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Jan 30 2012

Restore Public Transportation Funds – Act Now!

Public transportation services are important for people with disabilities to be independent, productive, and included in their community. With your help, a new bill will restore funding to ensure transportation services are restored.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:53 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Jan 27 2012

Take Action to End the Waiting Lists!

Bills that would lift the caps on enrollment of Wisconsin’s long-term care programs have been introduced, but no hearings have been scheduled. These bills are in danger of failing.

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2 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:41 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Jan 27 2012

ALAS Support Groups – Date Reminder

The Latino Alliance Applying Solutions A.L.A.S.’s mission is to promote the independence of persons with disabilities by providing information and support to them, their families, and their service providers in the areas related to but not limited to education and health. 

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:39 PM - Categories: Events | Miscellaneous

Jan 27 2012

Call for Parents in Partnership (PIP) Training Proposals 2012-2013

WSPEI (Wisconsin Statewide Parent Education Initiative) is seeking proposals from school districts, communities, parent groups or agencies that would like to host a Parents in Partnership (PIP) training for 2012-2013.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:36 PM - Categories: Trainings | Miscellaneous

Jan 27 2012

Call for Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE) Training Proposals for 2012-2013.

WSPEI (Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative) is seeking proposals from school districts, communities, parent groups or agencies that would like to host a Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE) training for 2012-2013.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:35 PM - Categories: Trainings | Miscellaneous

Jan 27 2012

Strategies for Success Live Q & A Webinar: Using Technology to Communicate with Your Developmentally Disabled Child (Part 2)

Strategies for Success Live Q & A Webinar:  Using Technology to Communicate with Your Developmentally Disabled Child (Part 2): Continuing with the Strategies for Success Webinar Series, stories will be shared on how communication programs and technology such as the iPhone and iPad have helped communications with non-verbal children. 

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:28 PM - Categories: Events | Miscellaneous

Jan 27 2012

Wisconsin Transition Conference - REMINDER

Wisconsin Transition Conference - REMINDER: Opportunity to participate with others who are interested in transition planning for students with disabilities and to learn new information, share what you know, listen to others and plan for what comes next. 

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:22 PM - Categories: Events | Miscellaneous

Jan 25 2012

Testimony in Support of the People First Bill, AB 471

This testimony was submitted today by Barbara Katz, Chair of the BPDD.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:55 PM - Categories: Miscellaneous

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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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 9:46 PM - Categories: Press Releases | BPDD

Jan 24 2012

People First Bill Events Tomorrow (1-25-12)

SB 377 or AB 471 are the People First Bills which will remove the R-word (mental retardation and mentally retarded) from Wisconsin law.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 12:23 PM - Categories: Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Jan 23 2012

BPDD Issues Employment RFPs

BPDD has issued two Requests for Proposals (RFP). The RFPs both address BPDD’s employment goal to double the number of people with developmental disabilities who are both participating in Long-Term Care and have community-integrated jobs. Proposals must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2012.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:36 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Jan 20 2012

People First Bill Hearing (1-25-12)

The Assembly Health Committee will hold a hearing on the People First Bill (AB 471) at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in room 417N of the Capitol. This is a great opportunity for disability advocates to tell legislators why People First language is important to them!

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 3:55 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

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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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 5:59 PM - Categories: Press Releases | BPDD

Jan 13 2012

SDS and Integrated Employment RFP

The deadline for BPDD's request for proposals (RFP) is Feb. 20, 2012.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:37 AM - Categories: Grants | BPDD | Miscellaneous

Jan 13 2012

Wisconsin Employment First RFP

The deadline for BPDD's request for proposals (RFP) is Feb. 20, 2012.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:30 AM - Categories: Grants | BPDD | Miscellaneous

Jan 12 2012

Lifting the Family Care Caps: Bills are Circulating!

Bills to lift caps and expand Family Care, IRIS, and Family Care Partnership are circulating. Now is the time to contact your legislators.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 2:39 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Jan 10 2012

Seclusion & Restraint Testimony

The Survival Coalition and BPDD submitted testimony.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 3:48 PM - Categories: BPDD | Miscellaneous

Jan 9 2012

Raise Your Voice: Lift the Caps

Legislation to lift the caps on enrollment in Family Care, IRIS, and Family Care Partnership will be introduced this month. Raise your voice to support this legislation.

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1 comments - Posted by BPDD at 5:19 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Jan 5 2012

Hearings on Seclusion and Restraint Bills

Hearings on bills to reduce the inappropriate use of seclusion and restraint on students in schools will be held by both the Assembly and Senate Education Committees.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 11:42 AM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

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