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New 'Handicapped' Symbol

There has been a lot of talk online lately  about the new 'handicapped' symbol.  This article in Disability Scoop explains that New York will be come to require the new symbol for all signs.  The state will also change the wording on signs.  Instead of using the word "handicapped," it will say "accessible."  What are your thoughts on this?  Is the new icon too disability specific?  Should it have incorporated a broader spectrum of disabilities?  Do you think Wisconsin will pass a bill requiring…See More
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COMMERCE.GOV: Census Bureau Releases Disability Facts and Figures in Recognition of ADA Anniversary

Interesting blog on commerce.gov about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I find the facts and figures very interesting--particularly the age statistics.Census Bureau Releases Disability Facts and Figures in Recognition of ADA AnniversarySubmitted on July 22, 2014 - 1:47pm Cross blog post from Disability.govIn preparation for the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, the…See More
Jul 23
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ABLE Act: Will it pass?

Do you think the ABLE Act will pass on Wednesday?  Does it have enough backing?  It would change the lives of so many people with disabilities!  This press release from the Digital Journal explains it well.  What are your thoughts?Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Advances in the 113th CongressSubcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight of the US Senate Committee on Finance Will Convene a Congressional Hearing on NDSS' Top Legislative Priority, #PasstheABLEact, and NDSS Board Member Sara…See More
Jul 21
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Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference at Kalihari Resort

November 12, 2014 to November 14, 2014
Register now for the 2014 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference!  The 2014 Self Determination Conference will be held November 10-12, 2014, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. This will be the seventh year of the conference and the theme is, Mission Possible: Discovering the Potential in our Communities.  We will explore life…See More
Jul 21
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Think College Wisconsin: Expanding College Opportunities for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2014 Conference: Raising Expectations at Cardinal Stritch University

October 17, 2014 from 8:30am to 4pm
Think College Wisconsin: Expanding College Opportunities for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2014 Conference: Raising Expectations Friday October 17, 2014Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee WI The conference for everyone interested in post-secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.  The conference will engage: higher education and K-12 faculty, staff and administrators; individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families or…See More
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Self-Determination Network News: July 2014

Self-Determination Network News: July 2014Connect | Share | Learn | http://sdnetworkwi.org/                                                  New Network ManagerWe would like to thank Deb Wisniewski for all her years of hard work and dedication to the Self-Determination Network and the Employment Network.  We really appreciate…See More
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Self-Determination Network News: July 2014

Self-Determination Network News: July 2014Connect | Share | Learn | http://sdnetworkwi.org/                                                  New Network ManagerWe would like to thank Deb Wisniewski for all her years of hard work and dedication to the Self-Determination Network and the Employment Network.  We really appreciate…See More
Jul 16
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"Hi Lisa! Welcome to the Self-Determination Network. We love it when our members encourage others to join.  That's awesome!  Feel free to start/join our discussions and post disability related news.  We look forward to…"
Jul 15
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Changes in Long-Term Care Services: New "HCBS Rules"

Did you know that your Family Care, IRIS or other long-term care services may be changing – FOR THE BETTER - soon? That’s right!  The Survival Coalition has new recommendations regarding Implementation of the New HCBS Regulations Issued by CMS in Non-Residential Settings, including Vocational Settings.  You can view the recommendations by clicking …See More
Jul 14
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Get Ready for the Self-Determination Conference

Register now for the 2014 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference!  The 2014 Self Determination Conference will be held November 10-12, 2014, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. This will be the seventh year of the conference and the theme is, Mission Possible: Discovering the Potential in our Communities.  We will explore life…See More
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"Hi There.  Thanks for the warm welcome.  I have been participating in the Employment Network as well for some time now."
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"Hi Kate! Welcome to the Self-Determination Network. We love it when members refer friends.  That's awesome!  It sounds like you have a lot of experience and resources to bring to the network.  Feel free to start/join our…"
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SD Network left a comment for David L Bigelow
"Hi David! Welcome to the Self-Determination Network. It sounds like you have a lot of experience and resources to bring to the network.  You may benefit from joining our sister network, the Employment Network, as well.  Feel free…"
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"Hi Phoebe! Welcome to the Self-Determination Network. It sounds like you have a lot of experience and resources to bring to the network.  You may benefit from joining our sister network, the Employment Network, as well.  Feel…"
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POST CRESCENT: State drops in rankings for serving older, disabled residents

An interesting article by Cheryl  Anderson from Post-Crescent Media about how Wisconsin has dropped in the rankings for serving older residents and people with disabilities.State drops in rankings for serving older, disabled residentsCheryl Anderson, Post-Crescent MediaEight out of 52 isn't bad, right? Wrong."Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Support for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities and Family Caregivers," released by AARP, ranks Wisconsin…See More
Jul 2
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SURVEY: Tell Us How Family Care/IRIS Has Impacted Your Life!

Do you live in a county with Family Care/IRIS? Do you remember a time before there was Family Care/IRIS? Are you waiting for Family Care/IRIS?The Survival Coalition is conducting a survey to hear from people with disabilities and the aging community about their experiences with the long-term care services available to them.Survival Coalition is comprised of more than 30 statewide disability organizations that advocate and support…See More
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Self-Determination and Art Meet with the 2014 Mosaic Art Contest

BPDD encourages self-advocates to enter artwork that represents self-determination!Self-advocates are encouraged to submit original artwork for the 2014 Mosaic Art Contest!Mosaic is a unique art contest for self-advocates who live in Wisconsin and want to…See More
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MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD: Facts about Social Security Disability

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:49pm 0 Comments

A great article in the Marshfield News Herald about The Social Security Administration's "The Faces and Facts of Disability."  I think it's awesome that a small newspaper to do an article like this.

Facts about Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration recently launched "The Faces and Facts of Disability," an education and awareness initiative to help educate the public about Social Security disability insurance and dispel…

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DISABILITY SCOOP: Congress Weighing Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:33am 0 Comments

A great article by Michelle Diament from Disability Scoop about the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.

Congress Weighing Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

By Michelle Diament

July 24, 2014

A long-stagnant bill that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits is starting to make its way through Congress.

The legislation known as the Achieving a Better…

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COMMERCE.GOV: Census Bureau Releases Disability Facts and Figures in Recognition of ADA Anniversary

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:38am 0 Comments

Interesting blog on commerce.gov about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I find the facts and figures very interesting--particularly the age statistics.

Census Bureau Releases Disability Facts and Figures in Recognition of ADA Anniversary

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Self-Determination Network News: July 2014

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Self-Determination Network News: July 2014

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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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