A message from A TEAM member, Rick Wilson:
The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WBPDD) is requesting participation in a survey from the community on their efforts over the past year in impacting the lives of people with disabilities in the state of Wisconsin.
Please note that during the past year, the A TEAMs have tried to reach out to the WBPDD on numerous occasions to ask them to support maintaining a full array of employment choices, including center based pre-vocational services. Unfortunately, the board continues to support only one choice. It is important that we continue to speak out on the importance of existing pre-vocational programs. This survey is one more easy opportunity to make your feelings known to the board.
Please take a few minutes to complete the four question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6FS2XKN
The Board of Directors of Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) will conduct a Listening Session on Friday, September 19, 2014 in Milwaukee.
DRW is the designated protection and advocacy agency for people with developmental, physical, or sensory disabilities and people with mental illness for the entire state of Wisconsin. DRW engages in a variety of advocacy strategies, including one-on-one advocacy for individuals and their families; systems advocacy (influencing state and county policy, legislative advocacy and coalition building); class action and impact litigation; and providing training to people with disabilities, their family members, human service professionals, attorneys and others on a variety of disability related topics.
Come and share your ideas for the future of disability advocacy and the issues that need to be addressed in the areas of special education, developmental disability, mental health and physical disability services and disability rights. It is important for DRW to hear comments from parents, consumers, CRP representatives, about recognizing and preserving the full array of services.
WHEN: Friday, September 19, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 1531 W. Vliet St. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
PARKING: Free parking at the Community Center.
BUS: Milwaukee bus service has 2 buses that stop near the Center. The #33 bus stops right in front of the community Center and the #23 bus stops at the corner of 17th and W. Vliet Street.
If you would like to submit written comments, email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Disability Rights Wisconsin
131 West Wilson Street, Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703