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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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.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is in the process of developing the 2014 Milwaukee County budget and he is seeking input from the public.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Disability Rights Wisconsin is hiring a new Executive Director. Apply by July 26 to be considered for this position.