News From DAWN (Posted in the last 30 days)
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ABLE Act Signed into Law
(Added 12/20/2014) More
On Dec. 19, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that allows people with disabilities and their families to save for college and other expenses in tax-deferred accounts.
Let Families Impacted by Disability Save for the Future
(Added 11/20/2014) More
The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (H.R. 647/S.313) gives people with disabilities and their families a way to save for things like college, retirement, transportation, therapies, and other life Events without affecting their public benefits.
Absentee Voting at Your Clerk's Office
(Added 10/17/2014) More
For the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, any voter can vote by absentee ballot if for any reason that voter cannot go to the polls on Election Day.
Absentee Voting by Mail
(Added 10/15/2014) More
The General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. To vote absentee by mail you need to request an Absentee Ballot. You must request the ballot no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before Election Day.
What You Need To Know - To Vote In WI This Election
(Added 10/08/2014) More
The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition has created a video to help educate the disability community on the new Photo ID Law in Wisconsin. The video can be accessed from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition YouTube page or from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition webpage.
Think College Information Session
(Added 10/07/2014) More
BPDD is sponsoring a Think College information session on expanding college opportunities for students with disabilities on Thursday, October 23, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 411 South, Madison, WI.
Join the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign!
(Added 09/30/2014) More
Inspired by National Disability Employment Awareness Month (Oct.), Take Your Legislator to Work highlights how everyone wins when people with disabilities have community-integrated jobs. To learn more and get involved please review our Take Your Legislator to Work materials.
SD Conference Registration
(Added 09/30/2014) More
This year's conference theme, Mission Possible: Discovering the Potential in our Communities, explores life in our communities. The deadline to register for the conference is Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Advance Your Advocacy: Voting Training In Madison, WI, Sept. 15
(Added 09/04/2014) More
Come to learn about the voting process and your rights under state and federal laws.
Deadline Extended to Sept. 11: Apply for Partners in Policymaking
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