Jun 18 2013

Press Release: BPDD Awards Self-Determination Grant to LinkEd

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2013

Contact: Fil Clissa, Deputy Director, fil.clissa@wisconsin.gov, (608) 266-5395

BPDD Awards Self-Determination Grant to LinkEd

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) awarded a $59,000 self-determination grant to LinkEd of Stevens Point. With the grant, LinkEd will implement a project that will increase the number of individuals with disabilities who choose to self-direct their supports and services.

Self-direction allows people with disabilities to be more self-determined and to actively be in control of how they receive their services and supports. Self-direction allows people to live in the community of their choice and to select the people who provide their support. When people with disabilities self-direct their services and supports, they are more likely to participate in, and contribute to, their community. They are also less likely to rely on publicly-funded programs for support.

LinkEd will partner with multiple providers, funders, and people with disabilities to develop and implement systems change strategies that will increase self-direction for people with disabilities in Wisconsin.  

“We are very excited to partner with LinkEd to increase self-determination for people with disabilities in Wisconsin,” said Beth Swedeen, BPDD’s Executive Director. “This project has the potential to make transformational changes in our service delivery system and our communities.”

BPDD advocates for the independence and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in Wisconsin and is dedicated to improving the choice, productivity, and integration of people with developmental disabilities. Website: www.wi-bpdd.org.

LinkEd is a Stevens Point-based consulting company that works to implement strategies that will result in people with disabilities actualizing full citizenship in their communities. Website: www.my-linked.com.

 

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