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DAWN is happy to announce our new Community News Service . The new network will announce major changes to the DAWN website along with advocacy opportunities, events, and trainings. Please send us your WI advocacy announcements for inclusion into our news feed.

July 10th: Your Chance to Comment on Changes to BadgerCare

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The Department of Health Services (DHS) is holding a public forum to gather feedback on the recent income eligibility changes made to BadgerCare.

Get Ready for the Self-Determination Conference!

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Register now for the 2014 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference!  The conference will be held November 10-13, 2014, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. 

Tell Us How Family Care/IRIS Has Impacted Your Life!

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The Survival Coalition is conducting a survey to hear from people with disabilities and the aging community about their experiences with the long-term care services available to them. Your opinion matters! Tell us your story.

Self-Determination and Art Meet with the 2014 Mosaic Art Contest

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Mosaic is a unique art contest for self-advocates who live in Wisconsin and want to express what self-determination means to them through their art. The deadline to submit artwork is 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Become a Leader with Partners in Policymaking

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Self-advocates and family members of a person with a developmental disability who want to improve their leadership and advocacy skills are encouraged to apply for Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2014.

Create Change in Your Community with a SPARKS Grant

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Spark a change in your community with a SPARKS Grant! SPARKS Grants have been making a difference for people with disabilities in Wisconsin since 2010. Learn more about SPARKS Grants. The deadline to apply is August 1.

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Dawn is a statewide grassroots cross-disability network of people who care about disability issues. DAWN supports legislative change in the programs and systems affecting people with all disabilities.

DAWN focuses on the most important issues affecting all people with disabilities. It includes people with disabilities, family members, friends, service providers and others who are committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.

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