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Aug 25 2008

WINMILL Training of Trainers Seminar

The seminar is free to people who want to learn more about Transition and the Rehab Act and will share that information with other people.

Transition and the Rehab Act Presented by WI FACETS
September 19& 20, 2008
Marshall Middle School 25 S. Pontiac Drive Janesvilles, WI
4:00P.M. – 8:00P.M. Friday, 9/19/08
8:30A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Saturday, 9/20/07
(attendance is expected both days)

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Aug 25 2008

Election News (From DAWN Advocacy Alerts)

You may sign up to receive these timely advocacy messages directly from DAWN.

- Poll Workers Needed
- Election Action Grants Available
- Voter Guides

For details please see a copy of this DAWN alert.

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Aug 21 2008

DAWN Action Election Grants

In Wisconsin this fall, there are eight seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, sixteen seats in the State Senate, and ninety-nine State Assembly seats up for election, along with many local offices. In an effort to increase the number of individuals with disabilities who are informed voters and who will vote, this special DAWN Action Grant is being made available. The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) is offering to provide financial support for well-defined non-partisan election related activities.

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Posted by DAWN at 3:43 PM - Categories: Grants | BPDD | DAWN Website Updates

Aug 20 2008

Family Care and IRIS Informational Drop-in Session by WI ADAPT

WI ADAPT is holding informational “drop in” sessions around Dane County. Stop in for as little, or as long, as you like to ask questions, grab some info, or talk to us about how these changes will affect you and how to join others in shaping this important transition to come!

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Aug 20 2008

Self -Directed Support Grants

The Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) is looking for 10 people to be trained as Self -Directed Support (SDS) facilitators.

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Aug 18 2008

Senator Feingold in Bayfield, Ashland, Douglas and Burnett Counties

U.S. Senator Russ Feingold will hold listening sessions in Bayfield and Ashland Counties on Wednesday, August 20, 2008.  He will also hold listening sessions in Douglas and Burnett Counties on Saturday, August 23, 2008.  Senator Feingold has pledged to hold listening sessions in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties each year of his six-year term.  If constituents need special accommodations at the listening sessions they should contact Senator Feingold’s Middleton office at 608-828-1200.

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Aug 14 2008

Down Syndrome Clinic Conference

Down Syndrome Clinic Conference: Rising to the Challenge: Supporting Families and Individuals with Down Syndrome Who Have Complex Needs

Saturday, Sept. 20, 200
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
[Registration Form (PDF)]
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Briggs & Stratton Auditorium

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Aug 11 2008

NACDD Fall Conference

The NACDD Fall Conference is just around the corner – October 6-7, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Please see the conference brochure and registration form.

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Aug 11 2008

What 'Tropic Thunder' Thinks Is Funny

Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, wrote an op-ed piece about a new movie coming out on August 13, 2008 called "Tropic Thunder". His article appears in the Washington Post (read below) on August 11, 2008.  Meanwhile, disability advocates are preparing for a possible national boycott of the film.

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Posted by DAWN at 12:05 PM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Website Updates

Aug 11 2008

Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is once again accepting applications from Emerging Leaders with Disabilities to apply for AAPD's 2009 PAUL G. HEARNE LEADERSHIP AWARD.  This year, AAPD will recognize three (3) Hearne Award recipients at our 2009 Leadership Gala in Washington , D.C. , present them each with $10,000 cash, and include each in AAPD's 2009 Leadership Initiatives.  Applications are due by 5 PM EST, Tuesday, September 30, 2008.

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Posted by DAWN at 12:03 PM - Categories: BPDD | DAWN Website Updates

Aug 8 2008

73rd and 74th State Assembly Districts Candidate Forums

Mark your calendars on August 18 and 19 for two Forums on Disability Issues featuring the candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly in the 73rd and 74th Assembly districts (Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer and Washburn Counties).

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Posted by DAWN at 12:04 PM - Categories: Advocacy | Events | DAWN Website Updates

Aug 6 2008

Training Sessions on Family Care

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations will hold several training sessions around the state on Family Care.  People who attend will learn more about Family Care and what they can expect from it.

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Aug 6 2008

Feingold in Pepin, Buffalo, Vilas, Iron, Polk, and St. Croix

U.S. Senator Russ Feingold will hold listening sessions in the following counties from August 9 through 12, 2008: Pepin, Buffalo, Vilas, Iron, Polk, and St. Croix. Senator Feingold has pledged to hold listening sessions in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties each year of his six-year term.  If constituents need special accommodations at the listening session they should contact Senator Feingold’s Middleton office at 608-828-1200.

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Aug 1 2008

Opening Doors

The newest "Opening Doors", following "Opening Doors to Post Secondary" is now online. The next four "Opening Doors" on Transition will be authored by WI FACETS,and are going through the DPI processes for publication. Watch for them to be published next. 

Opening Doors to Employment transition guide developed by Laura Owens. It has lots of practical, best-practice ideas on
employment for youth with disabilities

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