Category: DAWN Alerts

Dec 26 2014

EF Community Action Teams Post Videos

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

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Dec 20 2014

ABLE Act Signed into Law

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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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 11:01 AM - Categories: BPDD | DAWN Alerts

Nov 20 2014

Let Families Impacted by Disability Save for the Future

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (H.R. 647/S.313) gives people with disabilities and their families a way to save for things like college, retirement, transportation, therapies, and other life Events without affecting their public benefits.

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0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 7:34 AM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts

Oct 15 2014

Absentee Voting by Mail

The General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. To vote absentee by mail you need to request an Absentee Ballot. You must request the ballot no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before Election Day.

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0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 1:54 PM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts

Aug 28 2014

Early Registration for SD Conference Extended!

SC: LogoThe Early Bird registration discount for the 2014 Self Determination Conference has been extended to Friday, September 12.

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0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 11:39 AM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Events

Aug 22 2014

Advance Your Advocacy: Apply for Partners in Policymaking

Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking is an advocacy and leadership training program for self-advocates and family members of a person with a developmental disability. The deadline to apply is September 2, 2014.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 10:10 AM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Aug 7 2014

Join BPDD’s Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign

The BPDD is now accepting applications for people with disabilities interested in taking their legislators to work.  The campaign highlights the importance and benefits of community integrated jobs for people with disabilities.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 9:49 AM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Jul 30 2014

Take A Stand On the Plan: Tell DHS what you think by September 2nd

Wisconsin Transition Plan must expand choices for people with disabilities
DHS must hear from people with disabilities, families and advocates who believe people with disabilities need more choice in their lives and should be part of our communities.
We only have 30 days to comment!
Visit www.takeastandontheplan.org for more information, and use our online tool to submit your comments

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1 comments - Posted by John Shaw at 2:27 PM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Jul 25 2014
Jul 7 2014

July 10th: Your Chance to Comment on Changes to BadgerCare

The Department of Health Services (DHS) is holding a public forum to gather feedback on the recent income eligibility changes made to BadgerCare.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 11:01 AM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Jul 3 2014

Get Ready for the Self-Determination Conference!

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Register now for the 2014 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference!  The conference will be held November 10-13, 2014, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. 

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 8:58 AM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Jun 30 2014

Tell Us How Family Care/IRIS Has Impacted Your Life!

The Survival Coalition is conducting a survey to hear from people with disabilities and the aging community about their experiences with the long-term care services available to them. Your opinion matters! Tell us your story.

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1 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:27 PM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Jun 18 2014

Self-Determination and Art Meet with the 2014 Mosaic Art Contest

Mosaic is a unique art contest for self-advocates who live in Wisconsin and want to express what self-determination means to them through their art. The deadline to submit artwork is 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 12:24 PM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Jun 16 2014

Become a Leader with Partners in Policymaking

Self-advocates and family members of a person with a developmental disability who want to improve their leadership and advocacy skills are encouraged to apply for Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2014.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 9:33 AM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Jun 12 2014

Create Change in Your Community with a SPARKS Grant

Spark a change in your community with a SPARKS Grant! SPARKS Grants have been making a difference for people with disabilities in Wisconsin since 2010. Learn more about SPARKS Grants. The deadline to apply is August 1.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 9:44 AM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Jun 11 2014

Correction: SDS Innovation Projects Request for Proposals

BPDD has issued a Request for Proposals to develop strategies to inform and train individuals with disabilities to use self-directed supports (SDS). The correct deadline to submit a proposal is 12 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 11:10 AM - Categories: BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Jun 10 2014

Take Action to Keep All Students Safe at School

Bills that would prevent the use of seclusion and restraint in public schools have been introduced in Congress. Participate in a national call-in day Thursday (June 12) to encourage legislators to support this legislation.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 10:19 AM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Jun 4 2014

CORE Mini-Grants Available for Families of Young Children

Wisconsin families of children ages birth to 6 with disabilities who are in Birth to 3 or the Children’s Long Term Care Program are invited to apply for a CORE Mini-Grant to expand opportunities and build relationships between their children and others in their community. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2014.

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Jun 3 2014

SDS Innovation Projects Request for Proposals

BPDD has issued a Request for Proposals to develop strategies to inform and train individuals with disabilities to use self-directed supports (SDS). The deadline to submit a proposal is July 14, 2014.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 12:39 PM - Categories: BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Grants | Miscellaneous

Jun 2 2014

Participate in the What Matters to Me Survey

People with disabilities who haven’t completed the “What Matters to Me” survey are encouraged to participate. The survey will be open until Monday, June 9, 2014.

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1 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:21 PM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

May 19 2014

Provide Your Comments to Improve Employment

The Wisconsin Rehabilitation Council and the Department of Workforce Development will hold hearings on Wednesday, May 21 to get comments from the public about employment for people with disabilities. Submit your comments in-person or via email, fax, or phone.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 12:46 PM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

May 15 2014

Make a Difference in Your Community: Apply for a SPARKS Grant

SPARKS Grants have been making a difference in Wisconsin since 2010. Learn more about SPARKS Grants and spark a change in your community! The deadline to apply is August 1.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 9:16 AM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

May 12 2014

Share Your Ideas to Improve Transportation

This is an excellent opportunity for disability advocates to share their thoughts and ideas to improve transportation for people with disabilities in Wisconsin.

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2 comments - Posted by BPDD at 9:03 AM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

May 7 2014

What Matters to Me: Survey of People with Disabilities

People with disabilities are encouraged to participate in “What Matters to Me: Survey of People with Disabilities.” This short survey asks how issues like employment, transportation, and housing affect the lives of people with disabilities in Wisconsin.

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1 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:40 PM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

May 1 2014

Provide Your Input about Independent Living

The Independent Living Council of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) have invited interested persons to attend a public hearing to give their input. The hearing will be from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on May 12 at Society’s Assets, Inc., 5200 Washington Avenue, Suite 225, Racine.

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Apr 30 2014

Learn About Access to Supports in Your Area

There will be an informational event about the first steps to take to access the supports you need. The event, What’s Your First Step, will be in West Bend  from 6:00-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 12:32 PM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Apr 30 2014

Share Your Ideas to Improve Transportation

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will host a town hall meeting in your area to collect feedback from citizens that could be used to inform the future of state transportation funding.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 12:02 PM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Apr 24 2014

Present at the 2014 Self-Determination Conference

Presentation proposals are being accepted for the 2014 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference. This is a great opportunity for you to share your ideas and experiences to help other people live a more self-determined life! The deadline to apply is May 15, 2014.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 12:55 PM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

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