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Disability Rights Wisconsin Wausau Listening Session

The Board of Directors of Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) will be conducting a Listening Session on Friday, March 5, 2010 in Wausau.

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, March 5, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson Street, Wausau, WI

PARKING: Parking is available at the Jefferson Street Ramp located just across the street from the Jefferson St. Inn. You may either put money into a meter or stop at the front desk of the Jefferson Street Inn and buy a $2.00 parking pass before entering the ramp. DRW will cover the cost of parking for consumers and their families.

BUS: Metro Ride Transfer Station is at 555 Jefferson St. which is approximately 3 blocks from the Jefferson Street Inn.

QUESTIONS: Call 800-928-8778 or 414-773-4646 Voice
888-758-6049 TTY/Textnet

ACCOMMODATIONS: Please contact Linda Apple at 608-267-0214 or by Friday, Feb 26 if you need an accommodation or language translation to participate.