The Board of Directors of Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) will be conducting a Listening Session on Friday, December 4, 2009 in Oshkosh.
DRW is the designated protection and advocacy agency for people with developmental, physical, or sensory disabilities and people with mental illness in Wisconsin. DRW engages in a variety of advocacy strategies, including one-on-one advocacy for individuals and their families; systems advocacy (influencing state and county policy, legislative advocacy and coalition building); class action and impact litigation; and providing training to people with disabilities, their family members, human service professionals, attorneys and others on a variety of disability related topics.
The DRW Board wants to hear from people with disabilities, their families, friends, disability activists, service providers and other concerned individuals about your ideas for the future of disability advocacy and the issues that need to be addressed in the areas of special education, developmental disability, mental health and physical disability services and disability rights.
WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2009 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Oshkosh Convention Center
2 North Main St.
Oshkosh, WI 54903
PARKING: Free parking in lot behind the Convention Center or in lot across the street from the Convention Center (no money required in meters as arrangements have been made for free parking through the Convention Center).
BUS: City Bus Transit Center at Pearl Ave and Market St. is two blocks from the Convention Center.
QUESTIONS: Call 800-928-8778 Voice; 888-758-6049 TTY/Textnet
ACCOMMODATIONS: Contact Linda Apple at 800-928-8778 or firstname.lastname@example.org by November 25 if you need an accommodation or language translation to participate.