Author: BPDD

Acceptable Photo IDs to Vote in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin requires that you show an acceptable photo ID to vote at your polling place or to cast an in-person absentee ballot at your municipal clerk’s office. You will also be required to provide a photocopy of your ID to cast an absentee ballot by mail, with certain exceptions for military and permanent overseas voters and permanent absentee voters. Here is a link of acceptable IDs and other information: https://www.bringitwisconsin.com/  The next statewide elections in Wisconsin are the Spring Primary Feb. 20 and the Spring Election April 3. State offices to be elected are Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals...

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Disability Advocacy Day – March 20

Disability Advocacy Day 2018 is Tuesday, March 20 beginning at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, in Madison and ending with legislative visits at the State Capitol. Disability Advocacy Day connects you with your legislators to talk about issues that matter to you. Make certain your voice is heard! For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disability-advocacy-day-2018-survival-coalition-registration-30856861704   Día de abogacía para la incapacidad  – Marzo 20 El día de abogacía para la incapacidad es el Martes, 20 de Marzo del 2018 y comienza en el edificio llamado “Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center”, en 1...

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Next Statewide Election in Wisconsin!

The next statewide elections in Wisconsin are the Spring Primary Feb. 20 and the Spring Election April 3. State offices to be elected are Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals Judge, Districts I and IV, and Circuit Court Judge. More information on the Spring Election can be found here: http://elections.wi.gov/ NOW YOUR VOTER RIGHTS An accepted photo ID card is required to vote. Do you have the correct photo ID? Find out here: www.bringitwisconsin.com Make sure you’re registered to vote! If you aren’t sure if you’re registered or you need to find your polling place visit https://myvote.wi.gov. If you can’t...

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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. Celestine Burrows 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. Burrows!   Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/GE1m6PNFIgk Do...

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Self-Directed Healthcare Kit in both English and Spanish

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities recently completed our Self-Directed Healthcare Kit in both English and Spanish. The Self-directed Health Care Kit is designed to help individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities (I/DD) advocate for their own health care and support clear communication between the individual and their health care practitioners. The kit includes a set of forms for tracking health care concerns and interventions. It has also been designed to help the person in a supportive role to help advocate for the individual and enhance the interaction between the individual and the health care practitioner. Equipo...

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