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Become an Active Advocate! Sign up for Action Alerts from BPDD. Join a network of disability advocates and take action on issues that affect people with disabilities and their families in Wisconsin. Members receive timely email alerts and/or text messages about opportunities to use their voice regarding policy and legislation. Sign up today! http://wi-bpdd.org/index.php/join/ Contact Page: http://wi-bpdd.org/index.php/contact-the-board/ Staff Directory and Contact Information: http://wi-bpdd.org/index.php/bpdd-staff/ Follow us on Facebook – WI BPDD Follow us on Twitter...

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Building Full Lives

Building Full Lives is an initiative of the Board to create opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) (including individuals with diverse identities and/or who are underserved), to have lives in their community that include: Respect: People are respected and valued by others in the community, not just paid staff. Community participation: People are involved in a growing network of relationships; this is a relationship network beyond paid staff and disability professionals. Competent Contribution: People are assisted to understand their gifts, talents, knowledge, and abilities; and to use these personal assets to make a living through work, and...

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BPDD Wants Your Input!

Are you an individual with a disability or family member? Did you participate in the Determination Conference, Partners in Policy Making, Disability Advocacy Day, Youth Leadership Forum, or any other Wisconsin Board for People with Disabilities (BPDD) activity during the past year? If you answered yes, please take a moment to complete this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7L29JDR This survey provides BPDD important information about the impact we are having on the lives of people with disabilities and their family members. If you have questions, please contact Ann Sievert, BPDD State Plan Project Manager 608-267-9897 Email:...

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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. Maria Barajas’ comments about what she learned at the 2017 Self Determination Conference are part of a video series we will share each month of what we are hearing from different BPDD program participants around the state. Here Maria Barajas speaks about some of the things she has learned at the 2017 Self – Determination Conference. Thank you Maria! Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/0VebhLkd0zw Do you have a story to...

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Supported Decision-Making

Supported Decision-Making is a set of strategies that help individuals with disabilities have more control over their life and future. It involves family and friends working together with individuals to support them in making complex decisions. This guide provides important information about empowering individuals with disabilities to make informed decisions about their life that protect both their rights while ensuring their safety and privacy. It is for: family members and friends who support individuals with disabilities;legal and education professionals; and service providers, including guardians or other supporters who work with people with disabilities. Direct link to Guide: http://wi-bpdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Supported_decision_making_booklet.pdf  Supported Decision-Making...

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