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Jul 31 2013

Advance Your Advocacy: Apply for Partners in Policymaking

Self-advocates and family members of a person with a developmental disability (DD) who want to improve their leadership skills are encouraged to apply for Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2013.

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2 comments - Posted by BPDD at 12:07 PM - Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous | BPDD

Jul 31 2013

Express Yourself with the 2013 Mosaic Art Contest

BPDD encourages self-advocates to enter artwork that represents self-determination! The deadline to submit artwork is 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013.

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Jul 30 2013

Attend a Milwaukee County Budget Town Hall Meeting

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is in the process of developing the 2014 Milwaukee County budget and he is seeking input from the public.

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

Jul 30 2013

Meet an Advocate: Marilee Adamski-Smith

Marilee Adamski-Smith is a disability advocate from Stevens Point who owns and operates her own multimedia solutions business. She is very involved in her community and wants everyone with and without a disability to be treated equally. 

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Jul 30 2013

Events and Opportunities

The BPDD provides many opportunities for people with disabilities, their family members, and community members to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Wisconsin. Here's a quick snapshot of current and upcoming BPDD events and opportunities you or someone you know can participate in!

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Jul 30 2013

Grassroots Initiatives Expand Employment Opportunities

BPDD is part of the statewide Wisconsin Employment First Initiative that aims to improve the state’s economy by getting more people with disabilities jobs in the community. Throughout Wisconsin, BPDD's Community Action Teams (CATs) are working with local communities to help expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities. 

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Jul 30 2013

Get Ready for the Self-Determination Conference

Register now for the 2013 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference! The conference will be held Oct. 29-31, 2013, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. 

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Jul 30 2013

Video: Better Together Facebook Challenge

Take the Better Together Facebook Challenge and help us spread the word about Better Together! To participate, just watch the official Better Together video and share it on your Facebook page – it’s that easy. All participants will be entered into a drawing to get something special! 

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Jul 30 2013

The Big Picture: Budget Recap

The end of June marked the conclusion of six months of active participation by the BPDD and the entire state disability community in the Legislative budget process. Most importantly, this legislative season included the voices of more people with disabilities and their families than ever before.

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Jul 30 2013

2013 Board Retreat

The BPDD’s 2013 Annual Retreat was held July 16-18 in Stevens Point. The Board reviewed its work from the last 12 months, strategized ways to improve for the coming year, and said goodbye to some longtime Board members. 

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Jul 25 2013

Make the Deadline: Apply for a SPARKS Grant Today

Apply for a SPARKS Grant by Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 to help enhance your community! SPARKS Grants work to develop local groups that will address identified changes in their communities through grassroots community organizing.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 10:18 AM - Categories: BPDD | Grants | Miscellaneous

Jul 23 2013

Rep. Sensenbrenner to Hold Town Hall Meetings this Weekend

U.S. Congressman James Sensenbrenner will hold several town hall meetings on Friday, July 26, 2013 and Sunday, July 28, 2013 in various locations. Attend a meeting and raise awareness about the issues important to you!

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 1:59 PM - Categories: Public Meeting Notices | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous | Events

Jul 19 2013

Attend a Public Hearing on Mental Health

The Speaker’s Task Force on Mental Health will hold a public hearing at the Capitol next Tuesday, July 23. The Task Force will make recommendations to the Legislature, so this is a great opportunity for advocates to share their ideas and concerns.

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0 comments - Posted by BPDD at 10:13 AM - Categories: DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous | Advocacy

Jul 16 2013

Disability Rights Wisconsin Seeks Executive Director

Disability Rights Wisconsin is hiring a new Executive Director. Apply by July 26 to be considered for this position.

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Jul 11 2013

Learn More About Transportation Systems in Milwaukee

IndependenceFirst to host free info session on July 25 about Milwaukee transportation for people with disabilities.

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Jul 2 2013

Rep. Bernier to Hold Office Hours Next Week

Share your concerns about important issues at office hours in Greenwood and Boyd!

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