Month: January 2018

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. Celestine Burrows comments about what she has gathered from Board member Delores Sallis’ Parent University events and how Delores has helped her. Delores has also established Proud Milwaukee Parents Speak Out. In this “How Has the Board Helped Me?” video series we will share each month of what we are hearing from different BPDD program participants around the state. Thank you, Ms. Burrows!   Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/GE1m6PNFIgk Do...

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Self-Directed Healthcare Kit in both English and Spanish

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities recently completed our Self-Directed Healthcare Kit in both English and Spanish. The Self-directed Health Care Kit is designed to help individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities (I/DD) advocate for their own health care and support clear communication between the individual and their health care practitioners. The kit includes a set of forms for tracking health care concerns and interventions. It has also been designed to help the person in a supportive role to help advocate for the individual and enhance the interaction between the individual and the health care practitioner. Equipo...

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Four Organizations Join Building Full Lives Initiative

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities has selected four organizations to join the Building Full Lives initiative in 2018. These organizations are: RCS Empowers, Paragon Community Services, Ventures Unlimited, and Opportunity Center of Crawford County. The Board is providing technical assistance to help organizations shift their business models from segregated to fully integrated services that are individualized, full of choices, and built around the dreams and aspirations of individuals. Building Full Lives in the community means creating opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) (including individuals with diverse identities and/or who are underserved), to have...

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