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4th Annual Final Affairs Conference

Events

We invite you to the 4th Annual Final Affairs Conference on Friday, April 28, 9am – 3pm. Here’s an opportunity to learn about arranging personal and legal affairs when receiving end of life care. To learn more about the conference and how to register, please click here.

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Free: State Budget Trainings for the Disability Community

Announcements

Want to learn how the Wisconsin State Budget affects the disability community? Learn the steps you can take to make your voice heard. Participate in a State Budget Training in your area. The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, The Arc Wisconsin and Disability Rights Wisconsin are partnering...

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2016 W-2 Information

Tax

The IRS requires that all 2016 W-2s be mailed to employees no later than January 31, 2017. Consumer Direct has mailed W-2s through the United States Postal Service. If you have not received your W-2 by February 16, 2017, please contact your program coordinator.  

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2016 Self-Determination Conference

Events

This week, we had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Self-Determination Conference. Nicole Ryan-Regional Coordinator, Lori Schoblaski-Program Coordinator, and Trista Brandt-Program Manager attended. Each year more than 600 people participate in the conference to learn more about self-determination and programs that further independent living. It was great to be...

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Caregiver (DSP) Appreciation

Events

Last month, we ran our Caregiver Appreciation program in coordination with Direct Support Professionals Week, September 11-17. We recognized 3,583 direct support professionals in eight states for their outstanding service to assist people in their homes to maintain independence. The feedback we received before and during the week was...

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Help Solve The Workforce Crisis

Announcements

Wisconsin’s direct care workforce crisis is leaving people with disabilities and older adults without needed care. The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities has heard from families and people with disabilities across the state that they can’t find personal care workers, job coaches, respite workers, or therapy aides. People with disabilities rely on...

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10th Annual Regional Caregiver Conference

Community Outreach

On Friday, September 30, Trista Brandt, Program Manager, and Nicole Ryan, Regional Coordinator, for CDWI attended the 10th Annual Regional Caregiver Conference in New Richmond. Many people were interested in our services and was a great opportunity for us to connect with local providers, caregivers, and families that are new to...

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Think Big – 2016 Wisconsin Aging Network Conference

Community Outreach

On September 21, Nicole Ryan, Regional Coordinator for CDWI, attended the Wisconsin Aging Network conference. This year the theme was “Think Big” as nearly 500 professionals in aging gathered for the two-day event. We were happy to be exhibitors and talk with partners about issues facing our aging communities....

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Senior Living EXPO

Community Outreach

On September 14, we exhibited at the 19th Annual Senior Living EXPO in Appleton. This year’s EXPO was the biggest ever with over 760 attendees.  This event is the only EXPO in the area that is strictly a fundraiser for area charities. Trista Brandt  |  Program Manager Consumer Direct Wisconsin

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