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Nominate Your Caregiver


Is your caregiver the Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Year? We want to know about it! Consumer Direct Care Network understands how important DSPs are to helping people maximize their independence in their homes and community. Across the nation, dedicated DSPs provide essential caregiving and give individuals the...

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Join Us At The Marshfield Area Job Fair

Announcements| Events

Join us at the Marshfield Area Job Fair on March 7 from 12-5 p.m. Consumer Direct Care Network Wisconsin will be at booth 71. CDWI assists with staff recruitment and is looking to bolster its provider directory with those seeking jobs in the caregiving field. When: March 7, 2019...

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Crisis In Care

Announcements| Events

Who will care for you? – Long Term Care Crisis January 23rd, 2019 5:30-8:00 PM (refreshments provided, program starts at 6 PM) Independence First 540 South First Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin Join us for a community conversation around the shortage of direct home care workers. You probably know someone who has...

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Updated Provider Directory


Consumer Direct Care Network has updated the Provider Directory for Wisconsin. This directory works to connect participants (service recipients) with available, local caregivers who can support them to stay independent and healthy in their home and community. To access the directory, click: https://providers.consumerdirectcare.com/ Whether you’re a participant seeking caregiver support,...

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2018 Wisconsin Self Determination Conference

Community Outreach| Events

It’s a privilege to be involved in community activities. We value learning new information, working with community partners, and meeting new people at conferences and events throughout the year. It helps to inform us so that we can best support people with maintaining independence at home and in the...

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Disability vote & what it means


“Vote as if your life depends on it… because it does.” – Justin Dart. This quote not only emphasizes our responsibility to exercise our civil right to vote, it also communicates that securing our rights and freedoms is a continued effort. Preserving the dignity of all people and defining...

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Frequently Asked Questions about the November 6th Election


Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) and the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition have developed an “FAQ” document with some of the most common questions we receive about the November 6th Election, and brief responses. Click here for the FAQs. Competency, Guardianship, and Voting in Wisconsin In Wisconsin, a person under guardianship...

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Self-Determination Conference: What’s Your Superpower


Want to Supersize your Life? Register to attend the Self-Determination Conference today! Self-Determination: What’s Your Superpower? Join us at the SD Conference! October 29-31, 2018 Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI The Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference empowers people with disabilities in Wisconsin to have more control over their lives. Join us...

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Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week

DSP Appreciation

During Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, we salute the 4,500,000+ direct support professionals (DSP) who provide the services needed for individuals with disabilities and older adults to maintain independence at home and in the community. This is often challenging work that is not glamorous, recognized, or highly paid. Nevertheless,...