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Nominate Your Caregiver!

Announcements

The Care Network understands how important Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are to helping people maximize their independence in their home and community. Across the nation, dedicated DSPs provide essential caregiving and give individuals the needed support to live the life they want. We invite you to nominate a caregiver...

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Bell Ringing

Community Outreach

Care Network Wisconsin embraced the holiday spirit by volunteering their time for The Salvation Army to ring bells and collect donations. The Salvation Army has a rich history of supporting our communities. By collecting money, goods, and clothing from good Samaritans each year, 25 million Americans receive the resources...

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2017 Self-Determination Conference

Events

On November 1-3, our team attended the 2017 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference:  In Full Color. We exhibited our Care Network Wisconsin services and spoke with many people. The conference this year had record attendance! The conference theme was Celebrating You…Mind, Body, and Spirit and had hands-on activities and wellness screenings. It was great to be there with community partners...

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DSP Feature: Amber Crowley

Stories

Amber Crowley is one of many direct support professionals across the country who support people in their homes and community. Nearly two million Americans hold these types of support professions. These well respected professionals are dedicated to making sure individuals and their families are able to remain independent at...

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2017 DSP Appreciation

Events

I am thankful to live in this great land where we are afforded the right to maintain independence at home and in the community.  I grew up with cerebral palsy and have needed assistance with daily living activities for my whole life.  I’m also thankful to work for a...

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Disability Pride Festival

Announcements

We’re happy to invite you to the Disability Pride Festival on Saturday, July 29,  12-5 pm. The festival will be held at Tenney Park in Madison, Wisconsin. There will be free live entertainment, exhibits and karaoke!

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Aging Empowerment in Wisconsin

Community Outreach

Today Consumer Direct Wisconsin is sponsoring/exhibiting at the Aging Empowerment Conference hosted by InControl Wisconsin. The conference focuses on the interconnected relationship between older adults, their caregivers, and the professionals who support them to live a self-determined life. We are exploring ways to advance self-determination as the foundation for providing support while...

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2017 Aging Empowerment Conference

Announcements| Events

Join us at the Aging Empowerment conference, July 6-7, at the Wilderness Resort – Wisconsin Dells! Promoting Choice and Control for All The Aging Empowerment Conference brings together people who are committed to the notion that older people should be empowered to live the life they choose. Our goals for this...

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Lori Schoblaski (Program Coordinator) and Matt Moore (Regional Coordinator) hosting the Consumer Direct Wisconsin resource booth.

2017 Senior Fair

Community Outreach

Extending our outreach into Adams County, Lori Schoblaski (Program Coordinator) and Matt Moore (Regional Coordinator) attended the 2017 Senior Fair at the Adams Community Center on May 11. The event provided a great opportunity to meet other providers and share about our services to new members. On July 1, Family Care...

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4th Annual Final Affairs Conference

Announcements

Join us to learn about arranging personal and legal affairs later in life. Friday, April 28, 2017 9:00AM-3:00PM WITC-NEW RICHMOND (1019 S. Knowles Ave, New Richmond, WI) Elders, caregivers, friends, loved ones, community members and professionals are invited to attend the 4th annual Final Affairs Conference. The Wisconsin Indianhead...

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