In May 2019, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities announced five awards statewide to services providers and agencies designed so they can help local businesses hire and support workers with significant disabilities.

The “Partners with Business” initiative was signed into law in 2018 and is based on a successful, cost-effective strategy from BPDD’s Let’s Get to Work youth employment project that shows businesses how co-workers can provide supports to employees with disabilities on the job.

The grantees are:

  • Aptiv, Inc. (based in La Crosse)
  • Employment Resources Inc. (based in Madison)
  • Portal, Inc. (Grafton)
  • Valley Packaging Industries, Inc. (Appleton)
  • My Choice Family Care (based in Wauwatosa)

To learn more about Partners with Business follow the link below to the PwB toolkit on the Let’s Get to Work website: LINK

Read the full press release: HERE