Month: April 2018

Disability Policy Seminar 2018: WI Advocate Recommendations

Members of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Wisconsin, The Arc WI and the Waisman center traveled to Washington DC for the 2018 Disability Policy Seminar April 22-25. During the seminar attendees had the chance to meet with Wisconsin’s Congressional representatives or their staff. Below are the electronic versions of the one-pager recommendations. Please look over the pages and feel free to use in your own advocacy! Caregiver Crisis One Problem: In a 2016 Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations survey 85% of more than 500 respondents said they cannot find enough direct care workers to...

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Register for a FREE Training on Wisconsin’s New Supported Decision-Making Law

Wisconsin now has one of the nation’s only supported decision-making laws. Supported decision-making is a formal process that is an alternative to more restrictive guardianship and will be a helpful tool for many Wisconsin residents. Supported Decision-Making can allow older adults and people with disabilities to retain their authority to make life decisions, while also having trusted people provide support. Download the Supported Decision Making Booklet from BPDD: HERE Attend this webinar to learn what the SDM law in Wisconsin does and how you might use it in your life or to support a family member. This webinar is...

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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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