Month: May 2018

Supported Decision-Making: Recorded Webinar Available

The Arc Wisconsin along with the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources are coordinating informational sessions and trainings on Wisconsin’s new Supported Decision-Making law. See slides from the May 21 webinar training here. Listen to a recording of the May 21 webinar training here. Find the Supported Decision-Making Agreement form here. 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...

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Employment First Conference: Recorded Sessions

The 2018 Employment First Conference was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who was there as an attendee, presenter or vendor. Don’t worry if you missed out as we are compiling the presentations to review from home. Below are the three sessions that were recorded the day of, click on the title to go directly to the recorded session. We will be posting the slides and handouts from the other sessions at the Employment First website: HERE 1) Advancing Competitive Integrated Employment in Long-Term Care  Presenters: Curtis Cunningham and Amy Chartier, WI Department of Health Services In this presentation,...

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Partners in Policymaking 2018-2019: Applications available

Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking is a six-session, advocacy and systems change training program designed to develop a group of seasoned leaders across the state who are able to work on policies and initiatives that will support the full participation and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of life. Partners in Policymaking is designed for adults with developmental disabilities and family members of children and youth with developmental disabilities ages birth to 21. Participants agree to support core values laid out in the federal Developmental Disabilities Act. Please affirm that you support each value before applying for Partners....

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Partners with Business: Request for Applications

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WI BPDD) is seeking five (5) grantees to partner with the WI BPDD and a project consultant to successfully implement the Partners with Business model of employment supports.   Partners with Business is a way to support workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve long-term success on the job by using a creative combination of natural and formal supports, both of which are provided by the employer. Eligible applicants include:  private businesses; public schools; care management organizations that administer Family Care or the Family Care Partnership Program; consultant agencies that assist...

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