Sep 2 2009

SD Conference

Posted by DAWN at 11:35 AM
- Categories: BPDD | DAWN Website Updates | Events | Trainings

Freedom, Support and an Everyday Life

Join us on October 12,13 and 14, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee as we share our experiences, gain greater knowledge and work together to make Self Directed Supports work in Wisconsin.

Who should attend?

Adults with disabilities, including youth in transition to adulthood, their family and friends, service providers, MCO, Partnership, ADRC, and IRIS staff are encouraged to attend. Learning Together Learning will be through the sharing of experiences of individuals, families, and systems in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

The Conference will feature many Wisconsin Stories. We will share with you first hand experiences and knowledge about how to make Self-Determination and Self-Directed Supports a positive and meaningful way to live our lives and support each other.

Breakout Topics include:

  • Telling Stories of SDS
  • Understanding and applying self-determination and self-directed supports
  • Supporting SDS for your adult sons and daughters
  • SDS and transition from high school
  • IRIS and SDS
  • Managed Care Organizations and SDS
  • Person-centeredness and SDS
  • Strengthening communities
  • Building circles of support
  • Identifying your outcomes- Ways to tell others what you want
  • SDS and Employment
  • SDS Peer and Family Mentoring
  • SDS and Getting Support Where and With Whom You Want to Live
  • Building Co-ops and Networks with SDS
  • Telling Your Own Story of SDS
  • Exploring you creative side, and moreā€¦

Questions? Contact Fil Clissa at (608)266-5395 or


Laurie Landgraf

Laurie Landgraf wrote on 09/05/09 8:05 AM

Is there an online site posting an agenda of the sessions by their topics and assigned days and times for this upcoming Oct. 2009 Self-Determination Conference?
My disabled daughter, Katie, and I plan to attend some sessions, but must coordinate around our family and work schedules.
Thanks very much for all that you are providing for us. This looks great!

BPDD wrote on 09/21/09 5:13 PM

A draft of the conference agenda was posted today, 9-21-09. Visit the WI BPDD website for the details.
Tammy Giannopoulos

Tammy Giannopoulos wrote on 09/30/09 3:52 PM

Are there any CEUs (continuing education units for liscensing) being offered at this conference?

BPDD wrote on 10/07/09 1:06 PM

There will be a certificate of attendence that you can submit for credit.

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