Contact: James Giese,

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Employment First Partner Grants Recipients!

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities awarded Employment First Partner grants to 14 community organizations, including: schools, employment providers, managed care organizations, and advocacy organizations.  These organizations will work in their local communities to expand employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Activities will include:  legislative breakfasts, Take Your Legislator to Work visits, business recognition events; leadership mentoring, media campaigns, public service announcements, commercials, community conversations, presentations to local civic groups (e.g., chambers, Rotary clubs) and employer groups, business tours, and business to business mentoring.

2017-2018 Employment First Partner Grant Recipients



Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin Wauwatosa
Camp Createability McFarland
Clarity Care, Inc. Oshkosh
DC Everest School District Weston
Employment Connections Monona
Lakeland Care Inc. Fond du Lac
Lakeland Union High School Minocqua
Medford Area Public School District Medford
North Country
ndependent Living Center


School District of Beloit Beloit
SOAR Fox Cities Appleton
The Arc of Racine County Mt. Pleasant
Two Rivers Public School District Two Rivers
Wausaukee School District Wausaukee

For more information about the grant recipients go to the WI Employment First website at:  or contact Ann Sievert at or 608-267-9897.

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, BPDD, is charged under the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act with advocacy, capacity building, and systems change to improve self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life for people with developmental disabilities.

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