DEADLINE EXTENDED to 12:00 p.m. (noon) on December 12

Are you interested in building strong family-led networks in Wisconsin?

A Family- led group is a network of families with children transitioning from high school or young adults with I /DD that are committed to work together to educate themselves on various aspects of adult life for their children with disabilities in their community.

A Family-Led Network Coordinator will assist two current and three new family-led groups around the state of Wisconsin. A coordinator will provide technical support, facilitation and training to these groups to support their education on various aspects of developing an integrated life for their sons and daughters with I/DD (ages 14- to 24) in their communities. Coordinator must be able to travel throughout the state.

Apply to the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (W BPDD) Family-led Network Coordinator Grant. Family-led Network Coordinator Grant will provide funding up to $27,000 (Total for coordinator and 5 family-led groups). Coordinator will provide technical assistance, and tools/resources to support Family-led activities. Contract may be renewed for additional years, up to three years subject to performance and need.

Previous Family-led coordinators have: assisted family groups to secure training on various topics including: self-determination, self-direction, person-centered planning, and supported decision-making. A coordinator will arrange speakers, visits to other communities, facilitate meetings and communication among members.

If you are interested you need to complete a brief application (if link does not work, cut and paste this URL into browser:
http://wi-bpdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/EXTENDED-2018-Family-Led-Network-Coodinator-Application.pdf

Send completed application to:

Family-Led Network Coordinator Grant
c/o WI-BPDD
101 East Wilson Street
Room 219
Madison, WI 53703

The deadline for submission of applications is  EXTENDED to 12:00 pm (noon) on December 12th

Individuals with I/DD who have diverse identities and /or individuals that are underserved are encouraged to apply.
If you have any questions contact: Fil Clissa at 608-266-5395 or fil.clissa@wisconsin.gov