Month: February 2018

Employment First Conference – Registration Open

SAVE THE DATE: Employment First Conference – Building Full Lives: Charting a New Course for Service Transformation May 22, 2018 The Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells This year’s Employment First conference is shifting gears to provide an intensive, collaborative day of learning and problem solving for service providers, funders, and self-advocates who want to transform services to support people with disabilities to build full lives in their communities that include employment, volunteering, recreational, social and other community activities. Building Full Lives is a specific set of support strategies that simultaneously teach people with disabilities new skills in their communities, while...

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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. Mathell Webb 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. Webb! Watch the Video: Do...

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BPDD newsletter available in both Spanish and English

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is now offering its monthly newsletter of grant opportunities, upcoming meetings, and other news in both Spanish and English. Sign up for the newsletter here: Read the latest issue in Spanish here: Read the latest issue in...

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Don’t Leave Yourself on the Other Side of the Door

Keith Jones of SoulTouchin’ Experiences made a presentation at the BPDD Self Conference on delivery of care giving services: Keith will be speaking at Parent University! Parent University is a resource fair with speakers and a free lunch on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 am to 5 pm at the African American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet St. in Milwaukee, WI. The event will give you access to resources on the local and state level. This is a free event but you must register by emailing your information to

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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:  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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