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Feb 28 2012

DHS To Hold Regional Town Hall Meetings

The Department of Health Services (DHS) will hold town hall meetings in Green Bay (3/8), La Crosse (3/9), and Madison (3/12). DHS is seeking input from consumers, community partners, and providers on its Long-Term Care Sustainability Initiatives. This is an opportunity to share your ideas so the quality of Wisconsin’s long-term care services can remain high and still be cost-effective.

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Feb 28 2012

DHS Town Hall Meeting – Madison (3/12)

The Department of Health Services (DHS) will hold a town hall meeting in Madison on March 12. DHS is seeking input from consumers, community partners, and providers on its Long-Term Care Sustainability Initiatives. This is an opportunity to share your ideas so the quality of Wisconsin’s long-term care services can remain high and still be cost-effective.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:15 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Feb 28 2012

DHS Town Hall Meeting – La Crosse (3/9)

The Department of Health Services (DHS) will hold a town hall meeting in La Crosse on March 9. DHS is seeking input from consumers, community partners, and providers on its Long-Term Care Sustainability Initiatives. This is an opportunity to share your ideas so the quality of Wisconsin’s long-term care services can remain high and still be cost-effective.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:13 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Feb 28 2012

DHS Town Hall Meeting – Green Bay (3/8)

The Department of Health Services (DHS) will hold a town hall meeting in Green Bay on March 8. DHS is seeking input from consumers, community partners, and providers on its Long-Term Care Sustainability Initiatives. This is an opportunity to share your ideas so the quality of Wisconsin’s long-term care services can remain high and still be cost-effective.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 4:06 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Feb 27 2012

Registration Deadline Extended for Disability Advocacy Day

The registration deadline has been extended for Disability Advocacy Day to Wednesday, Feb. 29. Register now!

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Feb 26 2012

Urge Committee to Pass Family Care Bills without Amendments

The Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care will vote Tuesday morning on Assembly Bill (AB) 477 and Senate Bill (SB) 380. Contact members of the Committee today and tell them why lifting the caps and expanding these programs statewide is important to you!

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Feb 24 2012

Workshop for Grandparents of Children Living With Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin is presenting this workshop offering resources, insights and support.  The presenter is Claire Topp, a school psychologist and a grandparent of a boy living with autism. 

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Feb 24 2012

10th Annual Braille Games

This event provides an opportunity for children to socialize with others who also have visual impairments from the surrounding area, as well as adults who are blind or visually impaired.  It is a chance to work on braille skill development and to celebrate braille and all that it offers in terms of access to information, privacy, and independence. 

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Feb 24 2012

10th Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Family Conference

The goal of the conference is to bring families of children who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and deaf with additional disabilities together in a supportive, educational, and enjoyable atmosphere.  The conference offers parents and extended family members the opportunity for valuable personal contact with one another, as well as providing professionals and students in the field hands-on experiences through workshops and informal interactions. 

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Feb 24 2012

6th Annual Fashion Show for All Abilities – CALL FOR MODELS

2012 Call for Models is looking for about 75 men, women, and children for the show set for Friday, June 1, 2012 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.    

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Feb 24 2012

Advocacy Needed for Special Needs Voucher Hearing Tuesday (2/28)

Input is needed from disability advocates at a Senate Education Committee hearing on private school vouchers for students with disabilities. The hearing is scheduled for 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in Room 201 Southeast at in the Capitol. An Assembly version of the bill passed the Assembly Education Committee Thursday and is scheduled for a floor vote.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:24 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Feb 22 2012

Last Chance to End Wait Lists – Hearing Thursday (2/23)

The Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care will hold a hearing on Assembly Bill 477 on Thursday, Feb. 23. AB 477 will lift the caps on enrollment in Family Care and IRIS and expand the programs statewide. If the bill does not pass the Committee, it will die until January 2013.

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Feb 21 2012

Sibshops Trainings

WHEN: Friday and Saturday March 9 and 10, 2012
WHAT: Two-day Sibshop Training
WHERE: Norman, Oklahoma (Near Oklahoma City)
HOSTS: DSACO, ODDC, OSDE, and Oklahoma Sibshop Initiative
REGISTRATION CONTACT: Lori Wathen 405-271-5700 x45180
http://www.dsaco.org/annualconference.html

WHEN: Friday and Saturday April 20 and 2, 2012
WHAT: Two-day Sibshop Training
WHERE: Little Rock, Arkansas
HOST: Partners for Inclusive Communities
REGISTRATION CONTACT: Judy Young 800-342-2923; 501-682-9900
http://www.uams.edu/partners/calendar/default.asp#April

WHEN: Friday and Saturday May 4 and 5, 2012
WHAT: Two-day Sibshop Training
WHERE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HOST: Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph's University
REGISTRATION CONTACT: Theresa Gill 610-660-2183
http://www.kinneyautism.sju.edu

WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday May 8 & 9, 2012
WHAT: wo-day Sibshop Training
WHERE: Jamestown, New York
HOST: Chautauqua Tapestry
HOSTED AT: The Resource Center 
REGISTRATION CONTACT: Victoria Patti 716-753-4519
chautauquatapestry.org

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday September 14 and 15, 2012
WHAT: Two-day Sibshop Training
WHERE: Vancouver, British Columbia
HOST: ACT--Autism Community Training
REGISTRATION CONTACT: 604-205-5467 or info@actcommunity.net
http://www.actcommunity.net/autism-education/upcoming-live-events.html

Those who attend the two-day training become first-generation Sibshop facilitators (as described in the Sibshop Standards of Practice) and, upon registration, may start a Sibshop in their community.

(Don't want to run a Sibshop, but would like to talk about sibs' unique issues? Join us just for the first day!)

As those who have attended will tell you, Sibshop trainings are rich events! In the course of two days, you’ll hear poignant stories, share laughs, meet courageous sibs, and learn practical advice.

A big part of any Sibshop training is the demonstration Sibshop, where you will participate in great Sibshop games and discussion activities with remarkably cool and thoughtful 8-13 year old brothers and sisters of kids with special needs.

These trainings and workshops are open to parents, adult sibs, and any service provider concerned about families. If you’d like to host a Sibshop training in your community, please write or call us at 206.297.6368. We’d be happy to help in any way we can.

You can always learn where we will be offering trainings and workshops in the days to come by visiting our homepage or online training calendar.

 

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Feb 21 2012

Contact Your Legislators About Special Needs Vouchers

Two new versions of last fall’s Assembly Bill (AB) 110 to create special needs vouchers may have hearings scheduled within the next two weeks. Disability advocates are concerned that the bills would take away federal rights currently available to students with disabilities through their IEPs.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 2:11 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Feb 20 2012

Wanggaard to Hold Listening Sessions

 Sen. Van Wanggaard will hold four listening sessions to hear from his constituents about their priorities and ideas to make southeastern Wisconsin a better place to live. The listening sessions will be held this week on Thursday and Friday. This is a great opportunity for you to have your voice heard and make your community a better place for people with disabilities.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:10 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Feb 20 2012

Urge Rep. Suder to Lift the Caps – Call Wednesday

Rep. Suder is the Majority Leader of the State Assembly and has the power to lift the caps on Family Care and IRIS. He needs to get a phone call from you – his constituent – on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Urge Rep. Suder to push Assembly Bill (AB) 477 towards passage so all people with disabilities in Wisconsin can get the services they need.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:08 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Feb 20 2012

Urge Rep. Fitzgerald to Lift the Caps – Call Wednesday

Rep. Fitzgerald is the Speaker of the State Assembly and has the power to lift the caps on Family Care and IRIS. He needs to get a phone call from you – his constituent – on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Urge Rep. Fitzgerald to push Assembly Bill (AB) 477 towards passage so all people with disabilities in Wisconsin can get the services they need.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:05 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Feb 20 2012

Urge Rep. Vos to Lift the Caps – Call Wednesday

Rep. Vos is a leader in the State Assembly and he has the power to lift the caps on Family Care and IRIS. He needs to get a phone call from you – his constituent – on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Urge Rep. Vos to push Assembly Bill (AB) 477 towards passage so all people with disabilities in Wisconsin can get the services they need.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:02 PM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

Feb 20 2012

Urge Rep. Van Roy to Lift the Caps

Rep. Van Roy is a member of the Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, which will have a hearing and vote on Assembly Bill (AB) 477. This bill lifts the caps on Family Care and IRIS and expands the programs to every county in Wisconsin.

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Feb 20 2012

Parent and Caregiver Training

Strategies to help create a positive child. The training will give an overview of autism and will focus on strategies that WEAP therapists use, like social stories, video modeling, etc.

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Feb 15 2012

Two Disability Victories – Two More To Go

Senate Bill (SB) 380 lifts the caps on enrollment in Family Care and IRIS and expands the programs statewide. SB 377 eliminates the R-word from the state statutes. The State Senate passed the bills 33-0. Passage is a great victory, but we are only half-way to the finish line.

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Feb 14 2012

Circles of Life 2012

WHAT:Circles of Life 2012 Conference

WHEN: April 26-27

WHERE: Marriot Madison West (Madison, Wisconsin)

More information available.

 

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Feb 13 2012

Register Now for Disability Advocacy Day (March 6)

Survival Coalition is hosting Disability Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 6, at the Capitol in Madison.

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Feb 13 2012

Children Come First Conference and Youth Mental Health Summit

WHAT: A Day with Dr. Ross Greene and The Conversation: Change Starts with Youth

WHEN: May 3, 2012

WHERE: American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI

 and

WHAT: From Input to Action!

WHEN: May 4, 2012

WHERE: American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI

More information available.

 

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Feb 13 2012

So You Want to Work

An informative workshop as Representatives from IndependenceFIRST, the Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Volunteer Center of Milwaukee and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will lead a panel discussion on career options, employment rights and job resources for people with disabilities. 

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Feb 13 2012

Free Resource Fair

Discover resources and information for students ages birth-22 who require special education services in the Fox Cities region.  Parents, educators and caregivers are encouraged to attend.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:27 PM - Categories: Events | Miscellaneous

Feb 13 2012

A Better Way Clubhouse Open-House

A Better Way Clubhouse was established to provide a safe and friendly environment for adults with mental illness.  Its purpose is to assist individuals with their recovery by offering support, activities, and independent living skills.  It is hoped this will be a valuable community resource for individuals with mental illness as well as for family members and those who provide services for them.

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Feb 13 2012

Classroom Management and Effective Teaching of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Problems

This workshop will provide you with strategies to enhance learning, build self-esteem and control disruptive and otherwise troublesome behavior of students with emotional and behavioral problems.  Discussion topics will include conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, depression and bipolar disorder, bullying, societal violence, parental mismanagement, among others, and on this foundation, build practical strategies to maintain behavioral control and teach effectively.   

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