Category: Press Releases

Sep 25 2013

Disability Advocates Applaud Gov. Walker’s Jobs Proposal

Press release from the Disability Policy Partnership about Gov. Walker's plans to fund DVR and expand youth apprenticeship programs.

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Jun 18 2013

Press Release: BPDD Awards Self-Determination Grant to LinkEd

New project to increase the number of people with disabilities who have choice and control over their lives.

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Jun 5 2013

BPDD Weighs-In on JFC Decision

Press Release:BPDD Supports JFC Removal of Special Needs Vouchers from Budget; Disappointed by Lack of Funding for Special Education.

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Jun 3 2013

Press Release: BPDD Supports Expansion of Family Care to 7 NE Counties

BPDD supports expansion of Family Care/IRIS to seven northeastern counties which currently do not have these programs.

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May 30 2013

BPDD Thanks JFC for Increasing Transit Funding

BPDD thanks JFC for voting in support of increased funding for transit and paratransit in the 2013-2015 State Budget.

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May 30 2013

Better Together Awards Storytellers

As part of their campaign, “Better Together: Sharing stories, Sharing lives,” the BPDD is encouraging people to share stories.

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May 22 2013

2013 Class of Partners in Policymaking Graduates

Twenty-three disability advocates from around the state graduated from Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking on May 11.

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Mar 7 2013

Press Release: Disability Groups Share Voucher Concerns

Statewide disability groups share legislators’ concerns about special needs vouchers (press release).

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Feb 18 2013

Press Release: Governor's Proposed Education Budget Raises Concerns

BPDD concerned about how students with disabilities will be affected

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Mar 28 2012

Achievement Gap Revealed in WKCE Test Results

Student test results from the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) shows students with disabilities continue to lag far behind.

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Feb 10 2012

Advocates Thank Committee for Voting to Lift Caps

BPDD signed a joint press release thanking the Senate Health Committee.

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Feb 8 2012

BPDD Thanks Assembly Committee for Passing People First Bill

AB 471 will Remove “R-Word” from Wisconsin Law.

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Jan 24 2012

BPDD Thanks Senate for Passing Seclusion and Restraint Bill

Bill will improve school safety for students and staff.

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Jan 18 2012

BPDD Supports Bills that will Lift Cap on Family Care

Bills will improve access to Wisconsin’s Long-Term Care Programs.

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Oct 5 2011

BPDD Announces Take Your Legislator To Work Campaign

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and to highlight this, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is organizing the Take your Legislator to Work Campaign.

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Sep 30 2011

WI-BPDD Awarded Employment Grant for Youth with Disabilities

The BPDD has been awarded a grant to improve employment outcomes for transition-age youth with disabilities.

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Jul 27 2011

BPDD Elects Officers for 2011-2012

Barbara Katz, from Madison, was elected to be the Board’s next Chairperson.

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Jun 3 2011

School Vouchers Press Release

BPDD Concerned About Impacts Of Expanded Voucher Programs On Students With Disabilities

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