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Aug 30 2012

DRW Listening Session in Rice Lake (Sept. 14)

Disability Rights Wisconsin will host a listening session in Rice Lake on Sept. 14.

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Aug 27 2012

Meet an Advocate: David Pinno

David Pinno headshot

David Pinno – a self-advocate from New London – was recently appointed to BPDD. David is a graduate of BPDD’s Partners in Policymaking program and a member of NAMI Fox Valley.

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Aug 27 2012

Events and Opportunities

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, and more.

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Aug 27 2012

Video: Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking

In this video about BPDD’s Partners in Policymaking training program, Partners graduate Lisa Helms states, “I can be a person that somebody looks up to. I can make change in the world instead of just receive the change in the world.” Lisa’s quote encapsulates what Partners is all about.

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Aug 27 2012

The Big Picture: the Power of Collaboration

The old saying is “There is no ‘I’ in team.” That’s especially true when looking at how much BPDD can accomplish and how people with disabilities, their families, and allies benefit when we collaborate.

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Aug 27 2012

BPDD Office to Move

In September, BPDD will move its office from the Tommy G. Thompson Commerce Center (201 W. Washington Ave.) to the second floor of the Department of Administration building (101 E. Wilson St.).

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Aug 27 2012

Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign Underway

Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign Logo

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and BPDD will once again conduct the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign. Through the campaign, Wisconsin workers with disabilities who love their jobs get to show their legislator the importance of working in the community at competitive wages.

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Aug 22 2012

Still Time to Apply to Be a Regional Coordinator

To help make the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign a success, the BPDD is recruiting Regional Coordinators. Stipends are available.

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Aug 17 2012

Participate in the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign

Participate in the 2012 Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign and have your legislator visit you at work! Legislative visits to workplaces will happen in October, but don’t wait – sign up now!

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Aug 15 2012

Mosaic Art Contest

Self-advocates: Submit your original artwork for the BPDD's 2012 Mosaic Art Contest!

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Aug 14 2012

Get Connected: Attend the Integrated Employment Network Event Aug. 28

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with people with disabilities, families, provider organizations, and businesses in a collaborative effort to increase the number of people with disabilities who have integrated, competitive-wage jobs in Wisconsin. The deadline to register is Monday, Aug. 20.

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Aug 10 2012

Vote Tuesday and Make a Difference

Vote in the primary election on Tuesday, August 14.

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Aug 10 2012

Be a Regional Coordinator for the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign

To help make the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign a success, the BPDD is recruiting Regional Coordinators. Stipends are available.

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Aug 9 2012

Early Bird Registration Open for 2012 WI Self-Determination Conference

Early Bird registration is now open for 2012 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference. Register by Sept. 14, 2012 and take advantage of the discounted Early Bird rates!

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Aug 8 2012

Survey for Parents of Students with Disabilities: Deadline Aug. 12

Want to know how your school is educating students with disabilities? Be sure to weigh in by taking a short survey by August 12!

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