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Wisconsin Youth Leadership Forum Accepting Applications

(Added 04/29/2015) More
The Wisconsin Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a week-long leadership training and career awareness program for high school students with disabilities, July 26-31, 2015, Edgewood College, Madison.

BPDD hosts Legislative Breakfast on Employment First

(Added 04/24/2015) More
BPDD’s Kenosha Employment First Community Action Team (CAT)/LCS Racine hosted a Legislative Breakfast 

Disability Organizations Support New ABLE ACT Legislation to Help People Plan for the Future

(Added 04/23/2015) More
BPDD and Disability Rights Wisconsin are excited to work with legislators to move forward important legislation that would increase the economic self-sufficiency and quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.

Show Support for Better Bottom Line Initiative

(Added 04/10/2015) More
If you support the idea that youth with disabilities should have more opportunities to be employed and schools should be focused on and have the resources to help children do that, contact your legislator about supporting Rep. Rob Brooks' Better Bottom Line Initiative budget motion. 

WI Joint Committee on Finance holding public hearings

(Added 03/18/2015) More
The Wisconsin State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance is holding a series of public hearings on the proposed state budget. 

Webinar: 2015-2017 State Budget Training for Disability Advocates

(Added 03/04/2015) More
Webinar - State Budget Training for the Disability Community - Registration Closed. 

New Q & A Clarifies HCBS Rule

(Added 01/15/2015) More
CMS issues clarification of Home and Community Based Services Rule

2015 Survival Coalition State Budget Advocacy Priorities

(Added 01/08/2015) More
This document outlines Survival Coalition’s priorities for the upcoming biennial budget period, and was prepared by current Survival issue teams. 

EF Community Action Teams Post Videos

(Added 12/26/2014) More
Check out these new YouTube video’s done by two of our Employment First Community Action Teams (CATS) highlighting the importance of businesses hiring people with disabilities

ABLE Act Signed into Law

(Added 12/20/2014) More
On Dec. 19, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that allows people with disabilities and their families to save for college and other expenses in tax-deferred accounts.

 

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