Contact: James Giese, [email protected]
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|
|Clarity Care, Inc.||Oshkosh|
|DC Everest School District||Weston|
|Lakeland Care Inc.||Fond du Lac|
|Lakeland Union High School||Minocqua|
|Medford Area Public School District||Medford|
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|
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.