Apr 20 2012

Register for WI Integrated Employment Summit

Posted by BPDD at 1:30 PM
- Categories: DAWN Alerts

Are you interested in improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities? If so, register now for the first Wisconsin Integrated Employment Summit on May 22 in Wisconsin Dells! This event is open to everyone.

The summit will provide an overview of innovative employment practices and success stories from throughout the state of Wisconsin that are improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Participants will learn about programs and strategies from around the state that are leading to more people with long-term support needs finding and keeping competitive-wage, community-based jobs. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet in small groups to brainstorm and develop ideas for increasing employment for people with disabilities in their region.

At the summit, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about innovative employment efforts happening in IRIS, Family Care, counties, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Learn from schools that are successful in getting youth in transition into paid jobs in the community. 
  • Participate in local action planning groups that will be working throughout the state to increase the number of people with disabilities in Wisconsin who have community-integrated jobs!

Laura Owens, the Executive Director of National APSE, will deliver the keynote address “Employment First: Planning for Statewide Action.”

For more information about the event, check out the agenda.

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The registration fee is $25. To request an event fee waiver, contact Ann Sievert prior to registering online. Contact Ann at ann.sievert@wisconsin.gov or (608) 267-9897.

To register for the summit, visit the online registration page. The deadline to register is Friday, May 18.

This is the first of many employment events that will be co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) and APSE throughout the upcoming years.


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