BPDD co-hosts and co-sponsors annual events that are designed to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Go to the links below for more information about each event, including how to participate and who to contact with questions.



State Budget Training sessions throughout Wisconsin teach people how to advocate effectively on state budget issues. BPDD conducts regional state budget trainings in legislative budget years starting in February and March.


Disability Advocacy Day

Disability Advocacy Day connects advocates with their legislators so they can share their story and explain what issues are important to them. Participants attend a briefing about current disability issues, plan their legislative visits, and then meet with their legislators.


Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign

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 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.


Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference

The Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference empowers people with disabilities to have more control over their lives. Each year, people participate in the conference to learn more about self-determination and SDS so they can live independently, actively participate in their communities, and use public funds efficiently.