Contact: James Giese, [email protected]

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 WisconsinWauwatosa
Camp CreateabilityMcFarland
Clarity Care, Inc.Oshkosh
DC Everest School DistrictWeston
Employment ConnectionsMonona
Lakeland Care Inc.Fond du Lac
Lakeland Union High SchoolMinocqua
Medford Area Public School DistrictMedford
North Country
ndependent Living Center


School District of BeloitBeloit
SOAR Fox CitiesAppleton
The Arc of Racine CountyMt. Pleasant
Two Rivers Public School DistrictTwo Rivers
Wausaukee School DistrictWausaukee

For more information about the grant recipients go to the WI Employment First website at:  or contact Ann Sievert at [email protected] 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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