Individuals and Families

Connect with others, learn more about the issues that matter to you and become advocates in your community .

Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking

Learn how to become a seasoned leader in Wisconsin! This six-session workshop will train you how to advocate for policies and initiatives that support full participation and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities.

Applications for the 2020-2021 sessions are now available!

Self-Determination Conference

Self determination means taking control of your life. Join us in October for one of the biggest events for people with disabilities and the people who support them. Learn how to live more independently, participate more in your community, and direct your public funds efficiently.

October 26-28, 2020 Virtually Everywhere! Register for free today.

Supported Decision-Making

There are alternatives to guardianship. Supported decision-making empowers individuals with disabilities to make informed decisions about their life that protect their rights and ensure their safety and privacy. It involves family and friends working together to help them make complex decisions. Toolkits now available in Spanish and Hmong!

Turn Out the Vote

Your vote matters! The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition (WDVC) is a non-partisan effort to get members of Wisconsin’s disability community to the polls. 

2020 Elections: Feb 18, April 7, Aug 11, Nov 3

Sparks Grants

Do you have an idea to make your community a better place for people with disabilities?  Organize your grassroots group and apply for funding to help make it happen! Individuals with developmental disabilities and family members may apply.

Spark grant applications due September 11, 2020.

Take Your Legislator to Work

How do we convince legislators that hiring people with disabilities is a great idea? We take them to work and show them!  Here they see firsthand how people with disabilities contribute to the local economy. They meet employers who say their business is better because they employ a person with a disability. Get started today.

Youth Leadership Program

If you are in high school and have a disability, apply for a week-long leadership training where you improve your leadership skills and meet other students your age who have similar experiences.

July 19-24, 2020 • Madison

Family Led Networks

Do you and other families see an issue or topic that needs exploring in your community? How do you move that forward? We can help. If you have a family network that is committed to work together on a particular focus area, we will provide the support needed to talk, plan and make real change. Examples of topics are circles of support, moving out, employment, transportation….you decide.