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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
13 hours ago
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  "
Friday
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
Sep 19
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Self-Determination Network News: September 2014

Connect | Share | Learn | http://sdnetworkwi.org/Network GuidelinesWe’re really glad you’re a member of the Self Determination Network. We really encourage you to share your thoughts, resources, ideas, and questions with us, and the rest of our community.  To ensure this community continues to run as smoothly and effectively as possible, we have developed some simple guidelines.  We encourage you to take a minute to read them over.  You can…See More
Sep 17
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Self-Determination Network News: September 2014

Connect | Share | Learn | http://sdnetworkwi.org/Network GuidelinesWe’re really glad you’re a member of the Self Determination Network. We really encourage you to share your thoughts, resources, ideas, and questions with us, and the rest of our community.  To ensure this community continues to run as smoothly and effectively as possible, we have developed some simple guidelines.  We encourage you to take a minute to read them over.  You can…See More
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The Survival Coalition Disability Advocacy Day at Monona Terracce

March 17, 2015 all day
*Day includes:* · Briefings on issues important to the disability community · Lunch and time for informal discussion on the issues · March to the Capitol Meetings with your Assembly and Senate representatives · Time to debrief your visits Visit www.survivalcoalitionwi.org for more informationSee More
Sep 5
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Huffington Post Blog: Everyone Should Treat People With Disability Like This Starbucks Staffer Did

A neat story written by Ellen Seidman.  We  need more people in the world like this!Everyone Should Treat People With Disability Like This Starbucks Staffer DidBy Ellen SeidmanAccommodating people with disability isn't that hard; it's partly about putting in effort but mostly, it's about having the right attitude, as this story shows.When Aaron Seldomridge first visited a Starbucks in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, he was with his mom, Janiece. Aaron has autism and Janiece asked barista Anisa Dujnic if…See More
Sep 5
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Brazilian man born with his head UPSIDE DOWN but fought a determined struggle for independence

A man born with physical disabilities so severe his head is UPSIDE-DOWN has defied the odds to become an inspirational public speaker. Claudio Vieira de Oliv...
Sep 2
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THE OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN: Survey gives disabled voice in state proposal

A great opinion editorial in the Oshkosh Northwestern written by Pam DeLap and Ginger Beuk about how the disability community has a voice in the state proposal.  They make several great points in this piece.Survey gives disabled voice in state proposalBy Pam DeLap and Ginger BeukAs disability advocates in the Oshkosh community, we share the same goals most of our community shares. We want to see everyone, including people with disabilities have the same chance to make choices about their lives,…See More
Sep 2
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Thoughts on Ableism in America Today

A very interesting piece written by Thomas C. Weiss from Disabled World about 'Ableism'.  This may be a very controversial topic, but it's a great discussion to have.  This piece brings up many points.  What are your thoughts on Ableism? What are some things we can do as a society to bring awareness to this issue?Thoughts on Ableism in America Today By Thomas C. Weiss'Ableism,' involves the discrimination against, failure to include, or misguided perceptions of non-disabled persons in regards…See More
Aug 26
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Thoughts on Ableism in America Today

A very interesting piece written by Thomas C. Weiss from Disabled World about 'Ableism'.  This may be a very controversial topic, but it's a great discussion to have.  This piece brings up many points.  What are your thoughts on Ableism? What are some things we can do as a society to bring awareness to this issue?Thoughts on Ableism in America Today By Thomas C. Weiss'Ableism,' involves the discrimination against, failure to include, or misguided perceptions of non-disabled persons in regards…See More
Aug 26
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POST CRESCENT: What's a disability? You might be surprised

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:27pm 0 Comments

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 surprised

By Mike Hipple

One way or another, we all have them and we all don't have them

Today is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day and October is Disability Awareness Month.

I was reading a new book by…

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DISABILITY.GOV BLOG: How to Be a Good Advocate

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:05am 0 Comments

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 Advocate

By 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…

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DISABILITY SCOOP: Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 3:34pm 4 Comments

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 Accounts

By Michelle Diament

Federal 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…

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Self-Determination Network News: September 2014

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:19am 3 Comments

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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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