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Nov 22 2009

Changes to Pre-Vocational Services - Consensus Reached

The Department of Health Services (DHS) has proposed a change in the definition of Pre-Vocational services.  It wants to limit the time a person with disabilities will be able to stay in this funding category.  This change has raised many questions and concerns.


4 comments - Posted by DAWN at 1:24 PM - Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Website Updates

Nov 18 2009

Register Now! WI Webinar: The Role of Nonprofits in the 2010 Census

A special webinar on The Role of Wisconsin Nonprofitsis in the 2010 Census will be held on Tuesday, November 24 at 1:00-2:00pm Central Time.


0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 12:04 PM - Categories: Advocacy | Trainings

Nov 10 2009

Health Care Reform Update

Late Saturday night, by a vote of 220-215, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962). One Republican member voted for the bill while 39 Democrats opposed it.


0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 5:34 PM - Categories: Advocacy

Nov 9 2009

Public Forum on Special Education in Wisconsin

The State Superintendent’s Council on Special Education is pleased to announce it will hold, as part of its November meeting, a public forum on Nov 16th to obtain broad based input on special education.


1 comments - Posted by DAWN at 5:53 PM - Categories: Advocacy | Events

Nov 6 2009

Public Hearing on SB-362, Mental Health Parity

The Senate Committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue will hold a public hearing on SB-362 on Tuesday, November 10, 2009.  The hearing will be in Room 411 South in the State Capitol.

SB-362 is the newest version of the Mental Health Parity legislation.  This bill would provide health insurance coverage of mental and nervous disorders, alcoholism, and other substance abuse.  Similar bills have been introduced in past legislative sessions but have never passed.

For more information about this bill go to the DAWN web site.

If you support this bill and the Assembly version (AB-512), plan to attend the hearing.  You can either present your story about how this would benefit you or you can simply register your support.  If you are not able to attend, you can contact the committee chairperson, Sen. Erpenbach, with your thoughts.

0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 12:42 PM - Categories: Advocacy

Nov 6 2009

Public Hearing for SB-271, BPA Bill

What: There will be a public hearing on SB 271 or the BPA Bill.  This legislation will ensure that children's bottles or cups made or sold in Wisconsin are BPA-free, and that products are clearly labeled as such. 


0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 12:40 PM - Categories: Advocacy

Nov 4 2009

Sen. Feingold in Portage County

U.S. Senator Russ Feingold will hold his final Listening Session of 2009 in Portage County on Thursday, November 12, 2009.


0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 11:08 AM - Categories: Advocacy | Events

Nov 3 2009

Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Phone Workshop:   Thursday, Nov 12, 2009, 7-8 p.m.


0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 5:29 PM - Categories: Advocacy | Trainings

Nov 3 2009

Family Voices of Wisconsin “Did You Know? Now You Know!” Training

Family Voices of Wisconsin is again offering the “Did You Know? Now You Know!" training series around the state this fall.


0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 9:48 AM - Categories: Trainings

Nov 3 2009

HBO Looking for Kids 8-16

HBO is producing a TV special on learning differences, by young people, for young people, that will discuss learning disabilities from the vantage point of these children's strengths.


0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 8:52 AM - Categories: Miscellaneous

Nov 3 2009

PIER "Coffee" and Resources

 Are you looking for resources for parent connections to help with information, resources, supports and understanding community agencies, programs and links?


1 comments - Posted by DAWN at 8:35 AM - Categories: Trainings | Events | Miscellaneous


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