Author: Giese-BPDD

Save the Date: Disability Advocacy Day

Join Survival Coalition and hundreds of advocates for this one-day event in Madison to help inform legislators about Medicaid, Transportation, Workforce, Long-Term Care and other issues important to you. Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Monona Terrace Convention Center One John Nolen Drive, Madison,WI Informational Flyer available: Flyer.  Download and help us spread the word! Details and registration information will be coming in...

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Attend the Employment First Conference!

2017 Wisconsin Employment First Conference Embracing Change: Together We Make it Happen April 5th Registration Now Open! The Wisconsin Board for Developmental Disabilities, Wisconsin APSE and People First Host the Fourth Annual Employment First Conference Last year, over 350 people attended the WI Employment First Conference “Celebrating Progress!” The conference focused on major achievements made with integrated employment and honored advocates, families, service providers, state agencies, and schools who have worked tirelessly to increase integrated employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  Click here to see highlights from last year’s conference!  Last year’s Keynote speaker, Ari Neiman, President and co-founder...

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Apply Now for the 2017 BPDD Youth Leadership Forum

The Wisconsin Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a week-long leadership training and career awareness program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with disabilities. Being selected to attend the YLF is a distinct honor that you can be very proud of. Please take the time to apply – you’ll have the time of your life! YLF is for: Students who show leadership potential by being active in their school and community Students who have a disability (physical, learning, cognitive, emotional, sensory, etc.) Wisconsin residents Students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school Why Attend the Youth...

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What We Do: 2017 – 2021 State Plan

Every five years, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) is required to submit a plan to the federal government that focuses on systems change that will improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities in the state. The BPDD believes that all people with disabilities should be fully included in the community. For details, see the 2012-16 BPDD State Plan –...

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