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 2021-2022 sessions due October 22nd.

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.

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 10, 2021.

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.

Apply Today!

July 10-15, 2022 • Madison

Self-Determination YouTube Channel

Do you see life as a journey? Are you looking for a path that personally empowers you? We are a group of self-advocates with developmental or intellectual disabilities who believe self-determination is essential to living our best life–the life we all deserve. This channel is dedicated to sharing our voices about using choice and control in our lives. We will celebrate successes and show that, through perseverance, anything is possible. Through this channel you can connect with other self-advocates and people who support us. If you’re interested in being a part of the channel, contact Fil Clissa at