The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is committed to building full lives in the community for people with disabilities. The Board’s Building Full Lives program has increased choice, independence and community participation leading to decreased dependence on paid supports.
Building FULL Lives provides coaching and business planning expertise to providers working with hundreds of people around the state with the most significant disabilities and their families to more flexibly support people with disabilities in the community. Providers are learning to create individualized supports that lead to better employment, health, and other quality of life outcomes.
Permanent changes in providers’ work culture and priorities include: Increasing people with disabilities’ expectations for community jobs; increased development of natural connections in the community, decreasing the need for paid supports; and better supports for individuals to make informed choices.
Find out more about Building Full Lives here: http://wi-bpdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/BFL-Impact-2017.pdf