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Jul 27 2012

Care in the Community Conference

This conference gives families and providers who work with children and youth with special health care needs information and tools to help care for themselves and those they support.

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Jul 26 2012

Meet an Advocate: Barry Kress

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Barry Kress is a self-advocate from West Allis. In addition to being the president of both People First Wisconsin and People First Milwaukee, he recently completed the BPDD’s Partners in Policymaking program.

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Jul 26 2012

Events and Opportunities

The 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 Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking, the Mosaic Art Contest, an Integrated Employment Network Event, and more.

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Jul 26 2012

Video: Connecting with Your Community

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Check out the BPDD's newest video, which shows that there are many ways for individuals with disabilities to contribute to their community.

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Jul 26 2012

BPDD Elects New Officers

Barbara Katz (Chair), Kevin Fech (Vice-Chair), Robert Kuhr, Pam Malin, Jeff Spitzer-Resnick, and Patrick Young will serve on the BPDD's Executive Committee.

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Jul 26 2012

2012 Class of Partners in Policymaking Graduates

30 disability advocates from around the state graduated from Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking, a new leadership program from the BPDD.

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Jul 26 2012

Let’s Get to Work Update

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In 2011, the BPDD started a five-year systems change project that will lead to improved community employment outcomes for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This project – Let’s Get to Work – is already making a difference for youth in Wisconsin.

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Jul 25 2012

Deadline Extended for Self-Advocate Survey

People First WI and BPDD are conducting the 2012 Wisconsin Self-Advocate Survey. The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to Monday, Aug. 6.

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Jul 23 2012

BPDD Elects New Officers

Last week, the BPDD elected the members of its Executive Committee for the coming year.

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Jul 20 2012

BPDD Launches Art Contest for Self-Advocates

Self-advocates: Submit your original artwork for the 2012 Mosaic Art Contest! This is an art contest for self-advocates, 18 years and older, who live in Wisconsin and want to express what self-determination and/or self-advocacy means to them through their art.

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Jul 16 2012

YiPPE in Wisconsin Dells and Green Bay

YiPPE (Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment) programs will be held in Wisconsin Dells and Green Bay during the 2012-13 school year.

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Jul 16 2012

Job Opportunities within the ADRC of Dane County

An update on recruitment for positions within the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County.

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Jul 16 2012

Positive Solutions and Strategies to Challenging Behaviors for Young Children: The Next Steps

This workshop connects the importance of the social/emotional relationship between parents and their children and how this relationship can provide the basis for supporting children with challenging behaviors.

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Jul 13 2012

Make Your Voice Heard: Call Senators Kohl and Johnson

The U.S. Senate will vote to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilties.

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Jul 10 2012

Share Your Concerns about Logisticare

 If you have experienced difficulties with Logisticare, and medical transportation in general, please share your concerns at a public forum on Tuesday, July 31 in Red Cliff.

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Jul 9 2012

Four Great Opportunities for Disability Advocates

Get involved in disabilty issues in Wisconsin: ILCW is seeking members; apply for a SPARKS Grant; get trained through Partners in Policymaking; or complete the 2012 Wisconsin Self-Advocate Survey.

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Jul 6 2012

Make Integrated Employment Work: Attend the IE Network Event

Register now for the Integrated Employment Network Event and participate in a collaborative effort to increase the number of people with disabilities in Integrated Employment in Wisconsin. The IE Network Event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

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Jul 6 2012

Test: Get Creative: Apply for a SPARKS Grant

SPARKS Grants are designed to "SPARK" innovative methods for building community capacity in the areas of (1) grassroots community organizing, (2) integrated employment, or (3) self-directed supports. The deadline to apply for a SPARKS Grant is 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012.

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Jul 6 2012

Test: Wisconsin Integrated Employment Summit

Are you interested in improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities? If so, register now for the first Wisconsin Integrated Employment Summit on May 22 in Wisconsin Dells!

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Jul 3 2012

Self Employment: Could it be Right for You?

Could self employment be right for you? Hear success stories from individuals who have intellectual disabilities and have begun their own businesses.

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