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Call or email the DOT to let them know how important transportation options are to you. You can encourage the DOT to restore the 10% cut to public transportation.
To highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) is conducting the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign.
Rick Petzke is a self-advocate from Madison. He is a member of AmeriCorps and People First-Stoughton. Rick recently graduated from BPDD’s Partners in Policymaking program and, as part of his AmeriCorps work, has been working in the BPDD office since August.
BPDD provides many opportunities for people with disabilities, their family members, and professionals to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Wisconsin. Featured events and opportunities include the 2012 Self-Determination Conference, an RFP for a public information campaign, and a job posting.
“Our community is better when everybody works.” This quote from Mark Przywojski, store director of Festival Foods in Holmen, sums up this video PSA about the importance of employment for people with disabilities.
Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day, but now is the time for disability advocates to raise awareness about the issues important to them. BPDD partnered with People First and WDVC to create tools to help advocates get involved this election season.
A SPARKS grant from BPDD allowed Employment Partnerships, Inc. to team up with the Farm to Pantry Project to create the Kickapoo Harvest: Gleaning for Healthy Communities Project. The project, conducted this summer, aimed to increase community-integrated employment for people with disabilities while providing healthy food to people in the community.
Competitive employment can be the solution to many challenges people with significant disabilities face, including poverty, lack of access to healthcare, and social isolation.