Author: Giese-BPDD

Apply Now to be a Partner in Policymaking!

Apply now for the 2017-2018 Partners in Policymaking class! Applications are due at noon on Friday, September 1, 2017. Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking is a six‐session advocacy and systems change training program designed to develop a group of future leaders across the state who are able to work with legislators and communities 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, adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities, and parents/primary caregivers of children and youth with...

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August is national ABLE to Save Month

August is national ABLE to Save Month! #ABLEtoSave. ABLE to Save is a nationwide awareness campaign to provide information about ABLE accounts. The ABLE Act lets eligible individuals with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt account that may be used for qualified disability expenses. This will allow qualified individuals with disabilities to save money while keeping their eligibility for federal public benefits. For resources and webinars, see http://ablenrc.org/road-map-enrollment...

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Apply for an Employment First Partner Grant!

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is seeking Employment First Partners to engage in local grassroots efforts that lead to increased community, integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Past Employment First Partners efforts have included: • Presentations to local businesses, rotaries, and High Schools • Media Campaigns • Video’s and public service announcements • Legislative breakfasts and town hall meetings • Employer recognition events It is easy to apply. Download and complete the short application (for a fillable form contact Ann Sievert). URL: http://wi-bpdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017-EF-Partner-Grant-Application-Final.pdf Deadline to apply is Friday, August 25. Grant requests can be up...

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