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Oct 27 2011

Did You Know? Now You Know! (Manitowoc)

A Did You Know? Now You Know! training will be held in Manitowoc from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the ADRC of Manitowoc County.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 3:32 PM - Categories: Events

Oct 27 2011

Did You Know? Now You Know! (Madison)

A Did You Know? Now You Know! training will be held in Madison from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Waisman Outreach Office.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 3:20 PM - Categories: Events

Oct 26 2011

Sen. Fitzgerald Hosting Telephone Town Hall Meeting – 11-1-11

Senator Scott Fitzgerald will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 for residents of the 13th Senate District. This is a great opportunity to voice your opinions about the issues that are important to you.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 3:15 PM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Oct 24 2011

Legislative Town Hall Meeting on Medicaid (La Crosse)

On Oct 28 2011 state legislators from Western Wisconsin will hold a town hall meeting about 39 Medicaid changes proposed by the Department of Health Services.

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0 comments - Posted by DAWN at 5:08 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Events | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Oct 21 2011

Personal Care Changes - Survey Extended

The Survival Coalition’s Personal Care Changes Survey has been extended. If you have not done so yet, please complete the survey. Also, please disseminate the survey to others who would be, or have been, impacted by changes in personal care.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:29 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous | Advocacy

Oct 21 2011

Training: Family-Directed Supports for Children with LTS Needs

“Exploring the Foundations: Family-Directed Supports for Children with Long-Term Support (LTS) Needs” is a training that will focus on the principles and practices that create opportunities for families to plan and direct effective supports for their children and their entire family. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 12:48 PM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous | Events

Oct 17 2011

Opportunity to Make Your Voice Heard on Medicaid Cuts

The Department of Health Services is holding two Town Hall Meetings this week to hear from the public on its 39 proposals to cut costs in Medicaid programs. This is an excellent opportunity for you to have your voice heard about lifting the caps on Family Care, changes to personal care and transportation services, and more.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:12 PM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Oct 15 2011

Personal Care Changes - Survey

To measure the impact of the change in the interpretation of the Personal Care Screening Tool, the Survival Coalition is conducting a survey to collect stories and experiences from across the state. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, October 19.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:17 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous | Advocacy

Oct 14 2011

Town Hall Meeting on Medicaid – Friday, October 21 (Milwaukee)

The Department of Health Services (DHS) will hold a Town Hall Meeting in Milwaukee next Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. to hear from the public on its 39 proposals to save funding in Medicaid programs. Written comments can also be submitted in-person or online.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 5:46 PM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Oct 14 2011

Town Hall Meeting on Medicaid – Wednesday, October 19 (Madison)

The Department of Health Services will hold a Town Hall Meeting in Madison on Wednesday, October 19, from 1-7 p.m. to hear from the public on its 39 proposals to save funding in Medicaid programs. Written comments can also be submitted in-person or online.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:57 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous | Advocacy

Oct 14 2011

Medicaid Proposals Cause Concern

The Department of Health Services (DHS) made 39 proposals to save funding in Medicaid programs. This post features (1) a short summary of four proposals that cause concern and (2) the Survival Coalition's letter to DHS Secretary Dennis Smith.

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1 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:50 PM - Categories: Miscellaneous | Advocacy

Oct 13 2011

Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign Needs You

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities’ (BPDD) Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign is off to a great start! There already are over 45 visits scheduled with more to come. Unfortunately, there aren’t any visits scheduled in your district…yet.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 5:02 PM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Oct 11 2011

U.S. Rep. Ryan Listening Sessions

Representative Paul Ryan will hold six listening sessions throughout his district starting October 20, 2011. This is a great opportunity to voice your opinions about the issues that are important to you.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:05 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous | Advocacy

Oct 7 2011

Proposed Medicaid Reforms – Comments Due October 14

The Department of Health Services (DHS) has released a list of 39 proposed Medicaid reforms to find $554 million in savings to balance the Medicaid budget as part of the Governor’s 2011-2013 budget. Disability advocates have identified and analyzed four proposed reforms that could have a significant impact on people with disabilities in Wisconsin. Comments are due by Friday, October 14.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:44 PM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Oct 7 2011

Analysis of Proposed Medicaid Reforms

A detailed analysis of the Department of Health Services' proposed reforms to personal care, the Family Care cap, medical transportation (Logisticare), and the Medical Maintenance of Effort Waiver.

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4 comments - Posted by BPDD at 3:58 PM - Categories: DAWN Website Updates | Miscellaneous

Oct 6 2011

Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking Program Seeks Participants

Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking is a six-session advocacy and systems change training program designed to develop a group of seasoned leaders across the state. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2011.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 10:35 AM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Trainings | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

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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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:23 PM - Categories: Press Releases

Oct 4 2011

Training on Transition for Families and Providers (Madison)

Training on Transition is training on transition to adult life for youth with disabilities and/or special health care needs. It will be held on October 12 in Madison.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 10:14 PM - Categories: Events | Trainings

Oct 4 2011

Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking Program

Applications for the BPDD's Partners in Policymaking program are due December 1, 2011.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:36 PM - Categories: BPDD

Oct 3 2011

Medicaid Program (Medical Assistance)

On September 30, the Department of Health Services (DHS) released a list of 39 Medicaid reforms to find $554 million in savings to balance the Medicaid budget as part of the Governor’s 2011-2013 budget.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:09 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous | Advocacy

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