The BPDD provides many opportunities for people with disabilities, their family members, and professionals to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Wisconsin. Below is a quick snapshot of current and upcoming BPDD events and opportunities.
Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking is currently accepting applications for its 2013 class. This training program is designed for family members of children and youth with developmental disabilities ages birth to 21, and individuals with developmental disabilities. The deadline to apply is Sept. 1, 2012.
The Mosaic Art Contest is an art contest for self-advocates, 18 years and older, who live in Wisconsin and want to express what self-determination means to them. The theme of the 2012 contest is “The Art of Self-Determination” and 1st place award winners will receive a New iPad. The deadline to submit artwork is 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.
On Aug. 28, an Integrated Employment Network Event will be held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The event is designed to connect people in a collaborative effort to increase the number of people with disabilities in Integrated Employment in Wisconsin. The deadline to register is Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.
To celebrate October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the BPDD will once again conduct the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign. People who participate in the campaign will have their legislator visit them briefly at work sometime during the month of October. More information about the 2012 campaign will be available soon.
The 2012 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference will be held Oct. 29-31, 2012 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The conference provides a great opportunity for individuals, advocates, family members, and providers to learn more about self-determination in Wisconsin. More information about the 2012 conference, including registration, will be available soon.