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"That's not much.  Not enough to begin to keep up with the cost of living.  "
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Wisconsin Transition Conference at Kalahari Resort and Convention Center

February 18, 2015 to February 20, 2015
Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Wisconsin Transition Pre-Conference and Conference which will be held on February 18-20, 2015 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin! Early bird registration runs through December 12, 2014! Registration fee includes breakfast, an afternoon snack and conference materials. Credit card is the accepted form of registration payment. Go to www.EdEvents.org and…See More
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Disability Vote Coalition

The Disability Vote Coalition of Wisconsin has put together a great video about how people with disabilities can vote. It gives you a lot of great resources
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WALLETHUB.COM: 2014′s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities

An interesting report by Wallethub.com. I find it very interesting to see where Madison and Milwaukee rank.   2014′s Best & Worst Cities for People with DisabilitiesWhen searching for a new city to call home, most people share a common list of priorities. Among their concerns are affordabilityjobs, …See More
Oct 3
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POST CRESCENT: What's a disability? You might be surprised

A great article in the Appleton Post Crescent written by Mike Hipple about Disability Awareness.  He makes a great point about disability.What's a disability? You might be surprisedBy Mike HippleOne way or another, we all have them and we all don't have themToday is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day and October is Disability Awareness Month.I was reading a new book by my best friend, Jon, who has CP and uses a communication device to speak with, as I do. He has a camp for teenagers who use…See More
Oct 1
SD Network commented on SD Network's blog post DISABILITY SCOOP: Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts
"As it would for many people.  I'm betting if it passes there will be some new HUD regulations.. We'll have to see  "
Sep 26
Wanda Viellieux commented on SD Network's blog post DISABILITY SCOOP: Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts
"If Hud assisted houssing rules do not follow along, it will defeat the purpose of this for people like myself.  "
Sep 25
Wanda Viellieux commented on SD Network's blog post Self-Determination Network News: September 2014
"that's the problem there are not many scheduled up in this area "
Sep 25
SD Network commented on SD Network's blog post Self-Determination Network News: September 2014
"Wanda,  we post all  the  events  we can find applicable to this network.  If you know of others, please by all means post them."
Sep 25
SD Network commented on SD Network's blog post DISABILITY SCOOP: Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts
"Great question.  I  haven't heard anything on that yet. I'm sure more information will become available if/when it passes"
Sep 25
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DISABILITY.GOV BLOG: How to Be a Good Advocate

A great blog written by guest blogger Dan Ignaszewski about self advocacy.  He brings up several great points about how to advocate.How to Be a Good AdvocateBy Guest Blogger Dan Ignaszewski, Director of Government Relations and Development, the Amputee Coalition At the Amputee Coalition, we advocate for the limb loss community on policy issues and also encourage and empower amputees to advocate for themselves. The Amputee Coalition…See More
Sep 25
Wanda Viellieux commented on SD Network's blog post Self-Determination Network News: September 2014
"How come most events are not available in the northern half of Wisconsin?  "
Sep 25
Wanda Viellieux commented on SD Network's blog post DISABILITY SCOOP: Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts
"My question would be this:  Would housing be allowed to figure this in when determining your rent each year for recertification when you live in a HUD assisted housing?  "
Sep 25
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DISABILITY SCOOP: Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

A positive article in Disability Scoop written by Michelle Diament about about a big step forward in getting the ABLE  Act passed.Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings AccountsBy Michelle DiamentFederal lawmakers say they’ve reached a deal to move forward on legislation that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.Members of the U.S. Senate said Friday that they have an agreement that will allow the Achieving a…See More
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Resource: Disability Vote Guide

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:27am 0 Comments

Voting is a constitutional right and responsibility of citizenship. It is an important way to help select the national, state and local officials who make laws, design programs and decide how tax dollars are spent. For information on voting in Wisconsin for individuals with disabilities, download a copy of the manual Disability Vote Guide 2014.…

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THE GUARDIAN: Choice and control are still key for people with disabilities

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 9:50am 0 Comments

An interesting article in The Guardian written by Ian Loynes about how giving people with disabilities choices and control  are key.  He points out that isolation and institutional care have become unacceptable in  most cases. Some of the points he makes are interesting to ponder.

Choice and control are still key for people with disabilities

By Ian Loynes

The challenge now is to find…

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NATIONAL LOW INCOME HOUSING COALITION: 40 Years Ago: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Passed

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:23am 0 Comments

This is a very interesting article posted on the National Low Income Housing Coalition website about the history of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other Acts that have been passed since to help people with disabilities.  It's interesting to read about the different revisions that have been made over the years.

40 Years Ago: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Passed

The Rehabilitation Act, introduced as H.R. 8070 by Representative John Brandemas (D-IN) and S. 1875 by Senator…

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LIFENEWS.COM: She Was Told Her Son Would Be a Vegetable, Now He’s Graduating From College

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 3:49pm 0 Comments

An inspirational article on LifeNews.com written by Sarah  Zagorski about a man who proved doctors wrong.  His self-determination led him to achieve things  others thought impossible!

She Was Told Her Son Would Be a Vegetable, Now He’s Graduating From College

By:  Sarah Zagorski

In 1975, Frankie MacQueen was born with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a…

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At 10:02am on July 3, 2014, Phoebe Hefko said…

Hi There.  Thanks for the warm welcome.  I have been participating in the Employment Network as well for some time now.

At 4:45pm on October 7, 2013, Kathleen Parizek said…

Yes Deb, it's been a while since ADAPT. Hope to see you too! Kate

 

At 1:01pm on March 22, 2012, Jennifer Ondrejka said…

I am loving retirement.  I can't remember feeling so relaxed and "In control" before.  After a year of travel, reading, and generally enjoying life, I've started to do some consulting.  For the next six months I'm handling marketing and fund raising for Leadership Wisconsin.   I hope you can come to the conference in Green Bay April 24-25: conference.leadershipwisconsin.org  I never want to work full time again, but it's fun to do enough to keep in the loop and see colleagues.  If you hear of anyone who needs a writer/editor/speaker/trainer/baker, let me know.

 
 
 

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