Author: Giese-BPDD

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month—a time to celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people living with Spina Bifida. The theme, Care about Spina Bifida Care, challenges us to get involved in improving the health and lives of our families, friends, neighbors, and even strangers who live with this rare birth defect. People living with Spina Bifida, parents, health care providers and others will share their triumphs and struggles in their journey with Spina Bifida. For more,...

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Inclusion Drives Innovation

How are you planning to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. NDEAM is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and many observances are held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. Learn how you can support NDEAM by visiting the ODEP website: www.dol.gov/ndeam. The Board has several initiatives that raise awareness about employment for individuals with disabilities. NDEAM focuses on the value of increasing employment for people with disabilities...

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Community Conversation in Milwaukee

Thanks to the Milwaukee community for participating in The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities’ community conversation at the African American Women’s Center. Special thanks to Board members Delores Sallis and Elsa Diaz-Bautista for their coordination and support!...

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Building Full Lives

Building FULL Lives (BFL) is a project of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. BFL provides training and technical assistance to support organizations in moving from a segregated to integrated service model that flexibly supports both a person’s integrated employment and community living goals. BFL provides services and supports that are individualized, full of choices, and built around the dreams and aspirations of the individual. Find out how BFL is helping individuals with disabilities lead full lives by reading Demarious Foster’s profile...

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