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Attention Youth: One Week Left to Apply for YLF

(Added 04/14/2014) More
There's only one week left to apply to the Youth Leadership Forum!  The Wisconsin YLF is for high school students with a disability who show leadership potential.  The Forum is a week long leadership training and career awareness program for these students.

Get Involved with the Self-Determination Conference

(Added 04/07/2014) More
If you haven’t already, save the date – the 2014 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference will be Nov. 10-12 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Right now, there are three ways to get involved with the conference: you can apply to be a presenter, an exhibitor, or a sponsor.

Apply for the YLF by April 21!

(Added 03/31/2014) More
The Application Deadline for the Wisconsin Youth Leadership Forum is April 21!  This week-long program focuses on self-advocacy skills, leadership training, and career awareness for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with disabilities.  It takes place July 13-18 and is free to attend! 

Vote on Tuesday

(Added 03/28/2014) More
The 2014 Spring Election will be on Tuesday, April 1. Voting is one of the most important and effective ways that advocates can make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities in Wisconsin.

RFP: Sibling Support Network

(Added 03/27/2014) More
The goal of this RFP is to build the capacity of siblings to connect with and positively make a difference in the lives of their brothers and sisters, develop a statewide system of support, and impact policies and practices affecting people with disabilities and their families.  The deadline to submit a proposal is April 16, 2014. 

Attend the 2014 BPDD Reception on Wednesday

(Added 03/17/2014) More
The 2014 BPDD Reception will be after Disability Advocacy Day from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at the Concourse Hotel (1 W. Dayton St., Madison). Disability advocates, legislators, and the general public are welcome.

RFP: SDS Innovation Projects

(Added 03/11/2014) More
BPDD has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop strategies to inform and train individuals with disabilities to use self-directed supports (SDS). The deadline to submit a proposal is April 8, 2014.

Be Part of the Employment First Movement

(Added 03/10/2014) More
Register now for the 2014 Wisconsin Eployment First Conference.  Over 200 people have already registered and Gov. Walker is scheduled to deliver the keynote. Participate in the conference and advance Employment First is Wisconsin!

Connect with Your Legislators at Disability Advocacy Day

(Added 03/07/2014) More
Register now for Disability Advocacy Day 2014! Last year, more than 400 people from around Wisconsin met with their legislators and advocated for important disability issues. Participate in this year’s event in Madison on Wednesday, Mar. 19.

Improve Transit in Milwaukee County

(Added 03/03/2014) More
If transit is a topic that affects you, please attend meeting on March 13 and be part of the conversation - your input and ideas are needed!

Apply for the Youth Leadership Forum

(Added 02/27/2014) More
The Wisconsin Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a week-long leadership training and career awareness program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with disabilities. YLF provides training in leadership, self-advocacy skills, and career awareness to approximately 25 students with disabilities from throughout the state of Wisconsin. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 21, 2014.

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