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Joint Finance Committee Budget Hearings

Events

The Joint Finance Committee released the times for their upcoming budget hearings. This is a great way to meet and build relationships with your local legislators! 10 am – 5 pm: Monday, April 3. UW Platteville, Ullsvick Hall, Platteville 10 am – 6 pm: Wednesday, April 5, State Fair Park...

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Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Community Outreach

2017 marks the 20th year of the Special Olympics Minnesota Polar Plunge, supporting more than 8,100 athletes. On Saturday, March 4, we took the plunge for the fifth year in a row. Ten of our jumpers braved the ice cold temperature raising over $1,300!  The Plunge is sponsored by the Law Enforcement...

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State Senator Sheila Harsdorf To Hold Listening Sessions

Announcements

State Senator Sheila Harsdorf will hold listening sessions on March 6. 1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Council Chamber, City Hall, 505 Third St., Hudson 4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Dunn County Justice Center, Room 1402, 615 Stokke Pkwy., Menomonie Town Hall Listening Session are an excellent way to share your concerns with your state...

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Feed My Starving Children

Community Outreach

Engaging our communities and participating in activities that lends a helping hand to those in need is important to us. On Saturday, February 18, our Wisconsin staff seized an opportunity to help. We volunteered our time to help the Feed My Starving Children – Goliath Mobile Pack at the...

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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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