The goal of BPDD’s employment projects is for people with developmental disabilities to be employed in integrated jobs of their choosing in the community. Go to the links below for more information about each project, including how to get involved and who to contact with questions.
Let’s Get to Work focuses on developing and implementing policies and practices that raise community expectations and reduce systems barriers, leading to higher integrated employment outcomes for youth in transition who have significant intellectual and developmental disabilities.
BPDD conducts the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign to raise awareness about the importance of integrated employment for people with disabilities. People with disabilities who have integrated jobs are encouraged to participate in the campaign.
Wisconsin Employment First promotes Integrated Employment – jobs in typical business settings at minimum wage or higher – in the general workforce for people with disabilities. The initiative combines the work of grassroots groups with statewide policy and legislative efforts.
Wisconsin Employment First Conference
The Wisconsin Employment First Conference is for anyone interested in increasing integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Conference participants learn strategies that support people with disabilities to get jobs, develop local action plans, and develop a statewide network.