How We Began

We were born of the national Developmental Disabilities Act of 1970. We are the Wisconsin board that is charged with bringing people together to solve problems, remove barriers and create statewide change for the developmental disability community.

“Disability is a natural part of the human experience.”

Developmental Disabilities Act 1970

How We Began

We were born of the national Developmental Disabilities Act of 1970. We are the Wisconsin board that is charged with bringing people together to solve problems, remove barriers and create statewide change for the developmental disability community.

“Disability is a natural part of the human experience.”

Developmental Disabilities Act 1970

Our Mission

To unite ALL of Wisconsin in supporting our citizens with developmental disabilities to lead their most independent lives. 

Our Charge

We visited communities around the state to find out what issues matter to you and what you’d like to see change.  We listened. And from your words came our 5-year state plan for people with developmental disabilities. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

We want all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have the lives they want. Yet, we know that not all people are living the lives they want because of racism and discrimination. We commit to finding and addressing these inequities at BPDD and in the service systems. We will listen, we will learn, and we will achieve change.

Definitions

  • Diversity: All the ways in which people and lives are different.
  • Equity: Everyone has the supports they need to access opportunities to have the lives they want.
  • Inclusion: A community where all people are and feel respected, have a sense of belonging, and can participate and contribute to the group’s success.

2022 Board Meeting Dates

Click the button to see when our scheduled Board Meeting and Executive Meetings dates are being held for 2022.

If you would like to submit public comment or attend a board meeting you can contact Jeremy for the link at Jeremy.Gundlach@wisconsin.gov

Our 5-Year State Plan

Our top goals and how we plan to achieve them.

Our Unique Role

We are the state council with a federal charge. What does that mean?

2021 Impact Sheet

See the impact our board has made around the state in 2021

2022 Annual Report

Check out some of our accomplishments from the last two years!

State Policy Positions

Click on the link below to read our Policy Positions. Updated 2/2/21

Policy Positions

Our voices. Our choices. Our lives.

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Our People

People with developmental disabilities are essential community members, employees and friends. We believe they should have the same choices and opportunities to live their most independent life.

Our Board

Our dedicated board members come from around the state and include people with developmental disabilities or their family members.

Our Staff

Our staff is passionate about helping people with developmental disabilities live their best lives.

Our Calendar

Board meetings, trainings, listening sessions, events…find out what’s happening in your community and around the state. It’s all here.