Month: November 2017

BPDD Wants Your Input!

Are you an individual with a disability or family member? Did you participate in the Determination Conference, Partners in Policy Making, Disability Advocacy Day, Youth Leadership Forum, or any other Wisconsin Board for People with Disabilities (BPDD) activity during the past year? If you answered yes, please take a moment to complete this brief survey: This survey provides BPDD important information about the impact we are having on the lives of people with disabilities and their family members. If you have questions, please contact Ann Sievert, BPDD State Plan Project Manager 608-267-9897 Email:...

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How Has the Board Helped Me?

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is doing outreach to a variety of diverse communities. We are gathering input on how we can better serve everyone in the state. Maria Barajas’ comments about what she learned at the 2017 Self Determination Conference are part of a video series we will share each month of what we are hearing from different BPDD program participants around the state. Here Maria Barajas speaks about some of the things she has learned at the 2017 Self – Determination Conference. Thank you Maria! Watch the Video: Do you have a story to...

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Supported Decision-Making

Supported Decision-Making is a set of strategies that help individuals with disabilities have more control over their life and future. It involves family and friends working together with individuals to support them in making complex decisions. This guide provides important information about empowering individuals with disabilities to make informed decisions about their life that protect both their rights while ensuring their safety and privacy. It is for: family members and friends who support individuals with disabilities;legal and education professionals; and service providers, including guardians or other supporters who work with people with disabilities. Direct link to Guide:  Supported Decision-Making...

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November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month

November shines a light on caregivers and Alzheimer’s Disease. November is  Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month. President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. At the Annual Fall Caregiver Conference in Green Bay, the Mind and Memory Matters team provided information on intellectual/developmental disabilities and dementia, suggested specialized caregiving tips, and training on the NTG-EDSD tool. This annual forum, held Thursday, November 2nd, was sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association...

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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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