) advocate for their own health...

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August is national ABLE to Save Month

August is national ABLE to Save Month! #ABLEtoSave. ABLE to Save is a nationwide awareness campaign to provide information about ABLE accounts. The ABLE Act lets eligible individuals with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt account that may be used for qualified disability expenses. This will allow qualified individuals with disabilities to save money while keeping their eligibility for federal public benefits. For resources and webinars, see

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What’s the Word?

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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August 2017
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