Author: BPDD

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is recognized nationally as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to “increase public awareness of the needs and potential of Americans with developmental disabilities.” During the month, we want people to share their stories, photos, and resources far and wide to expand the conversation of inclusion and accessibility. This year’s theme is “See Me for Me!” To us, this means looking beyond someone’s disability and seeing them as a person and not just a person with a disability. Check out our Facebook page throughout the month with stories and photos featuring people with developmental disabilities working, participating and contributing to...

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Disability Advocacy Day

The Survival Coalition’s Disability Advocacy Day is designed to connect you with your legislators so you can talk about issues that matter to you! You are the expert in sharing how legislative policies affect people with disabilities in their everyday lives. Disability Advocacy Day Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Monona Terrace Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI Registration has closed....

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Employment First Conference – Registration Open

SAVE THE DATE: Employment First Conference – Building Full Lives: Charting a New Course for Service Transformation May 22, 2018 The Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells This year’s Employment First conference is shifting gears to provide an intensive, collaborative day of learning and problem solving for service providers, funders, and self-advocates who want to transform services to support people with disabilities to build full lives in their communities that include employment, volunteering, recreational, social and other community activities. Building Full Lives is a specific set of support strategies that simultaneously teach people with disabilities new skills in their communities, while...

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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. Mathell Webb 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. Webb! Watch the Video: Do...

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BPDD newsletter available in both Spanish and English

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is now offering its monthly newsletter of grant opportunities, upcoming meetings, and other news in both Spanish and English. Sign up for the newsletter here: Read the latest issue in Spanish here: Read the latest issue in...

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