Author: Giese-BPDD

Join Us for Disability Advocacy Day – March 10

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.   Registration is due by March 10, 2017 You can register here: Please note that Survival Coalition will schedule your legislative visit. Your visit will be with others from your district. In order to have accurate scheduling – you must use your home address on the registration form. Check-In starts at 9:30 am on March 21, 2017. Parking is on your...

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SPARKS Grant Recipients Speak at NIU

Biranna Richardson and Lance Owens made a presentation about Artworking to a group of 30-35 graduate-level art students at NIU School of Art and Design yesterday. Biranna and Lance spoke on Artworking’s innovative model of employment and business development for individuals with disabilities as well as possible career choices for art students.  Thanks to Billie Giese, Associate Professor, School of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University for allowing Artworking to do some knowledge transfer. Artworking is the recipient of a BPDD SPARKS...

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State Budget Training: Register Now

Want to learn more about what’s in the WI state budget that impacts the disability community and how you can get involved? Participate in one of our FREE trainings held statewide (nearly 20 locations) coming up in March. BPDD in partnership with The Arc Wisconsin and Disability Rights Wisconsin will be hosting trainings statewide. Register here and share the flyer that lists ALL state locations widely with your friends!

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Gwen McGee: Partner in Policymaking

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is making an effort to reach and interact with communities that are more diverse. Our programs, such as Partners in Policymaking, the Youth Leadership Forum, and SPARKS grants are available to everyone in Wisconsin. We are profiling various individuals that highlight our efforts for everyone. This month we hear from Gwen McGee of Milwaukee. Gwen is a recent graduate of the Board’s Partners in Policymaking program. She says, “The Partners in Policymaking program has definitely strengthened my role as an advocate for individuals with disabilities. I have acquired many skills and...

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